Norfolk Defective Product Lawyer

Company Offers $200 Million in Transvaginal Mesh Failure Settlement

by | September 22nd, 2015

Tens of thousands of women undergo surgery each year to treat conditions like urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. One of the many devices used in these procedures is transvaginal mesh—a sling that can support a woman’s internal organs; however, reports of these devices failing have surfaced over the years and have led to thousands of lawsuits being filed in response. Now, many of these transvaginal mesh failure lawsuits could soon be resolved.

One of the largest transvaginal mesh manufacturers in the U.S.—C.R. Bard, Inc.—has offered to pay $200 million to settle roughly 3,000 transvaginal mesh failure lawsuits that have been filed against the company. According to an article from Bloomberg Business, this would bring an end to roughly 20 percent of all current litigation stemming from a transvaginal mesh failure.

If the terms of the settlement receive final approval, it means that each plaintiff could receive as much as $67,000 in damages. This amount would fall in between a $43,000 settlement that was reached with one victim and the $2 million the courts ordered the company to pay to another.

Our legal staff at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers have seen first hand the struggles that many transvaginal mesh failure victims face along the road to recovery, which is why our Norfolk defective product lawyers are hopeful the terms of this settlement will bring peace and closure to the matter for each of those who were affected.

Defective Tires Can Be a Serious Car Accident Risk

by | June 16th, 2014

There’s an endless list of potential factors that can contribute to motor vehicle accidents, but one of the most common and preventable is a defective tire.

Problems with a tire’s tread or the way the product is manufactured can lead to premature wear that can cause a loss of air pressure. In turn, the driver may not be able to maintain control or brake the vehicle in a manner to prevent an accident from occurring.

Such problems were highlighted when a trailer tire manufacturer, Double Camel Tyre Co., and Lionshead Specialty Tire and Wheel announced a voluntary recall of an estimated 4,000 tires earlier this week. Reports indicate the tires can separate from their rims, causing loss of pressure that can result in accidents. The recall comes on the heels of a larger recall the company issued earlier this year, in which an estimated 40,000 tires were recalled.

To help address these risks, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created a website offering the latest information in tire safety. The site provides the latest insight into tire maintenance and wear, as well as what to look for when buying new tires.

Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley, a Norfolk personal injury lawyer with decades of experience helping accident victims, has seen the devastating injuries that can result from driving on defective tires first-hand and encourages victims of such accidents to speak with an attorney about their potential legal rights to compensation immediately.

FDA Issues Recall On Resuscitation Systems with Blenders

by | February 18th, 2013

February 18, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced it would be partnering with medical device manufacturer, GE Healthcare, in conducting the voluntary recall of the resuscitation systems with blenders installed in GE Giraffe and Panda Infant Warmers. According to a press release from the agency, the recall is being conducted due to a malfunction in the device.

The units are used to regulate the amount of gas that is released to a patient through the device. Experts say the device presents a Product Liability issue though, when the oxygen and air wall fittings on the back panel of the device are reversed during assembly. This can lead to the blender knob on the device no longer giving an accurate reading, resulting in a patient potentially getting too much or not enough oxygen. This could result in serious side effects, including death.

Anyone who is in possession of an affected unit has been instructed to contact the manufacturer so that a specialist can inspect the devices for any malfunctions, correct any problems they discover, and replace any units that cannot be fixed.

The Norfolk Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley are hopeful the recall will prevent any patients from being harmed by the defective products, while also promoting medical device manufacturers to ensure their products are safe to by on the market.

CPSC Issues Voluntary Recall of Bugaboo Baby Strollers

by | January 21st, 2013

January 21, 2013

Last Tuesday, baby product importer, Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, California, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that they would both be working to voluntarily recall roughly 50,000 baby strollers across the United States and Canada due to health and safety risks.

A press release from the agency stated Bugaboo Chameleon and Bugaboo Donkey Model Strollers with a detachable carrycot/seat that were sold at nationwide retailers and online between January 2011 and December 2012, at a cost of between $1,200 and $1,600. The strollers have a Product Liability issue though stemming from a push-button carry handle that can become disengaged. When this happens, it presents a fall and choking hazard to children who may be riding in defective product.

So far, the company has received a total of 58 reports of the handle detaching. Anyone who is in possession of an affected stroller have been instructed to contact the product’s manufacturer for a free replacement handle, but that continuing use of the stroller until the new handle arrives is acceptable.

The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley acknowledge using a defective product can be and suggest discussing your legal options with a qualified attorney if you, or a loved one, have been harmed by using a product that did not work properly.

Cocking Ropes Recalled after Defects Discovered

by | January 7th, 2013

Jan. 7, 2013

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a recall on approximately 6,300 units of the Game Winner® crossbow cocking ropes. According to a press release from the agency, the ropes put users at serious risk of an injury.

The Game Winner® crossbow cocking ropes are used with a crossbow to help a shooter get a more firm grip on the crossbow string. They also help archers pull the string back to cock the bow for firing. The Norfolk Defective Product consists of a 50-inch long piece of black cord with two black plastic hooks and two handles attached to it. The units were sold at Academy Sports stores for a price of around $10 between June and Oct. 2012.

The string has been known to snap when pulled on, which has led to several individuals sustaining injuries. The CPSC has received four reports of the hooks on the rope breaking with three of those incidents resulting in a user sustaining some sort of laceration.

Anyone in possession of the affected ropes has been instructed to stop using them immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley know the dangers posed by defective products, and they would encourage anyone who has been injured by a defective product to speak with an attorney about their legal options.