Pharmaceutical Drug Injury
Sometimes the prescribed drugs that were meant to help you end up doing more harm than good. Drugs with deadly or dangerous side effects often make it to the market because their potential dangers were not anticipated during clinical trials. These drugs are classified as defective drugs and have been identified by the FDA as having dangerous side effects that may outweigh the benefits they were intended to have. Oftentimes when the FDA identifies a drug as a defective, it will lead to drug recalls, personal injuries, and lawsuits against drug companies.
Current List of Pharmaceutical Drug Injury Claims
If you or a loved one have suffered a serious side effect from a prescribed drug that is not listed below, we may be able to help you. Contact our office today with the name of the drug and the unexpected side effects experienced.
Abilify is widely used to treat depression and other mood disorders. The drug has also linked to compulsive behaviors. We are looking at claims where a person used the drug and had a gambling problem with documented losses of at least $25,000.
Depakote is a widely used anti-seizure medication. If used during pregnancy, it may cause birth defects. These birth defects may include spina bifida, cleft palate, skull malformations, skeletal defects, and serious heart defects. We are interested in reviewing cases where a mother used Depakote during pregnancy, and the child was born with one of these birth defects.
Invokana is a new medication used to treat Type II diabetes. A large number of persons using this medication have had diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) requiring hospitalization as well as amputation. We are looking at these serious injury cases.
Proton Pump Inhibitor Drugs
Proton pump inhibitor drugs, such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, now available over the counter, are used primarily to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and have recently been linked to serious side effects including acute kidney failure. We are looking at these serious injury cases.
There is evidence that women that have used a talcum powder product, e.g. Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, Shower 2 Shower, have a higher incidence of developing ovarian cancer. We are looking at these types of cases.
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These are newer anticoagulation medications used to treat Atrial fibrillation and have been associated with serious, often deadly bleeding– including GI, brain, and other. We are looking at all cases where a person was using one of these medications and, while using, had a serious bleeding event.
Zantac (Ranitidine) is an Antacid and antihistamine that can treat and prevent heartburn. it can also treat stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause too much stomach acid.defects.
Zofran is used to help combat nausea during pregnancy. We are looking at cases where women were using this drug in the first trimester of pregnancy and gave birth to an infant with serious birth defects– primarily heart defects and skeletal defects.