From defective medical devices to unsafe infant furniture, defective products harm thousands of innocent people every year. And in many cases, injuries caused by dangerous products result in medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we fight for everyday people harmed by companies that put profits over safety, and we’re here to fight for you.
If you were injured by a defective product, we can help you get the money you need to get better and move on with your life. Contact our Norfolk defective product lawyers today—just dial (757) 459-CASH or complete our free online form. Your case consultation is free, and you won’t pay us unless we win your case. So don’t delay getting the aggressive legal representation you deserve.
Defective Medical Device Claims We Handle
Our Norfolk defective product lawyers are able to handle a variety of defective product and defective medical device claims, including:
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 Blanket
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 Filter
Implanted into patients at risk of arterial blockage or pulmonary embolism (PE), inferior vena cava (IVC) filters help catch fragments of blood clots before they reach the heart or lungs. But the filters can fail, releasing fragments into areas of a patient’s body that cannot be reached by surgeons.
Caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that affects the membrane lining the abdominal cavity and internal organs. Despite heavy regulation of asbestos in the 1970s, the cancer takes decades to develop, and thousands of Americans are diagnosed every year.
- 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
Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) that releases hormones to help prevent pregnancy and treat symptoms of menstrual bleeding for up to five years at a time. Women who use Mirena may face an increased chance of high-risk pregnancies and internal injuries requiring surgery.
- Morcellator Cancer
Power morcellator devices are used to perform tens of thousands of hysterectomy and myomectomy procedures every year. But studies show the devices can spread cancerous tissue to other areas of the body, and women with unsuspected cancers who undergo morcellator procedures can face significantly worse odds of survival.
- Roundup® Weed Killer Cancer
A popular herbicide used in homes and farms nationwide, Roundup Weed Killer contains glyphosate, a chemical that may be linked to the development of certain cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- 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 Ovarian Cancer
A moisture-absorbing ingredient used in a wide range of beauty products and baby powders, talcum powder doesn’t break down in the body. When used by women in the genital area, the powder may travel to the ovaries, increasing the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
- Transvaginal Mesh Failure
Tens of thousands of women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence have received transvaginal mesh implants to help hold their internal organs in place. But the mesh can perforate the bladder and other organs, which can require the need for additional corrective surgeries.
- Zimmer Knee Implant Recall
More than 11,000 total knee replacement patients around the world received Zimmer Persona® Trabecular Metal™ tibial plate components between 2012-2015. In March 2015, the plates were recalled because they can loosen within the knee, causing painful side effects that may require surgery to correct.
We believe you shouldn’t have to pay for a corporation’s negligence. Lowell Stanley can fight for the money you need to pay your medical bills and support your family, so you can focus on getting better.
Types of Defective Product Lawsuits
Dangerous defects can affect any type of product, and they can occur at any point during the production process. The product liability lawsuits that result from defective product injuries can be broken down into three categories:
- Design Defects
Careless product design, such as missing safety shut-offs on power tools, can lead to serious safety hazards.
- Manufacturing Defects
Poor quality control during the production of a product, such as loose bolts, subpar materials, or missing hardware, may cause deadly injuries.
- Marketing Defects
Manufacturers who fail to provide adequate instruction manuals and warning labels put consumers at risk.
If you were injured by a defective product at home or at work, you deserve aggressive legal representation in your corner. We have more than 30 years of experience serving injury victims throughout Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and Williamsburg from our office in Norfolk, and we can help you get the money you need to move forward with life. Contact us to get The Hammer on your side today.