When you purchase a product, you expect it to work properly and that it will not injure you or a loved one. However, almost any product has the potential to cause significant injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 200-300 product recalls are issued each year. Additionally, dangerous and defective products are responsible for thousands of serious injuries and fatalities each year.
Product defects occur across the board, in products ranging from children’s toys to automobile parts to medications. Products must be designed and manufactured properly and safely. Products must warn consumers of potential hazards. Products must be inspected and tested to ensure that they live up to the warranties promised. Each state has laws designed to protect consumers from manufacturers of defective products.
Types of Product Liability Claims
- Failure to Provide Adequate Warnings – Plaintiffs in product liability cases often claim that the manufacturer failed to provide adequate warnings or instructions about the product’s proper use. Failure-to-warn claims show a product is dangerous in a way unobvious to the user.
- Design Defects – This claim alleges that an entire line of products is inherently dangerous, even if the injury-causing product was made according to the manufacturer’s design specifications.
- Manufacturing Defects – This type of defect claim alleges that the injury-causing product was flawed because of an error in its creation, causing the injury-causing product to deviate from all other similarly produced items.
Contact a Louisiana Product Liability Lawyer
For over 35 years, The Lambert Firm has prosecuted claims on behalf of individuals who were injured by defective products including defective tires that caused accidents, electrical outlets that caused fires, drywall that contaminated entire homes, and furnaces that poisoned families.
If a product has harmed you or your family, call the experienced Injury Attorneys at The Lambert Firm. In addition to preserving your own rights, you may be preventing the same injury from happening to another consumer using that product.