Defective Products and Lung Cancer: How You Can Hold Manufacturers Responsible

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2024 | lung cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, lung cancer is one of the most fatal types of cancer in the United States. One common cause of lung cancer is exposure to defective products that contain carcinogenic compounds. Fortunately, you can sue the manufacturer of the defective product and get compensated.

Defective Products That Can Cause Lung Cancer

Generally, products containing carcinogens require proper handling. If they don’t meet the set safety standards, they can release large volumes of carcinogens that can damage your lung tissue and leave you susceptible to lung cancer.

Asbestos is one of the most common compounds that causes cancer and mesothelioma. It is used to manufacture building and insulation products. Inhaling certain industrial chemicals, such as chromium, vinyl chloride, and benzene, over long periods can also damage lung cells and increase one’s chances of developing lung cancer. 

Proving Liability

To get a fair judgment, you need to prove that the manufacturer of the defective product was to blame for your exposure and subsequent illness. Some states have strict liability policies where manufacturers are held liable for any injuries caused by defective products, regardless of whether they knew about the defects or not. In such a case, your burden of proof would be low. In other states, you need to show that the manufacturer was negligent and failed to protect or warn consumers about the potential risks of their products.

Secondly, you need to prove that your lung cancer was caused by the defective product in question. This means you have to provide verifiable medical records and evidence showing that you used the alleged product. This may include receipts, workplace records, videos, and more. You may also need expert testimony from a medical professional or product safety expert to explain to the court the potential link between the product and your illness.

Hire an Attorney Today

Lung cancer is a potentially life-threatening condition. As such, you should not hesitate to take legal action against manufacturers of defective products that contributed to your illness. Serving New Orleans and Baton Rouge, our attorneys at Pourciau Law Firm are ready to help you navigate the legal process and get the compensation you deserve. Call us today!