The manufacturers or sellers of defective products must be held accountable for the injuries caused by those products. Products liability lawsuits compensate the victim for injuries caused by “unreasonably dangerous” products.
In Louisiana, a product can only be deemed “unreasonably dangerous” if:
- The product is unreasonably dangerous in construction or composition because the product deviated in a material way from the manufacturer’s specification or performance standards.
- The product is unreasonably dangerous in design because there was an alternative design that would have prevented the victim’s damage.
- The product is unreasonably dangerous because of the lack of an adequate warning.
- The product is unreasonably dangerous if it does not conform to an express warranty.
There are many different types of “unreasonably dangerous” products that could cause serious and significant injuries. Some products liability lawsuits involve:
- Defective medications (including Avandia, Chantix, Enbrel, Fen Phen, Gadolium, Heparin, Levaquin, Paxil, Reglan, Seoquel, Tylenol, Yaz, Zicam, and more)
- Defective medical devices (including contraceptive devices, defibrillators, dialysis machines, heart valves, hip replacements, knee replacements, shoulder pain pumps, and more)
- Children’s products (including unsafe bedding, unsafe clothing, defective child car seats, toys, and more)
- Automobile defects (including defective brakes, ignition switches, tires, and more)
- Heavy equipment defects (including defective cranes, conveyors, engines, oilfield equipment, and more)
If you have been injured by a product that you believe to be “unreasonably dangerous,” it is important to contact an attorney. Contact Strongpoint Law Firm for legal representation in your products liability lawsuit. Strongpoint can be reached at (985) 246-3194, or you can fill out the contact form and let us contact you for a free and confidential case evaluation.