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Prescription drugs go to market with a multitude recorded side effects, and they can cause serious injuries. You may have learned about certain drugs being recalled by the FDA, or you may have experienced a medical injury from a drug that is still on the market. If you’ve been harmed by a drug even after you followed the intended usage, you could have a legal case.

We can help with:

  • Drug-related injuries
  • Drug recall
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Class Action Lawsuits

Zofran

Despite having never been approved for use during pregnancy, Zofran is currently the top-selling morning sickness drug in the US. Zofran was developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and approved by the FDA in 1991 to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. GSK also promoted off-label use of the drug to treat morning sickness in pregnant women for which it recently paid civil penalties.

The use of Zofran during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy has been linked to the development of congenital cardiac malformations and cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. More than 500 families have filed lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Zofran. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Studies have shown that the use of Zofran during pregnancy has been shown to cause birth defects, including:

  • Cleft palate
  • Fetal heart defects
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Kidney malformation
  • Jaundice
  • Skeletal defects
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Spontaneous abortion
  • Stillbirth

Risperdal

Risperdal is currently being investigated for severe side effects. There are claims that males ages 18 and under have allegedly developed male breast tissue due to their use of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. The lawsuits allege Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Risperdal, failed to provide adequate warnings about this risk and failed to properly research the side effects of the drug and that the FDA had yet to approve it for use amongst children. Gynecomastia is a permanent condition where males develop large breasts, requiring surgery for correction.

Additionally, the drug maker is said to have marketed Risperdal as an effective way to control elderly patients with dementia and for children with behavioral disabilities, when in fact the drug has severe side effects for people with those conditions. If you or a loved one have suffered any adverse reactions from taking Risperdal, contact the team at Muller Brazil today for a free case evaluation.

Possible complications from Risperdal include:

  • Breast swelling or tenderness (men or women), nipple discharge, missed menstrual periods
  • Uncontrolled muscle movements of the face (chewing, tongue movement, blinking/eye movement)
  • Severe nervous system reaction (muscle rigidity, fever, sweating, fast/uneven heartbeat, tremors)
  • Low white blood cells (sudden weakness or ill feeling, sore throat, mouth or skin sores, red/swollen gums)
  • Low blood platelet levels (easy bruising, unusual bleeding, red or purple spots on skin)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness/drowsiness
  • Agitation/anxiety/restlessness
  • Depressed mood
  • Dry mouth, upset stomach, diarrhea or constipation
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Cold symptoms

Invokana®

It has been claimed that the manufacturer of Invokana® has failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of kidney failure, ketoacidosis, leg and foot amputations, and heart attacks from use of the drug. Invokana® is an oral diabetes medication prescribed to treat diabetes type 2 by helping control blood sugar levels. It was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2013, and is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Some side effects faced by patients treated with Invokana® include ketoacidosis and kidney damage, and an increased risk of leg and foot amputations, a side effect patients were never warned about. If you or a loved one was prescribed Invokana® and suffered serious side effects, contact us today to receive a free consultation from one of our firm’s experienced injury attorneys.

Studies have shown that the use of Invokana® may lead to:

  • Kidney failure or impairment
  • Dehydration and fluid imbalances
  • Kidney stones
  • Increase of heart attacks and strokes
  • Serious UTI’s (urinary tract infections)
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious diabetes complication that arises from the body producing an excess amount of blood acids called “ketones”

Taxotere®

Taxotere® lawsuits claim the manufacturer of Taxotere (Sanofi-Aventis) failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of permanent alopecia (loss of hair). Taxotere® is a chemotherapy drug prescribed primarily for the treatment of breast cancer. One of the side effects faced by patients treated with Taxotere® is permanent hair loss, a side effect that patients were never warned about. Sanofi-Aventis manufactured Taxotere®, an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug approved to treat breast cancer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996. Recent studies have shown that approximately 9% of breast cancer patients who were prescribed and took Taxotere suffered from alopecia that lasted up to a decade or longer. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Other common side effects of Taxotere are listed as follows:

  • Permanent hair loss
  • Infection
  • Anemia
  • Burning, numbness or tingling sensation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Myalgia
  • Nausea
  • Skin rashes
  • Weight gain
  • Tiredness or weakness
  • Thinning of the nails
  • Pain in the arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Bodily swelling

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