The firm has successfully helped clients handle defective products cases in regard to the following dangerous consumer products:
Bard Avaulta Mesh – The Bard Avaulta Mesh product was formulated to help women deal with two growing health problems, which are known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). These issues can basically destroy a woman’s quality of life, but the Bard Avaulta Mesh product has been linked to the development of pain, infection, additional urinary problems, and bowel and bladder perforation. No cause for this defect has yet been identified.
Contaminated Transplants and Tainted Tissue – More than one million people in the United States need some sort of human tissue transplant every year for different reasons, and the transplant industry has grown by leaps and bounds. This competition has led to the cutting of corners and even criminal conduct in some cases, and tissue that’s contaminated with diseases that include hepatitis, HIV and AIDS has been used in transplant procedures.
Convertible Cribs – Children tend to travel with parents, and one of the age-old challenges faced by parents is providing their children with a consistent place to sleep. Convertible cribs were formulated to provide parents with a crib that is sound enough to serve as the main bed of the child at home and to come along after it is collapsed on the road. Unfortunately, there have been recalls of these cribs because of infant deaths due to some defects in these products.
Guidant Defibrillator – Heart problems are one of the largest medical issues in the United States, and the Guidant Corporation released a defibrillator product that was implanted inside the patient. This product was meant to restore proper heart rhythm for the patient automatically, but it was soon discovered that many of them were defective and were ultimately recalled. Those who already had this product implanted needed corrective surgery to remove the risk.
NuvaRing – NuvaRing is a birth control product that’s meant to be inserted into the woman’s cervix in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The product works by releasing two synthetic hormones that prevent fertilization. Unfortunately, NuvaRing was linked to the development of blood clotting and other serious problems that led to the deaths of several women and other irreversible medical conditions.
Peanut Butter Recall – Peanut butter sales are always enormous in the United States, and there was a recent scare that spread across the country because of the link between two separate brands of peanut butter and the development of salmonella in those who ate it. It was believed that the contamination occurred at the processing plant, but consumers have been urged to discontinue the use of these batches of peanut butter to prevent this side effect.
Power Morcellators — Morcellators used during hysterectomies and myomectomies have been recalled after reports that the devices may spread or worsen uterine cancers. Johnson & Johnson, the leading manufacturer of power morcellators, has asked doctors and hospitals to stop using and return these devices.
ReNu Eye Solution – Bausch & Lomb recently halted sales in the United States of ReNu with MoistureLoc because of its link to the development of severe eye infections after its use. This recall and the danger of infections spread across the United States and Asia, and it’s been traced to the presence of Fusarium keratitis, a fungus that was believed to have been present during the manufacturing process.
Yamaha Rhino ATV Accidents – ATVs are known to be dangerous vehicles, especially when coupled with the terrain on which they tend to ride. Given the regularity of rollover accidents with these models, Yamaha ultimately issued a recall so that consumers could bring them to their nearest dealership for necessary adjustments to the vehicle’s design.
Zimmer Hip Recall – Hip replacement surgery has been a savior for many patients who otherwise would have faced a lifetime of pain, immobility, and progressively more intense discomfort. Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement products were introduced to the market with the idea of implanting them and allowing them to simply grow around existing tissue, but they showed a tendency to break down and cause more problems than those they were intended to solve. This ultimately led to a recall of the entire product line.