Pharmaceutical and Dietary Supplement Litigation
Sometimes a drug manufacturer knows that a drug could endanger consumers, but fails to warn physicians or the public of the serious health risks associated with its use. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the drug approval process, the agency's approval of a drug does not always guarantee that it is safe. In fact, the FDA may pull a harmful drug off the market only after it has already caused significant damage to patients.
If you or a family member has suffered adverse effects from a defective prescription or over-the-counter drug, you may be entitled to compensation.
Brayton Purcell LLP is a law firm that provides results-oriented representation in cases involving defective drugs. Contact us for a free consultation with an attorney.
Some Drugs Pose Health Risks for Consumers
Brayton Purcell LLP represents people who have been harmed by these and other drugs:
Accutane ® - May cause bowel disease and birth defects.
Actos ® — May increase risk of bladder cancer.
Advair ® — May cause serious or fatal asthma attacks.
Avodart ® — May cause high-grade prostate tumors.
Benicar ® — May cause serious gastrointestinal illnesses, including intestinal damage, malnourishment, and severe weight loss.
Byetta® — May cause pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
Celebrex ® — May increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Taking the drug is particularly dangerous for patients who have already undergone heart bypass surgery.
Cytotec ® — A woman who uses Cytotec during labor or after delivery may tear her uterus or womb, resulting in severe bleeding, miscarriage or death.
Femara ® — Pregnant women using this drug may deliver babies with birth defects.
Fentanyl Transdermal Pain Patch — Defective patches leak fentanyl gel into the outer foil packaging, possibly leading to an accidental overdose.
Fosamax ® - May cause a deterioration of the jaw bone or contribute to femur fractures.
Gadolinium ® — Linked to nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) and nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD).
GranuFlo ® — Linked to stroke, sudden cardiac arrest, and heart arrhythmia.
Januvia® — May cause pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
Levaquin ® — Associated with tendinitis, extreme pain, Achilles heel ruptures, rotator cuff damage.
Lipitor ® - May increase risk for Type II diabetes.
Low T Prescriptions & Therapy - Negative side effects include heart attacks, strokes, live toxicity, and more.
Pradaxa ® — Linked to heart attacks and abnormal bleeding.
Propecia ® — May cause impotence, testicular pain, sterility and various forms of cancer.
Reglan ® — Can cause Tardive Dyskinesia and Dystonia, which are diseases involving involuntary, repetitive body movements.
Risperdal ® - Linked to breast development in male children.
Seroquel ® — Linked to pancreatitis and diabetes.
SSRI Birth Defects (Zoloft ® , Paxil ® , Prozac ® , Celexa ® , Lexapro ® ) — Linked to Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), cleft lip, cleft palate and club-foot.
Topamax ® - The FDA has reclassified Topamax to a Pregnancy Category D anti-epileptic drug. The study's findings showed an increased risk of cleft lip and cleft palate in infants born to mothers who had taken Topamax.
Viagra ® - May cause blindness, cardiac events, decreased blood pressure, and sudden death.
Xarelto ® - May cause the very things it is used to treat: pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and death.
Yaz ® and Yasmin ® - Linked to blood clots, stroke and heart attacks.
Zofran ® - Linked to serious birth defects within pregnant users.
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