Drug Lawsuit Attorney and Medication Lawsuit Lawyer
Drug Lawsuit Attorneys
Weaver & Associates is a leading product liability firm that is dedicated to investigating and filing suit against companies that produce medication that are ultimately harmful to the populous health. In many cases, certain medications have been found to cause permanent disabilities and even death. Nothing is worse that taking a course of medication that you assume will help with your current illness only to find that it creates another often more serious ailment to contend with. Our skilled attorneys have won several suits on behalf of our suffering clients just like you. If you are ready to take the proactive course in fighting your faulty medication injury suit, we can help:
- Determine if there are class action suits already pending for the drug
- Compile your detailed medial history that surrounds the use of the medication
- Prove there was prior knowledge of negative or permanent side effects
- And so much more!
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If you or a close family member have been harmed after taking medication, be it over the counter or prescribed, we are here to help. When you retain the services of Weaver & Associates for a drug lawsuit, we will access our bank of experts to examine your medical records that relate to the case, as well as consult with independent medical professionals to obtain an unbiased review of your records.
The law offices of Weaver & Associates can handle your drug injury lawsuit from anywhere in the country. There are literally thousands of clients which have been represented successfully by our law offices. Contact our attorneys today if you would like to have the expert legal representation for your injuries. There are pharmaceutical lawsuits constantly happening all over the country. Depending on what state you’re located in, there are various statutes of limitations. The state of Texas has a 2 year statute of limitations for drug lawsuits from when you determine your injuries. For the state of Florida, there is a 4 year statute of limitations.
Some of the more dangerous drugs are listed as follows:
- Birth-control dtrugs Yaz, Ocella, and Yasmin.
- Pharmaceutical Drugs for Type II diabetes such as Avandia & Actos.
- Accutane for handling acne.
- Paxil, Effexor Prozac, as well as Zoloft for treatment of depression
- Crestor for cholesterol treatment
These pharmaceuticals have dangerous side effects ranging from causing birth defects to liver damage and even extend to causing thoughts of suicide and even suicidal behavior. Other dangerous side effects from these drugs include dangerous blood clots, strokes and then on to cancer of the bladder, the devastating disease called Crohn’s disease, myocardial infarction (heart attacks,) and finally to also including heart failure.
Type II Diabetes Drug Treatments
Actos for Type 2 Diabetes
Actos (by its scientific name pioglitazone) received approval from the FDA in the year 1999. Actos was heralded as a next generation type 2 diabetes treatment Prescribed to over 10 million diabetes patients worldwide, Actos’ future dimmed significantly starting in the year 2007. Yet even after the FDA ordered the infamous black-box label warning on the Actos product label, heart failure reports increased even more.
Later in the year 2011, FDA officials added additional specific warnings regarding bladder cancer to the Actos box label. The Actos label followed its manufacturer Takeda’s releasing of a clinical study that demonstrated that Actos treatment over time elevated risk for bladder cancer significantly…by as much as 40%. European countries France & Germany quickly banned the drug Actos in the year 2011 and the FDA currently awaits final clinical results to the same research study to be announced (2013) regarding potential further regulatory action regarding the drug Actos.
Yet as the Food & Drug Admin. waits doing nothing, new research published by the BMJ (British Medical Journal) demonstrates even more long-term data showing that using Actos over the long term raises bladder cancer risk by 83%. Many thousands of Actos patients have already filed Actos lawsuits following having been forced into multiple painful surgeries, as well devastating radiation and painful chemotherapy. These situations all arose as a result of the use by unsuspecting patients of the alleged Actos miracle drug.
Avandia for Type II Diabetes
Avandia, which is an additional drug for type II diabetes, was launched as well in 1999. Avandia was implicated to cause heart attacks at a later date. The Food & Drug Administration provides estimates indicating that Avandia has been linked to over 80,000 incidences of heart attacks during the period ranging from 1999 to the year 2007, which is the year when the FDA ordered the black-box label warning be placed on the drug’s product box. During September of 2010, FDA officials restricted Avandia marketing, distribution, and use, while allowing continued access to only a select subset of physicians and diabetes patients who pose a lower risk.
Avandia’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline has since settled over 35,000 drug lawsuits from Avandia, with financial settlements topping $3 billion by 2012 involving some of its pharmaceutical drugs. A 2-year study by the Senate’s Finance Committee showed that GlaxoSmithKline knew about the increased heart problem risks linked to Avandia long prior to the release of the studies. The Senate investigation discovered that GlaxoSmithKline had attempted to conceal concerns regarding Avandia.
Antidepressant Drug Injury Lawsuits
Zoloft (known by the chemical name sertraline) was developed to treat depression. Developed, marketed and distributed by the pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, Zoloft was approved under FDA guidance in the year 1999. As of the year 2011, almost 100 million patients had been prescribed Zoloft. For major depression, Zoloft has been classified in the drug class SSRI. Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors hold their own specific risks for suicidal or violent patient behavior, with increased especial risk in patients who are children or teenagers.
While pregnant, Zoloft can lead patients’ babies to be born with birth defects like PPHN in babies, which is also a potentially fatal condition for these infants. May of the year 2012, found over 60 Zoloft lawsuits were filed for infant birth defect cases.
Paxil Drug Lawsuits
In the year 1992, formerly known SmithKline Beecham — the predecessor to GlaxoSmithKline — released a drug called Paxil (with the scientific name Paroxetine), that acts as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). Similar to other antidepressants, the drug Paxil holds a significant black-box warning indicating increased risks for suicidal thoughts and behavior among children, teen agers as well as young adults.
Prozac Drug Lawsuits
Prozac (the chemical name fluoxetine) acts as an antidepressant produced by the pharmaceutical giant, Eli Lilly which went on the market during the year 1987. Also an SSRI, Prozac is a treatment for depression as well as OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), panic disorder and bulimia nervosa.
Prescribed to more than 50 million people in the world, Prozac can cause a syndrome called serotonin syndrome as well as elevated risk for suicidal thoughts and behavior as well as violent behavior.
Prozac made world news in 1989 when a man named Joseph Wesbecker killed 8 people and injured 12 more, prior to taking his own life. Wesbecker had began taking Prozac only weeks before.
Birth Control Drug Lawsuits
In 2006, the drug Yaz (which is known by its chemical name drospirenone) was released as a contraceptive method in pill form produced by Bayer–the major pharmaceutical company. Yaz is also associated with a similar drug called Yasmin, which is named differently only due to differences in dosage. Yasmin was approved in the year 2001. Both of these birth control medications have as active ingredients the chemical drospirenon and hence they hold the identical risk but with some differences in manifestation.
A class action litigation (also known as multi district litigation or “MDL” has come about in the state of Illinois for handling over 10,000 Yaz lawsuits regarding Yaz and its counterparts yasmin and ocella. If you or a loved one has has severe negative impact from Yaz such as stroke, blood clots, heart attack, or other serious conditions. Contact our law office today so that we can help you with your claim. Call us today or fill out the form to the right. Our law offices have hundreds of millions of dollars. And while our past client results do not guarantee future results, we can help you with your claim today!