From household devices to medical implants, the products you use on a daily basis are supposed to make your life easier. Unfortunately, some manufacturers are negligent when designing products—and that can sometimes lead to you or your family members suffering serious injuries. When that happens, you may have huge medical bills that you simply can’t afford.
At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California defective product lawyers believe you shouldn’t have to pay for a company’s negligence and carelessness. That’s why we’ll fight to help you get the compensation you deserve. We’ve been helping victims like you since 1981, and thanks to our free online form, and see how we can help you today.
Defective Product Lawsuits & Litigation
There are countless products on the market that have the potential to cause injuries, but some of the most common include:
- Defective Vehicles
Vehicles must pass rigorous inspection testing before consumers are allowed to purchase them, so when flaws are discovered, it may be too late for many families and their loved ones.
- Dangerous Cribs
Cribs should be safe places where children can rest and sleep, but some cribs pose serious risks of injury and death to infants.
- Toxic Toys
Some toys are manufactured with toxic chemicals and metals, including lead, which can cause neurological damage in young children.
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.
- Baby Formula
Preterm infants face an increased risk for health problems when compared to non-preterm infants. Parents and physicians often have to rely on alternative nutrition sources, such as cow milk-based formulas, to ensure preterm babies get the nutrients they need.
- 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 Injections
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.
makes joint implants that are surgically attached to patients’ hips, knees, and ankles to improve their mobility. However, it’s now clear that these devices are linked to very serious health problems.
- Forever Chemicals
Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) has been widely used by firefighters, emergency response crews, and airport workers for decades to quickly put out fires and stop them from reigniting.
- 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.
- JUUL E-Cigarettes
JUUL is a popular brand of e-cigarettes marketed to young people. Because of their high nicotine content and easily inhaled vapor, JUUL devices can cause teenagers and young adults to suffer serious health problems, impaired brain development, and nicotine addiction.
Asbestos is used in building and manufacturing due to its strength and durability. However, it can cause a deadly lung cancer called mesothelioma, which typically occurs after inhalation of loose 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.
- Military Earplug Hearing Loss
A double-sided earplug model manufactured by 3M for the U.S. military features a defective design that puts service members and veterans at risk of permanent hearing loss and tinnitus.
- Paragard IUD
Paragard IUDs are associated with potentially severe and debilitating side effects and complications—some of which weren’t fully explained to women or their doctors.
- Port Catheter
Port catheters, also called port-a-caths or Totally Implantable Vascular Access Devices (TIVADs), are a type of medical device often used in chemotherapy and in other medical treatments that require patients to receive regular doses of intravenous medication, fluids, or transfusions.
- 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.
- 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.
- Surgical Staples
Surgical staplers and staples are often used to close incisions and to reconnect parts of organs in surgery, but defective devices and user error can result in severe complications for patients, including bleeding, sepsis, organ damages, and death.
- Talc Ovarian Cancer
Talc-based products, such as baby powder and feminine deodorants, may cause an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who use the product in the genital area.
- Transvaginal Mesh Failure
Transvaginal mesh is a medical device designed to support the internal structure of the vagina in women who have suffered pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, and other medical conditions. The mesh has a high rate of complications, and women may suffer bleeding, bladder perforation, and incontinence.
- 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.
We’re here for You
No matter what type of defective product injury you or your loved one suffered, the California defective product attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers will fight for your rights to the money you’re owed for your medical bills and lost wages. Contact us today—we’re here to help.