Dangerous and Defective Products

Louisiana Products Liability ("LPLA") – A Form Of Strict Liability

The Louisiana Products Liability Act provides for strict liability causes of action against manufacturers.

Manufacturer. Manufacturers include the person who produces, makes, fabricates, constructs, designs, remanufactures, reconditions or refurbishes a product as well as the person who labels a products as his own or who otherwise holds himself out to be the manufacturer of the product. Manufacturer also includes a seller of a product who exercises control over or influences a characteristic of the design, construction or quality of the product, a person who incorporates a component manufactured by another into the final product and, in some cases, the seller of a product manufactured by an alien manufacturer.

Manufacturer Liability. A manufacturer is liable for damage caused by a characteristic of the product that renders the product "unreasonably dangerous" when such damage arises from a "reasonably anticipated use" of the product.

Unreasonably Dangerous. A product is unreasonably dangerous if and only if: (1) The product is unreasonably dangerous in construction or composition; (2) The product is unreasonably dangerous in design; (3) The product is unreasonably dangerous because an adequate warning about the product has not been provided; or (4) The product is unreasonably dangerous because it does not conform to an express warranty of the manufacturer about the product.

In addition to the LPLA, other laws that may be applicable to your Louisiana claim may include the New Home Warranty Act as well as other laws.

If you have been injured by a product, call 866-558-9151 or submit your inquiry online. Please be advised that you may be facing important legal deadlines so don't delay.

Additional Resources:

Louisiana Products Liability Act ("LPLA") Definitions

Where the LPLA does not apply

When is a product unreasonably dangerous in construction or composition?

When is a product unreasonably dangerous in design?

When is a product unreasonably dangerous because of inadequate warning?

When is a product unreasonably dangerous because of noncompliance with an express warranty?

Louisiana New Home Warranty Act