Drug Lawsuits

Drug LawsuitsDefective drug litigation exists because drugs are products, and manufacturers producing products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. Prescription drugs can be defective in several ways, including: incorrect medication dosages during product manufacturing, quality control issues, undisclosed dangerous side effects and contamination. Suffering a dangerous side effect from a defective drug can severely alter your quality of life, or even be fatal.

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Actos

Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

A FDA safety announcement was released on June 15, 2011 concerning an increased risk of bladder cancer to patients who have been taking Actos to treat their diabetes. If you have taken the diabetes drug Actos for over a year you may be at risk for cancer.

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Benicar

Chronic Diarrhea and Intestinal Disorders

The FDA has issued warnings to consumers taking high blood pressure medication, Benicar which may cause chronic diarrhea and interstinal disorders.

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Celexa

Birth Defect Lawsuits & Heart Defects Lawsuits

There is a possible link in children born with cardiac and other congenital birth defects to antidepressant drugs like Celexa (citalopram). Celexa side effects may include congenital heart defects and other congenital birth defects.

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Depakote

Birth Defect Lawsuits & Heart Defects Lawsuits

Use of Depakote to treat bipolar disorder, migraines, epilepsy and chronic pain associated with nervous system diseases during pregnancy can cause congenital malformations including neural tube defects and other deformities.

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Dilantin

Stevens Johnson Syndrome & Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Lawsuits

Epileptic patients taking Dilantin to control seizures need to be aware of potential increased risk of serious skin side effect reactions including Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) from phenytoin therapy.

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Duragesic Patch

Fentanyl Overdose Lawsuits

Duragesic patches are being recalled because of a manufacturing defect. The gel reservoir will leak, exposing patients directly to the fentanyl gel. Exposure to fentanyl gel may lead to respiratory depression and possible overdose, which may be fatal.

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Effexor

Birth Defect Lawsuits & Heart Defects Lawsuits

Children born with cardiac and other serious congenital birth defects have potentially been linked to use of the anti-depressant drug Effexor (venlafaxine). Research suggests an increased risk of congenital heart defects and other congenital birth defects.

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Eliquis

Internal Bleeding Lawsuits

Eliquis is an anticoagulant blood-thinner that is used for lowering the chance of blood clots. Dangerous side effects from its use includes internal bleeding and even uncontrolled bleeding, which could lead to death of the patient.

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Fen Phen

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension & Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Lawsuits

PPH, PAH, and PH have been linked to the use of diet drugs and nutritional supplements including: Fen Phen, Redux, Pondimin, ephedra, ma huang, Metabolife, Herbalife, Dexatrim and St. John’s Wort extract.

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Januvia

Pancreatic Cancer

Januvua is a type 2 diabetic drug that has the potential to develop pancreatic cancer.

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Lexapro

Birth Defect Lawsuits & Heart Defects Lawsuits

Lexapro is an antidepressant drug of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class that has been linked to increased risk of serious birth defects including primary pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) and congenital heart defects.

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Paxil

Birth Defect Lawsuits & Heart Defects Lawsuits

Paxil can cause an increased risk of congenital heart defects in infants due to exposure in the womb. Paxil birth defects include: heart defects, PPHN, omphalocele, hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, clubfoot, anencephely, and neural tube defects.

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Pradaxa

Cerebral Hemorrhaging & Internal Bleeding Lawsuits

Pradaxa breaks down quickly when removed from its original container. Patients who took the new anti-clotting drug Pradaxa, made by Boehringer Ingelheim, have a 33% higher risk of heart attack or severe symptoms of heart disease than do patients taking Warfarin.

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Pristiq

Birth Defects

Antidepression medication, Pristiq, if taken during pregnancy may cause severe birth defects to babies during pregnancy. Pfizer, the makers of Pristiq, did not warn patients taking Pristiq that there are birth defects risks during pregnancy.

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Prozac

Birth Defect Lawsuits & Heart Defects Lawsuits

Prozac is an SSRI that has been linked to increased risk of congenital heart defects, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), cranio-facial malformations, limb malformations, abdominal wall malformations, and other serious birth defects.

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Risperdal

Male Breast Development

Risperdal has been linked to breasts development in male adolescents.

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Talcum Powder

Ovarian Cancer

Studies have shown that women applying talcum powder on their genital areas may cause ovarian cancer.

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Topamax

Birth Defect Lawsuits & Heart Defects Lawsuits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will strengthen warnings on Topamax because women taking the epilepsy medication while pregnant increases the risk of oral cleft birth defects, like cleft palate and cleft lip, by as much as 16 times.

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Tysabri

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Lawsuits

Tysabri was prescribed for patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn’s disease, but has been causing an increasing number of patients to develop progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). PML is a rare and often fatal infection of the brain.

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Wellbutrin

Birth Defect Lawsuits & Heart Defects Lawsuits

Wellbutrin, an aminoketone class antidepressant, has caused left outflow tract defects, such as coarctation of the aorta (CoA). Left outflow heart defects affect the flow of blood from the heart’s left chambers to the rest of the body.

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Zofran

Birth Defect During Pregnancy

Zofran is an anti-nausea medication that was FDA approved for for patients undergoing chemotherapy and was never approved for the prescription for morning sickness due to pregnancy, many resulting in birth defects to babies.

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See also: Medical Device Lawsuits or Previously Investigated Products

Defective Drugs

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Recent Drug News

Benicar Lawsuit for Chronic Diarrhea

Recently the FDA has issued consumer warnings to patients and healthcare providers that are prescribed a high blood pressure medication called Benicar manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo, a Japanese pharmaceutical company. Benicar is metabolized to its active component in the gastrointestinal mucosa, portal blood and liver. Medical experts warn that Benicar can cause severe intestinal disorders…

Zofran and Transposition of the Great Arteries

Zofran and TGA Zofran a drug given to 1000’s of pregnant women for morning sickness and nausea, may be responsible for causing a rare congenital heart defects in unborn babies including a congenital defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries.  Zofran was never approved by the FDA to be prescribed for pregnancy related nausea, but rather…

Risperdal Lawsuit – Male Breast Development

A prescription atypical antipsychotic, Risperdal, has been linked to a high risk of male breast development by growing body of medical research studies as well as lawsuits filed against its manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. The drug is approved by the US Food & Drug Administration for the following indications and usage: Treatment of schizophrenia in…

Gynecomastia in Young Boys From Risperdal

 Risperdal and Breast Development in Young Boys In November of 2008, the Wall Street Journal posted an online health blog titled “Risperdal Can Have Troubling Side Effects in Boys.” In this blog, the WSJ raised a number of concerns regarding the Johnson & Johnson antipsychotic Risperdal and its potential side effects on young boys, whose bodies…

Byetta Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer in the United States for multiple reasons. It is incredibly frightening to be told that you have pancreatic cancer, and many people feel like they have no options. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and you think it…

Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawyer

Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit ? Talk to a Lawyer The Willis Law Firm is now representing the victims of Risperdal Gynecomastia and other serious side effects in their lawsuit claims against the healthcare company Johnson & Johnson. If you or a loved one has suffered from the growth of male breasts following prescription of the antipsychotic…

Januvia Lawsuit for Pancreatic Cancer Victims

If you are a type 2 diabetic who has taken Januvia for your diabetes and subsequently developed pancreatic cancer, you are not alone as a Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Victim. You may be entitled to financial compensation through a Januvia lawsuit for pancreatic cancer victims. A Januvia lawsuit claims that the manufacturers of Januvia knew or…

Risperdal Class Action Lawsuit

Risperdal and Gynecomastia Class Action Lawsuit In the last year, Johnson & Johnson has lost several class action lawsuits regarding the marketing of its antipsychotic medication Risperdal. The drug is manufactured and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of parent company Johnson & Johnson) and is currently approved for the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic…

Januvia Pancreatic Cancer

Recent medical developments suggest that there may be a significant link between taking type 2 diabetes medication Januvia and an increased risk of suffering from pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. Further investigation is ongoing to more fully understand a possible link between Januvia and pancreatic cancer. Lead researcher at the Larry L HIllblom Islet Research Center…

Risperdal Breast Lawsuit

In September 2012, Johnson & Johnson settled its first Risperdal Breast Lawsuit, filed by a young man claiming that treatment with the atypical antipsychotic medication caused him to grow breasts. This growth of male breast tissue, Gynecomastia, is the reason for a rapidly increasing number of lawsuits filed against the company. Hundreds of claims have…