Articles Posted in Products Liability

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Our Attorneys Protect the Rights of New York Victims of Defective IVC Filters

The IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) is a major vein in the human body which transports blood from the lower body to the heart. Retrievable IVC Filters are cage-like, spider-shaped wire devices purportedly designed to protect patients who are at a high risk of pulmonary embolism (a PE is a condition whereby one or more of the arteries in the lungs becomes blocked by a blood clot) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and thus to catch blood clots in the filter to prevent such clots from going to the heart, lungs, or brain. The IVC filter is and was supposed to work by catching the clots while still in the bloodstream, and then allowing the clots to break down over the course of time. However, many of these filters caused more damage than they prevented.

The IVC Filter lawsuits claim that the manufacturers of these devices failed to warn physicians and patients of the dangers of multiple serious adverse events (SAEs) including:

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Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

Another tragedy is being reported regarding a potentially defective boiler. In a report by CBS New York, a 10-year old boy has died and his 9-year old sister remains hospitalized apparently due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide poisoning results in multiple deaths and injuries each year. Often, these tragedies occur due to a defective or improperly-maintained boiler which could give rise to a lawsuit based upon a products liability claim or a premises maintenance claim. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas produced as a byproduct of combustion. Inhalation in sufficient quantities and over a sufficient length of time can prove fatal to humans.

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New York Benicar Lawyers

Our New York Lawyers are Taking Cases for Patients Who Suffered an Injury or Illness While Taking Benicar

In July of 2013, the FDA issued an updated label warning that the drug Benicar (the generic name is olmesartan medoxomil) could cause sprue-like enteropathy; a disease often characterized by celiac-like symptoms which can damage the small intestine’s ability to absorb nutrients. The consequences of sprue-like enteropathy can be devastating, ranging from chronic diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss, and kidney failure to permanent intestinal damage. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our New York Benicar lawyers are currently interviewing patients in New York State and nationwide who suffered serious injury or illness from taking the drug to help determine their legal options. We understand the hardships caused by Benicar-related injuries and illnesses and are determined to help victims recover compensation for their losses.

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As reported by CBS New York, 5 people were hospitalized following a Carbon Monoxide leak in Queens, New York. The exact cause and source of this poisoning is not yet known.

In homes and other buildings, Carbon Monoxide(CO) comes from the boiler or furnace as a result of the burning of a fuel source. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can build up indoors and poison people who breathe it. Symptoms of CO poisoning can include, headaches, nausea, dizziness, and confusion. If the levels of CO are high enough, and the exposure occurs for enough time, CO poisoning can be fatal.

What causes carbon monoxide to be released into the atmosphere? CO is what is called a "byproduct of combustion." It is produced whenever a fuel is burned. It is normally vented to the outside where it mixes with the regular air and is rendered essentially harmless. However, when CO is released into a closed space due to a faulty boiler, a faulty ventilation system or any number of reasons, the results can be catastrophic.

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A British man sustained serious burn injuries when the battery of his e-cigarette exploded while in his pants causing them to catch fire. He sustained serious burn injuries to his leg necessitating skin graft surgeries and leaving him with permanent scarring.

Consumer products have become remarkably safe over the years, but there is still the potential for certain products to cause injury to consumers for a variety of reasons. Products liability cases are among the most complex cases to litigate in New York and other jurisdictions as they require detailed expert analysis and testimony along with knowledgeable attorneys competent to handle such cases.

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries or death resulting from the use of a defective product, the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will give you a free consultation to determine your legal options. To see if you have grounds for a claim, call 212-406-1700 or contact us online. Our attorneys are selective about the cases we take, which allows us to concentrate on representing clients who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of a defective product.

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Once thought of as among of the hottest toys of the 2015 holiday season, hoverboards are clearly among the most dangerous, but not for the reason that you may think. Instead of causing the usual scrapes and bruises most associate with skateboards, hoverboards have been reported to catch fire and even explode while being charged. A massive recall of these dangerous toys is expected and should be undertaken imminently. To read more about the reports of this dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation, please read this article in the Daily News.

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries resulting form the use of a hoverboard, the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will give you a free consultation to determine your legal options. To see if you have grounds for a claim, call 212-406-1700 or contact us online. Our attorneys are selective about the cases we take, which allows us to concentrate on representing clients who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of a defective product.