Recent news about the devastating effects that FDA approved drugs have had on people is unsettling for many. The side effects known to be caused by such drugs as Digitek, Heparin, Paxil, Levaquin and Ortho Evra just to name a few, were repeatedly covered up or pushed aside in lieu of having FDA approval. Concerned citizen groups such as Public Citizen have long called for reforms in the FDA prescription drug approval process, saying that it is flawed and leads to preventable deaths and other injuries every year.
If you or someone you know is taking or has taken prescription drugs in the past, and have experienced serious side effects from them, then you may be entitled to a portion of the large awards being settled by drug manufacturers daily. Even if you haven”t experienced side effects but have used the drugs you may be entitled to some form of award because of the drug”s potentially deadly effects.
Yaz® Birth Control
Yaz® is an oral contraceptive designed to prevent pregnancy. Yaz® birth control gained popularity among American women with the onset of an attractive marketing campaign launched by its manufacturer, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. However, in early 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered that some of the information mentioned in the Yaz® commercials was incorrect. In an effort to correct the false advertising surrounding the Yaz® birth control pill, the FDA has demanded that Bayer correct the message of the campaign. The FDA has also demanded that Bayer include the most serious Yaz® side effects in the new campaign, such as heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism, among others. For more information about Yaz® and its effects, contact us today. Yaz® Birth Control
Byetta® is an injectible prescription medication designed to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Since its introduction to the U.S. market in 2005, Byetta® has been prescribed to hundreds of Americans. Despite its popularity, several reports of Byetta® injuries have begun to surface. Some of the most serious Byetta® side effects linked to treatment include acute pancreatitis, hemorrhagic pancreatitis and necrotizing pancreatitis. To date, the FDA has received 30 reports of Byetta-caused pancreatitis. If you have developed pancreatitis or another serious injury as a result of a Byetta® treatment, you are eligible to recover compensation for your physical, emotional and financial losses. Contact us today to speak with a Byetta® lawyer who will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve. Byetta®
Avandia®, designed to treat Type 2 Diabetes, has been prescribed to millions of Americans since it hit the market in 1992. However, in May 2007, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study suggesting the diabetes drug may be linked to serious, life threatening conditions including an increased risk of heart attack and heart-related death. If you or someone you love has suffered a heart attack or another serious injury after taking Avandia®, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your losses. Contact a defective drug lawyer today to learn more information about the dangers of Avandia®. Avandia®
Chantix® was introduced to the U.S. market in 2006 as a smoking cessation drug. However, shortly after it hit the market, several Chantix® users reported to have experienced dangerous Chantix® side effects including liver failure, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome. Chantix® has also been linked to an increased risk of depression, aggression and suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you love has suffered a Chantix-related injury, contact us to speak with an experienced Chantix® attorney today. Chantix®
Cipro® Side Effects
Cipro®, the synthetic flurorquinolone antibiotic, is designed to treat more than ten types of infection, including E. coli, Pneumonia and Prostatitis. Cipro was first introduced more than 20 years ago; however, in 2005 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its warning label, highlighting an increased risk of tendon ruptures among users. Several individuals treated with Cipro have reported to have suffered tendon ruptures in the hands, shoulder and heal. For more information about Cipro® side effects or if you have suffered a Cipro-related injury, contact an experienced Cipro® Laywer today. Cipro®
Digitek® is a prescription medication designed to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. In April 2008, however, its maker issued a mandatory Digitek® recall after discovering that some of the Digitek® tablets contained twice the correct amount of the active ingredient, digoxin. Since the recall, there have been several reports of injuries linked to the defective drug. Some of the more serious Digitek® side effects that have been reported include cardiac instability, kidney failure and death. If you have suffered injuries after taking the faulty drug, you are eligible to recover compensation for your losses. Contact a Digitek® Laywer for more information. Digitek
The Fentanyl Patch is pain release patch sold under the brand name Duragesic® Patch. Fentanyl, a powerful narcotic, is nearly eighty times stronger than morphine and has raised serious concerns within the medical community because of its strength. In fact, in July 2005, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory in response to several reports of Fentanyl-related deaths. Since then, there have been several safety reports issued in an effort to decrease patients’ risks of suffering an adverse drug reaction including a fatal Fentanyl overdose. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a Fentanyl Patch, contact us to speak with a Fentanyl lawyer who will help you recover your losses. Fentanyl Patch
The most common types of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, Cipro®, Levaquin®, Floxin® and Noroxin® have all been linked to dangerous side effects including tendon damage. Fluoroquinolone tendon damage has been an area of concern since the first reports to the FDA in 1994. To date, there have been more than 300 cases of tendon rupture, 250 cases of tendonitis and 270 cases of other tendon-related injuries caused by fluoroquinolone antibiotics. In response to these injuries, the consumer protection group Public Citizen filed a fluoroquinolone lawsuit in January 2008, seeking to compel the FDA to require stricter warnings about the risks associated with the antibiotics. If you have been treated with a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and have sustained tendon damage, contact a Fluoroquinolone attorney for information about your legal rights. Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
Gadolinium is a dye that is diluted with water and injected into patients before they undergo an MRI or MRA. The injectible dye is used to make the scan results more readable for doctors. Despite the effectiveness of the dye, recent studies have revealed that Gadolinium has potentially serious and sometimes fatal side effects. Of the Gadolinium side effects, the most damaging is an increased risk of the development of nephrogenic systematic fibrosis (NSF) in patients who have pre-existing kidney problems. NSF is a serious, debilitating disease that affects the organs, and can result in death. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries, or have died, after being injected with Gadolinium, contact us to speak with an experienced Gadolinium Attorney who will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve. Gadolinium
The anti-blood clotting drug, Heparin®, has been used to treat millions of patients throughout the U.S. suffering from conditions such as myocardial infarction (heart attack), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolisms. A vast amount of contaminated Heparin® products were recalled in February 2008 after they were linked to hundreds of Heparin® allergic reactions, serious injuries and several deaths. Since the 2008 Heparin® recall, there have been several more reports of injuries and deaths linked to the tainted Heparin®. If you or a family member has been harmed by a Heparin® treatment, contact us to speak with an experienced Heparin® lawyer who will help you recover compensation for your physical, emotional and financial losses. Heparin®
Levaquin ® is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that has been linked to the development of tendon injuries including tendonitis and tendon ruptures. In response to potential Levaquin® side effects, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen filed a lawsuit in January 2008, seeking to compel the FDA to require stricter warnings about the dangerous side effects associated with Levaquin® and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro®, Noroxin®, Floxin®. If you or a family member has been injured by a Levaquin® treatment or another antibiotic, you may be eligible to file a Levaquin® lawsuit and recover compensation for your losses. Contact us to schedule a private, no-cost consultation with an experienced Levaquin® Lawyer today. Levaquin® – details>>
NuvaRing® is a form of birth control used by millions of women in the U.S. It was first approved by the FDA in 2001, and was widely accepted by women because of its convenience. However, many women who tried using NuvaRing® stopped after incurring serious injuries. Of the NuvaRing® side effects, some of the most serious include an increased risk of blood clots, heart attack and stroke. To date, there have been several reports of NuvaRing®-related injuries and deaths. If you or someone you love have used the NuvaRing® and are concerned about its effects, contact us to speak with an experienced NuvaRing® Laywer who will help you understand your legal rights. NuvaRing®
Raptiva®, a prescription drug designed to treat psoriasis has been linked to serious, potentially fatal side effects. Among the serious Raptiva® side effects is progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a disease that attacks the brain and central nervous system. In fact, the FDA issued a Raptiva® warning, Feb. 19, 2009, alerting healthcare professionals and consumers of three confirmed deaths from Raptiva®-caused PML. Raptiva® medication use was suspended in Europe in February 2009 in response to several reports of PML-related injuries and deaths. For more information about Raptiva® PML and other injuries, contact us today. One of our experienced Raptiva® attorneys will help you recover compensation for any losses you have incurred as a result of Raptiva® use. Raptiva
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