What is a Defective Drug?
A defective drug is one that was contaminated during the manufacturing process, or otherwise manufactured improperly–for example, packaged with the wrong dosage or with the wrong instructions. It can also be a drug that has the potential to cause serious harm even when manufactured correctly.
If you suffered health problems after taking a defective drug, you may be eligible for compensation for the harm done to you. Furthermore, if you suffered health problems because the drug manufacturer hid potential harmful side effects or failed to provide sufficient warnings to patients about the potential side effects, you may also be able to sue for damages relating to your drug injury.
How We Can Help
It can be difficult to take on a major corporation alone, even when they’ve done clear harm to your health through their negligence, or even to determine who can be held liable in a defective drug compensation claim.
Our Nashville drug injury lawyers have the knowledge and resources to handle a variety of claims, including:
- Diabetes Drugs Linked to Cancer
Many of the most popular prescription drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes have been linked to serious health problems in some patients, including pancreatic cancer.
- HIV and STD Prevention Drugs
PrEP drugs, including Truvada®, Atripla®, Viread®, Stribild®, and Complera®, help prevent HIV in patients at high risk of HIV and other STDs. However, people who take these medications may be at risk of serious and harmful side effects including kidney disease and bone density loss. When drug companies don’t warn users of the health risks their products can cause, they should be held responsible.
- Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of prescription heartburn drugs, are used to reduce acid in a patient’s stomach. But many of the most popular PPIs have been linked to serious health risks — including chronic kidney disease.
- Invokana® & Invokamet®
The Type 2 diabetes drugs Invokana® and Invokamet® may increase the risk of ketoacidosis—a potentially fatal condition that is typically diagnosed among patients with Type 1 diabetes.
- Low T Heart Attacks
AndroGel® and other testosterone-boosting treatments have been shown to double the risk of cardiovascular injuries in male patients.
An FDA advisory committee concluded taking the prescription Type 2 diabetes drug Onglyza® (saxagliptin) can increase the risk of heart failure—a fatal condition.
- Provigil® and Nuvigil®
Reports of side effects after taking Provigil and Nuvigil are extensive, and they include several possible birth defects. If your child suffered birth defects after you took one of these medications, you should consider all your legal options.
- Taxotere® Permanent Hair Loss
Taxotere®, an injectable concentrate used during chemotherapy treatment for cancer, has been linked to permanent hair loss in female breast cancer survivors.
- Viagra® Skin Cancer
Research shows that the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra® may increase the risk of melanoma—an aggressive form of skin cancer—in male patients, regardless of their family histories of cancer, medical histories, and exposure to sunlight.
The anticoagulant drug Xarelto® has been linked to an increased risk of severe bleeding in certain types of patients.
- Xeljanz Linked to Increased Risk of Blood Clots and Death
Did you or a loved one develop blood clots in your lungs after taking Xeljanz? If so, you may be eligible for compensation, and we want to help you get it.
- Zantac Cancer Lawsuits
Heartburn drug Zantac and generic ranitidine contain dangerous levels of NDMA, a probable carcinogen. It’s our goal to help people who developed cancer after taking this medication.
- Zofran® Birth Defects
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nausea caused by cancer treatments or surgery, Zofran® is also sometimes prescribed to pregnant women with severe morning sickness. However, data suggests the drug may cause birth defects in children born to women who take the drug.
Have you or a loved one suffered severe health problems after taking a prescription medication? Contact the drug attorneys at Ponce Law today to discuss your case for free. We may be able to help.