The US government has sued L-3 Communications alleging that thousands of the holographic weapon sight the military contractor sold to the state were defective, and L-3 Communications knew about it.
The combat optical sights are mounted on weapons for use in law enforcement and Special Forces to return fire with accuracy in extreme weather. However, the U.S government accuses the contractor of concealing defects that caused them to fail in humid and cold environments. The defective products are said to have been used by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense since 2004.
There are cases of defective products reported every year in Houston and, of course, all over the country. The defective product could be an electronic device, electrical appliance, foodstuffs, medical aids, holiday gifts, etc that causes injury or does not perform as expected.
Damages in Defective Product Cases
If you have purchased a defective product, the law will expect you to show:
- You suffered loss or injury directly from the use of the product
- The product was defective when it harmed you
- You or a loved was using the product as intended
- You had not known of the defect before using the product
Defective product proceedings are time-sensitive and must be filed as soon as you experience injury or harm from the usage of the product. If action is not taken expeditiously, you may be prevented from seeking compensation for your injury.
Remedies for Defective Products
The court can award you one of the many remedies available, depending on the type of product, and the situation. The court may award damages in cash if we can prove that the manufacturer was negligent and, as a consequence, caused actual damage.
What to Do If You Give or Receive a Defective Product
Defective product lawsuits are often detail-intensive and costly, so it is important that you engage a highly qualified and experienced attorney to act on your behalf. If you or your relatives here in the Houston area happen to purchase or receive a defective product that has caused harm or injury this festive season, do not hesitate to contact us at Charles J. Argento & Associates for assistance.
It is important that if the product has caused an injury that you do not return the product to whom you purchased it. Instead, ensure that the product is kept safe for use as an exhibit in a court of law.
Our Houston Personal Injury attorneys are experienced in handling the various angles of defective product lawsuits, including cases of defectively manufactured products, defectively designed products, and where the manufacturer had not given adequate instructions or warnings on the use or possible abnormal performance of the product.
You can always reach us via (713) 225-5050, and there will be someone at hand to offer assistance and organize a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We speak both Spanish and English at Charles J. Argento.