Defective Product Claims We Handle
Our defective product lawyers have the legal experience and resources to handle a variety of 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.
- 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.
- Tropical Smoothie Café Hepatitis A Outbreak
Contaminated frozen strawberries used by Tropical Smoothie Café in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and other states have been linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak infecting more than 120 customers.
- 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
Implanted into patients at risk of developing blood clots, IVC filters can migrate to patients’ hearts and lungs causing serious injuries or death. The devices may also become stuck in areas 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
Morcellators are powered surgical devices used to perform tens of thousands of hysterectomies and uterine fibroid surgeries every year. But morcellator surgeries can spread cancerous cells to other areas of the body, significantly reducing the odds of long-term 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
Talcum powder is used in a variety of baby and body powders to reduce moisture and fabric chafing. But the powder doesn’t break down in the body. When used by women in the genital area, it can travel to the ovaries, increasing the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
- Transvaginal Mesh Failure
Many women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence received transvaginal mesh implants. But the mesh can perforate internal organs and cause complications including pain, infection and scarring.
- 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.
Whether you’ve been injured by a defective medical device or a consumer product, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. At ChasenBoscolo, we’re here to protect your legal rights to the money you need.
We Fight to Win
Our defective product lawyers will do whatever it takes to fight injustice. That’s because we fight to win every time. Our team of experienced lawyers and dedicated professional staff members will always work hard to give you straight answers.
It’s our mission to protect the rights of injured people, regardless of their ability to pay. In fact, we offer the No Fee Guarantee®, which means you can rest easy knowing you won’t pay an attorney fee unless we win your case. Yes you can afford a Lawyer that Cares!
Our Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., defective product lawyers will always take the time to get to know you. We’ll listen to your case, plan a solution and explain how we’re going to fight for you every step of the way. That’s because we always put our clients’ needs first.