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

Januvia Linked to Pancreatic Cancer?

According to a recent study, individuals taking prescription Januvia for the treatment of Type II diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. The study, conducted by medical professionals at UCLA have suggested that Januvia may be linked to pancreatic cancer. The study also found that drug Byetta may increase the risk…

Januvia and Pancreatic Cancer

Januvia (generic name sitagliptin) is a comparatively new entrant to the diabetes pharmaceutical market. Januvia is the first of a new class of diabetes drugs known as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. Januvia is manufactured by large drug maker Merck, and is prescribed for the treatment of Type2 diabetes mellitus. Unfortunately, many recent medical studies have…

Risperdal Law Firm in Houston, Texas

Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawyer The Houston, Texas product liability team at the Willis Law is evaluating prospective Risperdal lawsuits and claims on behalf of men, adolescent males, and young boys who developed female breasts following Risperdal treatment, a condition called gynecomastia. Victims of Risperdal Gynecomastia may be lawfully awarded financial damages due to the drug manufacturer’s failure…

Pristiq Lawsuit

Pristiq Birth Defects During Pregnancy Pristiq is a prescription antidepressant medication manufactured by a subsidiary of American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Wyeth. Currently Pristiq is being observed closely because experts have claimed that the antidepressant drug, if taken during pregnancy, may cause significant Pristiq birth defects among infants born to those mothers. If you or a…

Can Januvia Cause Pancreatic Cancer?

It can be incredibly frightening to be told that you have cancer, and pancreatic cancer is responsible for the fourth most cancer deaths among men and women. According to recent reports and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) research, Januvia (sitagliptin) may increase the risk of suffering from pancreatic cancer brought on by acute pancreatitis. A…

Pancreatic Cancer Januvia Lawsuit

Januvia is a prescription medication used for the treatment of type-2 diabetes among adults. Research conducted by professionals at UCLA medical school determined that there may be a link between the use of Januvia and pancreatic and thyroid cancer. Januvia was approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

Pradaxa Complications

A recent report filed by the Institute for Safe Medicine Practice (ISMP) claims that abnormally high numbers of Pradaxa complications have been present in test studies. The report claims that only a few weeks after being approved for use in October 2010, Pradaxa jumped near the top of the Institute for Safe Medicine Practice (ISMP)…

Pradaxa Lawsuit – Internal Bleeding

Pradaxa is a prescription blood thinner manufactured by German pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim. Prescription blood thinners or anticoagulants like Pradaxa are meant to prevent stroke and other problems arising from blockage. Pradaxa is a relatively new drug on the market, and in its first year of operation it has reportedly led to more than 260…

Pradaxa Cerebral Hemorrhaging

Pradaxa is a new prescription blood thinning drug on the market which has received much attention recently due to its potential negative and deadly effects caused to patients. Within its first year on the market, Pradaxa has been linked to causing more than 260 deaths related to internal bleeding and Pradaxa cerebral hemorrhaging. After being…

Pradaxa Heart Attack Lawsuit

What is Pradaxa? Pradaxa (generic: dabigatran) is a prescription medication used by patients suffering from atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa is utilized to try and prevent strokes or severe blood clots in those patients. Pradaxa is in a class of blood thinners (anticoagulants) known as direct thrombin inhibitors. They operate by preventing the formation of blood clots…