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Dangerous Drugs Injure Thousands Each Year

Last year, thousands of people suffered serious side effects and in some cases death as a result of complications stemming from dangerous drugs. However, in spite of public warnings from watchdog groups and organizations such as the FDA, many of these high-risk products remain on the market.

U.S. News and World Report notes that about half of older adults take five or more medications or supplements every day. Many are unknowingly exposing themselves to risks of serious complications. For example, the prescription anticoagulant Pradaxa remains available on the market today, even though it has been linked to at least 260 patient deaths. Meanwhile, birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin have allegedly caused severe strokes in at least 1,100 patients.

The examples don’t end there. Fresenius Medical Care, maker of a kidney dialysis product called GranuFlo, is currently under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration after failing to circulate information that the product was causing cardiac arrest in patients at a rate six to eight times as high as other products used for similar purposes.

Dangerous drug lawsuits

Many times, pharmaceutical companies are aware of the risks of dangerous drugs, but continue to manufacture and sell them because of the high profits they generate. Dangerous drug lawsuits have linked the following medications to injurious side effects:

  • Accutane
  • Actos
  • Crestor
  • Darvocet
  • GranuFlo
  • Levaquin
  • Pradaxa
  • Propecia
  • Yaz and Yasmin
  • Zocor
  • Zoloft

Side effects are broad and varied, and may include a range of complications such as inflammatory bowel syndrome, blood clots, stroke, uncontrolled bleeding episodes, heart attack, muscle damage, sexual dysfunction and death.

Drug recall lawyers in NY

New Yorkers who experience serious side effects from prescription medications may be eligible for compensation for their injuries. Thousands of plaintiffs, represented by a New York product liability lawyer, have successfully obtained substantial settlements from drug manufacturers. Big companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Merck & Co. and Hoffman-LaRoche often set aside millions of dollars earmarked for settlement payouts to people who were unknowingly injured after taking high-risk drugs.

Contact a New York product liability lawyer

If you believe that you have suffered injury as a result of exposure to dangerous drugs, please do not hesitate to contact the leading product liability attorneys at The Sanders Firm today. We have decades of experience in litigating personal injury cases relating to serious or even fatal drug side effects. Get the justice you deserve. Call us toll-free for a complimentary case evaluation at: 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752).