Dedicated Pharmaceutical Attorneys
Many medications carry the risk of side effects, but when certain risks of an FDA-approved pharmaceutical prescribed by a doctor are not disclosed, patients who suffer their effects may have grounds for lawsuits. At D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, our lawyers defend clients who have cause to believe that they or a loved one was harmed by an unsafe drug. Two commonly prescribed drugs are included among those that often cause our clients to suffer from unlisted side effects.
Doctors regularly prescribe Invokana, a drug manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, to help patients with Type 2 diabetes control their blood glucose levels. While the drug was approved by the FDA in 2013, reports have been filed with the agency concerning severe side effects such as:
- Kidney failure
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Heart attack
A common blood thinner, Xarelto, is prescribed to help treat and prevent blood clots. However, hundreds of patients who have taken the drug, which is manufactured by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, have reported to the FDA that the manufacturers did not provide consumers with sufficient warning about the drug’s potential side effects, including:
- Serious internal bleeding
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Leaking wounds
Taxotere is an FDA-approved chemotherapy drug used primarily for the treatment of breast cancer since 1996. Over the years, the manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis, has received numerous complaints from women who received the drug and suffered from hidden or undisclosed side effects, particularly permanent hair loss.
Consumers have a right to detailed information about pharmaceuticals so that they can make informed decisions for themselves and their families. When that information is withheld and serious injury or illness occurs, our pharmaceutical attorneys at D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, can help them seek the compensation they deserve. Contact our Pittsburgh law firm today at 412-906-8180 to schedule a free consultation about your pharmaceutical, medical device or talcum powder case.