Product Liability
Product Liability

Protecting Midwestern Consumers Under Product Liability Law

We expect the products we use to function without malfunction throughout our daily lives. And while we can expect some equipment or appliances to break on occasion, there’s no excuse for a defective product that physically harms its user. In cases where a defective product has caused personal harm to you or a loved one, you can count on Stephen Heine Law P.C. and our experience with product liability throughout the Midwest. Stephen Heine and his team work to evaluate liability, provide consultation, and assist with cases going to trial.

Product Liability Evaluation

Before a liability case can progress, an evaluation of the case and its merits must be performed. We can manage the evaluation of equipment design, where a product was being used, whether or not the product was used as intended, governmental regulations, issues of preclusion and preemption. Our goal is to determine whether a manufacturer or user shares the majority of the blame for a claimed product malfunction.


Manufacturers take extraordinary steps to ensure their products are safe and working as intended. However, product liability can be unpredictable. As an insurer, manufacturer, distributor or supplier of the defective product in question, you’re at risk for becoming a target to liability claims. So, to help avoid future or present issues with product liability, allow Stephen Heine Law P.C. to help you navigate product liability laws.


Product liability trials are often long and complex. As such, you won’t make much progress towards a favorable case outcome without the assistance of a law firm like Stephen Heine Law P.C. Whether the victim or manufacturer of a defective product, we will provide a robust investigation of the factors and events that led to a product’s claimed malfunction. Stephen Heine has tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict over the past 40 years, preparing our team for all trial scenarios. The three primary categories of liability claims we’ve helped litigate include:

  • Defective Manufacturing – A product’s design is supposedly safe, but an error in its manufacturing causes it to malfunction.
  • Defective Design – A flaw in the initial design leads to a product being defective and causing physical harm to its users.
  • Inadequate Warnings or Instructions – If a product can cause harm if not correctly used, it must include clear warning labels or instructions.
A courtroom where a case on Product Liability is taking place

Call Stephen Heine

No matter your side of a liability claim, be sure you have reliable consultation and representation from the experienced legal professionals at Stephen Heine Law P.C. To discuss your case with a product liability lawyer, contact us today at 309-244-1393. Also, we are located at 311 SW Water St, Ste 204, Peoria, IL 61602.