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Michael Palumbo & Mark Kosofsky
Representing New Yorkers in Drug Products Liability Cases.

If you have been seriously hurt or injured by a defective or unsafe drug or pharmaceutical, be it prescribed, over the counter, or a supplement, you need the dedicated team of Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, New York lawyers Palumbo & Kosofsky fighting for you. Call now 24 hours 1-800-323-3266.


Accutane   Fosamax   Bextra   Arava   Drug Eluting Stents   Hydroxycut   Ephedra   Ortho Evra

Ketek   Levaquin   Mylan   Paxil   Permax and Dostinex   Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Avandia   Adderall   Leavquin   Reglan   Strattera   Tequin   Yasmin (Yaz)

Aprotinin / Trasylol   Wellbutrin   Zocor   Zicam


How is a Drug Products Liability Case Different Than a Regular Product’s Liability Case?

A non-drug product liability case focuses on when a product is dangerous because if a defective design, defect in manufacturing, or failure to warn of known dangers. However, all drugs are inherently dangerous and have side effects. Therefore, the standard becomes not whether there are risks with the drug, but whether the risks outweigh the benefits of the drug. Further, drug products liability cases often hinge on failure to give the patient enough information about the potential negative consequences so that the patient knowledge to make an informed consent as to whether accept the risks.

Acne Medicine Accutane

accutaneA classic example of a drug product liability case is the drug Accutane and its generic forms, which was commonly prescribed to treat acne for many years prior to 2010. Acne, while embarrassing and troublesome, is not life threatening. It is merely a skin condition that occurs when the skin’s oil glands overproduce, causing the oil to get trapped in the skin and blocking oil ducts.

Accutane is an oral drug that was developed by the Hoffman LaRoche Company. The generic versions of Accutane are Roaccutane, Isotretinoin, Amnesteem, Claravis, and Sotret. These drugs have been linked to the Inflamatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease.

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the colon or large intestine. The colons lining becomes inflamed, ulcerated, and damaged. A patient’s symptoms are bloody and mucus laden diarrhea and abdominal pain. Ulcerative colitis is often the most severe in the rectal area. When this area is effected it is called ulcerative proctitis. When it affects only the left side of the colon  it’s called limited or distal colitis. When the entire colon is damaged it is referred to as pancolitis. If you have been taking Accutane or any of its generic brands and suffered from ulcerative colitis you may be entitled to compensation. You should call Palumbo & Kosofsky toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a free, no obligation consultation. 


Crohn’s disease is different from ulcerative colitis because it involves different areas of the bowel, mostly the ileum, or last part of the small intestine, and parts of the large intestine. Moreover, Crohn's disease can attack any part of the digestive tract. Crohn's disease causes severe inflammation that extends deep into the layers of the intestine more so than ulcerative colitis does. Crohn's disease involves the entire bowel wall, whereas ulcerative colitis affects only the lining of the bowel. Symptoms include loose and frequent bowel movements, abdominal pain, fever, rectal bleeding, loss of appetite, fatigue, joint pains, and skin problems. Crohn's disease can also cause tears in the lining of the anus (fissures) which cause pain and bleeding, especially during bowel movements. Often times an anal fistula develops, which is a tunnel that leads from a loop of intestine to the bladder, vagina, or skin. This causes drainage of mucous, pus, and even stool from this opening. If you have been taking Accutane or any of its generic brands and suffered from Crohn’s disease you may be entitled to compensation. You should call Palumbo & Kosofsky toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a free, no obligation consultation. 

Osteoporosis drug Fosamax causes bone
Deterioration in the mouth and jaw & femur fractures

fosamaxFosamax is a Bisphosphonate drug and works by inhibiting the digestion of bone by osteoclasts. They are prescribed to reduce the risk of osteoporotic fracture. Millions of women are being prescribed the drug Fosamax to improve their bone density and fight osteoporosis. However, there is evidence which associates Fosamax with mouth and jaw bone deterioration and femur fractures.  A report from the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research indicated that 310 osteoporosis patients suffered a rare femur fracture and that 94 percent of them had been taking a Bisphosphonate drug, for example Fosamax. The Journal of the American Dental Association states that osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) may be more prevalent in people who take Fosamax and similar osteoporosis drugs. Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ)  is when the bone in the jaw dies or does not heal; there is soft-tissue swelling, pain, infection, loose teeth and exposed bones. If you or someone you know has developed jawbone deterioration caused by taking Fosamax or another osteoporosis drug contact Fosamax lawyers Michael Palumbo & Mark Kosofsky toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a free, no obligation consultation. 

Bextra® Drug Products Liability

bextraBextra® is a prescription anti-inflammatory drug (“NSAID”) used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in adults and painful menstrual cycles. Approved for use in November 2001, Bextra® was subsequently found to increase heart attacks and strokes by 2.19 times as well as serious skin-related side effects. On April 7, 2005, at the FDA request the Bextra® Drug manufacturer Pfizer suspend sales of Bextra® in the United States. The FDA's request was due to the increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes alongside reports of serious and potentially life-threatening skin reactions such as Stevens Johnsons Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. If you have taken Bextra® and have been adversely affected, one of our New York Bextra® injury lawyers can assist you in evaluating your case. Call toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

Arava Pharmaceutical Liability

aravaAvara is an arthritis drug (aka leflunomide) manufactured by drug maker Sanofi-Aventis. Arava is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), which slow the spread of this type of arthritis. In 1998 the Food and Drug Administration approved Arava to help people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Since that time Arava has been linked to severe liver disease that has led to at least 14 deaths, and on July 13, 2010 the FDA has issued a "Boxed Warning" about its use, which is the toughest warning possible.

Arava Side Effects

Side effects from taking Arava include:

Jaundice

Encephalopathy, or brain disease

Coagulopathy or blood clotting problems

Joint disorders

Blistering on the inside of eyelids, nose, or mouth Chest pain Peeling or blistering skin

The FDA issued a warning that patients with pre-existing liver disease or elevated liver enzymes should stop taking Arava immediately and contact their doctor. If a doctor prescribed Arava for you or a close family member and you are suffering from liver damage, you should contact Brooklyn attorneys Palumbo & Kosofsky today. If you have experienced any of the above symptoms contact New York lawyer Mark Kosofsky or New York City attorney Michael Palumbo. If a physician diagnosed you or a close family member with liver damage after taking Arava, Bronx New York unsafe drug lawyers Michael Palumbo and Mark Kosofsky may be able to help. Call us today at 1-800-323-3266 for more information.

 

Gadolinium & Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
& Ephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy

gadoliniumNephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis and Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy are considered “boutique” diseases that did not exist until 1997 when Gadolinium Compounds began being injected into patients who were undergoing an MRI or MRA. The Gadolinium Compound made improves the quality of the scan. However, gadolinium only causes Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis and Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy in patients that have pre-existing kidney problems. Consequently, it is not the drug that is unsafe, but the medical personnel misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose pre-existing kidney problems before administering the drug.

Symptoms of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis & Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy:

Symptoms include skin thickening, tightening, stiffening, swelling, distortion; skin reddening, darkening, bumping, plaque formation; burning and itching skin sensation. Muscles symptoms include weakness, inability to walk, orthopedic /bone pain. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis and Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy also cause Hypertension.

If you believe you or a loved one was improperly administered Gadolinium Compounds which led to Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis and Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy Bronx New York drug lawyers Michael Palumbo and Mark Kosofsky may be able to help. Call us today at 1-800-323-3266.

 

Drug Eluting Stent (DES) Product Liability

Drug Eluting Stents, Drug Coated Stents, and Medicated Stents were hailed as a minimally invasive and safe way to treat coronary heart disease. Approximately 1 million stents are implanted each year.

A stent is a latticed, metal scaffold that is placed in the coronary artery to keep the vessel open. They are installed in lieu of bypass surgery to prevent heart attacks caused by blocked arteries. However, cells grow over the wire mesh in many cases, the vessel clogged again. To solve that problem drug-eluting stents (DES), also known as drug coated stents were developed. These stents give off a drug that slowly releases and prevents cell growth. While it worked a new problem arose. The medicated stents triggered heart attacks because the medications are so effective at stopping cell proliferation that a piece of metal sticking into the artery creates a perfect place for a blood clot to form and block the artery. Because the drug eluting stent is so new the depth of the problem is unknown.

The Cordis Corporation (Johnson & Johnson) markets its DES under the brand name of Cypher. This drug eluting stent is constructed of stainless steel and uses natural and synthetic materials as the carrier of the powerful immunosuppressant drug Sirolimus. Boston Scientific produces a drug eluting stent and the uses paclitaxel, an antiproliferative drug used to treat cancer. This drug eluting stent is marketed under the name Taxus and uses a polymer as the carrier.

Stent side effects include blood clots, strokes, blood clots (thrombosis), allergic reactions, heart attacks, and death.

Stent thrombosis is when the stent cause clots in the artery which prevents blood flow. Thrombosis is a very dangerous side effect of drug-eluting stent (DES) treatment. Drug-coated stents patients experience a linear and cumulative rate of thrombosis over time. The release of drugs from the stent leads to delayed healing and increases the likelihood of thrombosis at the medicated stent site.

A sequelae side effect from drug-eluting stents (DES) side effect is requiring anti-platelet drugs long-term. Patients are routinely put on Plavix and similar drugs temporarily after stent insertion to prevent thrombosis. However, long term Plavix side effects include gastrointestinal bleeding, strokes, rashes, chest pain, flu-like symptoms, and allergic reactions. Further, the economic cost of long-term Plavix usage is staggering, and some patients must be prescribed Plavix for life.

Recently, Boston Scientific reported that its own study indicated a higher increase in late stent thrombosis with the drug coated stent device. The FDA warned patients about the Cordis CYPHER stent after use of CYPHER stent led to deaths in some patients due to acute thrombosis, when blood cells clot around the stent, preventing the passage of blood through the artery, and cause cardiac arrest.

If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack or any severe side effects which caused permanent injury after having a drug eluting stent, Drug Coated Stent, Medicated Stent, or DES surgically implanted anywhere in the State of New York, call Drug Eluting Stent lawyers Palumbo & Kosofsky toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a free, no obligation consultation. 


Accutane   Fosamax   Bextra   Arava   Drug Eluting Stents   Hydroxycut   Ephedra   Ortho Evra

Ketek   Levaquin   Mylan   Paxil   Permax and Dostinex   Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Avandia   Adderall   Leavquin   Reglan   Strattera   Tequin   Yasmin (Yaz)

Aprotinin / Trasylol   Wellbutrin   Zocor   Zicam


Over the Counter Hydroxycut Dietary
Supplement Causes Liver Damage

hydroxycutOn May 1, 2009 the Food and Drug Administration warned consumers to stop using recalled hydroxycut diet supplements because it causes liver damage. Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, tiredness, weakness, abdominal / stomach pain, and loss of appetite. There have been deaths and severe health problems due to liver failure, such as jaundice and high liver enzymes. Some people have even required liver transplants. Other problems caused by Hydroxycut are seizures, cardiovascular disease, rhabdomyolysis, and kidney failure. Healthy people become acutely ill with hepatitis-like symptoms and liver failure after taking Hydroxycut for very short periods of time – less than 2 months. With some, the liver failure symptoms continued even when Hydroxycut was stopped. If you or a loved one has used Hydroxycut and suffered any of these symptoms or health problems, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Because it is an over the counter dietary supplement, Hydroxycut is not monitored as closely as drugs by the FDA. Consequently, the manufacturers do not go through the same FDA safety vetting process to prove that are required by scheduled drugs. Nonetheless, products like Hydroxycut that contain natural ingredients can still be , materials can still be toxic, and manufacturers are held liable when their products are not safe for consumers.

If you or a loved one has suffered liver disease, liver failure, or other serious bodily injury from Hydroxycut, you may be able to seek compensation for hospital bills, medical treatment, surgery, or loss of wages. Contact the aggressively skilled New York Hydroxycut recall lawyers and attorneys at Palumbo & Kosofsky today toll free at 1-800-323-3266.

 

Over the Counter Ephedra Weight Loss
Supplement Causes Heart Damage

ephedraEphedra®, also known as Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Epitonin, is sold as a natural product under the name Ma Huang. It is in many dietary supplements and claims to aid in weight loss, increase energy, and enhance athletic performance.

The FDA received hundreds of reports of illnesses and injuries associated with Ephedra® and/or ephedrine alkaloids. This includes deaths, stroke, heart attacks, seizures, increased blood pressure, rapid and irregular heart rhythms, chest pain, psychosis and tremors. Although a dietary supplement and not a scheduled drug, the FDA conducted an investigation and sought a rule to regulate the product, arguing that Ephedra® actually is a scheduled drug. The FDA got jurisdiction, and has subsequently issued a ruling that supplements containing Ephedra® and/or ephedrine alkaloids present an unreasonable risk of injury to consumers. Consequently, they are now banned for sale in the United State. Nonetheless, if you or a loved one was harmed using Ephedra®, call Bronx lawyers Palumbo & Kosofsky today toll free at 1-800-323-3266.

 

Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Liability

ortho evraWidely advertised, Ortho Evra is pitched as more convenient than birth control pills. However, while they are no better than the safe and effective oral contraceptive pill, the Ortho Evra patch increases the risk of blood clots, strokes, and deaths, especially in young healthy women and older women who smoke. This is because hormones from birth control patches go into the blood stream and are removed from the body differently than hormones from orally administered birth control pills. The exposure is about 60% percent more estrogen from using the Ortho Evra patch than by taking an oral birth control pill. 

Ortho Evra birth control patch side effects may include:

  Chest pain, coughing blood, sudden shortness of breath, blood clot in the lungs. 

  Calf pain indicating a clot in the leg; weakness or numbness in an arm or leg (indicating a possible stroke);  Sudden partial or complete loss of vision (indicating a possible clot in the eye)

  Heart Attack

  Sudden severe headache or vomiting; dizziness or fainting, vision and speech disturbances

  Breast cancer or fibrocystic disease of the breast

  Ruptured liver tumor

  Inability to sleep; weakness and lack of energy, fatigue

  Change in mood indicating severe depression

  Liver problems indicated by jaundice, yellowing of the skin or eyeballs, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, light-colored bowel movements

If you have been injured by the use of the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch, you need to contact Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch liability lawyers Palumbo & Kosofsky today toll free at 1-800-323-3266.

The antibiotic Ketek cause liver damage requiring a liver transplant

Ketek or telithromycin is a ketolide antibiotic. It is administered to kill bacteria in the in the lungs, sinus, and throat. There is no generic brand for ketek. However, this antibiotic has been linked to liver failure, requiring in some patients a liver transplant. If you or a loved one have taken Ketek and need or have had a liver transplant, call the Ketek Liability Lawyers at Palumbo & Kosofsky today toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a no cost, no obligation consultation.

Prescription Drug Levaquin (Leavquin) and Tendon Ruptures

Levaquin (Leavquin) is prescribed to treat bacterial infections in adults. However, a dangerous side effect is tendon ruptures. A significant tendon rupture requires surgical repair followed up by casting and physical therapy. Nonetheless,  permanent disability is always a concern and patients may never regain full use. If you took Levaquin (Leavquin) and subsequently required surgery to repair a tendon call Mark Kosofsky, Bronx New York Levaquin liability lawyer toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a no cost, no obligation consultation.

Mylan Generic Epilepsy Drug Causes Breakthrough Seizures

The prescription drug Mylan safely and successfully treats seizure patients. However, Mylan in its generic form causes “breakthrough seizures,” which are seizures in patients who had been successfully treated for seizures for years. This is because the therapeutic window for error or dosage for seizure medication is narrow. If the epilepsy drug absorption rate is slightly different between brand and generic or between generics patient could have a seizure, which could lead to serious injury or perhaps even death. Because of the disease pathology, breakthrough seizures are particularly devastating when epilepsy had been successfully treated for years.

Have you or a loved one suffered from breakthrough seizures because of Mylan generic epilepsy drug? Did you or a family member suffer serious bodily injury, social and financial setbacks or epileptic seizures due to being prescribed the Mylan generic version Keppra (Levetiracetam or LVT) and Lamictal (lamotrigne) or other generic anticonvulsant drugs? If so, take action now and contact Michael Palumbo, of the personal injury Law Firm of Palumbo & Kosofsky in New York City now toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a free consultation.  The consultation is complimentary and confidential.

Paxil Anti-Depressant Drug

paxilParoxetine or paroxetine hydrochloride (sold under the name Paxil in the United States) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) type. It is one of the most prescribed antidepressants on the market. Paxil side effects include suicide in children and wild mood swings. Pregnant women on Paxil have an increased risk of having babies with birth defects such as heart defects. Paxil also causes painful withdrawal and addiction problems.

Paxil withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Muscle Spasms
  • Electric Shock Sensations
  • Tremors
  • Dizziness, Headaches, Nausea
  • Extreme Sensitivity to Sound
  • Lethargy
  • Agitation
  • Confusion

Such withdrawal side effects can happen when just a few doses are missed. This is because Paxil antidepressant flushes out of the body more quickly than most other antidepressant SSRIs.

If you have taken Paxil and suffered any of the above side effects which caused you serious injury, call Paxil lawyers Palumbo & Kosofsky in New York today toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a free no obligation consultation.

 

Permax and Dostinex, Parkinson’s disease treatment drugs, cause heart valve damage & heart damage

Patients taking the drugs pergolide, sold under the brand name Permax, and cabergoline, sold under the brand Dostinex, have a sharply higher risk of heart valve damage than those taking other therapies. studies revealed that patients taking Permax were 7.1 times more likely to develop heart valve damage, and taking Permax at the highest doses had a 37 times greater risk. Likewise, 28.6 percent of patients taking Dostinex suffered heart damage compared with just 5.6 percent in the control group which points to huge risks of heart damage. Are you suffering from heart or heart valve damage after being prescribed Permax? If so talk to a Permax lawyers Palumbo & Kosofsky today toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a free no obligation consultation.


Accutane   Fosamax   Bextra   Arava   Drug Eluting Stents   Hydroxycut   Ephedra   Ortho Evra

Ketek   Levaquin   Mylan   Paxil   Permax and Dostinex   Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Avandia   Adderall   Leavquin   Reglan   Strattera   Tequin   Yasmin (Yaz)

Aprotinin / Trasylol   Wellbutrin   Zocor   Zicam


Stevens–Johnson Syndrome is a Side Effect of Certain Prescription Drugs

Stevens–Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis are forms of a life-threatening skin condition in which cell death causes the epidermis to separate from the dermis. Dilantin, Depakote, and Levaquin are among some of the drugs whose allergic reactions may cause Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Symptoms include aching, headaches, and fever followed by a  severe red rash. If you or a loved one developed Stevens–Johnson syndrome after being prescribed Dilantin, Depakote, or Levaquin; or allopurino, diclofenac, etravirine, Isotretinoin, aka Accutane, fluconazole, valdecoxib, sitagliptin, oseltamivir, penicillins, barbiturates, sulfonamides, phenytoin, azithromycin, oxcarbazepine, zonisamide, modafinil, lamotrigine, nevirapine, pyrimethamine, ibuprofen, ethosuximide, carbamazepine, nystatin, and gout medications call Stevens–Johnson syndrome drug liability lawyers Palumbo & Kosofsky toll free at 1-800-323-3266 anytime 24/7 for a free no obligation consultation.

 

Diabetes Drug Avandia & Increased Heart Attack Risk

avandiaStudies have proven that Avandia© diabetes medicine has an overwhelming risk for heart attacks. The drug is so dangerous that the Food and Drug Administration required its most stringent “black box warning” added to Avandia’s label alerting the public about the heart risks associated with drug. In 2010 the American Diabetes Association accepted for publication in its medical journal a study by Harvard researchers detailing that people who take Avandia have more than double the heart attack risk as those that took other drugs to treat diabetes.  Both GlaxoSmithKline & i3 Drug Safety jointly studied Avandia and concluded that diabetics taking the drug have a 35-41% increased risk of a heart attack over people who take Actos©

If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack while taking Avandia call Avandia drug liability lawyers Michael Palumbo & Mark Kosofsky today toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a free no obligation consultation.

Adderall, used to treat ADHD, may cause psychological side effects and that may lead to sudden death

adderallAdderall XR (time release) is the top-selling drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Five million Americans use ADHD drugs and more than half of them are under 19 years old. The FDA approved Adderall XR in 2001. At that time known side effects were anorexia, insomnia, abdominal pain, emotional liability, and nervousness. However, as time went on and millions began being prescribed Adderall XR more and more patients experienced severe side effects such as Heart palpitations, racing heart, elevated blood pressure, Psychotic episodes restlessness, dizziness, euphoria, depression, loss of motor control, tremor, headache, exacerbation of motor and speech problems, including Tourette’s syndrome, gastrointestinal disturbances, weight loss, hives, Impotence and changes in libido.

Indeed, Adderall’s manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Shire Plc conceded these extreme side effects when they strengthened warnings that the drug may cause psychological side effects and that misuse may lead to sudden death from heart attacks and strokes. While still administered in the United States, Canada banned Adderall after noting reports linking Adderall XR to 20 fatalities and a dozen strokes.

If you or a loved one suffered heart disease, stroke, or sudden death, or other serious injury  from taking Adderall talk to our New York Adderall lawsuit lawyers today toll free at 1-800-323-3266 for a free no obligation consultation.

 

Prescription Drug Reglan Linked to Infant Tardive Dyskinesia

reglanTardive Dyskinesia is a neurological disorder that develops only when neuroleptic drugs are taken. Neuroleptic drugs are only prescribed in infants to treat  gastrointestinal conditions. Reglan causes biochemical abnormalities in the brain, resulting in Tardive Dyskinesia.

Tardive Dyskinesia symptoms include involuntary movements of the jaw, cheeks, mouth and tongue, hands and abdomen. These symptoms often develop after the patient has discontinued full does or use of Reglan, which sometimes makes it difficult to predict the condition exists.  Unfortunatly, there is no known treatment for Tardive Dyskinesia. People who develop the condition likely need to treat this condition for their entire lives.

Reglan Product Recall

Subsequent to the FDA issuing a black box warning regarding the risk of developing Tardive Dyskinesia and Reglan use, several Reglan products were recalled. They were:

  • Reglan Tablets
  • Reglan Oral Disintegrating Tablets
  • Metoclopramide Oral Solution
  • Reglan Injection

However, all Reglan Products are Potentially Dangerous.  The important considerations is what all of these products have in common. Specifically, they all contain metoclopramide; none of them have been approved infants or children prescription; They can all lead to tardive dyskinesia.

If your child took a Reglan product and developed tardive dyskinesia contact New York Reglan Attorney Mark Kosofsky or Michael Palumbo for help toll free at 1-800-323-3266.

Strattera, used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also causes Suicidal Ideations, Jaundice, and Liver Problems

stratteraStrattera is prescribed to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, teens, and adults but also causes liver side effects and jaundice. In teens and children it causes suicidal thoughts. 

Strattera side effects for children and adolescents include jaundice, liver dysfunction / severe liver damage, acute hepatitis, abdominal tenderness, and suicidal ideations. 

Strattera and its generic atomoxetine were approved by the FDA in late 2002. In September 2005, the FDA advised a label be put on the box a warning that alerts medical practitioners of the increased risk of suicidal thinking in children and adolescents. More recent Strattera warnings advise of severe liver injury which includes liver failure which could result in the need for a liver transplant.

If you, a family member, or your child suffered from serious liver injuries and damage after taking Strattera for ADHD, or if your child demonstrated Strattera suicidal tendencies, you may have a Strattera lawsuit. Talk to New York Strattera lawsuit lawyers Palumbo & Kosofsky today to help you. They can be reached toll free at 1-800-323-3266.

Tequin is linked to causing Hyperglycemia

Tequin (Gatifloxacin) is used to treat adults with pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus problems, gonorrhea, urinary tract infections, kidney and skin infections. Tequin has been recently linked to hypergylcemia (high blood sugar), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and diabetic ketoacidosis (severe out of control blood sugar). These are dangerous and potentially fatal side effects, as they lead to diabetic coma, severe liver damage, and death. Tequin also causes side liver injury, irregular heartbeats, fainting, muscle damage, dizziness and nausea. Patients that took the antibiotic Tequin are 17 times more at risk of developing hyperglycemia than patients who used an alternative form of antibiotic. If you have suffered from serious Tequin side effects and need a Tequin lawyer to prosecute your case. Palumbo & Kosofsky can help. Call today toll free 1-800-323-3266.

 

Oral Contraceptive Yasmin (or Yaz) Linked to Causing Serious Medical Conditions

yasminYasmin, or Yaz is a oral contraceptive which also goes by the generic name Ocella. Yaz is also be prescribed to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and to treat moderate acne in women who are on birth control pills. Yaz contains the hormones estrogen and progestin to prevent pregnancy. The progestin used in Yaz is dropsirenone, which has been linked to serious side effects. Both Yasmin and Ocella can result in serious and potentially fatal side effects. These side effects include:

Blood clots which can cause chest pain, coughing up blood, difficulty breathing, calf pain, heart attack, severe headaches, vision changes, vomiting, dizziness, fainting, difficulty speaking, limb weakness / numbness, breast cancer / lumps, ruptured liver tumor, jaundice, suicidal thoughts, depression, difficulty sleeping, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and elevated potassium levels.

If you have suffered from any of these serious side effects or, if your loved one has died from one of these conditions, seek the assistance of New York pharmaceutical drug Michael Palumbo & Mark Kosofsky today. We will thoroughly investigate your case and determine whether you have a lawsuit against Bayer, the manufacturer, or against your doctor who prescribed the Yasmin. This legal consultation will be provided free with no obligation, and no fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. Call today toll free 1-800-323-3266.

Aprotinin / Trasylol Doubles the risk of Kidney Failure and Stroke

Aprotinin is the generic word for the brand name Trasylol. Aprotinin/Trasylol is a drug used to prevent blood loss during heart bypass surgery.  However, Aprotinin/Trasylol doubles the risk of kidney failure / stroke and increases the risk of heart failure or heart attack by over 50%.  Aprotinin is also linked to encephalopathy and degenerative brain diseases. If someone you know has had a stroke, kidney failure, or died during heart bypass surgery, or is receiving kidney dialysis after heart bypass surgery, you should talk to New York Trasylol lawyers Palumbo & Kosofsky today. Call toll free 1-800-323-3266.

Wellbutrin antidepressants taken during pregnancy are linked to babies born with heart defects

wellbutrinWomen who took bupropion (Wellbutrin) anti-depressant during their first trimester have an increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect. Although the risk is small – two out of every 1,000 infants born with congenital heart defects, there is still cause for legal action. The drugs and their cohorts are Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR®, Wellbutrin XL®, and Zyban® (smoking cessation).This birth defect list is for the first trimester or earliest exposure to bupropion include:

  • Bilateral Clubfeet
  • abnormal aortic valve thickening with aortic insufficiency
  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Trisomy 18, Trisomy 21, or down’s syndrome
  • Klinefelter’s Syndrome
  • Valvular pulmonic stenosis
  • Congenital heart defect (coarctation) and ventricular septal
  • Miscarriage with Trisomy 14
  • Premature birth with a thickened heart muscle
  • Bilateral kidney dilation
  • Mixed superficial and deep hemangioma
  • Hypospadias and cleft right ear lobe
  • Atrial septal defect with patent ductus arteriosis and patent foramen ovale
  • Jeune’s syndrome (thoracic dysplasia with short limbs)
  • Duplicate left renal pelvis
  • Left hand with misshapen thumb, index, middle and ring fingers
  • Fetal death with some or all of the following:
    • congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasis
    • cleft palate
    • protuberant maxilla
    • secundum atrial septal
    • flattened pinnae
    • low set ears
    • kyphosis

Wellbutrin side effects include to the mother taking the drug include:

  • Seizures
  • Hypertension
  • Tinnitus

For women trying to get pregnant or already pregnant, new studies reveal the risk of newborn heart defects. Women should talk to their doctors when they are planning a pregnancy about the safety of antidepressants especially Wellbutrin.

If you took Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR®, Wellbutrin XL®, and Zyban® before or during pregnancy and your baby has one of the above birth defects, please contact New York lawyers Palumbo & Kosofsky for a free, no obligation consultation regarding a Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR®, Wellbutrin XL®, and Zyban® birth defect lawsuit. Call toll free 1-800-323-3266.

Cholesterol Lowering Drug Zocor (Simvastatin) linked to Kidney Failure

zocorZocor is a statin drug used to lower cholesterol. Zocor works by inhibiting cholesterol production in the liver. Zocor is Merck & Co. brand name. The chemical name is simvastatin. It has been shown that Zocor 80 mg. dose causes an increased risk of rhabdomyolysis, which is a severe form of muscle disease that leads to kidney damage, kidney failure, and even death.

Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle fibers resulting in the release of muscle fiber contents (myoglobin) into the bloodstream. The degeneration of muscle fibers clog the filtering system of the kidneys. Wastes then build to high levels. Complications such as  high blood pressure, anemia, weak bones, poor nutritional health, a general feeling of sickness, and nerve damage occur.

If you or a loved one are currently or formerly on 80 mg Zocor, simvastatin, or Vytorin 10/80 mg and have been diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis or myopathy, act now and consult with a Zocor drug lawsuit attorney. Further, if you or a loved one suffers from kidney damage / kidney failure caused by 80 mg Zocor statin drug call New York City lawyers Palumbo & Kosofsky today for a free, no obligation consultation to see of they can pursue a Zocor kidney damage or kidney failure lawsuit on your behalf. Call toll free 1-800-323-3266.

Over-the-counter cold combater Zicam linked with permanent damage to the sense of smell

zicamThe three Zicam products responsible for the loss of smell are Zican Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs, and Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size. Sometimes the damage occurs instantaneously, other times after repeated use. If you have used one of the products and it impact on your sense of smell, call Bronx, New York Zicam lawsuit attorneys Palumbo & Kosofsky today toll free 1-800-323-3266.

 

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