New Orleans Defective Product Attorneys
Defective Product & Product Liability Claims
My name is Mike Gertler. I’m the managing partner of the Gertler Law Firm. The attorneys at this law firm are very experienced New Orleans defective product attorneys, having handled cases throughout southern Louisiana as well as other states.
In Louisiana, a defective product is defined as one that causes injury or death as a result of a design or construction flaw, lack of proper labeling or warning, or breach of the manufacturer’s express warranty.
The manufacturer of the defective product that caused the injury or death, as well as those involved in the sale, may be liable for the injury or death and subject to a product liability lawsuit.
I’d like to tell you a brief story about one of our recent defective product cases. I hope it will provide you a sense of our firm’s professionalism and commitment to its clients.
In the not too distant past, I received a call from R.T. (To protect the family’s identity I’ll use their initials). Her husband, F.T., had been an acquaintance of David Gertler, the founder of our law firm.
F.T. had been admitted to a local hospital and had passed away while undergoing treatment for heart failure and other ailments.
I scheduled a meeting with R.T. and her adult children to get the details of what had happened while F.T. was in the hospital.
At the meeting, it was obvious that the family was heartbroken and very emotional. I learned that F.T. had a pacemaker implanted as a protective measure to keep his heart beating.
But after the procedure, the pacemaker did not operate correctly and his heart stopped. The consequences were fatal – brain death which ultimately led to him passing away.
To make matters worse, the physicians did not respond to the emergency condition as they should have. And his son, who was at his side, had to alert the hospital staff when he noticed his Dad was having problems. Unfortunately, it was too late and F.T. died.
The entire family was extremely upset, especially the son who watched his dad pass away.
The family felt sure that F.T. was not treated appropriately, nor did his pacemaker work properly. They wanted to know if there was sufficient evidence for a legal claim.
After reviewing the case in more detail, I filed Product Liability Lawsuits and medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of the family.
I met with the family many times during the case to review the progress and answer their questions.
The end result – it was settled prior to trial.
The settlement was confidential, but I can say this – it was significant. R.T. and her children now have closure.
If you or a family member have been injured by a defective product – or even worse, the defective product caused the death of a loved one, don’t hesitate to call us.
You’ll get the same compassion and understanding that R.T. and her family received…. and we’ll aggressively pursue those responsible for your injury or loss.
Defective Product Lawyer In New Orleans
Here are some of the more common product liability examples where lawsuits can be filed for defective products.
- Airplane crashes
- Boating accidents
- Bus accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective machines
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Defective agricultural or farm equipment
- Defectively designed fuel tanks
- Defective handguns
- Faulty gasoline cans
- Defective bike or motorcycle helmets
- Faulty hydraulic lines
- Industrial accidents
- Faulty industrial equipment
- Defective medical devices
- Faulty motorcycle parts
- Food that causes illnesses
- Adult Clothing
- Children’s Clothing
- Drug Recalls
- Defective Children’s Products
If you need a New Orleans product liability lawyer, please call our office at 504-581-6411…. if the call is long distance, use our toll-free number at 877-581-6411.
The call or meeting is confidential – and absolutely FREE.
As always, if we move forward on your case, we operate on a contingency fee basis – meaning we do not charge for our services unless we secure a settlement for you or are successful in the courtroom. You will also not have to pay for any costs or expenses related to your case if there is no award or settlement.
I thank you for visiting our website…. and if you need help in the New Orleans area with an injury or death from a product or machine, please do call.
For more information, you can review the LOUISIANA DEFECTIVE PRODUCT LIABILITY ACT