Product Liability Lawyer Serving Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas
Product liability exists when a product is faulty due to a design, manufacturing or marketing defect. Defective products can cause severe personal injury, and sadly, sometimes result in wrongful death. While trying to cope with physical pain and recovery, victims can often be faced with enormous medical bills, loss of income through disability, and emotional pain.
If you have suffered serious personal injury due to a “defective product”, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured due to a faulty product, it is crucial to obtain capable and knowledgeable legal representation as quickly as possible.
Prescription Drug Deaths and Injuries
Each year hundreds of new drugs enter the $60 billion per year prescription-drug industry promising to improve our lives. But every year, 200,000 Americans die and numerous more are injured as a result of false and misleading claims by pharmaceutical companies.
Mirapex and Compulsive Gambling
In 2003 Researchers at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix Arizona have found that a large number of patients taking Mirapex have gambled themselves deeply into debt. In 2005 a Mayo Clinic study also linked Mirapex and similar Parkinson’s drugs to compulsive gambling.
Reports of loses of up to $14 million by patients on the drug are shocking. Doctors and drug companies should be warning Parkinson’s patients of this danger and checking up after the drugs are prescribed.
Mirapex was among top-selling Parkinson’s drugs last year, with more than $200 million in U.S. sales. It is also prescribed for restless leg syndrome.
Peanut Butter Salmonella Poisoning
The Center for Disease Control confirmed the presence of Salmonella. ConAgra Foods, Inc. recalled peanut butter. A class action and other lawsuits surrounding the food poisoning outbreaks were sure to follow. If someone you know may have been made ill from Peter Pan Peanut Butter or other food items, contact a Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer today.
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
Ted Machi & Associates, P.C. are reviewing claims on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder. Several studies have linked talcum powder to ovarian cancer. Some manufacturers were aware of the risks as early as 1982, but still marketed their products for daily use.
Toxic tort litigation has exploded over the last 30 years, spawned by the rising awareness of environmental and personal injuries caused by corporate greed. Toxic tort litigation encompasses a wide range of chemical and other substance poisoning claims.
Intent on making a profit, many corporations have been unwilling to police their practices – at the expense of the public. But victims now are beginning to target corporations for civil liability and make them own up to their irresponsibility.
When chemical and substance mishaps occur, large groups of people may be affected before the cause has been discovered. There can be a long latency period due to the often-slow nature of chemical poisoning through the water, soil, and air.
When thinning or stretching of scar tissue forms result in hernias after some surgeries, the Bard® Composix® Kugel® Mesh Patch is often used for repair. A “memory recoil ring” holds the patch open behind a hernia. This “memory recoil ring” can break under stress. This can cause bowel perforations, and/or chronic abnormal connections between the intestines and other organs.
Asbestos and Silica Injury
In the late 1970s, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission banned using asbestos in wallboard patching compounds and gas fireplaces because the asbestos was easily released into the air.
Asbestos exposure may increase the risk of several serious diseases, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, cancer of the larynx, cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, and other cancers.
Victims of asbestos exposure may not develop symptoms of asbestos-related diseases for many decades after exposure. The average lag between exposure to asbestos and lung cancer is about 15 years, but 30 to 35 years is not unusual. The lag between exposure and mesothelioma or asbestosis is can be as long as 40 to 45 years. Silicosis usually forms between five to 10 years.
Failure to Warn
The manufacturer of a product has a duty to warn the consumer of any dangers with the use of the product as well as provide proper instructions in the use. Unfortunately, at times these warnings are missing or do not tell the risks clearly.
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Defective Product Attorney in Arlington & Mansfield TX
If you or anyone you care about has been injured due to a product defect or negligence, please contact this office immediately. We would be honored to undertake a review of any potential claim you may possess in regards to a product liability. Your legal rights and remedies may be adversely affected by failing to timely secure legal representation. Our firm remains committed to helping people with personal injury and death claims.