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 represents people who have been harmed by these and other drugs:
Advair® — May cause serious or fatal asthma attacks.
Avodart® — May cause high-grade prostate tumors.
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.
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.
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 severe decay of the jaw bone or jaw osteonecrosis. This disorder causes loose teeth and jaw pain.
Gadolinium® — Linked to nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) and nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD).
GranuFlo® — Linked to stroke, sudden cardiac arrest, and heart arrhythmia.
Levaquin® — Associated with tendinitis, extreme pain, Achilles heel ruptures, rotator cuff damage.
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.
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.
Yaz® and Yasmin® — Linked to blood clots, stroke and heart attacks.
Free Consultation With a Lawyer
To learn more about your rights and how we can help you, contact Brayton Purcell LLP. We represent clients across the U.S. from our offices in the San Francisco, California, area and three other locations.