Often, the drugs your doctor or healthcare professional prescribes you successfully treat or alleviate a problem. However, not all prescription pharmaceuticals are safe. Sometimes drugs that were supposed to help patients end up harming them instead. The side effects of some drugs can even cause death. When that happens, the experienced California drug injury lawyers at Berg Injury Lawyers are here to help you.
Dangerous & Recalled Drug Lawsuits
At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California drug injury attorneys have the resources and experience to help you with a variety of claims, including:
- 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
Women who suffer from depression are often prescribed antidepressants. But antidepressants in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of medications can sometimes cause severe birth defects in the children of mothers who take 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
Several of the most popular Type 2 diabetes drugs on the market may increase the risk of 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® & 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 Testosterone Heart Attacks
Men who take testosterone-boosting drugs may be at twice the risk of suffering heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots.
An FDA advisory committee concluded that taking the prescription Type 2 diabetes drug Onglyza® (saxagliptin) can increase the risk of heart failure—a fatal condition.
Risperdal® is prescribed to treat a number of psychological and psychiatric conditions. However, it is linked to a condition called gynecomastia—or the development of abnormally large breasts—in young men.
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
A condition that results in skin reactions as severe as third-degree burns, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a documented side effect of many types of prescription drugs.
- 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® Skin Cancer
The erectile dysfunction drugs Viagra® and Revatio® have been prescribed to millions of men. But recent studies link using Viagra, even once, to an increased risk of melanoma—a deadly and aggressive form of skin cancer.
Xarelto® is a prescription blood thinner linked to increased risks of severe bleeding, strokes, blood clots, and even death.
Zofran is sometimes prescribed to treat severe morning sickness in pregnant women—an off-label, or unapproved, use. However, data indicates that the drug may lead to birth defects in children.
Berg Injury Lawyers Knows Drug Injuries
If you or a loved one suffered injuries because of a prescription medication, the California drug injury attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers want to help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We believe everyone deserves the right to knowledgeable legal representation, and we’re here to help you stand up to big drug companies.
With our No Fee Guarantee®, you won’t pay anything up front and you’ll never pay attorney’s fees unless you win your case or receive a settlement. Contact us at (800) 400-BERG or fill out a free online form today.