Medical Product Liability Lawyers
When products fail, people suffer
If a drug, a defective medical device or any other defective consumer healthcare product causes death or harm to any person, the manufacturer and other parties in the chain of production and distribution may be held responsible for the resulting damages.
The injury could be caused by negligent design, negligent manufacturing or even neglecting to warn patients about some aspect of the product or its side effects. In some cases, a consumer product being used according to the manufacturer's instructions may be shown to cause harm.
If it can be proven that the manufacturer knew about the potential risks but failed to warn consumers, consumers are entitled to seek compensation for their suffering.
The list of products, drugs and devices is continually growing and changing. The attorneys at Cochran, Kroll & Associates stay up to date on current lawsuits and Michigan legislation that may affect the filing of claims related to defective products.
To find out if you qualify for financial compensation due to a defective medical device or product, you need to consult with a qualified attorney who understands this area of law and has a proven track record in handling these special cases.
We have experience representing victims in these types of Product Liability cases:
Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Hernias are a common medical problem affecting thousands of people annually. Though there are many types of hernias, a ventral hernia of the abdomen is the most commonly involved in failed hernia mesh surgery.
A composite mesh commonly used for hernia surgeries combines the properties of plastic mesh on one side and gortex or collagen mesh on the other side. The side of the mesh that is attached to the abdominal wall is intended to grow into the patient’s own tissue. The other side is generally coated with a substance that is supposed to insulate the intestines (and other organs) from the plastic while allowing strong adhesion to the abdominal wall.
Hernia Mesh Problems
If the hernia mesh composite product fails to properly insulate the intestines and organs from the plastic mesh, serious complications can develop including adhesions, fistulas, bowel obstructions, allergic reactions, life-threatening infections and more.
Hernia Mesh Recall
Due to the high failure rate, one manufacturer (Ethicon) has announced a hernia mesh recall of several of its surgical mesh products.
If you or a loved one is suffering from complications caused by a failed hernia repair surgery involving one of these hernia mesh products, contact Cochran, Kroll & Associates for a FREE consultation. You may be eligible for compensation.
Talcum Powder / Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
U. S. courts are currently awarding significant damages to women who have developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for feminine hygiene.
In February 2016, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s talcum powder products for feminine hygiene.
In a separate case in May 2016, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $55 million to a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s talcum powder products for feminine hygiene for approximately 40 years.
In both cases, evidence was presented at trial showing that Johnson & Johnson knew as early as 1971 that there was an association between an increased risk of ovarian cancer and use of their talc products for feminine hygiene and that they failed to warn consumers of these risks.
Attorney Eileen Kroll specializes in cases involving women’s health issues. As both an attorney and a registered nurse, she is uniquely qualified to handle these types of cases.
Defective Medical Devices Lawsuits
In July 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled two metal hip replacement components over concerns that the devices could cause pain, swelling and harm to surrounding body tissue. Stryker joins Johnson & Johnson, Biomet and a number of other medical device makers facing lawsuits alleging that their metal-on-metal hip implants are defective, prone to failure and can cause metal poisoning.
The attorneys at Cochran, Kroll & Associates have extensive experience and knowledge of the ongoing Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker Accolade lawsuits and settlements.
If you or a loved one received a Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant, our attorneys may be able to help you sue the manufacturer to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other related losses. We can quickly help you navigate through the complex claim process and make sure you get the best settlement possible.
If you or a loved one were implanted with a metal-on-metal DePuy Pinnacle or DuPuy ASR hip and are experiencing hip implant problems, you may be entitled to financial compensation. If you have been notified that revision surgery is recommended because a DuPuy ASR replacement has failed you should not have the surgery done without first calling Cochran, Kroll & Associates for a free consultation with an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice and medical product liability.
Do not sign a consent form for surgery to remove and replace a DuPuy device without first getting legal advice.
Contact us for a free no-obligation consultation to determine your eligibility for a DePuy ASR lawsuit. The attorneys of Cochran, Kroll & Associates have decades of experience helping victims of defective medical products. Let us put our experience to work for you and your family.
Over the last several years, many women have undergone a procedure commonly known as a bladder suspension or bladder sling for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Doctors surgically implant mesh within the pelvis to provide support for the bladder and other female organs.
Unfortunately, many women develop side effects including: chronic pain, tissue damage, infections, incontinence and other related dysfunctions, including pain during intimate relations. These problems compromise their quality of life and may be permanent.
The mesh manufacturers failed to conduct proper testing and then failed to adequately inform women of known side effects before they underwent the surgical procedure. As a result you may be entitled to money damages from the mesh manufacturer.
Attorney Eileen Kroll is uniquely qualified to discuss this delicate, personal topic and to help you seek compensation for adverse effects to your heath as the result of a vaginal mesh implant.
Eileen Kroll, as both a Registered Nurse and a partner in the Law Offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, specializes in medical malpractice cases and defective product cases that impact women.
Fungal Meningitis Lawsuits
The unprecedented spread of fungal meningitis associated with steroid injections manufactured by an unregulated compound pharmacy had dire consequences in October 2012 with thousands exposed, more than a hundred contracting the disease, and people needlessly dying.
Drugs created in compounding pharmacies are not approved for safety or efficacy by the FDA, and therefore Michigan’s drug immunity laws do not apply to these drugs or their manufacturers.
If you believe you or a family member may have received an unregulated product or injection to relieve pain, you may develop fungal meningitis or suffer other harmful side effects.
Let Cochran, Kroll & Associates make sure you are fully reimbursed for harm done and that your future needs are provided for.