Many prescription drugs that address one serious health problem put patients at risk for other grave conditions. All too often, the side effects of a particular drug do not become common knowledge until many patients have suffered. Massive pharmaceutical companies consider the fines they pay for false advertising, failure to disclose drug risks, and other infringements as merely the cost of doing business. Meanwhile, American patients suffer serious and permanent health problems and death as a result of dangerous drugs. This page provides the latest pharmaceutical lawsuit news, including information on FDA warnings and product recalls, and is updated as developments occur in various cases. Check back often to learn the latest pharmaceutical lawsuit news.
Actos (pioglitazone) is a popular diabetes drug that has been linked to an increased risk for bladder cancer. The FDA issued two safety warnings about the risk of Actos bladder cancer. Persons or the family members of persons who developed bladder cancer while taking Actos or after taking Actos may file an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Read for more Actos lawsuit news.
Several popular antidepressant drugs including Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin and Zoloft have been found to increase the risk of severe birth defects in children born after their mother took an antidepressant prior to or during pregnancy. Antidepressant birth defects include. Persons who have a child born with birth defects after the mother took an antidepressant may take legal action. Read for the most recent antidepressant birth defect lawsuit news.
Fresenius Naturalyte GranuFlo Acid Concentrate and Liquid Acid Concentrate are products used in conjunction with dialysis machines. The FDA issued a Class I Granuflo recall in 2012, shortly after learning of data collected by Fresenius indicating the risk of metabolic alkalosis for dialysis patients using Granuflo products. Alkalosis puts patients at risk for low blood pressure, hypokalemia, hypoexemia, hypercapnia and cardiac arrhythmia, all of which can result in heart attack if not promptly detected and treated. Persons and family members of persons who suffered heart problems or heart attack after a Granuflo dialysis treatment may file Granuflo heart attack lawsuits. Read for the most recent Granuflo heart attack lawsuit news.
Lexapro is a popular antidepressant drug that has been found to cause severe side effects in patients and increase the risk of birth defects when taken before or during pregnancy. Anencephaly, craniosynostosis, omphalocele, club foot, spina bifida and cardiac problems are all examples of birth defects that have been linked to Lexapro. Severe and permanent health problems as well as death can result from Lexapro birth defects. Persons who have a child born with birth defects after the mother took Lexapro during pregnancy may take legal action against Forest Laboratories. Read for the latest Lexapro birth defects lawsuit news.Lipitor diabetes lawsuit news.
Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) is a widely used blood thinner that is intended to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). In 2011, the FDA issued a safety warning indicating the risk of Pradaxa internal bleeding was higher than expected. Once Pradaxa internal bleeding begins, patients are likely to die because Pradaxa has no known antidote. For this reason, the drug is now considered to be more dangerous than warfarin drugs, which preceded Pradaxa as the primary type of blood thinner used in the United States at one time. Patients or family members of patients who experienced severe internal bleeding or death as a result of taking Pradaxa may be entitled to compensation under the Pradaxa Products Liability Litigation. Read for the latest Pradaxa internal bleeding lawsuit news.
Along with other popular antidepressant drugs, Zoloft has been found to cause severe psychological side effects in patients as well as increase the risk of severe birth defects when a mother takes the drug before or during pregnancy. Zoloft birth defects include anencephaly, craniosynostosis, omphalocele, club foot, spina bifida and cardiac problems. Families who have a child who was born with birth defects that may have resulted from the mother taking Zoloft have joined forces to take legal action against Pfizer. Read for the latest Zoloft birth defects lawsuit news.