Drug Injury Lawyers

Prescription Drug Injury Claims

Pharmaceutical manufacturers spend heavily to advertise many prescription drugs directly to American consumers instead of to the doctors who must prescribe them. This drives up demand, sales and profits.

Like other manufacturers, prescription drug makers have a legal duty to ensure that their products are safe and effective when used as directed, or to adequately warn users of the risks they pose. Unfortunately, many prescription drugs that have entered the market in recent years have not been thoroughly tested.

Prescription drugs are frequently rushed to market in the name of fast profits and later shown to cause dangerous side effects. Too often, investigations demonstrate that the pharmaceutical company knew or should have known of the dangers their product posed to those who used them.

The prescription drug and medical device liability lawyers at Bubalo Goode have successfully pursued lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were injured after being prescribed drugs that had been sold as safe and effective. If you or a family member of yours has suffered injury you believe was caused by a prescription drug, we may be able to help you.

Call at 866-870-2489 or contact us online to discuss your case with an attorney from Bubalo Goode in a free, no-obligation initial consultation.

Concerns About Prescription Drug Marketing

A multi-national study published by the European Journal of Clinical Investigation in March 2013 says the United States spends much more per capita on prescription drugs than other developed nations do, and that brand-name drug prices in the U.S. are considerably higher as well. The study also found that the market deceives patients “into taking drugs they do not need, that do not work and even put lives at risk,” one review of the study said.

It typically takes time and a large sample of users to identify the dangerous side effects of a newly developed drug. Pharmaceutical manufacturers that rush prescription drugs to the market without adequate testing have failed their legal duty to market safe products. If they ignore or downplay evidence that a drug may be dangerous, they are just as liable for any harm their product causes.

Potentially dangerous drugs are often identified through independent studies. When the result of these studies are reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the regulating body in our country, they sometimes lead to FDA orders directing prescription drug manufacturers to change how they promote certain drugs, add warnings to packages, or advise physicians of the need to closely monitor patients’ use of the drug.

In the worse cases, an FDA recall notice will direct a manufacturer to remove their drug from the market, but this is often too late for many people who have already been harmed.

Bubalo Goode assists individuals who have been injured by prescription drugs, and/or their families. We continue to investigate and accept cases involving numerous prescription drugs that have been cited by the FDA and/or independent studies for their dangerous side effects. Some of the drugs where we have representing literally 100’s of clients in the past include the following:

  • Fen-Phen, a combination of fenfluramine (“fen”) and phentermine (“phen”) prescription medications approved separately for use as short-term appetite suppressants. Many doctors combined the two drugs and prescribed them for long-term use in the 1990s, but studies found that fen-phen caused heart damage and/or primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), an incurable disease scaring the internal vasculature of the lungs and increasing the blood pressure in the lungs to dangerous levels.
  • Reglan, a drug used to treat gastroesophogeal reflux disease, also known as “acid reflux.” Reglan has been linked to a several conditions that cause involuntary repetitive movement, including tardive dyskinesia, dystonia, akathisia and pseudoparkinsonism.
  • Yaz and Yasmin birth control products, which have been linked to blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If blood clots or DVTs break free and lodge in the heart or lungs (pulmonary embolism) they can cause heart attack or stroke.
  • Paxil, which is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. Paxil has been linked to Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns (PPHN), which is a destructive condition affecting the heart and lungs of newborn infants.
  • Granuflo. This product was provided to tens of thousands of kidney dialysis patients across the country but have been linked sudden cardiac arrest, injury and death among patients who have been treated by Granuflo. Evidence indicates that Granuflo’s manufacturer, Fresenius Medical Care North America, knew its products posed a deadly risk to patients but kept the dangers a secret, without adequately instructing doctors and healthcare provider how to use Granuflo in a way to avoid this harm.Hormone replacement therapy drugs, including Prempro, Premphase, Premarin, Provera, and other estrogens and progestins. Hormone replacement therapy has been linked to breast cancer, heart attack, stroke, blood clots, auto-immune disease, ovarian cancer and gallbladder cancer.
  • Hormone replacement therapy drugs, including Prempro, Premphase, Premarin, Provera, and other estrogens and progestins. Hormone replacement therapy has been linked to breast cancer, heart attack, stroke, blood clots, auto-immune disease, ovarian cancer and gallbladder cancer.

Contact Our Prescriptions Drugs Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a prescription drug taken at a doctor’s direction, contact a Bubalo Goode prescription drug attorney to review your case. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and other losses, as well as for your pain and suffering.

In some cases in which numerous plaintiffs have similar complaints, prescription drug injury cases against large pharmaceutical companies are combined as multi-district litigation (MDL) cases. Bubalo Goode attorneys are experienced in these kinds of mass tort cases and have obtained multi-million dollar settlements and awards for our clients through them.

Contact  Bubalo Goode online or by phone at 866.870.2489 today for a free initial consultation about your prescription drug injury case.