July 15th, 2019
If you served in the U.S. military between 2003 and 2015, you may have been issued defective Combat Arms earplugs manufactured by Aearo Technologies, a company that was later purchased by 3M. The earplugs are dual-ended and are supposed to block varying levels of noise depending on which side is used. However, the earplugs’ design is defective and doesn’t provide adequate hearing protection, exposing service members to damaging levels of noise during combat and training operations.
The U.S. Department of Justice sued 3M after determining that both it and Aearo Technologies falsely claimed that the Combat Arms earplugs met the U.S. government’s standards for hearing protection. As a result of the defect, thousands of military personnel were exposed to noise levels that can result in serious damage to the ear and symptoms such as tinnitus—a persistent ringing sound—and permanent hearing loss. 3M ultimately paid the U.S. government a $9.1 million settlement.
If you or someone you love experienced hearing loss or tinnitus after serving in any branch of the U.S. military, you may be eligible for compensation, as the problem may be due to defective earplugs. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we honor people who chose to serve our country, and that includes fighting for their rights when negligent corporations put them at risk unnecessarily because of defective products. Contact our Norfolk defective product lawyers today for a free consultation.
May 6th, 2019
Consumer products are designed to make life easier and more efficient, while medical products are designed to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life. The safety and effectiveness of products hinges on the steps their manufacturers took before they were released to the consumer or medical markets. Unfortunately, some manufacturers skip essential steps or use low-quality materials, and that can put the people who purchase or use their products at risk.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk defective product lawyers know how dangerous untested and poorly manufactured products can be. We also know that victims may feel helpless when it comes to getting compensation from huge billion-dollar corporations. We aren’t afraid to stand up to big product manufacturers, especially when it involves getting damages for victims’ medical bills and lost wages.
Don’t be afraid to get the money you deserve for what you’ve been through. Defective product injuries are often debilitating and disabling, and you may be facing an uncertain future involving extensive medical treatments and weeks, months, or even years out of work. We know what you’re dealing with, and it’s our goal to help you recover and put your injuries behind you. Contact us today for a free consultation.
January 7th, 2019
We live in a product-based society. Almost everything we use and interact with everyday either comes from a store or was produced in a manufacturing facility. Most of the products that fill our homes and workplaces are safe to use and pose no threat to us, but some can cause serious injuries or illnesses—and that’s often due to manufacturer negligence.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk defective product attorneys know that any product, whether they’re household appliances, vehicle components, or even medical devices, can pose risks to the people who use them. But those risks can be amplified when manufacturers either fail to properly test them, push them to market despite faulty designs or components, or withhold information about known dangers.
If you or someone you love was injured by a defective product, you may feel helpless. You’re dealing with a serious injury or illness, and you may be unable to work, but how are you supposed to get compensation for what you’re going through? Product manufacturers may seem untouchable, and they may not even respond to your attempts to contact them. But getting a lawyer on your side changes everything.
Our legal team knows how to build defective product claims that get attention and get results. Don’t suffer in silence when another party caused you harm—even if it was a billion-dollar corporation. Call us today for a free consultation.
July 16th, 2018
Whether it’s a product from a store or a medical device implanted into your body, the last thing you expect is for that product to harm you.
Most people assume that consumer and medical-grade products are thoroughly tested and made with user safety in mind, but that’s not always the case. Every year, thousands of people are seriously harmed by products that were designed or manufactured with serious and potentially dangerous flaws.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our network of Norfolk defective product lawyers know how helpless victims often feel when they’ve been hurt by items they thought were safe. Consumer and medical product manufacturers are often billion-dollar corporations, and that can leave victims believing that it’s impossible to get compensation.
However, with an experienced legal team on your side, you can level the playing field. When you call us, you can count on our attorneys to help in the following ways:
- We’ll prove you were harmed by the defective product—To be eligible for compensation, you must first prove the product in question injured you or caused complications. We’ll collect medical records and even call on expert witnesses to leave no doubt about the origin of your health problems.
- We’ll prove the product was dangerous—Whether it was due to a poor design, cut-rate manufacturing process and materials, or lack of warnings and information provided to consumers or medical professionals, we’ll prove that the product that harmed you was dangerous and liable to cause injuries and health complications.
You don’t have to suffer alone after a defective product injury. Call us today for a free consultation.
April 16th, 2018
Our lives are heavily dependent on the safety of consumer products. The beds we sleep in, the cars we drive to work, and the appliances we use to cook our food are all parts of our daily lives. We trust the manufacturers of those products to test them thoroughly and to keep us out of harm when we purchase and use them.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to make sure every product that a manufacturer releases is 100-percent safe, but some manufacturers allow inherently flawed and dangerous products onto the market to maximize their profits. To make matters worse, this can also happen with medical devices, including those that are implanted inside patients’ bodies.
When medical devices fail due to design or manufacturing flaws, patients face serious health risks and complications. If you or you someone you love ever faces this situation, you should:
- Call your doctor immediately—Symptoms of a defective medical device include pain, reduced mobility, inflammation, bleeding, and illness due to materials breaking off and entering the bloodstream. Your doctor can diagnose your condition and provide evidence to link it to your medical device.
- Call a Norfolk defective product lawyer—If evidence indicates that your injury or illness was caused by your medical device, you need heavy-hitting legal representation on your side. Medical device companies are well-protected from a legal standpoint, but we know how to tip the scales in our clients’ favor.
Call Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation. We’re here to help you get the money you deserve for your defective product injury or medical-device-related illness.
February 5th, 2018
Whether you buy a product from the store or you receive a medical implant from a surgeon, you expect it to be safe and effective. Unfortunately, many consumer and medical products pose serious dangers due to flawed designs, inferior components, or cut-rate manufacturing processes.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk defective product attorneys know how dangerous some products can be to innocent people. From causing rare and potentially deadly cancers and infections, to spurring inflammation and debilitating pain, our legal team fights for the rights of innocent consumers and patients harmed by the negligence of big corporations and product manufacturers.
A few of the most common types of defective product claims that we handle include:
- Asbestos – Used for decades in manufacturing, construction, and other industrial uses, asbestos is linked to mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that affects the chest and lungs.
- Joint replacements – Patients whose knees and hips fail often receive implants to regain mobility and reduce pain. But some implants are prone to failure or breaking apart inside the body, creating a significant risk of complications.
- Birth control – Birth control implants, including IUDs, are linked to serious health problems, including cancer, bleeding, and miscarriages.
It can be difficult to get compensation from a big company if you go it alone. Having an experienced legal team on your side means you focus on getting better while knowing your claim is in good hands. Call us today for a free consultation and to find how we can help.
October 16th, 2017
We live in a highly consumeristic society. That means our homes, schools, and workplaces are filled with consumer and industrial products that are designed to make life easier. For some people, those products are even implanted inside their bodies to help manage the symptoms of diseases or chronic health conditions.
But not all products are designed with high-quality components or to meet strict safety standards. From birth control medications to joint replacements, the materials used to make medical devices all have the potential to cause serious and even life-threatening health complications.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know the dangers of defective products and how helpless victims can feel. It’s our goal to help by:
- Gathering evidence that proves the product caused an injury or illness. It’s not easy to conclusively link a defective product with an injury or illness, but our Norfolk defective product lawyers have the knowledge and experience to get it done.
- Fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. A defective product injury or illness can be a financial burden. You may require expensive medical treatment and be out of work for weeks, months, or years. We want to fight to help you get maximum compensation.
Don’t wait to get the help you or your loved ones deserve after a defective product injury. Fill out a free consultation form today, and see how we can put our experience to work for you.
June 19th, 2017
We put a lot of trust in manufacturers. That’s a little scary when you think about it. Given the number of reported injuries in recent years caused by defective products, it’s a wonder that we’re not more leery of purchasing anything at the store. When you consider the volume of production for many of the common products we use or consume every day, it’s easy to imagine the dangers that could be lurking in any unsuspecting package. Unfortunately, it usually takes a tragedy to get our attention, and then it’s often too late for some.
Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers handles product liability cases because we believe manufacturers should be held accountable for the injuries their products cause. Whether caused by faulty components or a failure to properly test the safety of a product, manufacturers have a responsibility to your safety as a consumer. When they betray that trust, they should pay. However, getting fair compensation on your own can be extremely difficult, which is why you need an experienced product liability attorney fighting on your behalf.
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, the help you need is just a phone call away. Call our experienced Norfolk product liability attorneys today for a free, no obligation consultation. You deserve compensation for what you’ve been through, and we’ll do everything within our power to make sure you get it. Don’t deal with the big manufacturers on your own. Contact us today.
February 20th, 2017
We’re only a couple months into 2017 and already there have been a number of new defective products released on the market. That’s no surprise. Every year, manufacturers skip or skim over important safety testing in an effort to get their products on store shelves as quickly as possible. That often leads to products shipping with significant and even life-threatening defects the manufacturer may or may not know about. And unfortunately, it’s the consumer who pays the price.
At Lowell Stanley, we help the victims of defective products get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. If you’ve been injured or suffered harm from any of the below products or conditions, contact us immediately:
Contact our experienced Norfolk defective product attorneys today for your free, no obligation consultation. We’re ready to hold the manufacturer accountable for what you’ve been through. You could be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Contact us right now.
November 7th, 2016
For most of us, driving is a necessity of life. Whether we take public transit or own our own cars, getting from A to B every day requires that we get out on the open road. We all know the inherent dangers of driving in Norfolk, but what about the dangers you can’t see? How do you avoid those?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), another death has been linked to defective Takata airbags. These airbags are known to rupture upon inflation, causing severe and even fatal injuries to passengers. It is estimated that more than 70 million vehicles contain defective Takata airbags, 300,000 of which have yet to be repaired or accounted for.
If you own a vehicle on the following list, contact your dealership for a free replacement and repair.
- 2001-2002 Honda Civic
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord
- 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL
- 2002 Honda CR-V
- 2002 Honda Odyssey
- 2003 Acura 3.2CL
- 2003 Honda Pilot
Don’t take chances with your life and the lives of your passengers. Check to make sure your vehicle doesn’t have a defective Takata airbag.
Unfortunately, the list of defective products on the market today goes far beyond airbags. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, call our Norfolk product liability attorneys today for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation, so contact us today.