Dangerous Medical Device?: Woman Files Cold Therapy Lawsuit Against DeRoyal Industries Alleging Tissue Damage

Another person has recently stepped forward to sue DeRoyal Industries for products liability. The plaintiff, Toleda Rotolo, claims that she sustained permanent tissue damage after using a DeRoyal T505 cold therapy unit on her one of her. Rotolo contends that as a result of her personal injuries, she will have to keep receiving ongoing and extensive medical care.

In her dangerous drug complaint, Rotolo claims that not only did the defendant make a product that was unreasonably dangerous, but also it failed to provide adequate warnings to health care professionals and patients about the injury risks involved. She wants damages for suffering, pain, emotional trauma, disfigurement, physical impairment, and medical expenses.

Rotolo’s personal injury lawsuit is one of a growing number of complaints over cold therapy while the questions over whether consumer-run machines meant for home use are safe. The units are supposed to help with swelling and pain by exposing the injured body parts to cold and heat for hours. The cold therapy is supposed to limit blood flow to the injured area, decelerate the nerve impulses letting you know that you are hurting, and help distract your mind from pain. However, there have been complaints claiming that the medical devices may cause skin damage, frostbite, nerve damage, or increase the risk of limb amputation.

In Maryland, it is important that you work with an experienced Baltimore products liability law firm that knows how to prove liability in your defective medical device case. Unfortunately, there are some medical devices that do manage to end up getting FDA approval even though they may cause serious injury or health complications to users. You will want to work with someone who understands the complexities involved with your type of lawsuit and isn’t afraid to pursue recovery from manufacturers.

DeRoyal T505 cold therapy unit

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