Whether you’re using a new ladder for a home improvement project or you had knee replacement surgery to ease your chronic pain, you expect the products you use to be tested for safety and reliability. When products malfunction and you get hurt, the manufacturers of these products should be held accountable for their negligence.
At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, our Oklahoma City defective product lawyers believe manufacturers have a responsibility to inform you of possible defects and recall products with problems as soon as possible. But medical device manufacturers and other corporations are often slow in sending out notifications, which can lead to serious injuries or even death.
Defective Product Claims We Handle
Colbert Cooper Hill has the knowledge and resources to handle a variety of defective product claims, 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.
- 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.
- 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
Inferior vena cava filters are inserted into patients to prevent blood clots from reaching the heart or lungs. But when the devices fail, they can move into patients’ heart or lungs, often resulting in life-threatening injuries and death.
Inhaling asbestos fibers found in a variety of products can cause mesothelioma, a rare and slow-developing form of cancer that affects tissues that line the lungs, heart, stomach, and other organs.
- 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
Surgeons use power morcellators to perform tens of thousands of hysterectomies and myomectomies every year. But studies show the devices can accelerate the spread of previously-undetected cancerous cells within the abdominal cavity, which may lead to a worsened prognosis.
- 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 Stryker® 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 Ovarian Cancer
Many brands of condoms, tampons, and vaginal deodorants contain the mineral talc, and women often use talcum powder and other products containing talc in the genital area to maintain freshness. But regular use over a period of years may put women at risk of developing ovarian cancer.
- Transvaginal Mesh Failure
Transvaginal mesh is often implanted into female patients suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. But the product can cause organ perforation, pain during intercourse, and other complications requiring additional surgery to correct.
- 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.
Pharmaceutical companies and product manufacturers often have large legal teams protecting their profits. At Colbert Cooper Hill, we’re here to be your advocates. We’ll take on big corporations’ legal teams because we want you to get compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t pay us legal fees unless we get money for you. So don’t wait to get the legal representation you deserve for your defective product injury—talk to our Oklahoma City defective product lawyers today. Whether you contact us online or call us at 405-218-9200, we’re here to listen to your story 24 hours a day, seven days a week.