Defectively designed and manufactured products cause thousands of minor to disabling injuries every year. There are special laws designed to protect citizens from defectively designed or manufactured products. These laws allow a product liability victim to recover if the device was unreasonably dangerous in its construction or composition, improperly designed, possessed an inadequate warning of the dangers, or failed to perform according to the manufacturer’s express warranty. The attorneys at Melancon | Rimes have substantial experience navigating complex product liability litigation.
For example, Melancon | Rimes represented an air conditioning repairman, who damaged his eye due to a defective chemical sprayer. The plastic pump sprayer was readily available to the public and purchased from a national, big-box hardware store. The attorneys uncovered that the manufacturer knew that the sprayer’s hose had a propensity for dislodging upon pressurization. Under pressure, the sprayer would then shoot a pressurized chemical stream directly towards the user’s face. Melancon | Rimes filed suit against the sprayer’s manufacturer, and the company ultimately agreed to a settlement of $750,000 due to the plaintiff’s injuries. Years later, the manufacturer ultimately changed its sprayer design to prevent the types of injuries sustained by our client.
In another example, Melancon | Rimes represented a homemaker, who was severely injured on her hand by an immersion blender. The attorneys at Melancon | Rimes established that the immersion blender’s handle was improperly designed given its operating conditions. The case was later featured in the New York Times.
If you believe that you were injured due to a defective product, or you are an attorney looking to partner with a law firm with proven product liability experience, please call our office today to discuss your case. Melancon | Rimes does not charge any fee for case consultations.