Once a product becomes available for purchase, it should be safe for consumers — but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. There are many known defective or dangerous products available on the market in 2023 that may pose a serious risk to consumers.
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of any of the dangerous products listed below, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Get in touch with us today to see if Sokolove Law may be able to help with your case.
In January 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged all consumers and health care providers to stop using Delsam Pharma and EzriCare Artificial Tears over-the-counter eye drops for dry eyes.
Both Delsam and EzriCare eye drops have been linked to infections nationwide that have led to:
Permanent vision loss
Learn more about your legal options if you or a loved one used EzriCare eye drops and suffered harm.
Emerging studies have found that frequent use of chemical hair relaxers may double the risk of uterine cancer in women.
Dangerous chemicals found in different brands of chemical hair straighteners include:
Bisphenol A (BPA)
Metals (like arsenic, mercury, and lead)
If you’ve used chemical hair relaxer products to straighten your hair and were later diagnosed with endometrial or uterine cancer, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the makers of these products.
Tesla™ autopilot and self-driving features have long been marketed as safe, but recent reports identified over 270 Tesla accidents caused by these features between July 2021 and June 2022, leading many to question how safe this technology may be.
Lawsuits against Tesla allege that the software has caused cars to:
Crash into stationary vehicles
Fail to recognize emergency vehicles or motorcycles
Run red lights and veer into traffic
Stop suddenly and unintentionally
If you own a Tesla with autopilot or self-driving software, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Tesla and pursue compensation.
Taxotere®, which is the brand name of docetaxel, is an intravenous chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancerous cells.
This chemotherapy drug is used to treat various types of cancer, including:
Unfortunately, Taxotere has been linked to severe, potentially permanent, eye injuries and vision damage. If you or a loved one suffered eye damage after being treated with Taxotere, you may be entitled to compensation.
Cow’s milk-based baby formula and milk fortifier products can greatly increase the risk of low-birth-weight and premature babies developing a serious, potentially fatal, intestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Unfortunately, many popular baby formula and milk fortifier products on the market today have cow’s milk in them, including:
If your baby was premature and developed NEC after being fed cow’s milk-based formula products, even while still under hospital care, you may be able to seek justice and compensation through a baby formula lawsuit.
FiberCel Fiber Viable Bone Matrix is a surgical bone product used to help bones and fractures heal more quickly. In June 2021, however, Aziyo Biologics, Inc. issued an urgent recall of one lot of its fiber powder product due to contamination.
Some of the procedures that utilize the contaminated FiberCel fiber powder product include:
Orthopedic or reconstructive bone grafts
Patients who received FiberCel from the contaminated lot may have been exposed to the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). Over 100 patients may have been exposed so far.
Montelukast is an asthma and allergy prescription drug that has been marketed and sold under the brand name Singulair® by Merck & Co., Inc. since 1998.
Singulair, however, has been linked to many neuropsychiatric or mental health side effects, including:
Aggression and irritability
Anxiety and depression
Disorientation, hallucinations, or confusion
Sleep problems like insomnia and nightmares
Suicidal thoughts and action
Multiple Singulair class action lawsuits have been filed and are still pending in court. If you or your child took Singulair and experienced mental health side effects, you may be able to take legal action to pursue compensation.
The Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper has now been pulled from the market, after an investigation by Consumer Reports found that the overall design of the sleeper poses life-threatening risks to babies.
According to this groundbreaking investigation by Consumer Reports:
At least 32 babies have died inside the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper
A cardinal rule of infant care is that newborns must lay flat on their backs
The Rock ‘n Play Sleeper allows babies to lay on their backs at an incline
Laying at an incline increases the risk of a baby accidentally suffocating
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning to consumers in 2019, but these dangerous infant sleepers remained on the markets for years afterwards.
Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral that's mined from the earth. However, talc can be contaminated with microscopic asbestos fibers. Exposure to asbestos in talc products, like Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, can lead to serious and sometimes fatal illnesses.
Lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder can cause:
Other forms of cancer and serious illnesses
If you used talcum powder and were later diagnosed with cancer, you may be able to file a talc lawsuit and pursue compensation.
For decades, the toxic herbicide or weedkiller paraquat has been sprayed on commercial farms to prevent weed growth near crops. Unfortunately, paraquat exposure has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder that gradually becomes worse with time.
Exposure to paraquat can happen if you:
Apply, load, or mix paraquat
Come into contact with sprayed plants
Get paraquat on your skin
Inhale or ingest the weedkiller
Learn more about filing a paraquat lawsuit to pursue financial compensation for your care.
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