National Defective Product Lawsuits
Bad product design, manufacturing errors, and lack of safety documentation can lead to dangerous products that cause thousands of defective product injuries every year. If you’ve been injured by a consumer product or medical device, the national defective product lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin wants to help you get the compensation you need to get better.
With more than 30 years of experience, we have the knowledge and resources to hold corporations accountable for their negligence. And with lawyers based across the United States, we can help you no matter where you live. Just call (800) 477-7315 or complete our free online form to get in touch with our 24/7 legal professionals today.
Defective Product Claims We Handle
From medical devices to products off store shelves, any type of product can cause severe injuries when corporations fail to ensure consumer safety. Some defective product claims we handle include:
Asbestos is widely used in manufacturing and in many home and commercial products. Exposure to asbestos can cause diseases such as asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma, and several kinds of cancer.
- Benzene Acute Myeloid Leukemia Risk
Exposure to benzene—one of the top 20 chemicals used in the United States—has been linked to acute myeloid leukemia, a fast-spreading cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
- E-Cigarette Injury
The lithium ion batteries used to power electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes,” can explode or catch fire at any time, causing serious and permanent injuries.
- Endoscope Infections
Endoscope devices called duodenoscopes are used to help remove blockages from the channels that drain a patient’s liver. But the devices feature a design that may be difficult or impossible to disinfect between uses, which may expose patients to antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.
- Essure® Birth Control Implant Side Effects
The Essure® birth control implant is marketed as an alternative to traditional “tube tying” surgeries. But since its approval in 2002, the device has been linked to unintended pregnancies with complications, painful side effects requiring surgery to correct, and even death.
- Exactech® Knee Replacement Failure
Patients who received Exactech® Optetrak® knee replacement models produced between 2011 and 2012 may face an increased risk of early device failure requiring corrective surgery.
- Forced-Air Warming Blankets
Used to help regulate the patients’ body temperatures during surgery, forced-air warming blankets are used in a majority of U.S. hospitals. But the devices may spread bacteria to surgical sites, which can potentially increase the risk of hospital infections.
- Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Certain models of hernia mesh, a surgical product used for hernia repair, have been linked to serious health complications, such as allergic reactions, bowel obstruction, renal failure, and more.
- IVC Filters
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are implanted into patients to prevent arterial blockage and pulmonary embolism. But IVC filters can break or migrate from the implant site, and the device or its pieces can travel to areas of the body that aren’t reachable by surgeons.
Asbestos is a fire-retardant insulator used in a variety of industries. But exposure to asbestos fibers can put workers and their families at risk of developing mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that affects the membranes lining the abdominal cavity and internal organs.
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Injuries
Friction between moving components within metal-on-metal hip implant devices can cause severe pain and other conditions that require corrective surgery.
- Mirena® IUD
The Mirena IUD is implanted into a woman’s uterus for up to five years at a time. But the device can migrate within the body, causing painful internal injuries, scarring, and even infertility.
- Morcellator Cancer
Morcellator devices are used to perform thousands of hysterectomy and myomectomy procedures every year. But when women who undergo these procedures have undetected cancers, morcellators can spread cancerous tissue to other areas of the body.
- St. Jude Pacemaker Recall
Pacemakers are powered by batteries and are supposed to give patients ample warning of battery failure. However, some pacemakers manufactured by St. Jude Medical Inc. have been reported to short circuit, leaving patients with little time to seek treatment or face life-threatening health complications.
- Stöckert 3T Heater-Cooler Infections
Used in more than 150,000 cardiac procedures in the U.S. each year, the Stöckert 3T heater-cooler is designed to help regulate surgical patients’ blood temperature. But recently, federal regulators have discovered the device’s faulty design may pose an increased risk of severe—or even fatal—complications caused by infection.
- Stryker® Hip Implant Lawsuits
A defective component has been reported in 14 of Styker® Corporation’s hip replacement products, and hundreds of thousands of patients may be at risk. Our legal team has experience investigating defective medical device cases, and we’re ready to help determine your rights to compensation.
- Talcum Powder
Talcum powder has long been used to prevent moisture and chafing. But women who use talcum powder or products containing talc in the genital area may face an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
- Transvaginal Mesh
Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is implanted to hold internal organs in place in women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. But TVM has been linked to a variety of painful internal injuries that often require additional corrective surgeries.
- Zimmer Persona® Knee Implant
Certain components of the Zimmer Persona total knee replacement system can loosen within the knee, causing side effects that can require additional surgery to correct.
Don’t let your rights go unprotected if you’ve been injured by a corporation’s negligence. Contact our national defective product lawyers today, and let us help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your claim.
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