Drug Injuries

A defective drug can have long term impact on your health and your wellbeing.

In Kentucky dangerous or defective drugs are frequently distributed. This happens in spite of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) diligent application of regulations. Drugs may be dangerous for your health even if approved by the FDA for several reasons, including:

  • insufficient testing of drugs
  • premature release into the marketplace
  • “off-label” use where the drugs are used for conditions not originally designed or tested for.

The Goldberg Simpson Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Practice attorneys handle all types of drug injury claims, including:

  • Accutane – (generic name Isotretinoin). Accutane is a prescription drug for severe recalcitrant nodular acne, and troubled skin. Accutane  injuries includes blindness, deafness, Chron’s disease and more.
  • Actos – (generic name Pioglitazone hydrochloride). Actos is a Takeda Chemical Industries drug that was designed to manage type 2 diabetes. Use of Actos has resulted swelling, weight gain as well as the increased risk of bladder cancer.
  • Avandia – (generic name Rosiglitazone). A GlaxoSmithKline fabrication, Avandia purports to deal with type 2 diabetes. Avandia has been associated with severe cardiovascular disorders, namely heart attacks, heart failure, strokes and death.
  • Byetta – (generic name Exenatide). Developed by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to help with type 2 diabetes. Byetta has been linked to serious side effects ranging from nausea to GERD, kidney problems and even pancreatitis.
  • Fentanyl Pain Patch. It is a pain management transdermal application that its manufacturer, Fentanyl has recalled after reported occurrences of overdose.
  • Fleet Phospho-Soda. Fleet Phospho-Soda was associated with acute kidney injury and symptoms such as high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat and even failure of the kidneys altogether.
  • Fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones, originally designed to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections, have been linked to serious side effects such as tendon damage which have resulting in the need for surgery or life-long disabilities.
  • Fosamax – (generic name Alendronate Sodium) A by Merck & Co. product, Fosamax is designed to treat the symptoms of osteoporosis. Unfortunately, Fosamax been linked to several adverse side effects including primarily muscle pain and heart burn. A class action lawsuit was filed in 2006.
  • Gadolinium. Several serious and fatal side effects have resulted from the use of Gadolinium in MRI and MRA procedures such as kidney disease, shortness of breath, hives and blood clots, as well as severe allergic reaction, and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF).
  • Provigil – (generic name Modafinil). Provigil, a Cephalon Inc. drug concocted to assist in wakefulness with adults struggling with excessive sleepiness. It was associated with serious side effects including erythema multiform (EM), DRESS, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and more.
  • Raptiva. Genentech’s prescription drug Raptiva was recalled in 2009. Increased risk of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) was at issue.  Reported symptoms included headaches, difficulty with memory, blindness, lack of coordination and general weakness in the limbs.
  • Reglan – Reglan (generic name Metoclopramide). Reglan, released by Schwartz Pharma to help treat the symptoms of heartburn. It was linked to depression, confusion, as well as Tardive Dyskinesia and Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.
  • Trasylol  – (generic name aprotinin). Trasylol, manufactured by Bayer AG, to help prevent blood loss during transfusions. The drug has been shown to cause life-threatening side effects, such as kidney failure, heart attacks and stroke.
  • Yaz – (generic name Ocella). Yaz or Yasmin, one of the most popular forms of birth control, manufactured by Bayer., was linked to serious side effects includeg pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

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If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance because a drug was improperly tested or was wrongly prescribed to you, call Goldberg Simpson at 502-589-4440.

Goldberg Simpson has a long track record of successful claims against large pharmaceutical companies In cases involving defective drugs.

Our law firm has the experience and resources to handle your case, even in litigation against a pharmaceutical giant.

The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before a specific date, (statute of limitations). Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.