Defective and Dangerous Medication Lawsuits
Drug manufacturers have a duty to make sure that medications they sell are not unreasonably dangerous and contain sufficient warnings about dangerous side effects so that physicians and patients can evaluate the risks and benefits before taking the medication. In many cases pharmaceutical companies fail to take simple steps to protect consumers when they place profits before people’s safety.
Side effect lawsuits are investigated nationwide for users of the following medications who suffered an injury. To review a potential case for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
Side effects of Actos, a popular type 2 diabetes medication, have been linked to an increased occurrence of bladder cancer.
The acne medication Accutane has been linked to an increased risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.
Osteoporosis medication linked to an increased risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw, as well as a risk of spontaneous femur fractures.
Granuflo and NaturaLyte Dialysis Treatments
Individuals who received hemodialysis with Fresenius Medical Care’s NaturaLyte or Granuflo dialysis products may have faced an increased risk of heart attack, cardiac arrest and sudden death.
Tylenol / Acetaminophen
High doses of Tylenol or other acetaminophen products may increase the risk of serious liver damage or liver failure, which could lead to the need for a liver transplant or even death.
The relatively new blood thinner Pradaxa has been linked to a number of severe and potentially fatal bleeding events.
The hair-loss drug Propecia has been linked to a risk of permanent erectile dysfunction, infertility and other sexual problems.
Yaz / Yasmin
Side effects of Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills could increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, gallbladder disease and blood clot injuries.
Zocor / Simvastatin
High doses of the cholesterol drug Zocor, known generically as simvastatin, has been linked to an increased risk of serious and potentially life-threatening muscle problems, known as rhabdomyolysis, which may also lead to kidney failure.
Zoloft Birth Defects
Use of the SSRI antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy, may cause birth defects and malformations for the child, including PPHN.
Depakote Birth Defects
Use of the epilepsy drug Depakote during pregnancy, has been linked to serious birth defects and malformations, such as spina bifida, cleft palate, skull abnormalities and other problems.
Diflucan Birth Defects
Side effects of Diflucan, a yeast infection and meningitis drug, may increase the risk of serious and potentially life-threatening birth defects when high doses are used during pregnancy.
Topamax Birth Defects
Use of the migraine and epilepsy drug Topamax during pregnancy, has been linked to an increased risk of cleft palate, cleft lip and other malformations.
Diabetes medication has been shown to increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure and death.
Darvon / Darvocet
Side effects of Darvocet and Darvon pain medications outweigh the minimal benefits provided, leading to a recall in November 2010.
Gadolinium based MRI Contrast Agents
For those with kidney problems, MRI contrast agents with gadolinium could cause a disabling hardening of the skin which restricts movement of the joints.
Lawsuits are being reviewed over side effects of NuvaRing birth control ring that could increase the risk of blood clot injuries like heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, puimonary embolism or death.
The diabetes drug Byetta side effects have been associated with reports of pancreatitis, kidney failure and death.
Fentanyl lawsuits are being pursued for users of the Duragesic Patch or generic fentanyl pain patch, who suffered a serious injury or death.
Other Dangerous Products
Potential lawsuits are also being reviewed for problems associated with the following products: