METRO DETROIT DRUG INJURY LAWYER
If you or your loved one has suffered harmful side effects from a recalled prescription medication, you may be entitled to compensation from the pharmaceutical company and drug manufacturer. Prescription drug lawsuits often are the result of a drug that has been brought to market before all the potential risks and side effects have been properly vetted and identified. This can result in consumers suffering serious personal injuries, and in some cases, death.
Contact the Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers today if you believe you have suffered harmful side effect of a prescription drug, and we will evaluate your case and determine your rights to compensation.
Examples of prescription drugs that have been linked to injuries in consumers include:
- Accutane® – This medication prescribed for the treatment of acne, has been linked to liver and intestinal damage, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), depression and suicidal tendencies.
Acetaminophen Liver Damage – These easily accessible over the counter painkillers may cause users to unintentionally overdose when using in combination with various cold and flu products. Severe liver failure and even death can result.
Actos® – This drug prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer.
Antidepressant Birth Defects – These drugs are commonly prescribed to women during pregnancy, and have been linked to the development of severe and even fatal birth defects in newborn babies.
Benicar® – This is a drug that is prescribed to manage hypertension. It is has been linked to the development of severe GI problems.
Byetta® and Januvia® – These type 2 diabetes drugs can cause pancreatic problems including pancreatic cancer, as well as thyroid cancer.
Invokana® and Invokamet® – These type 2 diabetes drugs have been linked to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a condition whereby the body produces excess blood acids. A diabetic coma or even death can result.
GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® – These are products used in dialysis centers around the country to treat kidney disease or kidney failure. They have been linked to severe heart problems, and even death.
Lipitor® – This drug used to treat high cholesterol has been linked to type 2 diabetes in women.
Low Testosterone Therapy – Products aimed at treating low testosterone or “Low T” in men have caused heart attack, stroke, blood clots and in some cases, death.
Pradaxa® – Prescribed for the treatment of blood clots, Pradaxa® has been linked to patients suffering severe bleeding incidents, which have been fatal.
Risperdal® – This is a drug that is commonly prescribed to children with mental health issues. It has been linked to the development of female breasts (gynecomastia) in men.
Viagra® – This drug has been linked to the development of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.
Xarelto® – This drug is commonly prescribed for the treatment of blood clots, however, it has been linked to severe bleeding incidents, stroke, clots and death.
Yaz® – This birth control drug been linked to blood clots, strokes and severe heart problems.
Zofran® – This anti-nausea medication is often prescribed to pregnant women, but has been linked to severe and serious birth defects in newborn babies.
These are just some of the medications that have caused severe side effects to unknowing consumers. If you believe you or someone you know has suffered injuries as a result of a prescription drug, you deserve to be compensated for your lost income, medical bills, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. If someone you loved died as result of taking these drugs, the pharmaceutical company and drug manufacturer must be held accountable.
Contact the Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation, and we will explain your rights to compensation, and how best to hold these drug companies responsible for your loss.