When a consumer purchases a product, they have a reasonable expectation that the product will be free of defects and perform the function for which it was designed in a safe manner. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. At Shlosman Law Firm, our legal team is well-versed in how to pursue and hold liable the companies responsible for injuries caused by a defective product.
Types of Product Liability Cases
At Shlosman Law Firm we understand the laws and regulations that encompass products liability cases, and are adept at pursuing the most complex claims including those stemming from design, manufacturing, and marketing defects.
Before a product is actually manufactured, it is designed. If the initial design is defective, then all the products that are created using that design will be defective. Examples include children’s toys that include small parts that can cause choking, or a top-heavy vehicle that is prone to rolling over at high speeds.
When a product has been designed without a flaw, it is still possible that a defect may occur while the product is being manufactured. It is possible in cases like this that only a small number of the products will be defective rather than all of the products. Examples of manufacturing defects include tire tread separation and excessive lead levels in the paint used on children’s toys.
Even if a product has been designed and manufactured correctly, if the manufacturer fails to warn potential users of any dangers that are not obvious, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries or losses. A product must have clear and concise warning labels to prevent the injuries or losses from occurring. Examples include a drug that fails to warn of possible dangerous side effects, and a package of cigarettes that fails to list a warning that it may cause cancer.
Mass Torts & Multi-District Litigation
Our practice is not limited to single-plaintiff product liability cases. We are also adept at handling mass tort cases and multi-district litigation involving product liability claims. While the complicated nature of these cases may prove too complex for other litigators, New Orleans personal injury lawyer Tom Shlosman is well equipped to pursue and successfully spearhead these intricate cases.
About The Louisiana Products Liability Act
The Louisiana Products Liability Act is the governing statutory law for product liability cases in Louisiana. In order to recover compensation for any claims made under this act, a plaintiff is required to prove the following:
- That the defendant is a manufacturer of the product;
- That the claimant’s damage was proximately caused by a characteristic of the product;
- That the characteristic made the product unreasonably dangerous;
- That the claimant’s damage arose from a reasonably anticipated use of the product by the claimant or someone else.
As you can see, the Louisiana Products Liability Act is worded in a very convoluted manner and is difficult to understand. The lawyers at Shlosman Law Firm can assist you in evaluating the facts of your situation to determine whether or not your issue will be successful under the Louisiana Products Liability Act. Whether or not your case meets this criteria is a matter you can discuss with our New Orleans product liability lawyer.
Contact a New Orleans Products Liability Lawyer Today
If you have suffered a serious injury due to a defective product, or if you have lost a loved one due to a defective product, contact our firm today. The legal professionals at Shlosman Law Firm have the experience and skill you need to recover the compensation you deserve. You can reach a New Orleans products liability lawyer at 504-826-9427 or online for a free initial consultation.