Our parents, children, and loved ones take medications to feel better. But some of our country’s most popular drugs have been subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety warnings for serious, sometimes fatal, side effects. At Cofman Townsley, we understand that drug injuries can impact your life. Our Missouri and Southern Illinois drug injury lawyers are here to hold pharmaceutical companies that put profits over people accountable for their negligence.

Drug Injury Claims We Handle

Our drug injury lawyers handle a variety of claims, including those for:

  • 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.

  • HIV and STD Prevention Drugs

    PrEP drugs, including Truvada®, Atripla®, Viread®, Stribild®, and Complera®, help prevent HIV in patients at high risk of HIV and other STDs. However, people who take these medications may be at risk of serious and harmful side effects including kidney disease and bone density loss. When drug companies don’t warn users of the health risks their products can cause, they should be held responsible.

  • Invokana® and Invokamet®

    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 T Heart Attack Risk

    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.

  • Onglyza

    An FDA advisory committee concluded taking the prescription Type 2 diabetes drug Onglyza® (saxagliptin) can increase the risk of heart failure—a fatal condition.

  • Taxotere 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.

  • Xeljanz®

    Did you or a loved one develop blood clots in your lungs after taking Xeljanz®? If so, you may be eligible for compensation, and we want to help you get it.

  • Zofran®

    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 Southern Illinois for more than 40 years, and we’re here to help you, too. Call (314) 499-1190 or complete our free initial consultation form, today.