Each year, people suffer injuries or pass away due to the negative effects of dangerous drugs on their health. Sometimes, potential problems related to medications are not known by manufacturers until they are released onto the market, and they begin to receive reports of negative interactions. In other cases, drug manufacturers are aware of the dangers their products pose but prioritize profits over the safety of patients.
If you were injured by a dangerous drug, an Arlington dangerous drug lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can review your situation and explain whether you have a case. Speak to a member of our team today.
Examples of Potentially Dangerous Drugs We’ve Helped Clients File Claims For
Below, we go into detail describing the types of drugs that may have harmed you. Even if you do not see your particular medication on this list, we can still help you.
You may be able to recover compensation for injuries caused by the following dangerous drugs:
Belviq® and Belviq XR®
Harvard Health Publishing reported that the manufacturer of the weight loss drug Belviq and Belviq XR withdrew their drug from the market after the FDA requested its removal in February 2020. The reason for the request was because new data showed that patients who had taken the drug had an increased likelihood of developing cancer five years later.
Truvada is a drug that helps to prevent the development of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The FDA required health care professionals to explain the risks of the drug before prescribing it to patients. However, in July 2019, the FDA determined that it was no longer necessary to provide these advisories.
Possible risks of taking this medication include:
- Bone mineral density loss
- Bone breaks
- The development of osteoporosis
- Kidney damage
- Kidney failure
- Worsening kidney disease
This may not be an exhaustive list.
For more than ten years, Uloric has been on the U.S. market, mostly for the treatment of gout. In February 2019, the FDA concluded that the medication poses an increased risk of death when compared to alternative medications. The FDA then required the manufacturer to include a boxed warning, which provided users with more information regarding the drug’s possible side effects.
Uloric could increase the risk of:
- Heart attack
- Acute myocardial infarction
- Other acute cardiovascular injuries
If you are taking Uloric and want to stop, the FDA recommends talking to your doctor before doing so.
The FDA also urges patients to seek emergency medical care if they experience any of the following symptoms while taking Uloric:
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Numbness on one side of the body
- Feeling dizzy
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty talking
- Chest pain
- The onset of a sudden and severe headache
Patients may experience other symptoms than those listed above.
The FDA recalled this medication due to the presence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This toxic substance is carcinogenic and was once used as an ingredient in rocket fuel.
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment found a connection between the active ingredient in the chemotherapy drug Taxotere and permanent hair loss.
Xarelto is a blood thinner medication that is manufactured by Bayer and marketed by a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
However, the Mayo Clinic reports that patients may experience the following side effects from taking the medication:
- Coughing up blood
- Vomiting blood
- Bleeding gums
- Bloody stool
- Increased menstrual flow
- Prolonged bleeding from injury sites
- Fainting spells
You may experience other symptoms than those listed here. Loncar Lyon Jenkins can evaluate your circumstances and take legal action based on the needs of your situation.
For a free legal consultation with a dangerous drug lawyer serving Arlington, call 800-777-7777
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Damages You May Be Able to Pursue in a Dangerous Drug Lawsuit
If you took a dangerous drug and suffered an injury as a result, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the following damages:
- Past and future medical expenses to treat the injuries caused by the dangerous drug
- Lost wages for the time you missed from work due to your injuries
- Lost earning capacity if you are unable to work or had to take a lower-paying job due to your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If you lost a loved one due to a dangerous drug, you may be able to recover compensation for their funeral, loss of income, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. Your Arlington dangerous drug lawyer can explain what other damages you may be able to recover.
Proving Your Losses
To secure financial recovery, you will need to provide evidence that shows how you were affected by a dangerous drug.
Evidence that may support your claim include:
- Medical records that show the connection between the dangerous drug and the injuries you sustained
- Testimony from a medical expert who can explain the connection between your injuries and the dangerous drug
- Employment records that show that you missed time from work
- Your own testimony regarding how the drug affected your life
You can get in touch with our legal team at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
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The Strong Arm Attorneys Are Your Legal Advocates
If you were injured due to a dangerous drug, an Arlington dangerous drug lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help. Our team can help your case by:
- Gathering evidence of your injuries and damages
- Managing communications with the insurer
- Consulting with your doctor
- Explaining your legal options
- Negotiating a settlement
Call the Strong Arm today to discuss your claim.