Reputable Louisiana Law Firm Advocates for Defendants in Products Liability Cases
Skilled attorneys litigate and settle cases in the Shreveport area
The personal injury defense attorneys at Mayer, Smith & Roberts, L.L.P. represent all parties involved in the chain of product distribution, including product manufacturers, retailers and distributors. When your business is faced with claims of making or selling dangerous or defective products, we represent your interests. Our determined legal professionals perform careful research and conduct thorough investigations to have the claim against you dismissed or help you reach a satisfactory settlement. On behalf of businesses in Louisiana, we may take on cases involving medical devices, agricultural products, toys, household appliances and other consumer products.
Trusted Louisiana lawyers provide a thorough approach and honest assessment of claims
The legal strategy appropriate for the case brought against you will depend on the strength of claims made by plaintiffs. Products liability cases are typically complex, with outcomes based on issues such as:
- Proof of defect
- Knowledge of defect
- Lack of care in use of product
- Extent of warranty coverage
- Causal relationship between product and injury
- Compliance with filing deadlines
Each state has a statute of limitations for filing products liability claims, limiting the amount of time that a plaintiff has to bring a lawsuit. That time begins when the injury allegedly occurred or should have been discovered. If they miss this window of opportunity, plaintiffs lose their right to recover compensation for injuries.
The attorneys at Mayer, Smith & Roberts, L.L.P. take a detail-oriented approach to developing your defense, tackling your case from all angles. We interview witnesses, retain experts, examine all warning labels and packaging connected with the product, and make our recommendations to clients based upon our findings. We will provide you with an honest assessment of the products liability claim against you and decide whether to negotiate a settlement or defend your interests in court.
Experienced attorneys handle difficult medical device claims
Many surgeries involve the implantation of medical devices, such as artificial hips and knees, stents, defibrillators, and pacemakers, to bring about successful outcomes. All surgical procedures involve risks, and in rare instances a patient may experience complications or continued illness following the implantation of such a device. When a products liability claim against the manufacturer of the device results, we thoroughly review evidence and advise clients on their legal exposure and the legal path we recommend. We know the stringent requirements these products must meet to get FDA approval and we are intimately familiar with Louisiana restrictions on lawsuits related to federally approved medical devices. Armed with that knowledge, we will present a strong and detailed defense designed to protect your interests.
Contact dedicated Louisiana products liability defense lawyers
Products liability lawsuits have the potential to upend your business and cause serious financial strain. If you need qualified defense against a products liability claim, call Mayer, Smith & Roberts, L.L.P. at 318-222-2135 or contact us online for a consultation. Our office is located in Shreveport.