If you or someone you care about is one of the 1.5 million Americans suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and have been prescribed the drug Actemra®, you should be aware that the popular drug has been linked to a variety of medical problems that were not disclosed to doctors or patients.
These serious medical conditions include:
- Heart Failure
- Lung Disease
- Gastrointestinal Perforations
Users of Actemra or members of their family are urged to take steps to make sure their rights are protected. One of those steps is to contact Actemra lawsuit attorneys at the Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law offices at 1-800-444-5000 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
The Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis
The Arthritis Foundation says women who have RA generally begin to feel its effects between the ages of 30 and 60, while men often suffer from RA later in life. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the body’s joints, creating inflammation. The natural lubrication in the joints thickens and swells, causing pain. Many sufferers who have sought relief from the pain of RA were prescribed a drug produced by Roche Pharmaceutical, branded as Actemra. The drug suppresses the body’s immune system, providing relief for many patients. It may be causing severe unexpected complications for others. If you’ve been negatively affected by Actemra’s effects on the heart, lungs, pancreas, or liver, it’s time to contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law today.
Actemra and the Immune System
Doctors have been prescribing Actemra for moderate to severe forms of RA for years. Actemra suppresses the immune system to provide relief from joint pain. While Actemra, like many other prescription drugs, has known side effects, the manufacturer of Actemra has denied any severe complications to the liver, pancreas, heart, and lungs from taking the drug. There are now, however, a growing number of claims against Actemra and Roche Pharmaceutical from people and families of those who have suffered these conditions. The drug maker continues not to recognize any connection between Actemra and these ailments.
Fighting for Your Rights
Roche Pharmaceutical is a large, Swiss-based, international company with about 80,000 employees worldwide. Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law believes, however, that those responsible for the harmful effects of their products on others should be held accountable, no matter how big and powerful they may be. It is simply not OK to ignore the mounting evidence against Actemra by continuing not to provide critical and full information to doctors and patients. It is not right to dismiss lung disease as “non-serious” and liver problems as “generally mild and reversible,” as the company did in an Investor Update. Doctors prescribed Actemra in good faith, and patients took the drug seeking relief from the pain of RA. It now appears many have tragically suffered as a result. Heart attacks, lung disease, pancreatitis, and gastrointestinal perforations can have fatal implications. It’s time to take action.
Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law is a Texas-based law firm with experience in product liability claims. We are not afraid to take on large corporations on your behalf. We zealously fight to get victims compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death.
If you’ve been impacted by the negligence or untruthful claims of a drug company, it is time to fight back, and we are here to help. Contact us for a free, no-obligation initial consultation and ask about our No Fee Guarantee®. This assures you get the representation you need TODAY and guarantees that if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
Why Choose Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
We are Actemra lawsuit attorneys with a commitment to the rights of consumers and those who have been injured or killed through the negligence of others. We are a team of professionals with the knowledge and resources it takes to handle these cases.
We understand that many may fail to move forward because they don’t have the resources to stand up for themselves. That’s why we offer a no-obligation, free consultation to discuss your case. Should we decide to move forward, we provide our No Fee Guarantee®, which says that that you don’t pay us unless you get paid. Don’t wait any longer to get the justice you and your family deserve. If you or someone you know has taken the drug Actemra and suffered negative implications, contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at 1-800-444-5000.