Metairie Defective Products Lawyers
Defective Products and Dangerous Drugs
In our daily lives, we use thousands of products, and we rely on these products for everything from transportation to health to construction and more. When a product does not perform the way it is supposed to or is defective, there can be serious, adverse consequences, whether the product is a car, a ladder, a medical device, a prescription drug or another product.
When a pharmaceutical company releases a drug to the public without making sure it is safe, people who take it are put at risk. When someone is surgically implanted with a medical device that fails, not only can the failed device cause serious medical problems and threaten the life of the patient, the patient may also have to undergo additional surgery to correct or replace the defective device. When an automobile has a design defect, it puts the driver of that vehicle and everyone else on the road at risk.
Some products make big news when a recall is issued or a particular product causes injuries to numerous people. However, the majority of products that do not perform properly receive little or no media attention. Every day, millions of Americans unknowingly use defective, dangerous products such as unsafe drugs, medical devices, vehicles, household products, building materials and more.
When a product is defective and that defect causes damages, injury or death, those involved in the design and manufacture of that product may be held liable for damages in a products liability case. Under Louisiana law, defective products are those that cause damage as a result of any of the following:
• A design defect
• A manufacturing flaw
• Failure to adequately warn the consumer
• Breach of a warranty on the product
If a defective product or dangerous drug has caused injury to you or a loved one or the death of a loved one, it is important that you act quickly to protect your rights, because the law allows only a certain amount of time to file suit against those responsible for a defective product or dangerous drug. It is also very important that you keep and do not destroy the defective product because it may be critical evidence for your claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured, become ill or suffered other damage as a direct result of a defective product, contact us immediately to see if we can help you.
Standing Up for Injury Victims and Their Families
Our firm represents individuals who have been injured by defective products and dangerous drugs as well as families that have lost loved ones to wrongful death.
Contact us to find out if you may have a defective product or dangerous drug claim from:
• Medical devices
• Home and recreational products such as ATVs, home appliances, grills, power tools, safety equipment and toys
There are numerous issues to investigate in product liability claims. Was the product being used as intended? Did you sign a consent form to take medications for off-label use? Is the defect due to design, manufacturing or inadequate warnings? Are there multiple liable parties?
Our lawyers pursue these claims aggressively, seeking payment for medical expenses, loss of earnings and earning potential, pain and suffering and other damages.
Contact Our New Orleans Dangerous Drugs Attorneys
When corporations put profits ahead of safety, innocent people may be injured or killed. Our skilled attorneys fight for the victims of corporate greed.
Please call our New Orleans area office at 504-828-1224 or contact us online to schedule a free initial case evaluation.