We count on the products we use to be thoroughly tested, accurately labeled, and correctly manufactured. But defective product injuries are common, and victims and their loved ones are often left to foot the bill
At Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers, we’re dedicated to protecting your rights to fair compensation after a defective product injury. Don’t pay out of pocket for a corporation’s negligence before talking to our Louisville defective product lawyers. If you or a loved one were injured by a defective product, give us a call at (800) 344-5717 or complete our online form to get a free initial consultation.
Defective Product Cases We Handle
Our defective product injury lawyers have the legal resources and experience 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are implanted to help reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism, blood clots, and arterial blockages. But the devices can fracture and migrate to areas in the body that cannot be reached by surgeons.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers at job sites, factories, or within homes where the material was used.
Friction between moving components within metal-on-metal hip implant devices can cause severe pain and other conditions that require corrective surgery.
Implanted in the uterus for up to five years at a time, the Mirena® IUD can migrate within the body causing painful internal injuries—and even infertility.
A powered surgical device used to perform hysterectomies, myomectomies, and uterine fibroid surgeries, morcellators can spread cancerous cells to other tissues within the bodies of patients who have undetected cancers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Millions of women use talcum powder and other products containing talc on a daily basis. However, the use of talc products in the genital area has been linked to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Transvaginal mesh helps support the internal organs of women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. But the mesh can perforate nearby organs, causing painful injuries that may require surgery to correct.
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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You don’t have to fight alone after a defective product injury. Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers is here to help, and we’ll work to get you the fair compensation you deserve. Contact us 24/7 for a free case review –just dial (800) 344-5717 or fill out a free initial consultation form.