Have you been harmed by a product?
- a medical device that has gone wrong?
- an unexpected side effect from your medication?
- an aircraft or helicopter crash?
- a faulty electrical appliance?
- a beauty product that has caused an unexpected reaction?
- were you warned sufficiently about the risks involved in the use of a device or a drug?
- an unsafe consumer product such as a dryer, washing machine or fridge?
In the eyes of the law, if the product did not produce the level of safety you would have expected then it may be considered defective and you may be able to be compensated by the manufacturer for the injuries or losses that follow.
If you were sold a product that was not of satisfactory quality or fit for purpose and it injured you, then you may be entitled to bring a claim against the hospital or business that sold it to you.
Our harmful products experience
Our team has many years' experience of bringing successful harmful product claims.
Our expert advice has helped us to be ranked first as a representative of claimants in these types of cases by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, the independent guides to Law firms.
Compensation has been recovered for many victims of harmful products such as ordinary household products as well as medical and pharmaceutical devices.
Most recently the firm:
- is pursuing further claims of defective intraocular lenses manufactured by Oculentis and supplied by Optical Express or by private hospitals;
- represents victims of vaginal mesh implants against the manufacturers and the health authorities responsible for implanting the mesh;
- is investigating injuries caused by NutriBullet blenders, retractable dog leads and other consumer products;
- is investigating a defective knee implant;
- representing claimants where PEEK, a medical compound was used in upper limb joint implants;
- investigating failed heart assist and defibrillator devices;
- investigating injuries caused by Essure contraception device and failed Gastric bands; and
- investigating long-term damage caused by Gadolinium contrast agent.
In the past Hugh James has negotiated:
- a settlement protocol for patients who alleged visual problems from their HOYA cataract remedial intraocular lenses;
- various confidential settlements arising out of failed hip and spinal devices; and
- settlement of claims arising from aircraft and helicopter crashes and for victims of the South Wales E Coli outbreak.
Our personal injury lawyers
- assist some of the 700,000 or so people who are injured each year and wish to seek compensation for their losses – and we can assist those who have been injured and who could claim but feel unable to;
- investigate each potential claim thoroughly and offer early and ongoing assessments as to the prospects of success in your claim and the likely level of compensation and other remedies you may be entitled to;
- help clients who have suffered relatively minor injuries and those who have had the misfortune to suffer catastrophic and life-changing injuries;
- work to the highest service standards so that we conclude your case as quickly as possible with the right remedy; and
- work on conditional fee agreements (no win, no fee) so that if we don’t win your case there is no bill to pay.
amongst us Deputy District Judges, Recorders, Queens Counsel, Solicitors Regulation Authority specialist panel members, Fellows of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), members of Action for the Victims of Medical Accidents, published authors of legal texts, frequent contributors of legal journal articles and some of the country’s most renowned trainers of other lawyers on all aspects of personal injury law.