Q: If there are warnings for some potential injuries on an instruction packet, does that mean people can't sue if they're
injured in a different way from the product?
A: Depends on the injury, the product, how it was being used. Contact a member of the Ill. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles product cases---they give free consults.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
In general, warnings on the part of a manufacturer could generally present a defense. "Failure to warn" is one of the avenues upon which people generally base a product liability action. If you're inquiring beyond general information, and this involves your legal rights arising from the use of an actual product, consult with a product liability attorney in Illinois.
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