Drug Injury Claims We Handle
Our drug injury lawyers handle a variety of claims, including those for:
- Abilify® Compulsive Behavior Risk
Studies have shown a potential link between taking the antipsychotic drug Abilify and damaging pathological behaviors, including compulsive gambling and hypersexuality.
Antidepressant Birth Defects
The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of antidepressant drugs may increase the risk of birth defects in babies born to mothers who took the drugs while pregnant.
Blood Thinner Injuries
Patients taking newer blood thinner medications may face an increased risk of severe bleeding. Certain anticoagulant drugs, such as Xarelto® and Eliquis®, contain no counteracting drugs to stop bleeding once it begins, which may lead to serious or fatal health complications.
Diabetes Drugs Linked to Cancer
The Type 2 diabetes drugs Byetta®, Januvia®, and Janumet® have been linked to an increased risk of serious health problems affecting the pancreas, including pancreatic cancer.
- Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of prescription heartburn drugs, are used to reduce acid in a patient’s stomach. But many of the most popular PPIs have been linked to serious health risks, including chronic kidney disease.
- Invokana® and Involamet®
Patients taking the Type 2 diabetes drugs, Invokana and Invokamet, may face an increased risk of ketoacidosis—a condition where the body produces high levels of acid in the blood.
Low Testosterone Heart Attacks
A variety of patches, injections, and gels are marketed to men as ways to increase testosterone levels. But testosterone therapy drugs have been linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death in some male patients.
An FDA advisory committee concluded taking the prescription Type 2 diabetes drug Onglyza® (saxagliptin) can increase the risk of heart failure—a fatal condition.
Risperdal® is used to treat mental and mood disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. But the drug has been linked to gynecomastia—or the development of abnormally large breasts—in young male patients.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a condition causing severe and painful skin reactions that can result in third-degree burns. It may develop as a side effect or reaction to several prescription drugs and medical conditions.
Taxotere® Permanent Hair Loss
Taxotere®, an injectable concentrate used during chemotherapy treatment for cancer, has been linked to permanent hair loss in female breast cancer survivors.
Viagra® and Melanoma
The erectile dysfunction drug Viagra® has been linked to an increased risk of melanoma—an aggressive form of skin cancer—in male patients, regardless of family history, medical history, or ultraviolet light exposure.
Xarelto® Bleeding Injuries
Research links Xarelto®, a popular prescription blood thinner, to an increased risk of serious bleeding, blood clots, and stroke in certain types of patients.
Zofran® Birth Defects
Zofran® is sometimes prescribed to pregnant women to treat symptoms of severe morning sickness. But new data suggests that babies born to women who take the drug may face an increased risk of certain birth defects.
Protect Your Legal Rights
Pharmaceutical companies have large, well-funded legal teams fighting to protect their profits. At Cofman Townsley, it’s our job to fight for you. If a drug has injured you, give us a call today. We’re here to help you get the compensation you need for your injuries and injury-related expenses.
If a prescription drug injured you or someone you love, our experienced legal team can help protect your rights. We’ve defended the rights of injured victims in Missouri and Illinois for more than 40 years, and we’re here to help you, too. Call (888) 223-6225 or complete our free initial consultation form, today.