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Dangerous Products Don’t Have to Be Recalled for Victims to Get Compensation

by | May 9th, 2022

Product recalls happen all the time. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration keeps a database of recalled products on its website. This database serves to alert consumers of products that may pose a threat to them or their loved ones.

Thankfully, most product recalls are due to issues that don’t pose serious threats to consumers. But some do, and it’s vital for consumers to stop using them and return them to the stores or manufacturers.

However, potentially dangerous products don’t always get recalled. In some cases, potentially dangerous products remain on store shelves for years or even decades after it’s first determined that they might pose risks to consumers.

When people are injured by defective products, they may search for recall information. If they don’t find it, they may give up on the idea of seeking compensation for their injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. But just because a product hasn’t been recalled doesn’t mean that victims can’t get compensation.

A famous recent example involves Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. The product has been linked to female reproductive cancers, and multiple women and their families were awarded significant compensation while the product was still on store shelves.

Simply put, if you think you were harmed by a product, you need a Virginia defective product lawyer on your side regardless of its recall status. Contact the legal team at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.

Pain, Infection, and Reduced Mobility Are Signs of Defective Joint Replacements

by | November 1st, 2021

Whether it’s due to injury, disease, or age, it’s common for people’s joints to wear out over time. And when joints begin to fail, especially in the hips and knees, people may experience severe pain and be unable to walk without great difficulty or assistance. Joint replacements are a welcome intervention for these patients, but they can bring a whole host of problems on their own.

Unfortunately, some joint replacements are dangerous and defective. Some have flawed designs and don’t work as they should, while others are prone to breaking down inside the body. That means that people who receive these surgical implants can have serious complications just days, weeks, or months later. In other cases, victims may not notice any issues until years after their surgeries have healed.

Regardless of how quickly symptoms show up, victims of defective joint replacements deserve compensation for their injuries. The manufacturers of some of these joint replacements are aware of the danger they pose to patients, but they’re still being implanted in people every day. And when victims are treated after receiving these defective implants, they need revision surgeries and long roads to recovery.

If you or someone you love suffered complications due to a defective joint replacement, our Virginia defective product lawyers want to help. Contact Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation. We have the experience and track record of success you need to maximize your chances of getting full compensation.

CDC Warns Against Eating Raw Cookie Dough This Holiday Season

by | December 12th, 2011

December 12, 2011

For many people, homemade cookies are as much a part of the holidays as wrapping presents or hanging decorations on a tree. We have all been guilty of sneaking a bite of the dough before the cookies are baked. This year though, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to consumers to not eat raw cookie dough, as it could make you sick.

According to Channel 10 News, a report in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases found a strong link between illness and those who eat raw cookie dough. Researchers claim that the root of the problem may not be eggs, but instead flour. The study claims to have uncovered low levels of salmonella growth in some flour prior to the mixing process. The findings have caused the agency, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to issue warnings to several cookie dough manufacturers to begin using heat-treated flour in their process.

The research was done to learn more following an E. Coli outbreak in Nestle Toll House cookie packages two years ago.

The Virginia Defective Product Attorneys with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley urge anyone who has become ill after eating food to first seek medical advice. If it is determined that the food you ate was contaminated, they suggest contacting an experienced attorney.

Virginia defective products pose problems for holiday shopping season

by | November 9th, 2007

November 9, 2007

The Roanoke Times reported that parents need to be careful to avoid buying Virginia defective products with unsafe levels of lead this holiday shopping season. The millions of toy recalls recently have made parents with small children wary and unsure how to avoid bringing home defective products that may harm their kids.

A local woman used her lead-testing equipment to test the toys at an area elementary school, finding over 15 percent of the toys had unsafe levels of lead in them. Parents are encouraged to throw out old toys with chipped paint or deteriorating plastic.

More tips on how to avoid harmful Virginia defective products in the shopping season or clean them out of the house can be found in the article at the link below.

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