Our law firm helps people who are critically injured by unsafe products. In some of our cases, the product has been recalled, but a recall is not necessary before we file a lawsuit and win a settlement.
A grieving mother hired us when her little one died while in a baby sling. She thought, correctly, that the cause of her baby’s death was the sling, that the design caused her infant’s face to roll into the fabric, preventing him from breathing.
Attorney Fred Pritzker took the case. He contacted the federal government about this product and urged the department to force a recall. After only a few weeks, a recall was issued. Fred could have just filed a lawsuit, gotten a settlement and moved on, but he made sure that this product was taken off of the market. This is what we do.
In another case, a medical product was recalled because it could fatally sicken newborns, although the exact cause of the illnesses was not determined. We got many calls from parents. Fred and attorney Brendan Flaherty hired experts to find the cause. One expert, a renown professor, did an in-depth study of these illnesses and how the product could have caused them. His research was published in a medical journal, and Fred and Brendan used that research to win millions for our little clients and their parents.
A young man consumed food contaminated with a deadly bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes. After a few weeks, the bacteria had traveled to his brain and infected the meninges, the lining of the brain and spinal cord. This is called meningitis, and this young man almost died. He contacted our law firm, and Fred and attorney Eric Hageman flew to meet with him and his family. They found out that, before he got sick, he had eaten a product that had been recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. They pursued a settlement from the company that made the product and won millions.
Our lawyers have won millions for clients injured by defective and dangerous products, including the following 3 recoveries (read about our top cases):
You can ask Fred and our other product liability lawyers if you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a company that sold a defective product.
A recall lawsuit involves personal injury or wrongful death caused by a defective product, one that is not reasonably safe for its intended use. “Intended use” includes all those uses a reasonably prudent person might make, bearing in mind its characteristics, warnings and labels. In many of our recall cases, the company was prompted to act by reports of personal injury or wrongful death. However, attorney Fred Pritzker has taken action that resulted in a company issuing one.
Federal agencies involved may include:
Most people do not know that the federal government can’t recall products, the agencies above can only urge companies to recall unsafe products. If that does not work, they can take legal steps to force a recall, but it is a slow process.
Just because a product is sold does not mean it is safe.
You may have a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective product, the wholesaler or distributor of the product, and often the retailer of the product. These suits involve one or more of the following:
Thousands of people receive injuries from recalled items each year. The makers of these unsafe products should be held responsible because that is what is fair. We make sure that happens and work to get settlement money for the following:
If company executives and/or managers have behaved very badly, we seek “punitive damages” for our clients, meaning we ask for an additional, large amount of money to punish the company for the intentional or reckless behavior.
If you have been injured here are some things to consider:
You can call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or click here to contact our lawyers and get your free consultation. Our law firm has a reputation for success in complex lawsuits and is listed in U.S. News and World Report’s The Best Law Firms in America. Our product liability lawyers have been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lawyers USA and other publications. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of people hurt or killed by defective items, including flammable furniture, industrial saws and shredding machines, automobiles, pumps and sprayers, hip implants, and dangerous drugs and other medical, some that caused severe infections.
We have a national practice and have won money for clients throughout the U.S. Our offices are centrally located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Our law firm has settled several meningitis lawsuits against food and drug companies. We have (and are) representing clients with meningitis (brain infection) from Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella, both bacteria that can contaminate food and cause severe illness. We have also settled cases for clients who got this kind of infection from contaminated medical products.
According to the FDA and CDC, a design issue with LivaNova (Sorin) Stockert 3T heater-cooler devices can lead to an infection after open chest surgery. One possible issue with the design is that nontuberculous Mycobacteria chimaera (NTM) can grow in the heater-cooler water reservoir and then become airborne and travel to a patient’s open chest, causing infections. There have been NTM outbreaks associated with these heater-cooler products in Pennsylvania and Iowa. California and Minnesota may also have cases. We are investigating a heater-cooler lawsuit.
Attorneys Brendan Flaherty and David Szerlag are providing free consultations to patients who had total hip replacement (arthroplasy) using certain Stryker hip implant products. These patients may be experiencing pain and instability due to tissue and bone damage from metallosis, specifically cobalt and chromium poisoning. Contact us about a Stryker hip recall lawsuit.
Stryker LFIT Lawsuit Update, MDL 2768: The pretrial procedures for Stryker LFIT lawsuits have been centralized in federal court in a process called multidistrict litigation (MDL), specifically MDL 2768 In re: Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation. This is not a class action. The defendant for these cases is HowmedicaOsteonics Corp. (HOC). These cases concern alleged defects in Stryker-branded LFIT Anatomic CoCR V40 femoral heads, a prosthetic hip replacement device.
Our law firm has settled Stryker and DePuy hip lawsuits.
Our lawyers are helping people who got an infection from an endoscope that was not cleaned adequately. There have been several outbreaks of hospital-acquired Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), involving Klebsiella species and Escherichia coli (E. coli).
Our law firm helps clients with personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against manufacturers and compounding pharmacies that sell contaminated medicine that causes outbreaks of illness from bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Our cases against hospitals involve infection outbreaks.
The FDA looked at two clinical trials of the type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin. These clinical trials, according to an FDA Drug Safety Communication found an increased risk of leg and foot amputations with use of canagliflozin, sold as Invokana, Invokamet, and Invokamet XR. Patients with questions can contact us.
We are helping males whose breasts increased in size (gynecomastia) after using Risperdal, a prescription prescribed for ADHD, an off-label use, and other uses. This medication is made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. Contact attorney Brendan Flaherty about a Risperdal lawsuit.