Unfortunately, with so many prescription and over-the-counter remedies becoming available each year, it’s difficult for the serious and sometimes potentially lethal side effects of every new medication to be known from the date of a drug’s release. Furthermore, the FDA will, in some instances, approve a new drug before a thorough review of its effects has been conducted. Though harmful side effects of many prescription and over-the-counter medications are often reported by consumers to the FDA after the fact, too many Americans each year become seriously ill or die as a result of dangerous or recalled drugs.
When new drugs are released onto the market, pharmaceutical companies must alert patients to their products’ potentially harmful side effects. When these companies fail to do so, those injured as a result may be able to sue and recover compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one were injured due to a dangerous prescription or over-the-counter drug, you may have legal recourse. Through a lawsuit, you may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Fill out our free case evaluation form on this page today to learn more about your potential legal options.
The FDA has warned that patients taking Actos – especially for more than one year – may be at an increased risk for developing bladder cancer.
Studies have linked Benicar to a condition known as sprue-like enteropathy, which can cause patients to suffer from severe, chronic diarrhea and substantial weight loss.
Patients who take type 2 diabetes drugs, such as Januvia, Byetta, Victoza or Janumet, may be at an increased risk for pancreatic cancer.
GranuFlo and Naturalyte were subject to a Class 1 recall by the FDA in light of reports that the dialysis products may be putting patients at a greater risk for cardiac arrest and/or death.
The antipsychotic drug Invega has been linked to gynecomastia, the enlargement of breast tissue in males.
Women using the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor may be at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
After OxyElite Pro was linked to dozens of cases of liver illness in Hawaii, the FDA issued a recall for the dietary supplement and victims filed suit against the manufacturer.
Pradaxa lawsuits are being filed across the country alleging that the manufacturer failed to warn patients about the lack of any antidote should emergency bleeding situations occur.
A hormone only naturally found in breastfeeding women is allegedly causing the development of male breasts in Risperdal users.
It has been reported that expectant mothers who take SSRI antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications may have an increased risk of delivering a baby with birth defects.
Men who used prescription testosterone therapies including AndroGel may be at an increased risk for heart attacks, strokes or death.
Mothers who delivered children with serious birth defects including cleft lips and palates have filed lawsuits against the maker of Topamax alleging the antiepileptic is not safe for women to use while pregnant.