Current List Of Pharmaceutical Drug Injury Claims
Zantac, the brand name of the medication ranitidine, is a popular prescription and over-the-counter medication used to treat reflux disease and heartburn. It blocks the overproduction of acid in the stomach. It has recently been taken off the market as it has been found to contain an impurity called N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, which is linked to certain types of cancer, including those of the liver, stomach, esophagus, colon, and kidneys. If you have been prescribed Zantac or ranitidine and are still taking it, consult with your doctor immediately about these risks, and discuss potential compensation with an experienced prescription drug attorney.
Taxotere lawsuits claim the chemotherapy drug can cause permanent hair loss and eye damage, including vision loss. People are currently filing Taxotere lawsuits because they suffered permanent eye damage, and studies have linked these injuries to Taxotere (docetaxel). Drug manufacturer Sanofi-Adventis failed to warn doctors and patients that Taxotere could cause permanent damage despite knowing about the risk for years, according to lawsuits.
This medication, marketed under the brand name Diovan, is often prescribed for treating congestive heart failure as well as high blood pressure. Valsartan has also been found to contain N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, which is known to cause certain types of cancer as well as damage to the liver.
If the drug was used after January 2015 and the user was diagnosed with one of these types of cancer, we would like to investigate.
If you are battling a serious illness, you need to know that the drugs your doctor prescribes work as intended. Some medications, particularly those designed to treat serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, or a number of other conditions, can have severely debilitating side effects that cause additional health problems. Sometimes the drug company does not adequately notify doctors and patients of the dangers of using their medications. It’s hard enough to overcome a major illness—when drug company negligence allows patients to become injured further because their products are harmful, they need to be held accountable.
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 and have been identified by the FDA as having dangerous side effects that may outweigh whatever benefits they provide. Such an FDA classification often leads to drug recalls, personal injuries, and lawsuits against drug companies.
Even if you feel you are not ready to file a suit, consult one of our qualified lawyers as soon as possible so that you will know your options. We do not charge any fees up front. In fact, we will only charge attorney’s fees if we obtain a financial settlement for you. If you don’t win, we won’t get paid a legal fee.
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Defective Drug Compensation
If you have been seriously hurt by a prescription drug, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Here are some of the types of compensation you may receive:
The amount of compensation available will depend on the negligence shown by the drug company in failing to properly warn patients of their product’s side effects or dangers, as well as many other factors. Consult with your attorney for information more specific to your own case.
Frequently Asked Questions
You probably have a lot of questions about your case. Your attorney is your best source for advice, but here are a few answers that may help.
A: Not always. Class-action is a type of lawsuit that allows a large number of people to join together to sue a company, usually under one representative or group of plaintiffs. If the parties reach a settlement, the class members share the compensation awarded to the plaintiffs. Sometimes rather than filing a class action, lawyers will pursue individual claims, or may opt for what is known as multi-district litigation, or MDL. MDL cases are heard in a single court, but remain separate cases.
A: Most likely, they will not. Doctors, like patients, are victims of the misinformation that big drug companies engage in when they fail to warn about the dangers of their products. The targets of medical liability lawsuits are the big pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and market these faulty medications.
A: It can sometimes take years for a pharmaceutical negligence case to be resolved, but sometimes the drug company will create a settlement program to compensate victims in order to end the lawsuit sooner.