Types of Product Liability Claims
Each year, whether due to manufacturing defects, misleading marketing or one of several other issues, many people in our country are harmed by dangerous products — which results in serious injury or even death in some instances. If you have suffered harm, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit. These are just a few of the kinds of products that can lead to legal action.
Products Designed for Children
Thousands of children are seriously hurt each year due to defective toys, furniture and other items. Many toys, for example, can contain dangerous chemicals that can result in long-term bodily damage, or small parts that can easily lodge in a child’s throat.
The manufacturers of these dangerous, sometimes deadly products have a legal duty not to market items that can pose a risk. They must be held accountable when they fall short of this duty.
While there are thousands of beneficial medical devices and drugs on the market, there are, unfortunately, many cases where either a device does not work as designed or a drug causes harm. Medications, for instance, can result in severe complications because the manufacturer failed to warn healthcare providers and the public of the risks.
There are even some instances where the maker of a drug concealed test results that would have revealed just how much of a risk that medication posed. Plaintiffs in medical product liability cases often obtain substantial compensation that covers damages such as medical bills, lost wages and more.
Vehicles and Vehicle Components
When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, the last thing you’d expect would be for something to go wrong that could result in a serious injury. However, thousands of people across the country are injured due to blowouts of defective tires, failures of defective brakes and more.
However, it can be very difficult to win this type of product liability case. As a result, it will be imperative to speak with an experienced attorney who has a track record of success in this area of the law.
Tools and Other Types of Equipment
You may not think of using something like a power tool as being particularly risky, but there is still a chance of things not working as they should.
If the labeling of a tool does not clearly disclose its potential risks or if it has some sort of flaw in its design or manufacturing that results in an injury, the person who has been hurt may be able to file a product liability lawsuit.
Talk to Irpino, Avin & Hawkins
At Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm, our attorneys are extremely familiar with the Louisiana Products Liability Act, which governs product liability cases. We have seen many cases of people seriously injured — and, in some cases, tragically killed — by products they trusted.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by a product that was negligently designed, manufactured or marketed, we may be able to help. Put our experience to work for you today by contacting us online or giving us a call at 1-800-7500-LAW to schedule a confidential consultation.