When patients are prescribed a drug or medical procedure, they should be able to reasonably expect that it will work as it is supposed to and improve their health. All too often, however, unsuspecting patients suffer adverse effects from defective drugs and medical devices that actually end up worsening their conditions.
In spite of FDA oversight, defective drugs and medical devices continue to be released to the public and cause thousands of preventable injuries and fatalities each year. When this happens, victims have the right to pursue compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages they incurred as a result of using the defective product.
If you have been injured or have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a defective and/or recalled drug or medical device, we encourage you to contact Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A. for a free consultation. Our Mississippi defective drug attorneys serve clients throughout the state from offices in Tupelo, Meridian, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Greenwood, Greenville, and Columbus.
Manufactured by Pfizer, Viagra is prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction and has been known to lead to partial or complete blindness caused by non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy. This is a condition in which blood supply is reduced to the optic nerve, causing permanent nerve damage.
Prilosec and Nexium
Classified as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), Prilosec and Nexium are among the most popular medicines prescribed to treat chronic heartburn and acid reflux. They work by reducing the production of acid in the stomach lining, which lessens symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn. However, PPIs are also linked to the development of chronic kidney disease, which may cause kidney failure and can even result in death. Those who have taken either Prilosec or Nexium are also at a higher risk of developing dementia or suffering bone fractures. Consumers and doctors alike have complained that the drug manufacturers failed to warn them of these serious health risks. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with one of the above-mentioned types of kidney problems, bone fractures, or dementia, you may have a claim. Reach out to our personal injury lawyers to discuss your case and find out if you qualify to seek compensation for your damages.
Valsartan belongs in a category of drugs known as angiotensin II receptor blockers. It is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and is often given to people who have suffered heart attacks in order to prevent additional episodes. Valsartan blocks the chemical known as angiotensin, which causes the blood vessels to deconstruct and allows blood to flow more freely throughout the body. Valsartan-containing products from certain manufacturers and drug re-packaging companies have been recalled due to the presence of a cancer-causing chemical known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). You may have ingested NDMA if you are taking valsartan-containing medications.
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If you or someone you care about has suffered serious harm as the result of taking a prescription medication or using a medical device, you should speak to a qualified Mississippi defective product attorney at once. Your attorney can evaluate your possible medical lawsuit case to determine the best way to protect your legal rights either before, during or after a recall. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses and suffering. Our law firm serves clients throughout Mississippi.