Drug Injury Lawsuits are Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Cases Involving a Serious Side Effect or a Severe Adverse Reaction
A drug injury lawsuit usually involves a personal injury case or wrongful death case filed on behalf of the person who experienced a serious side effect or a severe adverse reaction caused by a prescription drug. Some unsafe drugs have been the subject of FDA warnings or a drug recall, while other drugs remain on the market with "black-box" warnings and continue to be prescribed by doctors today.
Here are some of the prescription drugs for which law firms are currently filing drug injury lawsuits against the responsible pharmaceutical companies:
- Xeljanz causing heart problems such as heart attacks and strokes as well as Xeljanz causing cancers.
- Beovu causing vision loss and blindness due to occlusive retinal vasculitis, retinal artery occlusion, and intraocular inflammation.
- Elmiron causing eye problems such as retinal pigmentary changes and pigmentary maculopathy resulting in vision loss.
- Injectafer causing hypophosphatemia / electrolyte disorders leading to serious medical complications such as rhabdomyolysis, respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, arrhythmias, and osteomalacia.
- Belviq causing pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer.
- Ocaliva causing serious liver injury, hepatic / liver failure, and drug-induced hepatitis.
- Uloric causing cardiovascular death, sudden cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death, heart failure, myocardial infarction or heart attack, stroke, unstable angina with urgent coronary revascularization, and other heart-related problems, as well as acute renal failure and acute kidney injury.
- Invokana / Farxiga / Jardiance / Invokamet / Xigduo / Glyxambi / Synjardy / Qtern / Steglatro / Steglujan / Segluromet causing Fournier’s Gangrene, also known as necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum.
- Tasigna causing atherosclerosis-related diseases and subsequent serious side effects such as stroke, heart attack, lower-limb amputations, aneurysms, and kidney/renal failure.
- Actemra causing liver injury, liver failure, hepatitis, pancreatitis, heart failure, heart attacks, strokes, and interstitial lung disease.
The best way to make a claim for legal compensation for an injury or death caused by a serious side effect or a severe adverse reaction is by filing an individual drug injury lawsuit (not a class action).
Each state has a statute of limitations that determines the time period within which one may file a drug injury lawsuit. For example, in some states a personal injury claim must be filed within 1 or 2 years from the date that the serious side effect or the severe adverse reaction is diagnosed. Likewise, some states require that a wrongful death claim be filed within 1 or 2 years from the date of a death which was caused by a serious side effect or a severe adverse reaction. It is very important to realize that these statutes of limitations, or deadlines, vary from state to state.
Because of these strict filing deadlines, you should not delay in finding an experienced drug injury lawyer when you may have a possible case involving a serious side effect or a severe adverse reaction.
At the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb, we know that you have options when it comes to finding the right lawyer to handle your drug injury lawsuit. On our FAQ page, we provide answers to some questions prospective clients often ask us when making their decision about hiring a lawyer for their case. We look forward to possibly working on your behalf.
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