Dangerous drug lawsuits, defective drug lawsuits, and other defective drug product liability lawsuits are becoming more common as drug companies and the pharmaceutical industry continue to produce, market, and sell drugs that they know cause devastating health problems. Some common defective drug lawsuits have included Accutane Lawsuits, Chantix Lawsuits, Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuits, Defective Birth Control Lawsuits, Avandia Lawsuits, Vioxx Lawsuits, Ketek Lawsuits, Gadolinium Contrast Dye Lawsuits, Trasylol Lawsuits, Zyprexa Lawsuits, Antidepressant (SSRI) drug Lawsuits, and other defective drug and medication Lawsuits. Defective and dangerous drugs can cause devastating health problems or even death.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured by a defective drug or dangerous medication, feel free to submit an inquiry or send an e-mail to Texas defective medication lawyer Jason Coomer. He is a Texas defective product lawyer and may be able to help you recover your damages.
Medications can be extremely beneficial, but when they are used incorrectly, marketed for the wrong purpose, or dangerous side effects are hidden, defective drugs can cause serious problems and catastrophic damages.
In our modern society, the pharmaceutical companies have become extremely rich and powerful. This pooling of resources into the pharmaceutical companies allows these large corporations to spend billions of dollars on developing new drugs. The problem arises when after a substantial investment in a new drug, research shows that the drug is unsafe or has dangerous side effects. Because of the substantial investment in the drug and the fact that many people's careers depend on the success of the drug, some pharmaceutical companies bury the negative research and market the drug regardless of the damages that it may cause. In doing so, these drug companies can cause devastating health problems and death to those that are given their dangerous drug.
Defective drug claims fall into product liability law. Product Liability claims that stem from defective medications can be extremely complicated and expensive to develop. Many of these defective medication claims have aspects of medicine, science, evidence, and law to investigate, examine, and prove. To do this it is common to hire multiple experts to prove that a medication is defective and that it caused harm to a particular person or particular group of people. For this reason many defective medication claims require severe damages and/or multiple injured parties to be viable.
Even when a dangerous medication has caused serious damages, it can be quite a fight to prove that a medication is defective. Fighting through industry produced research and discovering hidden adverse research can be difficult. This is because the product's manufacturer has typically invested a significant amount of money in designing the product, manufacturing the product, and marketing the product. For some dangerous drugs billions of dollars have been invested in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and distributing the defective drug. As such, everyone in the production and distribution lines have a stake in disproving that the medication is defective or dangerous.
Reglan is a neuroleptic medication used to treat gastrointestinal problems that have had many cases of Tardive Dyskinesia reported in response to it. Reglan is supposed to increase the stomach and small intestine contractions to help the passage of food. As every medication, Reglan has side effects associated to it and some of them are very serious. In February 1996, the FDA warned that Reglan causes an increased risk of Parkinsonism.
Reglan is a dopamine antagonist that increases lower esophageal sphincter pressure and improves gastrointestinal emptying. The FDA approved Reglan, which is manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corporation, for short-term treatment (between 4 and 12 weeks) of these conditions only after conservative methods of treatment have failed. However, it is common that patients are prescribed Reglan for longer than 12 weeks, which is against FDA recommendations.
This is problematic because prolonged use of Reglan can cause Tardive Dyskinesia, a serious and often irreversible movement disorder. Infants who are given Reglan appear to be at an even greater risk for this serious drug side effect.
The symptoms a person can experience from Tardive Dyskinesia can vary from mild barely noticeable facial ticks and involuntary movements to severe problems. Severe cases of Tardive Dyskinesia can have a significant impact on a person's life disabling them from normal functioning. Severe facial ticks and involuntary body movements can be extremely embarrassing cause a person to withdraw from social interactions.
For more information on Reglan and Tardive Dyskinesia, please go to the following Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia GERD Lawsuit Webpage.
Chantix is a stop smoking aid or smoking cessation medication that has been linked to mood and behavior changes in people that use the drug. These behavior changes include suicidal behavior and suicidal idealation. These changes are especially problematic when Chantix is used in combination with alcohol.
Health care professionals, patients, patients' families, and caregivers should be alert to and monitor for changes in mood and behavior in patients treated with Chantix. Symptoms may include anxiety, nervousness, tension, depressed mood, unusual behaviors and thinking about or attempting suicide. In most cases, neuropsychiatric symptoms developed during Chantix treatment, but in others, symptoms developed following withdrawal of varenicline therapy.
Vivid, unusual, or strange dreams may occur while taking Chantix.
Patients taking Chantix may experience impairment of the ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.
FDA will continue to update health care professionals with new information from FDA's continuing review or if new information is received on Chantix and serious neuropsychiatric symptoms.
For more information on Chantix Suicide and Attempted Suicide Lawsuits, please go to the following Chantix Lawsuit Webpage.
Some medications that have been linked to birth defects include Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants (SSRIs). Women that have taken SSRIs after the 20th week of pregnancy have a 6-fold increased risk of developing persistent pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening lung disorder. Infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension have abnormal blood flow through the heart and lungs and do not get enough oxygen to their bodies and may become very sick or die. For more information on Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressant Birth Defect Claims, please go to our SSRI Birth Defect Claim Information Page.
The SSRIs antidepressants that have been linked to persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) include Paxil by GlaxoSmithKline, Zoloft marketed by Pfizer; Prozac sold by Eli Lilly; Celexa and Lexapro by Forest Laboratories, Effexor marketed by Wyeth, Luvox by Solvay, and the generic makers of these drugs include Barr Pharmaceuticals, Ranbaxy Labs and Genpharm.
Infants born with PPHN often require mechanical assistance to breath and even worse about 10% to 20% of the infants do not survive even when they receive treatment. The PPHN babies that do survive often experience developmental delays, brain abnormalities and hearing loss, experts say.
For more information on PPHN, PPH and SSRI Birth Defect Lawsuits, please go to the following SSRI Antidepressant PPHN Birth Defect Lawsuit Webpage.
Texas defective medication and dangerous drug lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, helps individuals and their families that have been injured or damaged by defective medications and dangerous drugs. Because of the size, complexity, and expense of most product liability claims, Jason Coomer commonly works with other defective medication lawyers across the United States as well as around the World to prosecute product liability claims. He has worked with San Antonio defective medication Lawyers, Boston dangerous drug Lawyers, Houston defective medication Lawyers, London defective product Lawyers, and several other defective product lawyers. If you have a question about a defective product and need a defective medication Lawyer or a dangerous drug to advise you, contact Austin Texas defective drug lawyer Jason Coomer.