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As a member of the Philadelphia Local 19 Sheet Metal Workers union, you have probably heard or seen the kind of work-related injuries and illnesses your fellow colleagues suffer from time to time. Philadelphia sheet metal workers are normally exposed to numerous risks from cuts and slips to working with hazardous materials, but what about the harmful everyday products and medications that we have potentially been exposed to?
Did you know that you can develop complications after using harmful drugs and products with known and unknown side effects? Aside from the usual work-related injuries, car accidents, and other outside risks, you are also susceptible to other health complications caused by consumer products and medications that we use or may have used in our lives.
If you’ve been following consumer product news in the last few years, you may have heard of products getting recalled due to their harmful effects to consumers. These are products and medications people use every day at home or at work.
Let’s look at three examples of products that have been found to have harmful side effects to consumers:
One of the well-known products that have resulted in numerous liability cases is Roundup. This is commonly used to kill weeds at home and farms. Roundup is usually sold in a spray bottle and is used to kill weeds between cracks in driveways, walkways, and anywhere in your lawn. Farmers and landscapers also use it in large scale amount to kill weeds in farms and large compounds.
It is an effective weed killer but if inhaled, ingested in contaminated food and drinks, or even absorbed through the skin, Roundup can cause severe medical conditions such as the following:
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Celiac disease
- Birth defects and many more health complications.
The manufacturers of Roundup used harmful ingredients in the product and to make matters worse, failed to warn consumers of the risks associated with the weed killer. They can be held responsible for any damage caused by their products to consumers.
If you or your loved one has suffered any sign of ill health or one of the conditions named above after using Roundup, contact an experienced product liability lawyer at Cordisco & Saile, LLC to help you file a compensation claim for the damages and suffering you have to go through.
Zantac is a popular pharmaceutical with severe side effects. It is a stomach medication used to provide consumers with relief from heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers, but in many cases it has caused much more pain and even death.
Recent studies show that the medication contains a known carcinogenic ingredient called NDMA in amounts higher than what is allowed by the FDA. NDMA has been linked to a wide range of cancers such as:
- Small intestine cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Liver cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
The drug’s manufacturer is liable for any ill-health and damages the drug causes on consumers because they used high amounts of known carcinogenic chemicals in the product and still failed to warn consumers of the danger posed by their product.
If you or your loved one has used Zantac for some time and developed signs of any of the conditions mentioned above, you need to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Cordisco & Saile, LLC to file a Zantac compensation claim.
E-Cigs and vaping is all over the news. Juul is a popular brand of e-cigarettes promoted to teenagers and young adults as a safer alternative to tobacco-based smokes but actually causes serious health problems.
The vaping product has been found to contain high levels of nicotine and other toxic chemicals that can cause symptoms such as:
- Seizures and convulsions
- Blood clots
- Respiratory problems
- High blood pressure
- Suicidal tendencies and many more
The manufacturers of Juul were even taken to court recently for marketing their products using deceptive practices to young unsuspecting users.
If you or your loved one has suffered any of the abovementioned symptoms after using Juul, we can help you file a compensation claim for the suffering and damages you have incurred.
Philadelphia sheet metal workers deserve to be well informed and represented when it comes to defective drugs and product liability exposure. Being exposed to these harmful drugs and products may cause severe health risks as an adverse reaction to them. The manufacturers of these harmful products should be held responsible for damages caused by their products to consumers.
If you or your loved one has been adversely affected by any consumer product or medication, our expert product liability and mass tort lawyers at Cordisco & Saile, LLC, will assist you to get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.