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Can You Sue for Drug Side Effects?

Can you sue for drug side effects? The answer is “maybe.” Whether you can sue depends upon all the facts of your case. Many over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs have side effects. Sometimes these side effects are very minor and don’t cause injury. But when drug side effects cause serious or long-term harm, you ma[...]

Date: March 17, 2021 / Drug Injury
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What is a Class Action Lawsuit Against a Drug Company, and Should I Join One?

Should you join a class action lawsuit against the pharma company to make them accountable for your injuries after taking their drug? When your doctor prescribes you any medication, it may be intended to cure a disease or condition, improve health, or relieve pain. However, sometimes the unexpected happens, and the drug you thought w[...]

Date: December 4, 2020 / Drug Injury
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Can I Sue for Side-Effect Injuries if I Took an FDA-Approved Drug for Off-Label Use?

If you’ve had side-effect injuries after taking an FDA-approved drug for off-label use, you may be able to sue. Whether you can sue depends on the specifics of your unique case. But if it’s a case where a drug maker illegally promoted their product for off-label use and you were hurt, the manufacturer may be liable. Or if a docto[...]

Date: October 9, 2020 / Drug Injury
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Johnson & Johnson Stops Talcum Powder Sales. The Cancer It Causes Continues

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its talc-based baby powder in North America, the company announced on May 19. The product was once an essential part of the company's sales and image. Now it's the subject of about 19,400 lawsuits claiming it may have caused cancer. Several juries have ruled against Johnson & Johnson. In one 20[...]

Date: May 29, 2020 / Drug Injury
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Zantac Recall and Cancer Risk

FDA Cancer Recall The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Zantac recall in September 2019 due to an increased risk of cancer. The FDA expanded the recall on April 1, 2020, to request that both Zantac and ranitidine, its generic form, be removed from the marketplace. This means that no form of this medication [...]

Date: March 2, 2020 / Drug Injury
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Actemra Linked to Several Adverse Health Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a painful condition that affects the quality of life of some 1.5 million Americans. The Arthritis Foundation says that women most often begin feeling the effects of the disease when they are between 30 and 60 years of age, while men tend to suffer from it later in life. RA is an autoimmune disease [...]

Date: March 8, 2018 / Drug Injury / Product Liability
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Leukemia Drug Tasigna Linked to Artery Disease

If you or someone you care about is being or has been treated with the leukemia drug Tasigna® from drug manufacturer Novartis, you'll want to be aware that the drug is the subject of lawsuits and claims across the country. The drug was popularly prescribed in the treatment of a certain type of leukemia and has recently been [...]

Date: February 27, 2018 / Drug Injury / Wrongful Death
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Legal Problems for Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Manufacturer, But New Drug Approved

In an attempt to prevent shingles, some patients may have unintentionally contracted the virus from their shingles vaccination. Zostavax, until recently the only approved shingles vaccine in the U.S., may cause serious injuries, including shingles, blindness, and even death. Injured patients have been filing lawsuits against Zos[...]

Date: November 24, 2017 / Drug Injury
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Benicar Improper Labeling Lawsuit Settlement and “Failure to Warn”

In late July 2017, Daiichi Sankyo agreed to pay up to $300 million in more than 2,000 U.S. cases surrounding the Japanese drugmaker’s failure to warn that its blood pressure medication, Benicar, can cause gastrointestinal (GI) illness. The first of these lawsuits was filed in early 2014, shortly after the U.S. Food and Drug A[...]

Date: November 21, 2017 / Drug Injury
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Diabetic Medication Invokamet Poses Risk of Serious Health Hazards

Invokamet is a drug prescribed for the purpose of lowering blood sugar levels in combination with diet and exercise in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It is comprised of two different drugs, Invokana (canagliflozin) and metformin and is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Canagli[...]

Date: November 30, 2016 / Drug Injury