Dangerous Drug Lawsuits
Do you qualify for a dangerous drug lawsuit?
Prescription drugs should help you, not hurt you. That’s why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all pharmaceutical companies to test new drugs to ensure they are safe. However, many drugs approved by the FDA are later determined to have harmful side effects, be insufficiently labeled, or contain drug defects — for more information on current drug warnings, please visit the FDA drug alerts page. Serious injury, illness, and even death could result from these dangerous drugs. You may qualify for a dangerous drug lawsuit if you or a loved one has suffered injury or death potentially due to a dangerous medication.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced dangerous drug lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.
There is no obligation, and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation. Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case and see if you qualify for a dangerous drug lawsuit or claim.
Experienced Injury Lawyers Handling Dangerous Drug Claims
If you were hurt by bad medication, you may be able to collect compensation through a product liability lawsuit against the pharmaceutical manufacturer. However, dangerous drug lawsuits are complex. A dangerous drug lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can assist you in filing your claim and can defend your rights at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.
Our priority is getting you the compensation you deserve and making the entire process as easy, convenient, and stress-free as possible for you and your loved ones.
Since 1985, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation (see disclaimer below) for victims of injury due to others’ negligence, and we would love to help you however we can. Our dangerous drug lawyers have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience and we believe Justice Counts, no matter what.
Do You Qualify for a Dangerous Drug Lawsuit?
Our firm is actively investigating claims of injury and death associated with potentially dangerous drugs. The drugs below represent some of the dangerous drug lawsuits our attorneys are currently handling.
Elmiron is the only FDA-approved medication for treating a rare and painful bladder condition called interstitial cystitis. However, alarming research has revealed that Elmiron may cause serious and irreversible eye damage, including pigmentary maculopathy, retinopathy, and scotoma, among other injuries. Eye damage caused by Elmiron may even lead to full or partial blindness. Victims may be eligible for a dangerous drug lawsuit concerning Elmiron eye damage.
You or a loved one may qualify for an Elmiron lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
- Must have been diagnosed with an eye disorder or vision problems
- Must have taken Elmiron for at least one year
Qualifying injuries include:
- Pigmentary maculopathy
- Degenerative maculopathy / macular degeneration
- Macular retinopathy
- Macular / pattern dystrophy
- Retinal pigment epithelium atrophy
- Vision loss
- Vision impairment
- Scotoma (area of loss of vision or blind spot)
- Halo vision
- Unilateral blindness (in one eye)
- Bilateral blindness (in both eyes)
- Blurred vision
- Metamorphopsia (distortion of linear objects or lines such that they appear curved)
- Reduced night vision
Belviq (lorcaserin) is a prescription medicine used for weight management in overweight and obese adults. The FDA approved Belviq in 2012, however the drug was withdrawn from the market in early 2020 due to potential cancer risk. Our attorneys are actively investigating claims for dangerous drug lawsuits related to Belviq.
You or a loved one may qualify for a Belviq lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
- Under 70 years of age
- Prescribed Belviq (lorcaserin) or Belviq XR after June 2012
- Diagnosed with one of the following cancers after taking Belviq:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Cancer diagnosis was 6 months or more after starting Belviq
Truvada is a popular medication used to treat and prevent HIV. It is approved to treat people who have tested positive for HIV, and can also help protect HIV-negative individuals from contracting the virus. Research suggests, however, that Truvada and Truvada for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) may cause serious and potentially life-threatening side effects, including lactic acidosis, kidney failure, liver problems, and bone problems.
You or a loved one may qualify for a Truvada lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
- Must have taken Truvada, Truvada for PrEP, Viread, Stribild, Atripla, Symfi Lo, or Complera
- Must have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, osteomalacia, bone density loss, or weakening of the bones
- Must have suffered from lactic acidosis, kidney failure, or liver problems
Valsartan is an ingredient in many medications used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. However, the FDA has warned that valsartan may be contaminated with cancer-causing NDMA, and a recall has been issued. NDMA has been associated with as many as 20 different types of cancer. The chemical is actually used to cause cancer in laboratory animals and is classified as a “probable carcinogen” by the World Health Organization (WHO).
You or a loved one may qualify for a Valsartan lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
- Must have taken valsartan and been diagnosed with one of the following:
- Stomach cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Liver failure
- Prostate cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a common class of drugs commonly used to treat heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD). These medications work by reducing the production of stomach acid. However, research shows that PPIs may cause serious and potentially life-threatening injury, including chronic kidney disease.
You or a loved one may qualify for a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
- Must have taken Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, or Protonix (brand-name only)
- Must have used the drug for at least one year
- Must have been diagnosed with acute interstitial nephritis (AIN), acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, or stroke
Certain testosterone therapy and “low-T” treatments (often prescribed as testosterone gels, patches, pellets, or injections) may be linked to serious heart conditions. In some cases, manufacturers may have known about this risk but failed to include it on drug labels. Manufacturers that failed to warn consumers of dangerous defects and/or safety risks may be liable in a dangerous drug lawsuit. Our firm is actively investigating these claims.
You or a loved one may qualify for a testosterone therapy lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
- Must have been prescribed and used one of the following testosterone therapies:
- Bio-T Gel
- Must have suffered a heart attack or stroke
- Must not have had a prior history of heart attack or stroke at the time of injury
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death after taking one of the above drugs, you may qualify for a dangerous drug lawsuit and we may be able to help. Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
We will review your case and advise you on your best available legal options. As always, the consultation is free and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
We don’t get paid unless you do. It’s as simple as that. Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
Who May Be Liable for Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs?
When a pharmaceutical company develops a drug, it undergoes testing to ensure it does not cause harm. However, despite approval from the FDA, any drug may still cause serious side effects. In many cases the reason is that the FDA does not conduct these initial tests, the pharmaceutical companies do. Drug manufacturers may overlook or neglect a full range of tests, marketing dangerous drugs in the interest of profits.
The drug manufacturer may be liable for injuries in a dangerous drug lawsuit if:
- The drug was defective due to a manufacturing error
- The drug contained a design flaw
- The drug was wrongfully marketed
- The manufacturer failed to advise users of the inherent risks
Additionally, pharmacists and doctors have the responsibility to ensure that they are issuing the correct dosage and medication to a patient in need. If these professionals neglect safety warnings or are careless in prescribing or issuing drugs, then they may also be partially liable for injuries and damages.
Dangerous Drug Lawyers Ready to Fight for You
At Riddle & Brantley, our dangerous drug lawyers have been fighting to hold potentially negligent manufacturers accountable since 1985. Together, our injury attorneys have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience. We believe Justice Counts and are committed to doing our best to get our clients the justice and compensation they deserve.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced injury lawyer handling dangerous drug lawsuits.
We will review your case for free and advise you on your best available legal options. If you decide to hire us, we’ll fight tirelessly for your right to justice and compensation so you can focus on what’s most important — recovering from your injury or illness and improving your quality of life. In the most heartbreaking situations, our wrongful death lawyers are ready to help surviving family members fight for justice for lost loved ones.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your drug injury claim.
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–Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client
In more than 35 years serving victims of negligence, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients (see disclaimer below), and we would love to help you and your loved ones however we can.
Led by founding partner and attorney Gene Riddle, our attorneys have been recognized by many prestigious organizations (see disclaimer below), including:
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
- The National Association of Trial Lawyers Top 100
- Super Lawyers
Attorneys Gene Riddle and Adam Smith have additionally been recognized with Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for attorneys, AV Preeminent. Gene is also the 2014 recipient of the Litigator Award (see disclaimer below).
We understand what you’re going through. Our priority is to get you the compensation you deserve and make the entire dangerous drug lawsuit process as easy, convenient, and stress-free as possible for you.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced injury lawyer handling dangerous drug lawsuits, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.
There is never any obligation and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees. That’s our promise to you.
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–R. Colley, Riddle & Brantley client
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free, no-obligation case review. We offer free consultations by phone, email, text, and video conference. There is no in-person meeting required to get started on your dangerous drug lawsuit or claim.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.
*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the Litigator Award, and other memberships, awards, and accolades, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.