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Most Common Health Problems Caused By Defective Products

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Some manufacturers spend a lot of time developing products that make life more convenient but never consider their safety. For example, the cellphone has definitely improved the way people communicate. With that said, the cell phone has been a hot health topic for quite some time. In fact, researchers have conducted several studies, attempting to link mobile phones with a broad range of health risks. These risks include cancer, sleep problems and changes in brain activity. While these risks have not been scientifically proven, they still raise concern in the health community. Below, you will discover a list of the most common health problems caused by defective products.

Paralysis

Some devices that are surgically implanted into humans have been linked to paralysis. While these cases are rare, the risks are still there. And, this is not to mention the many medical procedures that have left patients with some form of paralysis. Of course, most surgeons tell their patients about these risks. However, there are some patients that claim they were not forewarned.

 

Every patient who is left paralyzed due to a medical procedure has the right to file a lawsuit against the surgeon, hospital and device manufacturer.

Cancer

Cancer is a disease that has been linked to defective products, medical procedures and environmental exposures. While some cases can be cleared up quickly with chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, some victims are not so lucky. If you develop cancer due to a defective product, you need to know your rights. Victims of defective products have the right to file a lawsuit against the device manufacturer and the surgeon. Knowing these rights will not only protect you from financial loss due to a permanent injury or chronic disease related to the defective product but also protect your family as well.

Food Poisoning

Some people would not consider improperly cooked foods a defective product. However, foods that are not cooked properly pose many health risks, with the main one being food poisoning. While this condition is not known to cause permanent damage, reports show that some victims have developed kidney problems after eating contaminated foods.

Mesothelioma

Another disease caused by defective products is known as mesothelioma. Most cases have been linked to products that contain asbestos. Believe it or not, there are thousands of cases where people have developed mesothelioma after long-term exposure to asbestos.

Alopecia

Another common problem related to defective products is alopecia, permanent hair loss. Many hair care products, such as shampoos, dyes, conditioners and permanents, have caused alopecia. Victims were a mixture of both men and women, so no one is completely protected from these risks. While these manufacturers guarantee their products, it is important to know the risk of utilizing a new hair care product.

COPD

Millions of people utilize tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco, cigarettes and snuff. All of these products tend to cause lung disease and cancer. Even though the manufacturer forewarns of these risks, you can still file a lawsuit if you develop COPD or lung cancer after utilizing these products.