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:
Belviq was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012 and sold to consumers in 2013 as a way to help users manage their weight. Clinical trials have now shown a link between Belviq, also known as lorcaserin, and certain types of cancer. Find out why people are now filing lawsuits to get compensation from the drug’s manufacturer.
Beovu is supposed to treat wet age-related macular degeneration. However, the American Society of Retina Specialists has discovered that Beovu may instead cause blindness in some patients.
- Diabetes Drugs Linked to Cancer
Several of the most popular Type 2 diabetes drugs on the market may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
Elmiron is prescribed to treat bladder pain resulting from cystitis. There’s growing evidence that this medication is linked to maculopathy, an eye disorder that could lead to vision loss. People are now taking legal action against the drug’s manufacturer to get the compensation they’re entitled to.
- 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.
Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia, but many patients with this condition are unable to take or tolerate iron supplements. These patients, along with certain patients with chronic kidney disease who aren’t receiving dialysis, can be treated with an injectable iron complex called Injectafer.
- 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.
- Provigil® and Nuvigil®
When taken by pregnant mothers, Provigil® and Nuvigil® can lead to an increased risk of birth defects including cleft palates, heart defects, and more.
- 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.
- Tepezza Hearing Loss
While the drug works well in treating TED (also known as Grave’s disease), its efficacy comes with a heavy price for many users: hearing loss.
- Weight Loss Drugs
Mainstream and social media coverage have created a surge in the usage of injectable type 2 diabetes medications, such as Ozempic and Rybelsus, for weight loss purposes. While these glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists were originally formulated to assist type 2 diabetes patients in regulating their blood sugar levels, they have recently emerged as effective tools for weight reduction. This unforeseen benefit has led medical practitioners to prescribe them off-label for weight loss, alongside another GLP-1 agonist named Wegovy, which is designed and prescribed exclusively for weight loss.
- 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.
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.
Heartburn drug Zantac and generic ranitidine contain dangerous levels of NDMA, a probable carcinogen. It’s our goal to help people who developed cancer after taking this medication.
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.