From car parts to medical devices, if you’re harmed by a defective product, you may have the legal right to compensation for your injuries. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we know the law, and our Boston product liability lawyers will fight for the money you’re owed.
What Caused You Harm?
You may have a product liability claim if a product caused you harm due to a manufacturer’s negligence, a defect in the product’s design or function, or a breach of warranty. Product liability claims can be filed for the following reasons:
The way the product was designed makes it dangerous, whether it’s the product itself or its packaging.
The instructions provided with the product fail to warn the user of possible dangers or the consequences of improper use.
Material used in the product makes it dangerous, such as faulty wiring, poor construction, and other material flaws.
At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we have experience with product liability cases, and we’ll take immediate action if you were harmed by a defective product. We know what steps to take to help prove that a manufacturer failed to ensure your safety.
Defective Product Claims We Handle
We handle claims related to a variety of defective products, such as:
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.
- 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
IVC filters are implanted in patients to prevent arterial blockages and pulmonary embolisms, but the devices can fracture and migrate to regions of the body not reachable by surgeons.
Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer that can take 20 to 40 years to develop and has been linked to exposure to asbestos fibers.
- 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
Used to perform hysterectomy and myomectomy procedures, power morcellator devices can leave cancerous tissue behind to spread 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.
- Talc Products and Ovarian Cancer
The use of talcum powder or other products containing talc in the genital area has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women.
- Transvaginal Mesh Failure
Transvaginal mesh is often surgically implanted in patients suffering pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, but can have painful complications, such as infection, pelvic hemorrhage, and organ perforation.
- 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.
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If you or someone you know has been injured due to a defective product, contact us today and see how we can help. Call (800) 577-5188 or complete a free initial consultation form.
You can count on our legal team to work hard to get you as much money as possible—as quickly as possible—while making your satisfaction a priority. You work on getting better; we’ll work on getting you paid for it.