As a consumer of a company’s goods, you have certain rights under the law. You have the right to use the products that you have purchased with a reasonable expectation that they will not cause you any harm. That is because product manufacturers have a legal duty to ensure your safety as a customer. When this duty has been breached, you have the option, under the law, to pursue compensation for your losses. These are called product liability or product liability claims.
At the Cueria Law Firm, there are many types of product liability cases that our Louisiana product liability lawyers cover. Here are a few examples of cases that we have worked with:
If you purchase a vehicle with any type of factory defect, many of which result in recalls after the fact, and you or a loved one have been injured as a result, you can seek damages and payment of your medical bills and lost wages.
Other examples of defective vehicle claims include shoddy mechanical work done by auto shops or the sale of a vehicle under false pretenses leading to a subsequent injury. Anytime you are injured by a vehicle that has been represented as safe and it does not fit that description, which leads to subsequent injuries, you have a viable claim that product liabilitys lawyers can pursue through the courts.
Dangerous Drugs and Defective Medical Devices
If you have been prescribed a drug or have undergone a procedure where a medical device has been implanted in your body, and you have suffered undue consequences due to following medical instructions, you may have a claim against the medical manufacturer.
Warning labels on medications and warnings prior to surgeries do not always cover all the dangers that can occur while undergoing treatment. If you have suffered an additional loss or pain and suffering due to an incident or condition that was not covered by a manufacturer’s warning, then Louisiana product liability lawyers may be able to collect damages for you under the law.
Defective Children’s Products
Any harm bestowed upon a child is especially horrifying, and manufacturers of children and baby products and toys are held to a higher standard than most companies. If you suspect that your child has suffered an injury or endured any illness due to a product that he or she has been exposed to, you have a right to hire Louisiana product liability lawyers to submit a claim against the company responsible. This can include toxic or lead paints being used, devices that collapse due to shoddy workmanship or poor design, or any other type of defect that can cause harm to minors under the age of majority.
These are only a sampling of the scenarios that can be considered product liability claims. Your situation may be a bit different or more complex, but it is sure to lead to the same unavoidable issues, including diminished earning capacity, lost wages, unpaid medical bills, pain and suffering, and in the most severe cases, funeral expenses. That is why it is crucial that you speak with seasoned Louisiana product liability lawyers that can evaluate your case and review your options with you. You deserve to feel safe when you purchase a product, and the law is designed to protect you when that trust has been abused.
Contact Our Louisiana Product Liability Lawyers
We can help. We are the Cueria Law Firm, and we have been assisting Greater New Orleans, Louisiana residents with their product liability claims for over 20 years. Give our Louisiana product liability lawyers a call today at 888-479-0220 and one of our friendly assistants will arrange an appointment with the attorney to review your case.