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Date: 04-18-2023

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Alma Suarez and Donald Suarez v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc.

Case Number: 3:19-cv-01287

Judge: Nancy J. Rosenstengel

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (St. Clair County)

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Defendant's Attorney: Wendy L. Bloom and Martin R. Martos , II

Description: East St. Louis, Illinois personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiffs who sued Defendants on product liability theories.

Abbot Laboratories manufactures and sells cardiovascular, diabetes care, medical diagnostic, neuromodulation, nutrition products and medicines.

"Product liability law in Illinois is a complex area of law that governs the liability of manufacturers, sellers, and distributors for injuries caused by defective products. In general, a product is considered defective if it is not reasonably safe for its intended use.

There are three main theories of product liability in Illinois: negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty.


To establish negligence, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed them a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, that the breach was the proximate cause of the plaintiff's injuries, and that the plaintiff suffered actual damages.

Strict liability

Strict liability is a legal doctrine that holds manufacturers and sellers liable for injuries caused by their products, even if they were not negligent. To establish strict liability, the plaintiff must prove that the product was defective, that the defect caused their injuries, and that the product was used in a reasonably foreseeable manner.

Breach of warranty

A warranty is a promise made by the seller about the quality or performance of a product. If the product does not meet the standards set forth in the warranty, the buyer may be entitled to a refund or replacement.

If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, seller, or distributor. It is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options."

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Outcome: Settled for an undisclosed sum.

04/18/2023 9 SEALED ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel on 4/18/2023. (drr) (Entered: 04/18/2023)

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