UNSAFE DRUG LITIGATION
UNSAFE DRUG LITIGATION:
With pharmaceutical companies spending billions of dollars annually to aggressively promote their products directly to consumers, the public are constantly bombarded about the “benefits” of certain medications and treatments – which largely promote increased health, virility or helping us to just feel “better”.
With this in mind, any time a consumer purchases an over-the-counter medication or a prescription drug, they expect it to be safe and to work as advertised. Unfortunately, some of the drugs currently on the market can be dangerous to some users.
Since 1997, pharmaceutical companies have been allowed to advertise their products directly to consumers – which has since created a very competitive marketplace which is often flooded with medications that may not be ready for mass consumption.
Despite being regulated by the Food And Drug Administration, in many cases, clinical trials for drugs are not long enough to discover the adverse side-effects before they are put on the market – which can cause serious side-effects or long-term damage to a person. The use of these pharmaceutical drugs can sometimes lead to death.
To find out how we can help, please contact us. A member of uur intake team will collect some of the details about your case and then promptly connect you to one of our attorneys to discuss the merits of your claim.
The FDA plays a regulatory role in approving and monitoring the safety of a drug after its approval; however, in the end, it is the manufacturer that is responsible for any injuries or deaths that the medication may cause.
We are investigating these products:
XARELTO BLOOD THINNER LAWSUITS
Xarelto is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutical that has been widely prescribed to prevent blood clots in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat); deep vein thrombosis (blood clots deep within the body); pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs); stroke; and patients who have recently undergone a knee or hip replacement surgery.
It generally is prescribed as an alternative to warfarin (Coumadin), a blood thinner that began to be used in 1954.
The widely prescribed blood thinner Xarelto is the subject of thousands of lawsuits nationwide. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits claim that Xarelto caused serious injuries such as bleeding and stroke that led to hospitalization and, in some instances, proved to be fatal.
Claims allege that this drug there have been reported cases of Xarelto not performing its intended anti-blood clotting function and leading to thromboembolism in post-surgical patients. More commonly, the dangerous side effects associated with Xarelto relate to the drug’s ability to cause uncontrolled bleeding. This may result in:
- Internal bleeding
- Wound infection and complication
- Intracranial hemorrhaging
- Abdominal bleeding
- Excessive blood loss
- Eye bleeding
Talcum powder lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers of products containing talcum powder, claiming that these products can cause ovarian cancer when used for feminine hygiene.
We are s currently reviewing potential lawsuits stemming from inferior vena cava or IVC filters, small wire devices used to treat and prevent blood clots. Patients from all over the United States, including Pennsylvania, are suing manufacturers of IVC filters after suffering severe and life-threatening complications. The filters can break, tilt, migrate inside the body, puncture a vein or organ, or become embedded.
IVC Filter injuries
What is an IVC Filter?
An IVC filter, also known as a blood clot filter, is a small wire implant designed to catch blood clots and prevent them from traveling to the heart and lungs. They are used in patients who cannot take anticoagulants (blood thinners) and are at risk for pulmonary embolisms.
- The Bard Recovery filter
- The Bard G2 filter
- The Bard G2 Express filter
- The Cook Gunther Tulip filter
- The Cook Celect filter
They have also been referred to as: The Bard Recovery filter; Bard G2 filter; Bard G2 Express filter; The Cook Gunther Tulip filter; and the Cook Celect filter. Other IVC filters causing problems include the Bard Eclipse, Bard Merdian, and Bard Denali.
These devices designed to prevent harmful blood clots have been alleged to cause even more deadly complications.
Alleged Injuries from IVC Filter Implants
Some of the most common injuries and complications resulting from IVC implants include:
- Chest pain, or pain at the location where the filter was inserted
- Shortness of breath
- Perforation of the heart
- Perforation of the lungs
- Hemorrhagic pericardial effusion (blood around the heart)
- Cardiac tamponade (disruption of the heart caused by excess fluid)
- Ventricular tachycardia (accelerated heart beat)
- Puncturing of the vena cava
These complications may result in the need for additional surgeries, long-term harm, or even death.
IVC filters were originally intended for short-term use. However, many patients learn that their
filter cannot be safely removed. The filter may have moved or shifted, punctured a vein wall, or become embedded, making it impossible to remove. The longer your filter remains in place, the greater your chances of experiencing a complication.