ASBESTOS AND OTHER DANGEROUS PRODUCTS
Defective products cause thousands of serious injuries every year, at times devastatingly severe or even fatal. These injuries can create a financial and emotional burden that can last a lifetime for the victim or their family. Our goal is to free you from the stress and anxiety of dealing with the negligent party, the insurance companies, and the courts so you can focus on healing. We will carefully review your case and guide you through each step of the legal process. If you or a family member have been injured, we can help.
At Harty Jewell, our attorneys have nearly two decades of experience representing asbestos victims. Asbestos is a mineral, and it was mined and used in thousands of products for decades.
Shipyard workers, Navy service members, and workers in power plants, refineries, construction, railroads, and the automotive industry often worked with and around uncontrolled asbestos-containing products. These workers were unaware that the products utilized in their day-to-day work could later cause cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, and the chronic lung disease, asbestosis. Family members of these workers are also at an increased risk of these same asbestos-related diseases as a result of coming into contact with asbestos fibers and dust transported into the family home on a worker’s clothing.
Asbestos-related diseases typically have a latency period of anywhere from ten to forty or fifty years. This means that a worker who was exposed in their twenties may not be diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease until they are in their sixties or seventies.
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The attorneys at Harty Jewell have represented hundreds of asbestos victims and have obtained compensation for asbestos victims. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, call us for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
The attorneys at Harty Jewell represent individuals or loved ones who have been injured as a result of defective medical devices, which may include hip and knee replacements, pacemakers that stop or fail to keep a proper rhythm, hernia mesh that causes obstructions and bowel disorders, and other medical devices which are improperly sterilized.
Many types of medical devices are utilized and provide great relief to patients. However, when a manufacturer designs and sells a defective medical device, it can cause devastatingly severe injuries. Medical devices become defective when proper testing or inadequate research is performed before a product is designed and utilized. Some medical devices have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but an FDA recall can occur after thousands of individuals have been injured by a medical device.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of implantation of a medical device, call us for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
A defective drug can be either a prescription or an over-the-counter drug that causes injuries or death. Pharmaceutical companies have an obligation to manufacture safe drugs and to perform proper testing and research to confirm a drug’s safety for use in humans. Failure to warn of all potential side effects or contamination with cancer-causing substances can make a drug defective.
Currently, the attorneys at Harty Jewell are investigating injuries related to:
If you don’t see the drug that may have caused your injuries on our list, it does not mean that you do not have a claim.If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective drug, call us for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
NEC BABY FORMULA
Certain baby formulas have been linked to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants, and parents of infant who developed NEC have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of Enfamil and Similac. NEC is a disease impacts premature infants primarily and occurs when bacteria invade the wall of the intestine. In severe cases, the intestines can become inflamed and perforate, which allows bacteria to leak into the bloodstream or abdomen.
A diagnosis of NEC can be extremely frightening for any parent to hear. Medical treatment can resolve the disease, and a baby with NEC can live a healthy life. However, treatment can result in thousands of dollars in medical expenses and includes stopping regular feeding and feeding the infant via intravenous catheter, along with a high risk of severe long-term complications. Many studies demonstrate that infant formula and human milk fortifiers derived from cow’s milk fed to preemies increases the infant’s risk of developing NEC. Despite these studies, the manufacturers of Enfamil and Similac marketed infant formula and human milk fortifiers and failed to provide warnings that feeding these cow-based products to preemies could put them at risk for a devastating intestinal disease.
If your child was fed Enfamil or Similac infant formula or human milk fortifier, and was diagnosed with NEC, call us for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
Benzene is a widely used chemical that has been linked to a number of blood disorders as well as cancer. Benzene is used routinely in making other chemicals, including plastics, chemicals, lubricants, rubbers, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. For many years, it was used as an industrial solvent and as an additive to gasoline, but those uses have been reduced in recent years. Industrial and maritime workers, including: industrial workers using solvents, offshore oil rig workers, painters, paper and pulp workers, refinery and petrochemical workers, tankermen and barge workers, dock workers, truck drivers, and gasoline distribution workers, all may have chronic exposure to benzene.
Workers exposed to benzene may have an increased risk of blood disorders or cancer, which may include leukemia, Non-Hodkins Lymphoma, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia, and other blood disorders. Benzene typically causes latent diseases, meaning that a worker’s chronic exposure may cause a disease decades later.
If you or a loved one has received a diagnosis of leukemia, Non-Hodkins Lymphoma, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia, or other blood disorder, and believe that benzene exposure may have occurred, call us for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the United States. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, has been linked to certain cancers in multiple studies, including Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), and various sub-types, including Follicular Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Large Diffuse B-cell, and Cutaneous T-Cell. Both dermal (skin) and inhalation (breathing) exposure to Roundup have been linked to NHL and other serious injuries. Farmers and agricultural workers are at an increased risk of injury, as well as those who used Roundup in gardening and yard maintenance.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma or other serious injuries after exposure to Roundup, call us for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
Paraquat is a very toxic herbicide used commercially in the United States. It is used as an alternative for weeds resistant to glyphosate, the herbicide known as Roundup. It is restricted for commercial use only, so farmers and agricultural workers at a high risk for exposure, as are those who live close to industrial farms.
Paraquat has been linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, which is a chronic and progressive brain disorder that affects movement over time. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include: tremors (hand or other), prolonged or extreme stiffness, loss of balance, difficulty walking, difficulty speaking, drooling, trembling, anxiety, hallucinations, whole body fatigue, and more.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease after exposure to Paraquat, call us for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
Camp Lejeune Claims
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 was recently passed by the House and Senate and is expected to be signed into law by the President soon. Once enacted, any individual who lived, worked or was otherwise exposed to the water supply at Camp Lejeune for a period of 30 days or more during the period of August 1, 1953 to December 31, 1987, may be entitled to compensation. The new bill allows those who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune to have their day in court for injuries caused by toxic water exposure on base.
If you or a loved one lived, served, or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and were harmed by drinking or using the tap water at Camp Lejeune, you may be able to pursue compensation. We are dedicated to seeking truth and justice, we are compassionate about our clients and helping them, and we strive only to provide diamond level legal services. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of the water at Camp Lejeune, contact us to speak with one of our toxic exposure attorneys at 757-568-9633, or reach out to us online.