Manufacturers have a responsibility to provide safe products to consumers. Unfortunately, they often fall short, and consumers are forced to deal with the consequences.

If you’ve been harmed by a defective product, the New Orleans defective product lawyers at Dudley DeBosier are here to help.

Our team has the knowledge and resources to handle many types of defective product cases, from hazardous toys and faulty machinery to defective drugs and medical devices. We’ll thoroughly investigate your case, gather necessary evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and if needed, take your case to court.

Reach out to our New Orleans defective product lawyers today for a free consultation.

Common Defects That Lead to Product Liability Claims

There are three main types of defective product cases:

1. Design Defects: These occur when a product’s design is inherently dangerous or flawed. Our dedicated team will thoroughly investigate the product’s design to identify any flaws that may have contributed to your injuries.

2. Manufacturing Defects: These arise during the production process, resulting in a product that deviates from the intended design. Our attorneys will scrutinize the manufacturing process to pinpoint any errors or negligence that may have resulted in your injuries.

3. Marketing Defects and Failure to Warn: These happen when a product lacks appropriate warnings or instructions or is improperly marketed. If you have suffered harm due to inadequate warnings about potential risks, our legal team will hold the responsible parties accountable.

Examples of Defective Products

Defective products can cause serious injuries and lead to product liability lawsuits. Here are some common examples of defective products involved in such cases:

  1. Defective Vehicles and Auto Parts:
    • Faulty Airbags: Airbags that fail to deploy or deploy unexpectedly can cause serious injuries.
    • Brake Failures: Defective brake systems can lead to accidents due to the inability to stop the vehicle.
    • Tire Defects: Tires that blow out or have tread separation can cause loss of control and crashes.
  2. Dangerous Pharmaceuticals:
    • Unsafe Medications: Drugs with undisclosed side effects or incorrect dosages can cause severe health issues.
    • Defective Medical Devices: Medical implants, such as hip replacements or pacemakers, that malfunction can result in significant harm.
  3. Household Appliances:
    • Malfunctioning Heaters: Space heaters that overheat or catch fire pose serious hazards.
    • Faulty Electronics: Defective electrical devices, like toasters or hairdryers, can cause electric shocks or fires.
  4. Children’s Products:
    • Toys With Choking Hazards: Toys that break easily into small parts or have small detachable pieces can be a choking risk for children.
    • Defective Cribs and Strollers: Poorly designed cribs and strollers can collapse or have other defects that pose risks to infants and toddlers.
  5. Industrial Equipment:
    • Machinery Malfunctions: Defective heavy machinery can cause workplace accidents, leading to severe injuries for workers.
    • Safety Gear Failures: Faulty protective equipment, like helmets or harnesses, can fail to protect workers as intended.
  6. Food and Beverages:
    • Contaminated Food Products: Foods contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens can lead to serious illness.
    • Mislabeling: Incorrect labeling of ingredients or allergens can cause severe allergic reactions or other health issues.
  7. Cosmetics and Personal Care Products:
    • Harmful Chemicals: Products containing undisclosed or harmful chemicals can cause skin reactions, respiratory issues, or other health problems.
    • Packaging Defects: Faulty packaging that leaks or breaks can expose users to dangerous substances.
  8. Sports and Recreational Equipment:
    • Bicycle Failures: Defective brakes or frames can lead to accidents and injuries.
    • Faulty Exercise Equipment: Malfunctioning treadmills or weight machines can cause serious harm to users.

How Our Defective Product Lawyers Can Help

Once you hire our team, we will begin by examining your case and gathering evidence to support your claim. This includes inspecting the product, reviewing any relevant documentation, and interviewing witnesses and experts if necessary. Our aim is to build a compelling case that shows the product’s defect and the harm it caused you.

We will then work to establish liability and pursue the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers identify all potentially liable parties, such as the manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or others in the product’s supply chain.

We also negotiate with insurance companies, striving to secure a just settlement that fully compensates you for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to trial and fight for your rights in court.

Contact Dudley DeBosier Today

At Dudley DeBosier, our New Orleans defective product lawyers are committed to helping consumers who have been harmed.

Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.