When pharmaceutical companies release dangerous and defective drugs into the marketplace, patients who are injured as a result may be able to take legal action. Typically, these lawsuits allege that a pharmaceutical company made a drug that was somehow defective – either in design, manufacturing or marketing. A drug suffers from a marketing defect if the company failed to properly warn patients or doctors about a certain side effect.
It’s important to note that most lawsuits involving pharmaceutical drugs aren’t class action lawsuits, but rather individual lawsuits filed by one person with the help of his or her attorney. (You can find out why drug lawsuits aren’t suited for class action litigation by reading this article.)
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According to a 2013 FDA safety communication, there is "clear evidence of an association" between Benicar and a gastrointestinal (GI) condition known as sprue-like enteropathy, a disease with symptoms commonly associated with celiac disease.
Used to treat type 2 diabetes, Byetta has been linked to pancreatic cancer. Hundreds of lawsuits allege Byetta's manufacturer, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, knew of this link and failed to alert patients and the medical community.
Women who took Depakote during pregnancy and delivered a child with birth defects may have legal recourse to collect compensation for medical care and other losses.
Antidepressant Effexor has been linked to birth defects of the heart, spine and abdomen.
Lawsuits have been filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals alleging that Invega can increase a user's risk of developing gynecomastia and/or hyperprolactinemia.
Januvia lawsuits are being considered across the country in light of allegations that the drug's maker failed to properly warn patients about the risk of pancreatic cancer.
Women across the country have filed lawsuits against Lexapro's manufacturer, Forest Labs, Inc., accusing the company of releasing a defective drug into the marketplace.
Paxil is an anti-depressant used in patients with depression and anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, some young patients taking the drug have developed suicidal tendencies, while mothers on the anti-depressant have delivered infants with birth defects.
Risperdal was the first drug approved by the FDA to treat adolescents with schizophrenia. The drug is also used in combination with other drugs to treat depression.
Attorneys across the country are considering filing lawsuits on behalf of men who used AndroGel and other testosterone therapies in light of new information linking the products to heart attack, stroke and death in users.
Since 2011, mothers have been filing lawsuits against the maker of Topamax, Janssen Pharmaceuticals alleging that the antiepileptic drug is defective and can cause infants to develop cleft lips or cleft palates when taken during pregnancy.
It has been alleged that Tylenol, even when taken as recommended, can cause liver failure.
Studies have suggested the Victoza and other diabetes drugs may increase patients' chances of developing pancreatic cancer.
Lawsuits have been filed alleging that the popular blood thinner Xarelto can cause serious and irreversible internal bleeding.
Hundreds of women have taken legal action against Pfizer Inc., the manufacturer of Zoloft, after delivering infants with congenital birth defects and malformations.
If you were prescribed Zofran for morning sickness and your child was born with a birth defect, you may be eligible to receive compensation through a lawsuit.
Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of patients who took fluoroquinolone antibiotic drugs, such as Levaquin or Avelox, and developed a specific type of nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy.
Women across the country have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company's talcum powders can cause ovarian cancer when used near the genitals.
Women who used Lipitor and were later diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are now filing lawsuits against the drug's manufacturer, demanding compensation for their injuries.
Hair loss drug Propecia has reportedly been linked to erectile dysfunction and other sexual side effects which can last months or years after stopping use of the drug. Prostate cancer and male breast cancer have also been reported among patients taking Propecia.
If you used Bravelle between March 2014 and October 2015, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the maker of the fertility drug for the money you spent on in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatments.
Abilify users are filing lawsuits alleging that the drug caused them to develop compulsive gambling habits and that the drug's maker is legally responsible. The suits claim that Bristol-Myers Squibb failed to adequately test the drug and failed to warn patients and doctors about this side effect.
Across the country, women who received Taxotere during chemotherapy are filing lawsuits saying that they permanently lost their hair because of the drug. They're seeking compensation from the manufacturer for mental suffering, therapy bills and their inability to return to work.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed on behalf of people who were injured by the migraine patch Zecuity. Reports have surfaced that the patch can cause burns, rashes, scarring and other serious side effects.
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