Defective Product

Why Do You Need a Lawyer after a Defective Product Injury?

by Staff Blogger | 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.

2 Steps to Take if You’re Injured by a Defective Product

by Staff Blogger | 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Hurt by a Defective Product? We’re Here to Help.

by Staff Blogger | 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.

Defective Products Can Cause Injuries and Illnesses

by Staff Blogger | 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.

Dangers Wrapped in Bright Shiny Packaging

by Staff Blogger | 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.

Norfolk Consumers Deserve Better

by Staff Blogger | 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.

Eleventh Confirmed Death Involving Defective Airbags

by Staff Blogger | 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.

Explosive Vapes Linked to Severe Injuries

by Staff Blogger | June 6th, 2016

E-cigarettes have become extremely popular in Norfolk over the last few years. Almost anywhere you go, you spot someone vaping—a trend that has caught on across the country. The appeal for many is the assumption that vaping is safer than traditional smoking. However, some e-cigarette users have discovered that vaping can pose an even greater physical danger.

Certain e-cigarette devices have been known to overheat, resulting in fires and explosions. Incidents have caused severe injuries to users, as well as property damage to homes and apartment buildings. These defective products malfunction due to lithium ion batteries overheating while charging or in use. And because there is little to no oversight in the industry, defective e-cigarette devices continue to flood the market, putting consumers in serious danger.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective e-cigarette device, call our Norfolk product liability attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll investigate the cause of your injuries and fight to get you maximum compensation from the manufacturer. You deserve compensation if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, so call us today.

What Lawyer Movies Get Right

by Staff Blogger | February 15th, 2016

We’ve just come off an incredible holiday movie season. From blockbusters like Star Wars to gritty period pieces like Revenant, there have been plenty of reasons to go to the movies recently. Films have the ability to take us out of our everyday lives and place us in the shoes of extraordinary characters doing remarkable things.

Movies also have the ability to shine a light on injustice, revealing corruption in the real world. Films like Puncture that portray corporations putting greed above the welfare of their consumers. In the film, two small-time attorneys take on the case of a young woman who contracted HIV from a needle-stick accident. As the attorneys dig deeper into the case, they have to decide whether or not they want to risk their careers by taking on a corporate juggernaut determined to squash any attempt to shine a light on their defective products.

The film was based on a true story, and unfortunately, the lengths these corporations will go to protect its bottom line is pretty accurate. Even with landmark cases such as the Pacific Gas and Electric Company case made famous by the movie Erin Brockovich, corporations are still putting profits before people, even when lives are at stake.

That’s why personal injury law is such an important part of our justice system. Without it, these corporations might get away with the injuries and deaths their negligent behavior cause. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’re proud to stand up for the rights of consumers. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, we’d be proud to stand up for you as well. Give our Norfolk product liability lawyers a call for a free consultation. Let us help you hold those accountable responsible.

The Battle Against Mesothelioma and Asbestos in Virginia

by | December 28th, 2015

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that’s used for it’s insulating and fire-retardant properties in many of the products we’re exposed to daily. While the use of asbestos has certain benefits, the risks the substance poses are substantial.

Contact with asbestos has been linked to the development of a deadly form of cancer known as Mesothelioma. This particular type of cancer can cause growths to develop on the lungs and inside the body cavity.

These dangers are why asbestos is often removed from structures and products that could cause exposure. However, removing asbestos is an extremely delicate process that requires numerous precautions and safety measures in order to protect the safety of workers and prevent asbestos contamination.

The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation has created the Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors as a means to control the way asbestos is handled in Virginia. The organization monitors all projects containing asbestos and enforces all regulations of the substance.

The processes and laws that are in place are successful in reducing much of the public’s exposure to this harmful substance. However, many citizens were exposed to asbestos before these rules were implemented and some people still come in contact with asbestos today.

If you developed Mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos, Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley and our legal staff at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers is here to help. You can contact us by calling (757) 459-CASH anytime—day or night.