UPDATE: Ambien lawsuits no longer being pursued
After several months of investigating and researching claims for injuries suffered as a side effect of Ambien, the product liability lawyers of Saiontz & Kirk have announced that they are no longer pursuing legal claims against the manufacturer. All individuals who contacted the law firm for representation have been notified that no further actions will be taken to pursue Ambien lawsuits.
Ambien is a sleep medication which has been linked to side effects including sleep walking, sleep driving and sleep eating. As a result, many Ambien users have suffered serious, and sometimes catastrophic, injuries after taking the medication. Although it appears clear that the medication is responsible for causing the injuries suffered by many of these users, based on information currently available, it does not seem likely that Ambien lawsuits would be successful if pursued through the court system.
The decision to move forward with any legal claim for a defective product or medication involves significant research and investigation. To move forward with Ambien lawsuits through the court system on behalf of clients, it is necessary that sufficient evidence and expert opinions exist to meet the burden of proof necessary to be successful in court.
At this time, based on the information currently available and the discussions which have occured with various experts, our product liability lawyers have determined that we are unable to proceed with these claims. The potential for Ambien lawsuits will continue to be monitored in the future, but no further individual claims are being reviewed on behalf of individuals injured after taking the medication. If there is any change in the status of the investigation of Ambien side effect claims, information will be posted here.
Saiontz & Kirk is a national law firm which handles a variety of serious personal injury claims, including medical malpractice, cerebral palsy birth injuries, nursing home neglect and defective products. Some of the defective medications and medical products we are currently investigating and pursuing lawsuits on behalf of clients nationwide include:
Plavix: side effects include GI bleeds, ulcers, heart attacks, strokes and TTP blood disorders
Drug Eluting Stents: blood clots and heart attacks
Fosamax: jaw osteonecrosis
Ketek: liver damage
Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch: blood clots, pulmonary embolysm, heart attacks and strokes
Trasylol: kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes
Bausch & Lomb Renu with Moisture Loc: fungal eye infections