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Manufacturers of blood clot filter sued in West Virginia

For West Virginians facing serious health issues, the cure may sometimes be as bad or worse than the disease. Pulmonary embolism, for example, is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot travels via the bloodstream from the veins deep in the legs into the lungs, making it difficult to breathe and potentially causing death. When a patient has already had one pulmonary embolism, doctors wish to prevent a recurrence. One means of prevention is a filter surgically placed in the inferior vena cava, the main vein in the body that leads from the legs to the heart. In theory, the filter allows normal blood flow to the heart and lungs while preventing clots from traveling to the vital organs. 

Taking on the big guys

At Gellner Law Offices, we understand that our clients come to us in a state of stress. More often than not, informal methods have failed in their pursuit of justice. They often see us as their last chance to obtain the compensation they deserve against seemingly insurmountable odds. We are proud to represent our clients in their contests against even the largest opponents.

Product malfunction to blame for injuries to several consumers

When consumers are in search of a product that meets some kind of need, they usually look through reviews from other customers to get an idea of how the product functions, whether or not it is effective and how its cost and design compares with other competing products. When they make the choice to buy that product in West Virginia, they often rely on it to operate the way it was advertised to. Unfortunately, sometimes products are flawed or something went awry during the design process which opens the door to malfunctions and risks for the user. 

Reviewing manufacturer incident reporting requirements

Wheeling residents may often hear news about products being recalled by manufacturers. While most correctly assume that such actions are only undertaken due to problems with the products being recalled, few may actually know what prompts recalls, and what sort of liability issues manufacturers may face during the process. 

Suzuki faces $14m lawsuit for faulty motorcycle brakes

In October 2013, the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corp. recalled over 200,000 of its motorcycles over a brake defect, but not before a Georgia man was severely injured while riding one. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike when the motorcycle's brakes allegedly failed to activate while he was traveling 30 mph.

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