Have you or a loved one recently been injured by a product defect, design flaw, or other error? If so, then one of the best steps you can take is to schedule a consultation with a team of experienced product liability lawyers.
Our team at Pogust Millrood is here to fight tirelessly on your behalf following your product-related injury or illness. We’re even happy to offer free initial case evaluations so we can learn more about your specific case and provide you with some legal guidance moving forward.
Unfortunately, product liability cases are not uncommon and affect thousands of people in the United States each year. They can result in serious injury, illness, and even wrongful death. So, what exactly constitutes a product liability case? Generally, these are instances of injury, illness, or death caused by one or more of the following:
- a manufacturing error on a particular product
- a design flaw that leads to injury
- improper labeling on a product
- recalled products
- errors in prescriptions and/or dosages
- product use hazards not warned against by manufacturer.
If any of these situations applies to you or if you have other reason to believe that your injuries or illness was caused by product negligence, it is imperative that you speak with our legal team as soon as possible.
Fracking and Chemical Waste
Do you live in an area where fracking (hydraulic fracturing to release underground oil or gas) takes place? If so, then you should be aware of the potentially dangerous and even deadly chemicals that this practice can release and expose you to. Unfortunately, due to regulations (or a lack thereof) in the industry, the specific chemicals released by fracking practices are not precisely known. Still, it is believed that acids, biocides, solvents, and other potentially harmful chemicals are making their way into the water supplies of areas where fracking occurs. These hazardous wastes are then being unknowingly ingested by residents, resulting in serious health consequences for these people in the future. Many of the chemicals being ingested are believed to be carcinogens, meaning they can cause cancer in humans.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or another illness that you believe may be linked to chemical waste exposure due to local fracking practices, we encourage you to speak with our legal team about your potential case.
For many years, Roundup, by Monsanto, has been used as a weed- and grass-killer. Unfortunately, it has come to light that the company that created Roundup likely knew for decades that there was a strong link between exposure of this chemical and certain types of cancer in humans. For years, this product was vehemently advertised as being safe to pets, fish, and even humans. Now we know that exposure to Roundup has actually been linked to cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other types of cancer. The people most at risk for developing these cancers and other illnesses (such as leukemia and B-cell lymphoma) are those who came into frequent contact with the chemical, including:
- garden center workers
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with one of these illnesses after long-term exposure to Roundup, you may have a product liability case. Potential recoveries could include expenses related to medical treatment, pain and suffering, lost wages, and even punitive damages.
Healthcare-Related Product Liability
Faulty medical devices and drug-related injuries are two of the most common types of healthcare-related product liability cases we see and take on. Unfortunately, these types of incidents happen more often than many people realize. Drug-related injuries, for example, can be caused by any number of mistakes, starting with manufacturing errors by the drug company itself. Another common source of these errors occurs at the pharmacy level, where a pharmacist may accidentally calculate the wrong dosage for the particular drug, causing a patient to overdose. In some other cases, the wrong medication may be filled. At the physician level, prescribing the wrong medication to treat certain symptoms can also be considered a drug-related injury.
At Pogust Millrood, product liability cases are just one of the many areas where we can put our legal experience to work for you. Schedule your free case evaluation and consultation with us today so we can get started in representing you and your best interests.