Defective Drugs

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When your doctor prescribes a drug to help you manage or overcome a health problem, you trust that it will be safe and effective. However, prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies, and herbal health supplements can have dangerous, sometimes life-threatening, side effects, including kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, and even wrongful death.

Defective Drugs in the News:

Actos: Linked to bladder cancer.

Accutane: Acne treatment; side effects include: birth defects, depression, suicide and more.

Avandia: Linked to congestive heart failure and myocardial ischemia

Bextra: Treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and dysmenorrhea. Linked to high incidences of heart attacks, strokes and potentially fatal skin conditions.

DePuy Hip Implant: Metal debris causes inflammation, and can lead to damaged muscles and soft tissue.

Digitek: Tablets may contain twice the approved level of active ingredient.

Fosamax: Bisphosphonate medication used for bone loss; linked to jaw bone death.

Gadolinium: MRI/MRA Contrast Agent and Association with Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) and Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD).

GranuFlo: Linked to dialysis deaths

Ketek: Or telithromycin;& antibiotic treatment for respiratory infections. Linked to cases of liver toxicity.

Kugel Mesh Patch Recall: Used for ventral or incisional hernias; device ("memory recoil ring") is prone to breakage.

LipitorCholesterol drug (statin); linked to Type-2 diabetes.

Nuvaring: Linked to Venous Thrombosis

Ortho Evra: Birth control patch - exposes 60 percent more estrogen. Greater risk for blood clots and strokes.

Paxil: (SSRIs) - prescribed anxiety disorder, OCD, depression and more. Linked to extreme acts of violent behavior.

Peter Pan Peanut Butter Recall: Peter Pan peanut butter and Great Value peanut butter linked to Salmonella poisoning.

Pradaxa: Serious side effects including internal bleeding have been linked to Pradaxa.

Prisma Dialysis Recall: Kidney dialysis system, alerts caregiver of fluid imbalance. Linked to serious injury or death if not monitored properly.

Reglan: Can cause Tardive Dyskinesia.

ReNu Recall: ReNu with MoistureLoc potentially linked to blinding eye infection, Fusarium keratitis.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Often caused by an allergic reaction to a drug or medication. SJS side effects: painful blistering skin rash, peeling skin, and blistering sores.

Stryker Hip Replacement:

Tequin: Or gatifloxacin. Antibiotic associated with hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

Tobacco Litigation: Tobacco case information, articles, updates and more.

Topamax: Drugs linked to child birth defects

Transvaginal Mesh Treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and prone to complications.

Trasylol: Drug, prevents bleeding during heart surgery. Risk of kidney failure, increase of heart attack, heart failure and stroke.

Tylenol: Acetaminophen found in over-the-counter name-brand Tylenol is associated with causing acute liver failure.

Vioxx: Rheumatoid arthritis treatment. Side effects include heart attack, stroke, even death.

Yaz: Drugs linked to heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism.

Zelnorm: IBS drug linked to cardiovascular events of stroke and heart attack.

Zimmer Durom: IBS drug linked to cardiovascular events of stroke and heart attack.

If you have suffered an injury from using a dangerous or defective pharmaceutical product, please contact a Florida defective drug attorney at Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A., today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

We have filed lawsuits on behalf of thousands of clients throughout the nation who were injured by defective drugs and helped them recover financial settlements for their injuries. We'd like to be of assistance to you, too.

We have handled more than 4,000 Fen-Phen diet drug cases and helped hundreds of clients with claims involving Rexzulin, Baycol, PPA, Zyprexa, Bextra, Vioxx, and more.

Our law firm can help you if you have been injured by Fosamax, Bextra, Vioxx, Paxil, Trasylol, Ketek, Ortho Evra, Meridia, Oxycontin, Prozac, Tequin, ReNu contact lens solution, and many others.

Our successful track record of representing victims of dangerous and defective pharmaceutical products is due, in part, to our commitment to standing up for people injured as a result of the negligence of large, powerful corporations. We also have the experience and resources required to pursue large, complex cases.

If you have been injured by a pharmaceutical product, whether or not it has been involved in a drug recall, please contact a Florida defective drug attorney at Levin Papantonio today.

Located in Pensacola, Florida, the defective drug attorneys of Levin Papantonio represent clients throughout the nation who have been injured by dangerous pharmaceuticals. Our regional clients include residents of Santa Rosa County, Panama City, Escambia, Calhoun, Gulf, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington Bay, Jackson, Tallahassee, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; and other communities in the southeastern United States.