Cordisco & Saile the longtime approved partner for FOP Lodge 5, per Union leadership. We know your main job is keeping folks safe, but what about your safety when it comes to defective products and drugs? We aim to keep you informed of these potential risks and help you get justice should you or a family member suffer from other negligence.
Most people do not realize the harmful things they are potentially exposed to, and why would you? A majority of product liability cases involve prescription drugs, medicines, and harmful chemicals that are the ingredients to everyday products that we use. Companies that manufacture these products and medications are legally and ethically charged with the responsibility to test all the ingredients used in the products before releasing them to the public for use.
These tests should also be conducted in accordance with guidelines set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The manufacturer is also required to provide sufficient warnings about the potentially harmful side effects of their products. However, this is sometimes not the case which is why you’ve probably heard of pharmaceutical drugs and products being recalled for having adverse effects on consumers.
Philadelphia police officers and administration are not exempt from the effects of harmful products and prescription drugs. Besides the usual risks you face in the line of duty, you can also fall victim to the harmful effects of products we all use on a daily basis.
Here are three examples of seemingly harmless but potentially dangerous products that are already facing litigation in many parts of the country.
If you are a homeowner then you’ve probably heard of or used the popular weed killer that goes by the name of Roundup, which comes in a spray bottle form. Roundup has been used for many years to kill weeds on lawns, patios, and between cracks in driveways and walkways. Farmers and landscapers have also been using Roundup on a larger scale to kill weeds in farms and yards.
However, exposure to the chemical ingredients of Roundup through inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion can cause severe medical conditions including:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Celiac disease
- Liver disease
- Birth defects and other dangerous illnesses.
Roundup manufacturers use harmful chemicals in their product and are therefore liable for any damage or sickness caused by the weed killer. They should pay compensation to anybody harmed by their product.
If you or a member of your family has suffered any of the symptoms and illnesses mentioned above after using Roundup, contact Cordisco & Saile’s product liability lawyers today to start the process of filing a compensation claim against the company.
Juul is another product that has faced liability lawsuits in the recent past. Vaping is all over the news and this brand of e-cigarettes was heavily marketed as a safer and non-addictive alternative to tobacco-based cigarettes. It is a vaping product mainly targeting teenagers and young adults.
However, after people started filing complaints with the FDA about Juul’s toxicity and nicotine poisoning, it was found that the vaping product not only contained higher levels of nicotine than is allowed by FDA but also caused harmful and sometimes fatal side effects such as:
- Convulsions and seizures
- Blood clots
- Severe pneumonia
- Respiratory problems
- Elevated blood pressure
- Suicidal feelings and many more
In a recent lawsuit, it was argued that Juul’s manufacturers used deceptive marketing practices to promote their product and failed to warn users of all the potential risks of the product. They should be held responsible for the suffering caused by their product.
If you or a loved one has used Juul and is currently experiencing related side effects or illness, contact our experienced product liability attorneys at Cordisco & Saile, LLC to seek the compensation that you rightfully deserve.
Zantac is a popular medication used to treat stomach problems such as heartburn, acid reflux, and even provide relief from stomach ulcers. However, the drug ended up cause the exact opposite of relief and was recently recalled after it was found that it contained high levels of a carcinogenic ingredient known as NDMA.
There are several cancers linked to NDMA including:
- Small intestine cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and many more
Scientists have known about the risk posed by NDMA for over 40 years but the manufacturers of the drug still went ahead to use NDMA in their product. They sold Zantac to unsuspecting consumers without warning users of the risks associated with the product. They are therefore liable for damages and sicknesses caused by the drug.
At Cordisco & Saile, LLC, we fight for people with cancer and other complications caused by Zantac to seek financial compensation from the drug’s manufacturers. Call us for a free consultation if you or your loved one has been a victim of Zantac’s adverse effects.
As a member of the Philly FOP Lodge 5, you understand how debilitating illnesses such as cancer can be, especially when they are caused by seemingly innocent but dangerous products and medications. The manufacturers of such harmful products deserve to be punished and made to pay for their neglect or the practice of putting profits before the welfare of their customers.
At Cordisco & Saile, we have competent and skilled product liability attorneys ready to help you get fully compensated for injuries or illnesses caused by harmful products. If you or a family member has been a victim of a consumer product with harmful ingredients, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.