When residents of New Orleans think about products liability claims, they typically consider claims of defective toys, vehicles and drugs, among other tangible items. However, what many people don't consider within the realm of products liability is injuries or illnesses caused by dangerous food products. Although food poisoning is a fairly common occurrence that most people have experienced at least once in their life, such an incident may constitute a legal action on behalf of the victim depending on the circumstances.
Most New Orleans residents know how dangerous guns can be, and many people are injured or killed each year by firearms. But what happens when a person is not directly responsible for those injuries? Depending on the situation, those who have suffered injuries from a firearm may want to explore the different types of product defects that may be responsible for a firearm accident.
Consumers entrust manufacturers and other businesses to provide them with safe products for their use. When they fail to do so and customers are injured as a result, they should be held accountable. What circumstances allow a consumer to impose such liability?
Residents of New Orleans, Louisiana, are buying products in stores and numerous other locations day in and day out. Any product that is purchased could potentially be dangerous in one way or another. Some products are inherently dangerous, while others may be unexpectedly dangerous. When a dangerous product or defective product causes consumer injury or death, that injured party or his or her loved ones may be able to recover compensation. However, the ability to receive compensation hinges on the regulations set forth by products liability legislation.
Residents of Louisiana and readers of this blog have likely heard about defective products that cause injuries to the consumers who have purchased them. When a dangerous product leaves one or more individuals with an injury, it may often lead to a products liability lawsuit. The injured party or their loved ones usually file these lawsuits.
Louisiana residents rely on many products in their everyday lives. In particular, motor vehicles are frequently used to make sure people can quickly get from one place to another. However, cars and trucks are trusted to not only get people from point A to point B, but to do so safely. People need to feel like they can drive while being free from defects that could put them or their family in danger.
There are likely many women in New Orleans, as there are across the country, that are looking for the perfect birth control to prevent pregnancy or for other medical reasons. Some may have heard of the birth control known as Mirena. Mirena is an inter-uterine form of birth control that its makers claim is over 99 percent effective, convenient, lightens periods and lasts for up to five years. However, once women hear about the litigation that is unfolding regarding this birth control device, they may want to consider whether the benefits really outweigh the costs.
As Louisiana owners of General Motors cars are no doubt aware, GM recent recalled more than 1.62 million of its vehicles due to a problem with their ignition systems that has been implicated in at least 31 accidents and 12 deaths. The company now faces numerous investigations into its handling of the affair, and could face large fines if it is found to have delayed responding to reports of safety issues. Japanese automaker recently agreed to pay a record $1.2 billion in penalties to settle investigations into its actions in a safety scandal of its own.