DANGEROUS DRUG INJURIES IN NEW YORK
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The FDA is almost always evaluating the value and safety of the next new drug on the market. Because this number is constantly increasing, the risk of defect or dangerous side effects is growing at a proportional rate. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the number of people who receive medical treatment for problems related to prescription or over-the-counter drug errors has jumped more than 50% in the last ten years.
While the process for FDA approval is quite comprehensive, the margin for error is large enough to claim the lives of too many innocent people. If your health suffered from use of a defective drug, do not wait to speak to a New York City personal injury lawyer from our firm.
Common Defective Dangerous Drugs
- Actos is an oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes by controlling the patient’s blood sugar levels. Individuals with heart conditions, a history of bladder cancer, liver disease, or fluid retention should avoid Actos. Actos may be associated with serious heart conditions, including congestive heart failure.
- Avastin is used to treat certain types of cancer by allowing the body to produce new blood vessels. Doctors have used this drug to treat breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian, and kidney cancer. This medication is linked to serious, adverse side effects, including serious bleeding and gastrointestinal perforation.
- Byetta treats type 2 diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels in adult patients. Although this medication may effectively help diabetic individuals control their blood sugar levels, it has been linked to a variety of severe and adverse side effects including fatal pancreatic inflammation.
- Crestor, a medication used by doctors to treat high cholesterol, may be connected to a number of health complications. According to the Crestor website, individuals with a history of liver problems should avoid taking this medication because it may be linked to liver damage and disease.
- Fosamax is an osteoporosis drug, may be responsible for a number of damaging medical conditions. The Fosamax medication guide indicates that this drug could cause severe esophagus problems, bleeding in the stomach, and unusual bone fractures.
- Januvia may be used to treat people with type 2 diabetes. However, the FDA launched a recent study to see if the drug is associated with pancreatic cancer. Other serious side effects associated with Januvia include upper respiratory infections, stomach problems, and severe allergic reactions.
- Levaquin is an oral antibiotic tablet used to fight bacterial infections in the body. This medication may cause chest pain, severe dizziness, heart palpitations, confusion, depression, anxiety, seizures, and a variety of other adverse reactions. Patients with a history of heart problems should not take this medication.
- OxyContin, a narcotic pain medication, is used to treat pain. Like many opioid painkillers, OxyContin may become habit forming. OxyContin may lead to addiction, overdose, and death. Seizures, confusion, weakness, and slow heartbeat, dry mouth, and clammy skin are also associated with this medication.
- Prexige is an anti-inflammatory drug. This medication was originally used to treat osteoarthritis of the hip and knee; however, it has been linked to liver disease, perforation of the stomach, heart attack, infection, and kidney problems.
- Propecia can effectively treat male baldness. Unfortunately, it is also associated with a variety of adverse side effects, including sexual side effects and male breast cancer. While these conditions are not always deadly or permanent, they can be life-altering. Other reactions include weakness, headache, swelling of the hands/feet, and difficulty breathing.
- Yaz , Yasmin, and Beyaz are oral contraceptive pills that contains a synthetic hormone called “drospirenone.” Women taking this pill may be at a risk of fatal blood clots and dangerously high potassium levels. Depression, rapid breathing, coughing up blood, and chest pain are also linked to these medications.
- Reglan may be used by doctors to treat nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach problems, and other conditions. However, it has been known to cause abnormal muscle movements. The FDA reports that Reglan consumers may be at risk of developing tardive dyskinesia (TD), a condition that involves uncontrollable muscle spasms.
- SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are used to manage certain forms of depression and anxiety disorders. Some serious side effects associated with these drugs include hallucinations, confusion, vomiting blood, stiffness, and abnormal agitation. SSRIS may cause strokes as well. Specific drugs associated with these conditions include Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro and Effexor.
- Trasylol can be used by doctors to impede bleeding during surgical procedures. However, this medication may be linked to a number of adverse and severe side effects, including severe allergic reactions. Some patients suffered fatal side effects when treated with Trasylol. According to the FDA, it may cause fatal anaphylactic reactions in some patients.
- Wellbutrin is an antidepressant drug that doctors use to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Although it may effectively treat these conditions, it can also cause severe, if not fatal, medical complications. Sever skin reactions, hallucinations, swollen glands, joint pain, convulsions, and heart palpitations have been connected with this medication.
- Zetia, a medication commonly used to low patients’ cholesterol levels, has been linked to a multitude of serious and nonfatal side effects. In the past, consumers suffered from unusual bleeding, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, dizziness, fever, and heart attack. Common but less severe side effects include sneezing, tiredness, pack pain, and upset stomach.
NYC Drug Injury Attorney
At Greenberg & Stein, we can help you determine what caused your injuries and whether your situation merits legal action. Regardless of the circumstances, we want to help you receive the compensation you need in order to recover from your injuries. Contact Greenberg & Stein, P.C. to discuss your drug injuries with a member of our legal team.