Topic: Filing a Prescription Drug Injury Claim

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Some prescribed drugs cause injury or death.

Pharmaceuticals are big business, and drug companies are constantly churning out new pills, gels, and ointments to be prescribed by doctors. We are led to believe they are safe and will help us, but too often that is not the case. If you are in such a situation, our Dallas pharmaceutical injury lawyers can assist you. We have been advocating for Texans damaged by dangerous medicines for 35 years, and never charge a fee unless we recover a settlement for you.

Many times injuries, even death, result from dangerous drugs that are allowed to be manufactured and prescribed. Often times the injuries associated with taking them include heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, bladder cancer, or some other serious medical complications.

Remember: The drugs referenced on this page below are not the only injury causing medications on the market that may entitle you to be compensated for damages. Call our attorneys now at (214) 747-5240 if you believe you may have been harmed by taking a prescription drug. Recalls happen on a frequent basis and many times new medications are only discovered to inflict harm after they are sold to the public and used by a substantial number of people for some time.

If you believe a medication you were on, or are still taking, has caused significant health issues or the death of someone you love, you should contact our Dallas pharmaceutical injury attorneys for a free consultation. We’ll talk to you about the medicine’s history and any known dangers associated with it.

How Our Dallas Drug Injury Lawyers Can Help

We closely monitor the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products as well as the progress of dangerous drugs across the United States. Listed below are some of the more common ones that have been alleged or determined to cause injury. Click on a link to jump to that area on this page.

Actos / Pioglitazone

Testosterone Products

GranuFlo / NaturaLyte

Risperdal

Xarelto / Rivaroxaban

Zoloft

Samsca / Tolvaptan

 

Here Are Some Prescription Drug Injury Lawsuits We Handle

Actos / Pioglitazone 

Q:       What is Actos? 

A:        Actos is a prescription drug that was sold to treat people with Type 2 Diabetes.

Q:       How popular of a drug was Actos?

A:        In 2008 Actos was the 10th best-selling medication in the United States.

Q:       What is dangerous about Actos? 

A:        Taking Actos for over a year has been associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer. In fact, diabetes patients that took the drug for over a year were found to have two times the risk of developing bladder cancer than those diabetes patients that did not use the drug.

Q:       What are some of the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer?

A:        Signs of possible bladder cancer include blood in your urine, urinary urgency, pain while urinating, abdominal pain and discomfort, and back pain or discomfort.

Remember:  The U.S Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada have both issued safety warnings relating to Actos due to the risk of developing cancer of the bladder.

How Mullen & Mullen Can Help You: If you or a loved one took Actos and developed bladder cancer our Dallas drug injury lawyers may be able to recover damages for you. Actos is dangerous and its manufacturer knew the risk of developing bladder cancer existed. However, they failed to adequately warn patients. How long you or your loved one used Actos will be a factor that is considered in determining whether you may have a cause of action for injuries or wrongful death.

 

Testosterone Products

Q:       What testosterone have been alleged to be dangerous? 

A:        AndroGel, Axirom, Testim, Testopel, Striant, Fortesta, Androderm, and Depo are just a few of the testosterone products that have been alleged to be dangerous. They include gels, patches, and pills.

Q:       What is dangerous about testosterone products?

A:        Testosterone product usage has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis known as DVT, pulmonary embolisms, and – unfortunately – death.

Remember: Men over the age of 65 diagnosed with low-T who took Testosterone treatments were found to be 2X-3X as likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke when compared to men who did not undergo treatments –  the difference being whether or not the patient had a history of heart disease.

How Our Lawyers Can Help You: Our Dallas drug injury attorneys offer a free consultation to discuss you or your loved one’s use of any Testosterone product to treat low-T. We can assist you in evaluating whether or not life altering side effects, or the death of a family member, can be linked to the product’s usage. 

 

GranuFlo / NaturaLyte

Q:       What are GranuFlo and Naturalyte? 

A:        These products are concentrates used in patients undergoing dialysis, and are converted into bicarbonates used in cleaning a patient’s blood.

Q:       What is dangerous about GranuFlo and Naturalyte? 

A:        GranuFlo and Naturalyte could cause high bicarbonate levels in some dialysis patients based on the drugs’ ingredients. High bicarbonate levels can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or sudden cardiac death. In fact, the drug’s manufacturer circulated a memo that stated the incorrect usage of the drugs was significantly associated with 6X to 8X greater risk of cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death.

Q:       Who was the memo sent to?

A:        The manufacturer of the drugs only sent the memo to its own doctors discussing the serious risks of using the drugs. It was not sent to outside clinics.

Remember: The U.S Food and Drug Administration issued a Class I recall on both of these drugs. Due to the number of lawsuits involving these drugs the cases have been combined into a class action lawsuit. It is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible to determine if you have a cause of action.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You: If you or a loved one underwent dialysis, took GranuFlo or Naturalyte, and experienced a cardiac event, you may be entitled to financial compensation. If so, our Dallas pharmaceutical injury lawyers can help you get it.

 

Risperdal

Q:       What is Risperdal?

A;        Risperdal is prescribed as an anti psychotic used to treat schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and other behavioral disorders.

Q:       What is dangerous about Risperdal?

A:        It is alleged that Risperdal – when prescribed to male children or young male adults – causes abnormal breast growth / enlarged breasts (Gynecomastia) and/or milk production (Galactorrhea).

Remember: The young male children and young male adults that were prescribed this drug were already dealing with mental health issues. Developing abnormally large male breasts and/or producing milk from male breasts are embarrassing side effects that would obviously lead to additional psychological and emotional damage.

How Our Drug Injury Lawyers Can Help You: If your male child or young male adult developed enlarged breasts or milk-producing breasts after taking Risperdal, they may be entitled to financial compensation for mental anguish in the past and future. Other various damages may also apply. Learn more on our Risperdal page.

 

Xarelto / Rivaroxaban

Q:       What is Xarelto?

A;        Xarelto is a blood thinner.

Q:       What is Xarelto typically prescribed for?

A:        Xarelto is often prescribed to people suffering from atrial fibrillation or who have underwent a hip or knee replacement (to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism).

Q:       What is dangerous about Xarelto?

A:        Xarelto is alleged to share many of the same dangers as the drug Pradaxa – which was itself the subject of thousands of lawsuits across the country. It is alleged to sometimes lead to severe, uncontrollable bleeding – which can lead to death.

Q:       What injuries have been alleged to have resulted from the use of Xarelto?

A:        Xarelto is alleged to lead to gastrointestinal bleeding, blood clots,  strokes, heart attacks, and death.

Remember: Xarelto has no antidote. There is no known effective way to stop the bleeding and hemorrhaging that can result from its use. Learn more on our Xarelto page.

 

Zoloft

Q:       What is Zoloft?

A;        Zoloft is a widely prescribed drug to treat depression.

Q:       What is dangerous about Zoloft?

A:        Zoloft has allegedly been linked to birth defects in children including: cleft palate, holes in the heart, spina bifida, skull defects, and other defects. Some of these birth defects can even lead to death.

Q:       Who has a potential claim against the manufacturer of the drug?

A:        Both the the child and the parents of the child born with birth defects and the child himself or may have claims against Pfizer – the manufacturer of the drug .

Remember: If you took Zoloft and your child was born with significant birth defects, both you and your child may have causes of action against Pfizer and entitled to significant compensation.

 

Samsca / Tolvaptan

Q:       What is Samsca?

A;        Samsca is a prescription diuretic.

Q:       What is dangerous about Samsca?

A:        Samsca has been linked to liver failure – which could lead to the need for a liver transplant or even result in death.

Q:       If you have an underlying liver disease are you at increased risk?

A:        Potentially yes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety announcement stating the drug should not be given to patients with liver disease.

Q:       If you were prescribed Samsca for more than 30 days could you be at increased risk?

A:        Potentially yes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety announcement stating the drug should not be used longer than 30 days.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You: If you either: (a) took Samsca and developed liver problems or (b) had underlying liver problems and took Samsca, and the problems got worse, you should contact us for a free consultation to determine if you may have a cause of action for damages against the drug’s manufacturer.

Contact us for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your drug injury case with a Dallas pharmaceutical injury lawyer. We also have offices in Plano, Frisco, and Fort Worth for your convenience. Call (214) 747-5240 to find out how we can help get you the compensation you may justly deserve!