Defective Products Cases

Patient who suffered nerve damage from faulty surgical device receives $7.5 million settlement

A young professional, running to catch a train, tripped and fell down a flight of concrete steps. As part of the treatment for her rotator cuff injury, she underwent an arthroscopic procedure involving an electrothermal heating probe.

As Kolsby Gordon lawyers later proved, the device had been repeatedly connected with causing nerve damage. The manufacturer was aware of the conditions that led to the nerve damage, and presentations had been made at top conferences about how to prevent it. Yet neither her surgeon nor the manufacturer took the steps necessary to prevent the nerve damage from occurring to her shoulder during the procedure.

The resulting damage was chronic and debilitating—afterwards she required long-term help with even basic chores, as well as around-the-clock opiates for pain management. Because of the negligence of the doctor and the manufacturer, her career was finished. Kolsby Gordon helped our client secure a significant settlement that covers future medical and living expenses as she moves forward with her life.

Seven-figure settlement for family of seven-year-old killed by faulty bed.

Kolsby Gordon attorneys represented parents who found their daughter trapped in her bed manufactured specifically for special needs children, stuck between her mattress and the railing, where she ultimately died. Investigations revealed several other similar cases of suffocation involving the same bed from the same manufacturer.

As a result of this case, the family not only received a significant settlement. Kolsby Gordon attorneys worked to publicize critically-important research from the case to inform other parents of special needs children, and help them avoid a similar fate.

Victim harmed by defective forklift receives seven-figure verdict.

A defective forklift lacked an audible alarm system that would alert nearby workers and passerbys. As a result, the forklift struck our client, causing extensive permanent damage to their knees, thighs, and lower back. As is common in such devastating accidents, our client also experienced psychological injuries—all of which could have been avoided had the manufacturer ensured this forklift was equipped with the proper safety mechanisms.

Six-figure settlement after faulty surgical tool leads to infection and death.

A bronchoscope that was used in a lung transplant patient was defective in such a way that it resulted in a fatal infection.

Kolsby Gordon represents numerous plaintiffs in Dow Corning breast implant cases.

Dow Corning breast implants were initially sold as safe and non-reactive with human tissue, but were shown to leak, tear, and interact with human tissue in a way that caused an array of illnesses. Kolsby Gordon litigated on behalf of several clients to secure exceptional case victories.

Kolsby Gordon represents numerous plaintiffs in Dalkon Shield cases.

The Dalkon Shield IUD was sold as birth control in the early 1970s. It was later found that the contraceptive device caused miscarriages, infertility, and severe damage to female organs. Kolsby Gordon attorneys achieved strong results for several clients in these cases.