Safe and effective medical devices and drugs can play an important role in modern healthcare. However, when pharmaceutical or medical device companies fail to take the necessary precautions to ensure products are safe before releasing them into the marketplace, patients can be harmed. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective drug or medical device, you should discuss the case immediately with one of our attorneys.
Recent studies have brought to light critical drug safety issues with three widely prescribed drugs — Lipitor, TRT and Benicar. If you or anyone you know currently use or have used these drugs, we urge you to read this medical update carefully.
Lipitor by Pfizer, Inc.
Lipitor, a statin drug that lowers cholesterol, has been linked to type 2 diabetes, particularly in women. We contend that the manufacturer, Pfizer, Inc., failed to effectively communicate this critical risk to consumers. Consequently, Pfizer, Inc. should be held liable for the medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages for women who developed diabetes as a result of taking Lipitor. If you or a loved one developed diabetes after using Lipitor, please contact us today at (954) 428-9333 to find out what you can do.
AndroGel Testosterone Treatments or “Low-T”
Testosterone treatment in patches, gels, injections and pellets have been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems including heart attack and stroke in men. We assert that manufacturers of TRT failed to properly warn patients about the cardiovascular risks associated with these drugs. If you or a loved one suffered a stroke, heart attack (myocardial infarction), pulmonary embolism, or transient ischemic attacks (“mini-strokes”), while taking testosterone therapy, please contact us today at (954) 428-9333 to learn more about your rights. We may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve for current and future medical bills and non-economic hardship.
Benicar by Daiichi Sankyo
The use of Benicar, a blood pressure medication, has been linked to severe, chronic diarrhea, as well as vomiting, excessive weight loss, and other gastrointestinal (GI) problems. We believe that the drug manufacturer should be legally responsible for marketing and selling a defective pharmaceutical. If you or a loved one has experienced sprue-like enteropathy (similar to celiac disease) or other GI disorders after taking Benicar, contact us today at (954) 428-9333 to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering related to side effects from Benicar.
What You Can Do to Protect Yourself
As a healthcare consumer, you can be your own advocate.
- Listen and ask questions. Listen to your physician and ask questions about any prescribed drugs or medical devices. With the sheer number of medications and medical devices on the market, physicians may not be aware of new, recently reported side effects.
- Know the details. Research the drugs or devices you are prescribed so you understand the potential side effects and drug interactions. Use easy-to-access resources such as PDR.net and Rxlist.com. Check out fda.gov to learn about recalls of medical device and pharmaceuticals.
- Talk to your pharmacist. Ask your pharmacist about potential side effects and drug interactions. Make sure he or she knows all medications or devices you are using, including over the counter medications, vitamins and supplements. And always double check that the dispensed medications are correct.
- Know who to call. If you are experiencing any type of health emergency, call 911 and request emergency medical services. If you suspect that you have been harmed by the use of a commercial drug or medical device, contact an experienced Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. attorney at (954) 428-9333 to find out your legal rights.
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Since 1990, Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. has provided reputable legal representation to people throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. The firm has helped thousands of individuals recover compensation from motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, product defect and liability cases, pharmacy errors, and negligent security cases to cover medical expenses, pay bills, take care of their families, and return to work. Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. can help you get the relief you need to start living your life again after a serious injury. For a free and confidential consultation, contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., at (954) 428-9333.