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Products Liability

Degan, Blanchard & Nash’s experienced products liability attorneys successfully litigate products liability actions against insurance companies, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and retailers in state and federal courts, including class actions and Multi District Litigation claims. We also defend commercial products liability disputes concerning insurance coverage, including direct action claims, when the insured is a party.

We have represented defendants in complex products liability litigation involving toxic torts, food and agricultural products, defective prescription drugs, medical products and devices, pharmaceutical products, building materials, flammable clothing, firearms, recreational products, trailers, machinery and tools. Our products liability group has also represented insurers in more traditional products liability claims involving injuries caused by fitness equipment, restaurant furniture, motor vehicles, elevators, and cargo elevators.

In Louisiana, the Products Liability Act sets forth the exclusive theories of a manufacturers’ liability for damages caused by its products. The attorneys of Degan, Blanchard & Nash have vast trial experience to defeat allegations, which allege products are unreasonably dangerous in construction, design, methods of warning, and non-conformity with warranties under the Louisiana Products Liability Act.

Based on our attorneys’ experience in the field of products liability, we recurrently obtain favorable judgments by proving that many claims do not fall within the provisions of the Act. We have frequently been able to demonstrate that a plaintiff has not proven his case by showing that the product did not cause the injury in question or that the defect did not exist when it left the manufacturer’s control. Accordingly, our litigators have obtained favorable defensive victories in the early stages of litigation through summary judgments and other dispositive motions. We have also secured favorable appellate rulings, which have been upheld.

Our firm’s product’s liability section retains highly qualified experts who can effectively defend any type of products liability claim. Since the burden is on the plaintiff to prove that a product is unreasonably dangerous, we know the importance of retaining experts recognized in the fields of engineering, medicine, biology, and other areas to guide judges and juries through our defense of a case. Our experts are well-known, accomplished professionals who have testified in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country and can assist us in obtaining favorable results for our clients. Our experts play an integral part in assisting our preeminent counsel in defending products liability actions during various stages in litigation.

Degan, Blanchard & Nash’s trusted products liability team is ready to go to work for you today to defeat any products liability claim against your company.