IL injury lawyerAn investigation into claims that Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products, including its popular baby powder line, might cause cancer, the multinational company has agreed to pay a $700 million settlement. The products in question had been sold for over a century, but the investigation was a result of significant complaints that contrary to the company’s statements and marketing over the years, the products were not safe for consumption, the company was aware of the dangers, and purposely hid this information from the public while continuing to market the products. While the company didn’t confess to any wrongdoing and maintained that all its products were safe to use it did agree to pay out this enormous settlement. If you have used this or another product and you are concerned you might have been harmed, contact an experienced Will County, IL product liability lawyer who can explain your options.

What Are Product Liability Cases?

There is an entire category of law known as personal injury, which generally covers damages people suffer as a result of someone else’s negligence. A major subcategory of personal injury law is product liability. In these cases, the plaintiff does not need to prove that the other person or party was negligent but instead that the defendant sold a product that posed an unreasonable danger to the public.