According to the World Health Organization, the pharmaceutical industry spends more than one-third of sales revenue on drug marketing—roughly twice the amount spent on research and development. And when drug companies place profits over safety, patients are left to pay the price when severe drug side effects leave them facing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you’ve been harmed by a drug, Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin wants to help. Our national drug injury lawyers can fight for the compensation you need to pay your bills and move forward with your life. And with lawyers based across the United States, we’re never far away. Contact our 24/7 legal team to get started with your claim today—just call (800) 477-7315 or complete our free online form.
Drug Injury Claims We Handle
Our national drug injury lawyers have the experience and resources to handle a variety of drug injury claims, such as:
- Abilify® Compulsive Behavior Risk
Studies have shown a potential link between taking the antipsychotic drug Abilify and damaging pathological behaviors, including compulsive gambling and hypersexuality.
Babies born to mothers who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants while pregnant may face an increased risk of serious—or even fatal—birth defects.
- Blood Thinner Injuries
Patients taking newer blood thinner medications may face an increased risk of severe bleeding. Certain anticoagulant drugs, such as Xarelto® and Eliquis®, contain no counteracting drugs to stop bleeding once it begins, which may lead to serious or fatal health complications.
- Diabetes Drugs Linked to Cancer
Several of the most popular Type 2 diabetes drugs on the market may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
- 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® and Invokamet®
Patients taking the Type 2 diabetes drugs, Invokana and Invokamet, may face an increased risk of ketoacidosis—a condition where the body produces high levels of acid in the blood.
- Low T Drugs
Marketed to men as methods to increase sexual performance, bone strength, and muscle mass, Androgel® and other topical testosterone-boosting treatments may double the risk of heart attack 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.
Prescribed to control symptoms related to autism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, the antipsychotic drug Risperdal® has been linked to the development of abnormally large breasts in young male patients.
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
A condition that results in skin reactions as severe as third-degree burns, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a documented side effect of many types of prescription drugs.
- 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.
The erectile dysfunction drug Viagra® has been used by more than 25 million men in the United States. But research shows that sildenafil, the drug’s main ingredient, may increase the risk of developing melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.
A popular blood-thinning medication, Xarelto® has no counteracting drug to help stop excessive bleeding. Certain types of patients who take Xarelto may face an elevated risk of severe or fatal bleeding events, stroke, and blood clots.
Zofran is sometimes prescribed to treat severe morning sickness in pregnant women—an off-label, or unapproved, use. However, data indicates that the drug may lead to birth defects in children.
If you or a loved one were harmed by severe drug side effects, the drug injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are here to protect your rights to the compensation you’re owed.
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At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we offer the No Fee Guarantee®—a promise that you won’t owe us anything unless we get money for you. Your initial case consultation is always free, and there are no upfront fees for us to begin working on your case. So contact us today, and let our drug injury lawyers help you get the best possible results for your claim.