November 1st, 2021
Whether it’s due to injury, disease, or age, it’s common for people’s joints to wear out over time. And when joints begin to fail, especially in the hips and knees, people may experience severe pain and be unable to walk without great difficulty or assistance. Joint replacements are a welcome intervention for these patients, but they can bring a whole host of problems on their own.
Unfortunately, some joint replacements are dangerous and defective. Some have flawed designs and don’t work as they should, while others are prone to breaking down inside the body. That means that people who receive these surgical implants can have serious complications just days, weeks, or months later. In other cases, victims may not notice any issues until years after their surgeries have healed.
Regardless of how quickly symptoms show up, victims of defective joint replacements deserve compensation for their injuries. The manufacturers of some of these joint replacements are aware of the danger they pose to patients, but they’re still being implanted in people every day. And when victims are treated after receiving these defective implants, they need revision surgeries and long roads to recovery.
If you or someone you love suffered complications due to a defective joint replacement, our Virginia defective product lawyers want to help. Contact Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation. We have the experience and track record of success you need to maximize your chances of getting full compensation.
December 12th, 2011
December 12, 2011
For many people, homemade cookies are as much a part of the holidays as wrapping presents or hanging decorations on a tree. We have all been guilty of sneaking a bite of the dough before the cookies are baked. This year though, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to consumers to not eat raw cookie dough, as it could make you sick.
According to Channel 10 News, a report in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases found a strong link between illness and those who eat raw cookie dough. Researchers claim that the root of the problem may not be eggs, but instead flour. The study claims to have uncovered low levels of salmonella growth in some flour prior to the mixing process. The findings have caused the agency, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to issue warnings to several cookie dough manufacturers to begin using heat-treated flour in their process.
The research was done to learn more following an E. Coli outbreak in Nestle Toll House cookie packages two years ago.
The Virginia Defective Product Attorneys with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley urge anyone who has become ill after eating food to first seek medical advice. If it is determined that the food you ate was contaminated, they suggest contacting an experienced attorney.
November 9th, 2007
November 9, 2007
The Roanoke Times reported that parents need to be careful to avoid buying Virginia defective products with unsafe levels of lead this holiday shopping season. The millions of toy recalls recently have made parents with small children wary and unsure how to avoid bringing home defective products that may harm their kids.
A local woman used her lead-testing equipment to test the toys at an area elementary school, finding over 15 percent of the toys had unsafe levels of lead in them. Parents are encouraged to throw out old toys with chipped paint or deteriorating plastic.
More tips on how to avoid harmful Virginia defective products in the shopping season or clean them out of the house can be found in the article at the link below.