New Orleans Product Liability Defense Attorney

Importance of Hiring a Product Liability Defense Lawyer

The American Bar Association recently reported that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is expected to engage in even tighter regulation and enforcement against manufacturers and other consumer product businesses. If these predictions bear out, it will become increasingly easy for plaintiffs to bring product liability lawsuits against manufacturers and for them to win such actions.

Pressure may increase for merchants to issue voluntary recalls of products for which safety has been deemed to be suspect. Moreover, increased civil penalties may be assessed against companies that are perceived to be late in taking independent action to report on products that violate safety regulations.

More Than 100 Years of Experience

In 2011, Jury Verdict Research published a report that included the fact that a product liability lawsuit in which the plaintiff prevailed resulted in a median award of just over $1,500,000. With increased enforcement against manufacturers and merchants, it can be expected that such figures will only increase. Now, more than ever before, it becomes important to retain effective legal counsel to defend against product liability lawsuits on the part of injured plaintiffs.

If you are concerned about the risk of being sued for product liability, contact the New Orleans attorneys of Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. As one of the oldest law firms in New Orleans, it has an extensive history of successfully defending manufacturers, distributers, retailers, and their insurers in product liability litigation ranging from individual claims to class actions.

New Orleans Attorneys for Product Liability Defense

The lawyers of Montgomery Barnett not only possess considerable jurisprudence and courtroom experience but also enjoy the benefits of having a rich diversity of educational and technical backgrounds that greatly enhance their skills. They represent defective product cases on the local, regional, and national levels.

Rather than simply preparing to defend the legal aspects of the case, the attorneys invest the necessary time and attention to achieve an exhaustive understanding of the client's product through all stages of development, production, delivery ,and sale.

The firm's team has experience with product liability cases involving:

  • Industrial products and chemicals
  • Firearms
  • Electrical components and appliances
  • Farm equipment
  • Automobile products
  • Medical devices and pharmaceuticals
  • Vessels
  • Scaffolding
  • Tools
  • Other consumer products

In addition to representing clients in court, the firm's attorneys play an active role in the industry, such as by serving on the product liability committees of the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and American Boat and Yacht Council.


Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. - Lawyer
Located at: 3300 Energy Centre, 1100 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70163

In Baton Rouge - One American Place 301 Main Street, Suite 1170 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70825
(504) 585-3200
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