A new lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Texas woman who claims to have suffered extensive tissue damage after using a DeRoyal T600 cold therapy device. The plaintiff alleges that the manufacturer failed to warn patients and doctors of the risks, and is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. Lawsuits are now being reviewed nationwide on behalf of victims of cold therapy side effects.
Cold Therapy Lawsuit Update 8/7/12: A California woman was awarded more than $12 million in a landmark lawsuit filed over complications suffered after using a Polar Care 500 cold therapy device. According to allegations raised in the complaint, the Polar Care 500 caused skin on the plaintiff’s legs to die, resulting in extensive injuries that required multiple reconstructive surgeries to correct. Click here to learn more.
Free Cold Therapy Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered tissue damage or other adverse side effects after using a cold therapy device, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
April 28, 2011 - This month, a cold therapy lawsuit was filed in Texas by plaintiff Victoria Lynn Williams, who alleges she suffered extensive tissue damage after using a DeRoyal T600 Hold and Cold Therapy System for an injury. Williams claims that the process used by the device was too cold and lasted too long, which led to permanent damage, and that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn of the potential risks.
Cold Therapy Side Effects
Williams’ claim is just one of a growing number of lawsuits involving various cold therapy injuries. Cold therapy machines treat pain and swelling by restricting blood flow to the injured area, slowing down nerve impulses, and distracting pain. However, a number of adverse side effects have been reported with the devices including:
- nerve damage
- skin damage
- wrist, ankle, shoulder or back injury
- hand amputation
- foot amputation
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Defective Cold Therapy Machines
Do I have a Cold Therapy Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in cold therapy lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.