What Is A Product Liability Claim?
Making a products liability claim is the act of holding the producer accountable for offering a flawed product to a consumer. Each player along the distribution chain of a product that causes injury or death may be considered responsible parties.
Salim-Beasley, LLC is a highly experienced products liability law firm serving clients nationwide from our Louisiana office. We will help you file your claim through every phase to improve your chances of winning compensation. Our firm also skillfully pursues mass torts, in cases where multiple plaintiffs collectively sue a company for injury due to a defective product.
Is A Manufacturer At Fault?
When a product causes an injury, the consumer might not be sure whether a lawsuit would be justified. If the product was a medical drug or device, the patient might even assume that the risk of failure was normal or unavoidable. However, our firm has encountered many cases in which the patient or consumer would never have suffered if the manufacturer had acted responsibly.
The law allows injured consumers to sue companies for negligent actions, including:
- Design defects, which show that the original plan for the product, such as material selection or sizing, was poorly created
- Manufacturing defects, which encompasses flaws that happen during production or assembly. An example includes 3M earplugs.
- Marketing defects, which include wrong labeling, falsified or inadequate information and failure to provide complete warnings, an example includes JUUL e-cigarettes.
What Happens In The Case Of Fatality?
When a defective product leads to the loss of a loved one, it is important to notify a products liability attorney. We can assist the next-of-kin in filing a lawsuit against the parties that contributed to this tragedy.
Survivors should seek legal counsel for guidance on when and how to file a lawsuit seeking damages after a fatal loss. Although compensation cannot undo a company’s wrongdoing, it may help to pay for the decedent’s medical bills, funeral expenses and lost income for dependents.
File A Claim With Skilled Legal Guidance
When a person is injured, our attorneys can assemble a team of experts to give testimony about the dangers of the product or the manufacturer’s negligence. We skillfully navigate the legal process — from completing paperwork and meeting deadlines to fighting for your behalf in court.