Current Product Liability Litigation Cases Involving Popular Drugs With Serious Side Effects That Are Starting To Gain More Attention
This article will feature three types of drug injury cases that are starting to gain some momentum in terms of the number of lawsuits filed against the responsible pharmaceutical companies in courts across the country.
(1) Diabetes Medicines in the Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter-2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors Class of Drugs
Invokana (canagliflozin) — Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Invokamet (canagliflozin and metformin) — Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Farxiga (dapagliflozin) — AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin and metformin extended-release) — AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Jardiance (empagliflozin) — Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Glyxambi (empagliflozin and linagliptin) — Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Synjardy (empagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride) — Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Company
These drug injury lawsuits primarily involve the following side effects:
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
- Acute Kidney Injury
- Kidney Failure / Renal Failure
- Kidney Damage
- Pyelonephritis (kidney infection)
- Urosepsis (blood infection)
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
(2) Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Pills, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Medicines, and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Medications in the Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE-5) Inhibitors Class of Drugs
Adcirca (tadalafil) -- Eli Lilly and Company
Cialis (tadalafil) -- Eli Lilly and Company
Levitra (vardenafil hydrochloride) -- GlaxoSmithKline
Revatio (sildenafil citrate) -- Pfizer
Staxyn (vardenafil hydrochloride) -- GlaxoSmithKline
Stendra (avanafil) -- Vivus and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
Viagra (sildenafil citrate) -- Pfizer
These various prescription drug products have been linked to malignant melanoma skin cancer (but not basal or squamous cell skin cancers).
(3) Heartburn Medicines and Acid Reflux Pills like Prevacid, Prilosec, and Nexium in the Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Class of Drugs
Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) [prescription drug] == AstraZeneca LP
Nexium 24HR (esomeprazole magnesium) [over-the-counter] -- Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
Prilosec (omeprazole) [prescription drug] -- AstraZeneca LP
Prilosec OTC (omeprazole) [over-the-counter] -- Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Co.
Prevacid (lansoprazole) [prescription drug] -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Prevacid 24 HR (lansoprazole) [over-the-counter] -- Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.
The use of these proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for as little as a couple of weeks can result in an increased risk of developing:
- Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Severe Renal Impairment
- Kidney / Renal Failure
- Acute Kidney Injury
We are currently investigating possible drug injury lawsuits against the responsible pharmaceutical companies for patients using these drugs who have developed the side effects listed above.
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