In recent years, massage guns have gained significant popularity as a convenient and effective tool for relieving muscle soreness and tension. These handheld devices, equipped with percussive or vibrational mechanisms, are promoted as an easy and safe option for a deep tissue massage experience.
However, severe and debilitating injuries have been reported with the growing use of massage guns, including vertebral artery dissection, a flap-like tear of the inner lining of the vertebral artery, which is located in the neck and supplies blood to the brain. The symptoms of vertebral artery dissection include head and neck pain and stroke symptoms such as difficulty speaking, impaired coordination and visual loss.
If you suffered an injury while using a massage gun, our experienced product defect lawyers in Sacramento might be able to obtain substantial compensation for you by filing a civil action on your behalf. Many massage guns appear to be unreasonably dangerous, and manufacturers may have failed to properly instruct consumers about the safe use of these devices.
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A massage gun is a handheld device that uses rapid percussive or vibrational movements to deliver targeted pressure to muscles. Also known as percussion massagers, these products typically feature a motorized head that vibrates while simultaneously delivering s a rapid-strike action, which is intended to increase blood flow to the desired area and loosen muscle fibers.
Depending on the brand, each massage gun may have some added features, including the following:
One of the defining features of massage guns is that they are portable, easy to use and can be done alone.
This is a complex question that you should discuss with an experienced attorney. There are many aspects to consider, such as:
Our attorneys may be able to recover significant compensation in a massage gun lawsuit, including:
The value of each case is unique and depends on many factors. You need an attorney to evaluate your claim to determine all the damages you suffered and their potential value. At Arnold Law Firm, we have extensive experience gathering strong evidence to prove the value of our clients’ damages.
When used properly, many massage guns are safe to use. However, there are increasing numbers of reports of alleged injuries to major arteries, nerves, lymphatic vessels, and other organs attributed to the use of massage guns.
According to a recent report in the National Library of Medicine, a 27-year-old female was diagnosed with vertebral artery dissection after repetitive use of a handheld massage gun.
Vertebral artery dissection occurs when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels running up the back of the neck, which can lead to a stroke.
If you used a massage gun, watch for these symptoms of vertebral artery dissection:
The potential risks associated with massage gun usage include the following:
The use of a massage gun may also cause muscle contractions, which occur when your neurons send out a fight or flight signal to your muscles, rendering them unable to relax and release tension.
Liability for massage gun injuries depends on various factors.
A product manufacturer may be liable for a product that causes injuries because of a defective design or manufacture., or if there were no warnings regarding the risks of improper use of the product.
Retailers have a duty to sell products that are not defective or could cause potential injuries. If a retail shop sells a massage gun yet fails to include warnings or instructions for proper use, and you suffer an injury due to improper use, you could be able to pursue compensation for the negligent actions of the retailer.
Entities involved in the distribution and supply chain of massage guns may also be held responsible if they were aware of any defects or hazards associated with the product and failed to take appropriate action.
If you have suffered a serious injury after using a massage gun, it is important that you consult with one of our experienced attorneys as soon as possible. We will evaluate your situation, gather the relevant evidence, and vigorously pursue compensation for your injuries.
At the Arnold Law Firm, we understand the challenges you may be facing after a massage gun injury. Our team of skilled lawyers is prepared to advocate for your rights and help you seek the compensation you need at no risk to you.
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