ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI DEFECTIVE PRODUCT LAWYERS
Manufacturers have a responsibility to design, test, and package their products to ensure the people who use them stay safe. But every year, defective products implanted by surgeons or purchased off store shelves injure innocent people across all of Missouri and Southern Illinois. At Cofman Townsley, we fight to hold companies accountable for their negligence when they put profits over safety.
Defective Product Claims We Handle
We have the legal experience and resources to handle a variety of defective product claims, such as:
- 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.
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.
- 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 Filters
Implanted into patients at risk of arterial blockages and pulmonary embolism, inferior vena cava filters help prevent fragments of blood clots from reaching the heart or lungs. But the devices can break apart in the body, causing serious injury or even death.
- JUUL Injuries
JUUL e-cigarettes are introducing young people who may have never used traditional cigarettes to high levels of nicotine and increased risk of lung damage, addiction, mood disorders, and other dangers.
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.
- 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 3M Earplugs
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
Copper IUDs like Paragard carry an increased risk of movement, expulsion of the device, and several debilitating side effects including heavy bleeding and infection.
- 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.
- Product Liability
Defective consumer and industrial products can cause severe injuries to motorists, industrial workers, and consumers due to faulty design, manufacturing, or marketing.
- 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.
- Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
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 Failure
Surgeons implant transvaginal mesh in patients suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. But the mesh can erode, causing severe pain and organ perforation, and may require additional surgeries 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.
Personal Legal Service
Insurance companies only see dollar signs when negotiating defective product claims. Cofman Townsley sees people. That’s why we do our best to ensure you talk directly to your lawyer when you call us about the status of your claim. And while we’re working on your claim, we’ll help you get the medical treatment you need to feel better.
Our defective product lawyers will personally handle your case to help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Get in touch with us today—just fill out our free initial consultation form or dial (314) 499-1190.