Products Liability – Non-prescription drugs and health devices
A young woman sustained heart damage after ingesting an herbal supplement that she purchased as part of a cleansing program. The cleansing program was marketed and sold throughout Massachusetts and the United States via magazines, trade shows and the Internet. The plaintiff learned of the product while attending a trade show in Denver where the
Three-year-old girl was severely and permanently injured when her right index finger was partially amputated and mangled by the dangerous and defective set-up and collapse features on the Exerciser. The Exerciser's detent pin hole acted as a guillotine to unsuspecting consumers like this little girl. The little girl's parents purchased the Exerciser through a mail
The defendant performed a conversion of a handicapped vehicle for the plaintiff. Said conversion included installation of a Lock Base with an electronic control module. Plaintiff sustained severe injuries when his wheelchair, which was locked into the Lock Base unit, rotated, causing him to lose control of the vehicle he was operating.
An arthroscopic exam revealed a defect in woman's implanted knee prosthetic. As a result of this defect, the woman suffered severe and permanent physical and emotional injuries, has undergone medical and surgical procedures, has incurred medical expenses, has sustained permanent and disfiguring scarring and is unable to engage in her usual activities.
Man purchased a tube of self tanning lotion and used it as directed for about a month until he achieved the desired tanning effect. A couple of months later, as the tanning effect faded, the man noticed a linear discoloration across the top of his forehead. This skin condition is readily visible and permanent. The
The plaintiff, a married woman in her thirties, developed joint pain, fever, chills, rash, hallucinations and vaginal discomfort during two of her normal menstrual periods. Diagnostic investigation revealed a disease known as "toxic shock syndrome." The syndrome is characterized by the presence of a bacterial infection caused by the use of tampons (in particular with