A product liability lawsuit typically involves injuries caused by a product that is defective in some way. In Louisiana, such cases are governed by the Louisiana Products Liability Act, La.R.S. 9:2800.51 et seq. (the “LPLA”). The LPLA governs when – and whether – a person allegedly harmed by a defective product can receive compensation for his or her physical injuries. Courts recognize claims arising out of three basic types of defects: manufacturing defects, design defects, and warning defects. A products liability lawsuit can involve any combination of these defects, and the burden of proof for each varies according to the cause of action alleged by the plaintiff according to the LPLA.
Given the extensive legal and technical knowledge necessary to bring a successful products liability claim in Louisiana, it is necessary to hire an attorney who is experienced in products liability law to represent you or your loved ones. The attorneys at WPTC have helped countless clients recover the compensation they are entitled to after a defective product injured them.