It has become an all too common fact that product liability and dangerous products have almost developed into a way of life. The weekly news reports rarely go by without alarming headlines of a death or injury related to a product now being recalled or highly promoted pharmaceutical drugs now shown to have disastrous side effects. Product liability falls under many different headings:
- Defective motor vehicles; accidents that cause injury or death due to malfunctioning airbags, braking systems, seatbelts, tires or power windows to name but a few.
- The manufacture and promotion of dangerous drugs with inadequate warnings on the various side effects.
- A defect in the design of a product such as cribs, car seats or toys that don’t provide the safety guaranteed by the manufacturers.
- If you or someone you know has been injured due to a defective product, consulting with a Salt Lake City personal injury attorney can get you on the right path to pursuing a personal injury claim against the negligent manufacturer.
Dangerous products can cause serious physical injuries to an individual. A car accident can result in broken bones, head or back injuries or death because of defective parts or negligence in the manufacturing of the vehicle. The Zabriskie Law Firm will do our utmost in representing you with your personal injury claim while seeking the maximum compensation possible. Our firm offers a free initial consultation to discuss your claim.
Have you suffered from a dangerous drug?
Taking prescription medication is often an everyday routine for every person. Whether used to prevent symptoms, treat medical issues or help boost your immune system, these drugs are often taken for granted. They are not thought twice of – they are simply there, much like the products and household items that we utilize every day. The drugs, however, are not always perfectly safe. Although many consumers reasonably assume that these drugs will have undergone adequate testing to ensure that they are without dangerous side effects, this is not always the case.
In fact, in many situations, the undesirable side effects of drugs are not fully comprehended until after the fact. While this might prompt a product recall, it is after the fact and there are already victims of the product. For this reason, if you believe that you have been victimized by a dangerous drug, the very best thing that you can do for yourself is to contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to help evaluate your case. If it has been decided that you indeed have grounds for a personal injury claim, your lawyer will then be able to help build your case and fight for maximum monetary compensation.
Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve recently suffered from a dangerous drug, such as Chantix, Paxil, Avandia and Yaz, you deserve to have comprehensive legal assistance that you can rely on. At the Zabriskie Law Firm, we have proven over the years that we truly have what it takes to help you navigate through the complex injury claim process. If you choose to work with us, you can be confident knowing that we will go the distance as we work to help defend your best interests.
Have you had a DePuy Hip Implant Surgery?
Enduring a painful surgery in regards to hip replacement is never a simple matter and should never be something that is taken lightly. This is a serious medical procedure that can have serious effects. It, however, is important to note that the positive impact that a hip replacement can have on the lives of the patient is something truly remarkable. For example, following a successful replacement surgery, a patient will once again experience increased mobility. While this is the ideal result, it sadly is not always the result that is experienced. Sadly, one of the most popularly used systems has been found to be defective in nature – causing headaches, expensive revision surgeries and pain.
Helping Victims of Defective DePuy Hip Implants
DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson and Johnson, has recently voluntarily recalled two of their hip replacement systems. These two implant devices, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR XL Acetabular System, were two of their most popular products. This voluntary recall in August of 2010 occurred after it was discovered that patients who received this system in a hip replacement surgery were experiencing adverse side effects. Some of the most common failures noted from use of the system included the following:
- Component loosening and malalignment;
- Infection and pain;
- Bone fractures;
- Dislocation; and
- Metal sensitivity
It was also noted that use of this system could result in such things as bond staining, swelling, necrosis and damage to the surrounding nerves, tissue and muscle. It was even found that the system tended to leak cobalt and chromium into the body, resulting in the bones to be eaten away over time and the metal ion levels to spike in the blood. A staggering one in eight patients has reported system failure after the surgery – many being forced to partake in a secondary, invasive surgery to remove the system and repair what the first surgery was supposed to fix.
DePuy Hip Recall Lawsuits
If you have recently suffered from a hip replacement surgery that used a DePuy product, it is highly encouraged that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case. Although no formal recall has been issued, there has been a voluntary recall that took place over a year after the first lawsuit was filed. Many experts claim that this is too little too late – that due to the high failure rates, a recall should have occurred sooner and should have been a official. Many claim that the company was negligent – that they knew about the issues surrounding the product but that they did nothing to address the issues or to warn potential victims.
At the Zabriskie Law Firm, we are unwaveringly committed to providing our clients with high-quality and protective assistance when it is needed. We know how daunting it can be to take on the legal system – especially with a complex product liability case – and we are fully prepared to provide our clients with hard-hitting and supportive assistance when it is needed most. We know the details pertaining to these types of cases and we will do everything that we can to help you protect your rights. Don’t let yourself get lost in the shuffle. Lawsuits are being filed across the country due to this defective product. Call us today and you will be able to rest easier knowing that we will do everything that we can to help you.
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Filing a Claim Due to Dangerous Products
It is our belief that anyone who has been harmed or seriously injured due to product liability based on a defective design or an inadequate label or warning may have a case to look into. Our firm urges anyone who believes they have the grounds for filing a product liability or dangerous products suit to contact one of our lawyers without delay. This includes clients facing a DePuy hip implant lawsuit. We have years of experience and know-how in aggressively pursuing all types of claims. Let us answer your questions and provide you with first rate legal counsel in working out how to strategize the most effective defense suited to your claim for damages and losses.