Duty of Trade Associations: an article from Clifford Law Offices, product liability attorneys in Chicago

November 03, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Do trade associations owe a duty to make products safe and warn of their risks after they have undertaken to do so? The lawsuit that arose out of the sad death of Maximillian Padilla, a three-year-old who died from strangulation after becoming entangled on the cords of a miniblind held that it was a question for the jury to consider. In that case the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC), a group formed to make blinds safer, undertook that responsibility in the absence of assessments by safety professionals or engineers.

Robert Clifford, the nationally renowned personal injury attorney based out of Chicago, wrote about the responsibility of trade associations in a piece for the Chicago Lawyer. In "Duty of Trade Associations," Clifford considers the potential large scale impact of the court's holding in the Padilla case if it is applied to other recalls and he further illustrates the effect it could have.

For further information, please contact Clifford Law Offices' Communications Partner Pamela Menaker at 847-251-4877 or 847-721-0909.