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Louisiana Drug and Medical Device Recall Lawsuits & Attorneys

Resource Links for Louisiana Drug Recalls and Medical Device Lawsuits:

Louisiana Bad Drug Lawsuits & Louisiana Defective Medical Device Cases

Louisiana Bad Drug Lawsuits & Louisiana Defective Medical Device Cases

Every day, patient suffer serious side effects and unexpected death from a procedure, medication or medical device that fails during surgery or years later. Medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies often place their profits ahead of the adverse effects their products cause patients. Because of that, there has been a significant rise in the number of filed Louisiana bad drug lawsuits, medical malpractice claims, and Louisiana defective medical device cases.

Many products and drugs are recalled from the marketplace by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or through a voluntary recall by the manufacturer. However, usually at that point, many individuals have already suffered serious side effects or have died prematurely because of the unsafe product.

The links below provide access to much-needed resources that are necessary when filing a lawsuit or claim for compensation against the doctor, hospital, pharmaceutical company or medical device manufacturer.

State of Louisiana Statute of Limitations

Louisiana Civil Statute of Limitations Laws — Code Provisions (La. R.S. 40:1299.42 et seq)

The Louisiana statute of limitations code restricts the amount of time that every victim of medical malpractice or surviving family member who lost a loved one through a wrongful death must file a lawsuit or claim for compensation against parties who caused the damages. Any failure to file the necessary paperwork in the appropriate timeframe – before the expiration of the statute of limitations – will likely cost them to lose their legal opportunity to attain compensation.

  • Personal Injury / Negligence – 1 Years
  • Product Liability – 1 Years The one-year statute of limitations does not run against minors (those under 18) in actions involving permanent disability and brought pursuant to the Louisiana Products Liability Act or state law governing products liability actions in effect at the time of the injury. ‘’
  • Wrongful Death – 1 Years
  • Medical Malpractice – 1 Years “with Discovery Rule, but no more than 3 years after occurrence. Damages limited by specific statutes.”
  • Intentional Torts – 1 Years

Louisiana Medical Resources

State of Louisiana Legal Resources

  • Calcasieu Parish Law Library
    1011 Lakeshore Dr. Ste 402
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    (337) 437-3587

State, County and City Bar Associations

Legal Services for Louisiana Communities

The complexities of a Louisiana bad drug case, medical malpractice claim, or Louisiana defective medical device lawsuit will often require the experience of a reputable personal injury law firm. Skilled attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice and product liability cases are available in all rural areas and urban centers in Louisiana including:

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