Pharmaceutical Injury Attorneys

When you take medication prescribed by a doctor, you trust that it’s the best treatment available for you; however, not all drugs are created equal. Many medications lead to serious side effects that are only discovered or revealed after years of use. The Buckley Law Group attorneys practicing pharmaceutical litigation aim to build a case against the negligent manufacturers of these pills who failed to thoroughly research their product and award compensation to those injured for their pain and suffering at the hands of an ineffective and life-altering drug.

COMPENSATION FOR PHARMACEUTICAL INJURIES

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to corporate drug giants, then you have the potential to recover compensation. This includes lost and future earnings, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Contacting a lawyer is the vital first step towards claiming what you are owed.

TYPES OF HARMFUL DRUGS

Numerous medications over the years have been recalled for safety reasons. The Buckley Law Group assists those injured by side effects of the following harmful drugs:

XARELTO

WHAT IS XARELTO?

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood thinner introduced by Johnson & Johnson to help in the treatment and prevention of blood clots. Used as an alternative to Coumadin (also known as warfarin – a potentially deadly drug), Xarelto has been prescribed to thousands of people around the world in an attempt to prevent severe and sometimes fatal side effects.

IS XARELTO REVERSIBLE?

Although all blood thinners have a risk of creating blood complications, Xarelto is unique in the fact that there is not an approved antidote that can reverse its effects. Many patients have experienced uncontrollable bleeding which have led to severe injury or death in extreme cases. These injuries include gastrointestinal bleeding, hemorrhagic bleeding, and stroke.

CAN AN XALRETO ATTORNEY HELP ME?

Xarelto has been on the market since 2011; however, many people are just now finding out about the severe potential side effects and potentially fatal risks. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to these bleeding events, call The Buckley Law Group today. Our attorneys will walk through your individual case and answer any questions you may have. We will discuss the different side effects you have encountered with Xarelto, and help you decide your best option.

INVOKANA

WHAT IS INVOKANA USED TO TREAT?

Invokana (canagliflozin) is a prescription drug for type 2 diabetes used to help control blood sugar levels. It functions by forcing the kidneys to remove more glucose from the body through urine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF INVOKANA

Invokana was approved by the FDA in 2013; however, within the first year, the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices found 457 serious adverse reports. The use of this drug can result in excessive urination, leading to mineral deficiencies and causing bone fractures. Furthermore, Invokana increases the level of glucose in urine which may lead to yeast infections and urinary tract infections that have the potential to spread to the bloodstream. Common side effects include:

  • Ketoacidosis
  • Kidney damage
  • Heart attack
  • Strokes
  • Infections
  • Bone fractures

CAN I PURSUE AN INVOKANA LAWSUIT?

A growing number of claims are now being filed against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturers of Invokana, by patients who have suffered from the unknown side effects. The claims state the manufacturers failed to warn patients of the serious side effects, and attorneys must prove that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, was negligent in the manufacture or distribution of Invokana.

If you or a loved one has experienced these side effects of Invokana, call the Buckley Law Group today. You may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

RISPERDAL

WHAT IS RISPERDAL?

Treating psychosis is often a complicated process that includes taking antipsychotics to help balance emotions and the thought processes. Manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal (risperidone) is an example of an antipsychotic medicine prescribed to treat schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder.

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF RISPERDAL?

Risperdal has been found to increase the levels of the luteotropic hormone Prolactin – a protein that enable mammals to produce milk – resulting in side effects known as gynecomastia and galactorrhea. Gynecomastia is a medical condition in which male breast tissue can become tender and painful. Galactorrhea causes a milky discharge from the nipple. Not only can these side effects cause physical pain, but they can lead to embarrassment and low self-esteem.

CONTACT A RISPERDAL ATTORNEY TODAY.

If you or a loved one has faced the side effects of Risperdal, call the Buckley Law Group today. Our attorneys have the experience with mass tort cases that will help you receive the compensation you deserve. We will discuss the different legal options available and assist in booking any doctor visits that may be necessary.

PRADAXA

WHAT IS PRADAXA?

Pradaxa (dabigatran) is prescribed to prevent blood platelets from sticking together and forming blood clots. It can be used to help manage or prevent deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and stokes as well as also aid people who suffer from atrial fibrillation – a condition where irregular heartbeats cause poor blood flow.

WHAT ARE PRADAXA SIDE EFFECTS?

In 2011, the FDA released a warning that along with nausea, bruising, heartburn, and itching, Pradaxa can lead to severe or even fatal bleeding. It had already been linked to over 500 deaths. Common bleeding events include:

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • An accident that led to hospitalization for uncontrollable bleeding

CAN I PURSUE A PRADAXA LAWSUIT?

If you or a loved one has been prescribed Pradaxa and suffered from a bleeding event, call the Buckley Law Group today. We will discuss your individual case with you and explain your legal options about pursuing a Pradaxa lawsut. Our office has experience with pharmaceutical injuries and will walk you through each step to ensure you receive the financial compensation you deserve.

TAXOTERE

WHAT IS TAXOTERE?

Taxotere (docetaxel) is a chemotherapy drug manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis used to treat breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, head and neck cancer, hormone refractory prostate cancer, and gastric adenocarcinoma.

TAXOTERE AND HAIR LOSS

Although originally approved by the FDA in 1996, Taxotere’s label was not changed until December 2015 to warn patients and healthcare providers of an increased risk of permanent alopecia (hair loss)– ten years after Europe received warning and three after Canada. The different forms of alopecia include:

    • Baldness
    • Lack of eyelashes
    • Lack of eyebrows
    • Lack of hair growth under arms and around genitals
    • Total hair loss on both scalp and body

CLAIMS AGAINST TAXOTERE MANUFACTURER

Claims are now being filed against Sanofi-Aventis by women who allege they have suffered permanent hair loss as a result of Taxotere. The claims state that Sanofi-Aventis failed to warn of this increased risk, and if patients had been properly warned, they would have chosen Taxol, an American-made, similarly effective drug that does not cause permanent hair loss.

SHOULD I SEEK LEGAL ADVICE FROM A LAWYER?

If you or a loved one have undergone chemotherapy and experienced permanent hair loss as a result of taking Taxotere, you may be eligible for compensation. Call the lawyers at the Buckley Law Group for a free consultation today! We’ll discuss your case and determine the right next steps.

BRAVELLE

WHAT IS BRAVELLE USED FOR?

Bravelle (urofollitropin) is a fertility drug manufactured by Ferring Pharmaceuticals that is prescribed to help women become pregnant.

WHY WAS BRAVELLE RECALLED?

In 2015 Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced a recall for Bravelle sold between March 27, 2014 to October 6, 2015 due to ineffectiveness after one year.

DO I HAVE A LAWSUIT AGAINST FERRING PHARMACEUTICALS?

Although Ferring offered to reimburse the cost of Bravelle, they failed to reimburse for failed IVF treatments as well as emotional distress caused by failed pregnancies. If you have taken Barvelle between March 2014 and October 2015, call the Buckley Law Group today. We are dedicated to ensuring you receive compensation for the costs associated with failed Barvelle treatments and IVF procedures. In addition, you may be entitled to compensation for the side effects of Barvelle such as hyper-stimulation syndrome and ovarian torsion.

PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS

WHAT IS PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR?

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) are commonly prescribed to treat gastrointestinal issues such as GERD, acid reflux, and heartburn. These drugs function by preventing acid buildup in the stomach by blocking the enzyme that produces the acid. PPIs include:

        • Nexium
        • Prilosec
        • Aciphex
        • Prevacid
        • Protonix
        • Zegerid
        • Dexilant
        • Vimovo

CAN PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS CAUSE KIDNEY DISEASE?

Problems can occur when PPIs prevent the absorption of vital minerals such as calcium and magnesium over long periods of time. PPIs have been linked to kidney damage and kidney disorders in some patients. One of the most severe side effects is interstitial nephritis – inflammation between the kidney tubules. The symptoms include a decrease in urination, blood in the urine, bloating, fever, and fatigue, and if left untreated, can lead to kidney failure. Other common side effects include:

        • Interstitial nephritis
        • Chronic kidney disease
        • Kidney failure
        • Cardiac disorders
        • Heart attack
        • Stroke
        • Bone fractures | Broken bones

DO I HAVE A PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS LAWSUIT?

If you have used any of the PPIs listed above and developed kidney conditions, call the Buckley Law Group today for a free consultation. We’ll help you determine any legal actions you may have against the PPI manufacturer and fight for your right to compensation!

CONTACT A PHARMACEUTICAL INJURY LAWYER TODAY

Don’t wait another moment longer to start the legal process towards claiming your due compensation. The negligent manufacturers of these harmful medications must be held reliable, so if you or a loved one has experienced side effects and injuries from these drugs, contact the pharmaceutical litigation lawyers at The Buckley Law Group today.

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