Consumer Protection

Consumer protection is the practice of safeguarding buyers of goods and services, and the public, against unfair practices in the in the community.  Consumer protection laws are intended to prevent businesses from engaging in fraud or specified unfair practices in order to gain an advantage over competitors or to mislead consumers. The Attorneys at Clark & Martino exclusively represent consumers by pursuing individuals and entities that engage in unfair methods of competition or unconscionable, deceptive and unfair practices in trade or commerce, and consumer fraud.

Class Action & Consumer Fraud Cases

Chinese Drywall

  • A federal judge gave preliminary approval to a multi-million dollar settlement from Knauf Plasterboard one of the largest manufacturers of Chinese drywall.

Fentanyl pain patch

  • Certain pain patch products containing fentanyl have been shown to be dangerous because of manufacturing defects that can lead to serious overdoses and death. Due to this ongoing and preventable tragedy, anyone who believes they lost a loved one to a defective pain patch should contact a lawyer from Clark & Martino in Tampa, Florida immediately to learn their rights.

Hip implant recalls

  • Hip implant recalls are on the rise. Recently, DePuy Orthopaedics (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) and other major hip-implant manufacturers have pulled several of their devices off the market due to a rising number of patient complaints. Despite the recalls, thousands of people have had no choice but to endure the pain caused by these poorly designed hip implants. If you or someone you love has had hip implant surgery, contact your doctor immediately to find out whether the implant has been recalled.

Trasylol heart attacks

  • Trasylol is a drug made by Bayer. Trasylol is given to patients in the operating room to control bleeding during heart surgery. It has been discovered that injections of Trasylol (also known as aprotinin) could be responsible for tens of thousands of deaths as well as many more heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failures.
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