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:

  • Asbestos

    Asbestos is widely used in manufacturing and in many home and commercial products. Exposure to asbestos can cause diseases such as asbestosismalignant mesothelioma, and several kinds of cancer.

  • Benzene

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Product Liability

    Defective consumer and industrial products can cause severe injuries to motorists, industrial workers, and consumers due to faulty design, manufacturing, or marketing.

  • 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.

  • 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.