Dangerous Drugs & Defective Medical Devices
Representing victims of serious drug side effects in Georgia
Most widely-used drugs can help people. But those same drugs can cause severe side effects, medical conditions, and even death. The Georgia dangerous drugs lawyers at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. have the experience needed to help victims pursue the fair compensation they deserve through various legal options, including individual and class action lawsuits.
Examples of drugs with potentially serious side effects
The following are examples of a range of recent situations caused by drugs:
- Invokana. Invokana is a prescription medication which is used to treat Diabetes. It is prescribed to patients who have difficulty regulating their blood sugar levels. Invokana is known as an SGLT2 inhibitor, which lowers blood sugar levels by causing the kidneys to remove sugar through the urine.
- Xarelto. This is the second in a new line of blood thinners, touted as an alternative to Warfarin. Unlike Warfarin, however, there is no known antidote to Xarelto®’s anti-clotting mechanism that can be administered in case of an emergency.
- GranuFlo. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall on the dialysis medication GranuFlo. This medication has been deemed too dangerous for use because of the side effects which include death. A Class I recall is the most serious type of recall that the FDA issues on medical products.
- Testosterone Injury. If you or a loved one have experienced a serious cardiac event, heart attack or stroke while undergoing testosterone therapy, you may be eligible to file a legal claim.
- NaturaLyte. In March of 2012, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement to all kidney dialysis treatment centers that the use of NaturaLyte should cease. A Class I recall went into effect for this product stating that use could lead to serious side effects or even death.
- Byetta. This is an injectable medication that is used for the treatment of Type II diabetes. Byetta is classified as a gulcogon-like peptide – 1 or GLP1 and works in the gastrointestinal system of the body by increasing insulin production in the gut. Similar medications of this type include Januvia and Victoza.
- Januvia. This is a medication that is manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals and is used to treat Type II Diabetes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this medication in 2006, and it became available for public use in April 2007.
- Tylenol (acetaminophen). Although most commonly connected with Tylenol products, this pain medication is common in many over-the-counter and prescription medications. It is linked to many side effects, and has been the subject of a number of product recalls.
- Actos. Actos, is a prescription medicine manufactured by Takeda Pharmacedicals Co, ltd. Actos comes in a pill form that is used by type 2 diabetic in conjunction with their normal sugar control program. It is not recommended for use by Type 1 “juvenile” diabetics or diabetics with ketoacidosis.
- Pradaxa. Studies have also found that this blood thinning medication is causing excessive bleeding in users as well as internal hemorrhaging. This drug, hailed as the “perfect” alternative to Coumadin, has become a very dangerous medication.
Regardless of whether a drug is the subject of current class action or individual lawsuits, anyone who suffers adverse effects from prescription or over-the-counter medication needs to explore available legal options. Georgia dangerous drugs lawyer Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. has the experience needed to pursue compensation from drug manufacturers whose products cause injury or death.
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