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Defective Cold Therapy Nerve Damage Lawyer Handles Defective Cold Treatment Frost Bite Lawsuits, Defective Ice Therapy System Lawsuits, and Defective Cryotherapy Machine Nerve Damage Product Liability Lawsuits by Texas Defective Cold Therapy Nerve Damage Lawyer Jason S. Coomer 

Defective products including Cold Therapy Units, Ice Systems, Cold Treatment Machines, and other Cryotherapy Devices can cause significant injuries including nerve damage, tissue damage, childbain, frostbite, immersion syndrome, hypoxia, and infarction necrosis.  The failure of many of these cryotherapy, ice, and cold therapy devices is that they do not have proper temperature selection or time controls,  emergency shut off switches,  or warning alarms as well as to not provide adequate warnings of potential dangers or instructions for safe use.  These ice, cryotherapy, and cold therapy device defects can create dangerous situations for people including people recovering from surgery that are using the devices.  In selecting a Ice Therapy, Cryotherapy, or Cold Therapy Device, it is important to check with your doctor about the best cryotherapy system, unit, machine, or device, and be aware of the potential dangers of overuse or extended use including nerve damage, tissue damage, childbain, frostbite, immersion syndrome, hypoxia, and infarction necrosis

If you have been seriously injured by a defective product, feel free to submit an inquiry or send an e-mail to Texas Defective Ice Therapy, Cryotherapy, and Cold Therapy Product lawyer Jason Coomer. 

Cold Therapy Nerve Damage Lawsuits, Cryotherapy Recirculating Ice Cooler Frostbite Lawsuits, and Cryotherapy Hypoxia, Nerve Damage, or Immersion Syndrome Product Liability Lawsuits  

Cold therapy devices (aka cryotherapy devices) are commonly used to reduce swelling after surgery by cooling a swollen and inflamed area of the body.  These cryotherapy devices are typically filled with ice water and a pump circulates cold water to a pad that is fixed to the swollen and inflamed area.

The problem or defect with some of these cold therapy devices is that it is often difficult for patients and consumers to determine if a recirculating ice cooler is too cold or if the defective cryotherapy device has been used to long. Desensitization from surgery or the initial injury often can mask the patient's sensitivity to cold and create a situation where the recirculating ice cooler, ice machine, or defective cold therapy device is used too long or at too high of levels causing the patient to suffer serious injuries including including nerve damage, tissue damage, childbain, frostbite, immersion syndrome, hypoxia, and infarction necrosis.  Patients that have suffered injuries such as including nerve damage, tissue damage, childbain, frostbite, immersion syndrome, hypoxia, and/or infarction necrosis should immediately contact their health care provider.

Some of the problems associated with some defective cold therapy devices and defective cryotherapy devices are that the defective cold therapy device or cryotherapy device did not have proper automatic alarms or shut off information or  come with adequate cold therapy warnings or instructions including the following product defects and inadequate warnings.

  • The defective cold therapy device did not come with a cryotherapy shut off alarm that warns users of potential dangers of prolonged use or dangerous temperature settings.

  • The defective cold therapy device or cryotherapy device did not have an automatic off mechanism that prevents extreme temperature settings or cryotherapy over use.

  • The defective cold therapy device or cryotherapy device did not come with instructions or warnings on selecting temperature settings or dangerous temperature settings.

  • The defective cold therapy device or cryotherapy device did not come with instructions, warnings, or recommendation as to length of time for proper cold therapy treatment or use.

  • The defective cold therapy device or cryotherapy device did not come with instructions or warnings concerning running too long or too cold.

As with any product, especially, products designed for post surgery patients, it is important for cold therapy or cryotherapy devices to have adequate safety features to protect post surgery patients and prevent serious injuries such as nerve damage, tissue damage, childbain, frostbite, immersion syndrome, hypoxia, and/or infarction necrosis. Further, it is also important that cryotherapy devices and cold therapy devices do not fail to warn cold therapy patients and cryotherapy patients of important health risks involved with long term use, unsupervised, unmonitored use, or extreme temperature use of ice cold therapy machines.

Extended use, extreme temperature use, unsupervised use, unmonitored use and prolonged use of these cold therapy and cryotherapy defective devices can cause serious injuries to both the skin and nerves resulting in skin damage, permanent nerve damage, chronic pain, nerve damage, tissue damage, childbain, frostbite, immersion syndrome, hypoxia, infarction necrosis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), CRPS 1 (chronic nerve disorder in the arms or legs after a minor injury), CRPS 2 (caused by an injury to the nerve), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Reflex Sympathetic, Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Shoulder-Hand Syndrome, Causalgia, Sudeck’s Atrophy.

Cold Therapy Devices, Cryotherapy Devices, Ice Therapy Devices, Cold Therapy Systems, Cold Therapy Machines, Cold Therapy Units, Cryotherapy Machines, and Cryotherapy Units  

Cold therapy devices (aka cryotherapy devices) are commonly used to reduce swelling after surgery by cooling a swollen and inflamed area of the body.  These cryotherapy devices are typically filled with ice water and a pump circulates cold water to a pad that is fixed to the swollen and inflamed area.  Some of the most widely used cold therapy, cryotherapy, ice machine, and ice therapy devices include the following:

DonJoy Iceman Cold Therapy System
PolarCare Cold Therapy Machines
EBIce Cold Therapy Machines
Cryocuff Cold Therapy Units
Game Ready Cold Therapy Unit

If your doctor has recommended the use of a ice, cryotherapy, or cold therapy system, device, machine, or unit for yourself or a loved one after surgery, it is important that everyone including the patient, doctor, and people helping the patient understand how to use the ice, cold therapy, or cryotherapy system, device, machine, or unit that has been selected as well as the potential dangers of over use, extreme temperature use, or prolonged use including skin damage, permanent nerve damage, chronic pain, nerve damage, tissue damage, childbain, frostbite, immersion syndrome, hypoxia, infarction necrosis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), CRPS 1 (chronic nerve disorder in the arms or legs after a minor injury), CRPS 2 (caused by an injury to the nerve), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Reflex Sympathetic, Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Shoulder-Hand Syndrome, Causalgia, Sudeck’s Atrophy.

FDA Adverse Reaction Cold Therapy System 

FDA: Adverse Reaction Model Number 10B Event Date 11/02/2005 Event Type Injury Patient Outcome Required Intervention; Disability Event Description

"Ebice 10b cold therapy system was used following 2005 and 2006 podiatric surgical procedures performed for left foot problems and tarsal tunnel syndrome. The patient claims she has suffered cold thermal injury to the ankle, permanent nerve damage, chronic pain and rsd syndrome."

Manufacturer Narrative

"Although the unit was not returned for evaluation, the instructions for use was reviewed. Exerts taken from the ifu: read all instructions before using ebice. A licensed health care practitioner must determine the appropriate treatment setting and the length of treatment for each patient. Individual sensitivity to a cryotherapy application varies. It is important to periodically check the color and sensitivity of the skin at the treatment site. The patient should be instructed that if the skin appears discolored or feels numb, immediately discontinue the cold therapy treatment and notify your health care practitioner. Cooling for one hour at a water temperature of 30 - 48 deg f may induce redness and edema that last for 24 hours after exposure. Some individuals are allergic to cold, reacting with hives, joint pain and swelling. When cryotherapy is selected as a treatment modality, close monitoring of the patient's response to the cryotherapy treatment is critical. Water cycling adjustments or discontinuation of the treatment may be required if a patient demonstrates a localized hypothermia reaction. With a sudden sharp and persistent drop in temperature, vasoconstriction and increased viscosity of the blood in a local area may cause ischemic injury and degenerative changes in peripheral nerves. Localized reaction to cold may include childbain, frostbite or immersion syndrome. Prolonged tissues hypoxia and infarction necrosis of the affected tissue may develop. Vascular injury and edema become more evident as the temperature returns to normal."

Product Liability Claims (Dangerous Drug Claims)

Dangerous and defective medical product lawsuits have become more common as the medical device and pharmaceutical industry has become more powerful.  With large medical device and drug companies seeking to sell more and more drugs and medical devices, some dangerous and defective medical devices and drugs have been pushed on the public.  It is important when using any medical device and taking any drug to make sure that you and your doctor understand potential benefits and dangers of the product as well as stay alert to any side effects or health issues that may arise from using the drug or medical device

For more information on defective medication lawsuits or defective medical device lawsuits, feel free to go to the following information pages on defective medical device and dangerous drug lawsuits including Implantable Neurostimulation System Lawsuits, Accutane Crohn's Disease and Inflamatory Bowel Diseases Lawsuits, Paroxetine, Seroxat, and Paxil Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Lawsuits, Lyrica Suicide Lawsuit and Pregabalin Attempted Suicide Lawsuits, Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuits, Anticonvulsant Drug, Antiepileptic Drug (AED), and Topamax Lawsuits,  SSRI Drug Lawsuits, Avandia Stroke and Heart Attack Lawsuits, Antidepressant Lawsuits, Ketek Lawsuits, and Gadolinium Contrast Dye and Nephrogenic System Fibrosis Lawsuits.  

Defective Cold Therapy Unit Nerve Damage Lawyer, Defective Cold Treatment Device Frost Bite Lawyer, Defective Ice Therapy System Lawyer, and Cryotherapy Machine Nerve Damage Product Liability Lawyer (Defective Ice Therapy, Cryotherapy, Cold Therapy Nerve Damage Product Lawsuits)

Austin Texas Defective Cold Therapy, Ice Therapy, Cryotherapy Product Liability Lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, helps individuals and businesses that have been injured or damaged from defective products.  He commonly works with other Texas product liability lawyers and other product liability lawyers through the United States.  If you have a question about a product liability claim need and need a Texas product liability lawyer, please feel free to contact Austin Texas product liability lawyer Jason Coomer.

 

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