Were You Seriously Injured By A Faulty Product?
You may be entitled to financial compensation. Call our reputable Georgia defective product attorneys to find out.
Consumers purchase products every day across the U.S. and every time they do, they trust that the products they buy are going to function as intended. We never expect that something we buy is going to harm us, especially when we use it correctly. But defective products can cause catastrophic injuries and illnesses. When this happens, your entire life could be turned upside down.
You don’t have to go through this alone. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Monge & Associates could give you the peace of mind you’ve been hoping for. If we are able to take on your claim, we will work tirelessly to build a powerful case against the at-fault party.
Continue reading to learn more about the different types of defective product claims and who might be culpable for your injuries.
Types of Defective Product Claims
Any type of product can malfunction or be defective and cause severe injuries under the worst of circumstances. But the different ways in which these products are defective can also vary. There are three types of defective product claims. They include:
- Defective design
- Manufacturing defects
- Failure to warn (labeling defects)
If the product in your case had a design defect, it would affect the entire line of the product in question because there is an inherent flaw in the design of the product that causes it to be dangerous.
Manufacturing defects are different. Here, only one or a few specific products are defective as opposed to an entire line of the product.
And with labeling defects, the product manufacturer or other liable party has failed to put a warning label on a product that could be dangerous, even when used correctly.
When it comes to protective equipment, our military service members deserve the best. But that’s not what 3M Company gave them when they sold defective earplugs. And countless service members have lost their hearing as a result.
This is a question of justice. Our soldiers did nothing to deserve this, but many will suffer for the rest of their lives because of 3M’s carelessness.
This kind of injustice doesn’t sit right with the team at Monge & Associates. To help, we’re offering free case evaluations to service members who suffered hearing damage due to defective earplugs. To find out whether you can sue 3M for your hearing loss, contact a 3M lawyer today.
Defective 3M Earplugs Harmed Military Service Members’ Hearing
Sparked by a whistleblower lawsuit, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) uncovered the information that has led to hundreds of earplug hearing loss lawsuits against 3M. The DOJ investigation alleged that 3M knowingly sold defective dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs to the military for years. This was a violation of the False Claims Act.
Investigators said the earplug defects caused them to be too short for proper insertion into the ear. This allowed them to come slightly loose without the wearer realizing it, leaving the user exposed to possible hearing damage from loud sound.
In 2019, 3M agreed to pay $9.1 million to the DOJ to resolve the allegations that it violated the False Claims Act.
Types of Hearing Damage from Defective Earplugs
The defective design of 3M’s combat earplugs has been tied to various hearing problems in service members:
- Total hearing loss
- Hearing impairment
A Georgia defective product lawyer with experience in 3M hearing loss cases can help you find out whether your hearing damage may be tied to 3M’s defective earplugs.
Suing for Military Hearing Loss
If you suffered hearing damage while in the military, you may be eligible to file a defective product lawsuit against 3M to recover compensation. To win such a lawsuit, you will need bulletproof evidence that shows the following:
- You used defective 3M earplugs while in the military.
- You have hearing loss tied to your time in the military.
- Hearing loss has negatively affected your life.
Keep in mind that 3M is an enormous company with plenty of resources to use against you if you file a hearing loss lawsuit. That’s why it can be so helpful to team up with an experienced attorney who knows exactly how to take down big bullies like 3M.
A Roundup attorney can help you seek compensation for cancer you got from using Roundup herbicide. Call today.
Sometimes, the simplest household devices and chemicals can be dangerous. Victims of such products may be able to sue the manufacturer. One major example of such a case is Roundup.
This herbicide product, from the major multinational corporation Monsanto (acquired by Bayer in 2018), appears to have caused cancer in countless people who used it professionally or at home to kill weeds. Since that revelation, hundreds of lawsuits have alleged that Monsanto knew that Roundup might cause cancer.
Some of those lawsuits have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for victims—and rightly so. Any company that would knowingly endangers consumers with its products should be held accountable. If you developed cancer after using Roundup, a Roundup lawyer from Monge & Associates can help you seek personal injury compensation.
Were You Exposed to Roundup?
The alleged cancer-causing qualities of Roundup are tied to a substance called glyphosate. This substance is what gives Roundup its herbicidal properties. And it appears to be causing cancer in some people who have been exposed to it.
Exposure to glyphosate can happen in several ways:
- Eating food that grew in soil treated with Roundup
- Breathing in the air near where Roundup is being sprayed
- Drinking water that is contaminated with Roundup
- Touching plants that have Roundup on them
Like most carcinogens, glyphosate is more likely to cause cancer in large amounts or for long periods of exposure. That fact puts a few groups in particular at risk of Roundup-related cancer:
- Agricultural workers
- Plant nursery workers
While professionals who used Roundup nearly every day likely face the highest risk of cancer from Roundup exposure, anyone who used the product may face a raised risk of cancer.
Types of Cancer Linked to Roundup Weed Killer
Exposure to glyphosate has been tied to a raised risk of several kinds of cancer:
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- B-cell lymphoma
If you have developed any of these types of cancer after using Roundup, you may be eligible for compensation. Talk to a Georgia defective product lawyer with Roundup cancer knowledge about your legal options.
Suing Monsanto for Cancer from Roundup Exposure
Several lawsuits against Monsanto for Roundup-related cancer have seen success so far, and hundreds more are pending. This is good news for those who have become victims of Monsanto’s apparent negligence, but keep in mind that proving that you got cancer from a particular product is hard to do.
Cancer can develop from multiple sources or has no apparent cause at all. You can bet on Monsanto trying to say you got your cancer from something other than Roundup. The good news is that an experienced Georgia defective product attorney will know how to convince the court that you did, in fact, develop cancer from Roundup and you do, in fact, deserve compensation.
If you were exposed to asbestos and have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our experienced mesothelioma lawyers to explore your legal options.
When you are diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other type of cancer, you may be feeling overwhelmed and scared of what your future may bring. But one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about during these tough times is money. But mesothelioma often costs victims in more ways than just financially.
Mesothelioma is different from other types of cancers. Someone could be at fault for your diagnosis. Are you ready to find out? Contact our reputable Georgia defective product lawyers at Monge & Associates today to see if you have grounds for a lawsuit.
Below, we go into further detail about what mesothelioma is and how you could be compensated by the liable party or parties.
What Causes Mesothelioma?
Unlike some other types of cancers, we know what causes mesothelioma. In most cases, mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. This asbestos exposure can then cause the growth of tumors in the stomach, heart, and other organs, but primarily the lungs.
Up until the late 1970s, asbestos was commonly found and used by construction workers. Those handling contaminated materials were later diagnosed with mesothelioma. The same remains today since many homes were built before asbestos was banned from use in the building of properties.
It may be difficult to determine who is at fault for your mesothelioma diagnosis, but if you are a tenant, a construction worker, or anyone else who might have been exposed to mesothelioma, you may be entitled to full restitution.
Compensation for Victims of Asbestos Exposure
When mesothelioma takes over your life because of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to be made whole. This means that you can be compensated for all of the ways your life has been affected by your diagnosis. You should be sure to seek compensation for both economic (financial) and non-economic (non-financial) losses, some of which could include:
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship and love
- Loss of society and support
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Emotional distress
- Reputational damage
- Costs of household maintenance
- Childcare expenses
These are only a few of the various losses you could be awarded in your mesothelioma claim. Your lawyer will closely review all of the ways your life has been negatively impacted and may continue to be in the future, to calculate the value of your lawsuit.
Fault for Injuries Caused by Defective Products
Before a product can reach consumers, it needs to go through a lengthy design, manufacturing, and distribution process. That means there are many individuals and entities handling the product before it got to you. And each of them could have played a part in facilitating your injuries depending on the details of your case. Some of the different parties at fault for defective products claims include:
- Product designers
- Companies that own the product
- Product manufacturers
- Parts manufacturers
- Product distributors
- Safety inspectors
Call our Georgia Defective Product Attorney
The thought of going to court may leave you feeling weary. But with our experienced defective product lawyers at Monge & Associates by your side, you can rest easier knowing a team of legal professionals is fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Our firm is proud to offer free consultations to injury victims, contact us today.