New Orleans Product Liability Lawyer
As consumers, we expect that the products we use on a daily basis will be safe. While they are safe the majority of the time, there are situations in which a person is seriously injured or even killed by an everyday product. Many types of products can be defective. Common defective products include medications, medical devices, food, appliances, vehicles, electronics, children’s toys, cleaning products, and industrial products.
If you have suffered an injury due to a defective product, you may be able to file a product liability case and recover compensation for your damages. Seek medical attention, stop using the product, and then seek legal help from the team at Palazzo Law Firm. A New Orleans product liability lawyer can guide you through the process.
Types of Defects
If someone is injured by a defective product, they may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation. There are several types of defects:
- Manufacturing defects. These defects are caused by an error during assembly and are not intended to be part of the product. This type of defect is typically found in a small percentage of a company’s goods. A manufacturer is liable for any manufacturing defects that occur due to faulty construction, regardless of whether they took care throughout the manufacturing process. The plaintiff needs to prove that the defect was present when the product departed the factory.
- Design defects. A design defect is a flaw in a product’s design that causes it to be unreasonably dangerous. This type of defect will typically be found in all of a company’s manufactured products.
- Marketing defects. A consumer can bring about a product liability lawsuit for marketing defects, such as failure to warn of potential risks. Warnings are especially necessary for drugs and medical products. Any party in the chain of distribution can be liable if warnings or instructions could have prevented injury.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
Several parties can be held liable for a defective product:
- This can include a large company, an individual working out of their garage, or any parties involved in the design or marketing of the product.
- When a retailer advertises an item for sale, they are ensuring that the product is safe and suitable for use. If a consumer purchases a defective product, the seller can be held liable for damages. You can sue a retailer even if you did not buy or use the defective product.
- The wholesaler is the middleman between the manufacturer and the retailer.
Contact Palazzo Law Firm Today
Consumers can come into contact with defective products. When they cause injury, the victim can sue and obtain compensation for their damages. The team at Palazzo Law Firm can help you file a defective product claim. We understand the processes involved. To schedule a consultation with a New Orleans product liability lawyer, call 504-433-1442 or fill out the online form.