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Lexington Defective Drugs Lawyers

Pharmaceutical drugs have become integral to the practice of modern medicine. Unfortunately, these powerful medications often come with dangerous side effects, in some cases, worse than the problem the medication is meant to treat. In the worst cases, dangerous drugs may place users at risk of suffering permanent physical harm or even death. Therefore, the manufacturers of dangerous drugs may be held liable for the damaging effects their products can have on users.

Drug manufacturers make billions of dollars on their products, and when these products cause unsuspecting individuals to suffer serious harm, they need to be held accountable. At Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, our Lexington legal team knows just how severe the effects of dangerous pharmaceutical products can be, and we know what it takes to hold the manufacturers of these products accountable for the harm they have caused.

Defective Pharmaceuticals

Dangerous drugs have the capacity to cause users to suffer a remarkably wide range of different types of harm, and far too many of these products make it into patients’ hands every year. At Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, we are ready to represent individuals who have suffered after using any of the following:

Invokana

Invokana and Invokamet, manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is used to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, although they may have also been promoted for the off-label use of weight loss. Wilson & McQueen, PLLC is reviewing potential claims of those who suffered acute kidney failure or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) after ingesting either drug or any of these other SGLT2 inhibitors: Farxiga, Xigduo XR, Jardiance and Glyxambi.

Talcum Powder

Frequent long-term use of talcum powder on the genitals and perineal areas, including on sanitary napkins, has been associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Wilson & McQueen, PLLC is reviewing talc cases.

Viagra®

Wilson & McQueen, PLLC is reviewing claims of men who took Viagra for at least three months and were subsequently diagnosed with and/or died of melanoma.

Zofran®

Zofran, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is an antiemetic drug used to treat post-operative and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It has never been approved for morning sickness in pregnant women. GlaxoSmithKline was fined by the DOJ for off-label marketing. Wilson & McQueen, PLLC is accepting cases involving children who were born with a congenital heart defect or oral cleft who had prenatal exposure to brand name Zofran or generic “Ondansetron” in the first trimester. The child cannot have a chromosomal abnormality or genetic syndrome. Zoran went generic in 2006.

Zoloft®

Zoloft, manufactured by Pfizer Inc. is used for the treatment of depression in adults, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and social anxiety disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder in both adults and children. Wilson & McQueen, PLLC is accepting potential claims on behalf of children born with a congenital heart defect who had prenatal exposure to Zoloft in the first trimester. The child cannot have a chromosomal abnormality or genetic syndrome. The drug ingested must be brand or the authorized brand generics Greenstone or Roerig.

Uloric

Takeda Pharmaceutical’ Uloric®, one of few gout medications on the market, was approved in 2009 to treat joint pain, swelling and other symptoms by lowering uric acid levels in the blood. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a decade later, however, that the drug appears to be linked to severe complications in patients, including an increased risk of heart failure or even death.

Byetta, Januvia, Janumet, & Victoza

If you’re living with diabetes, the last thing you should have to worry about is life-threatening side effects from your diabetes medication. Recent studies, however, have found that Type 2 diabetes patients taking drugs classified as Incretin Memetics — including Januvia®, Victoza®, Janumet® and Byetta® — are potentially three times more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, a particularly aggressive form of cancer that is most often diagnosed in the later stages. If you or a loved one has taken one of these drugs and developed pancreatic cancer, our attorneys are prepared to fight on your behalf.

If you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and have been living with Type 2 diabetes, you may want to review your medication history for these drugs. Our experienced medical attorneys are prepared to fight on your behalf if you’ve taken one of these drugs and developed pancreatic cancer.

Zantac

Zantac® (ranitidine) is a type of medication with histamine-2 blockers that help decrease the amount of acid created by the stomach. On Oct. 18, 2019, manufacturer Sanofi announced a voluntary recall of its over-the-counter brand-name heartburn drug Zantac due to it containing N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) which may cause cancer in humans.

Speak With A Defective Drug Attorney In Lexington

If you have been the victim of damaging pharmaceutical side effects, you may be eligible to take action against the party responsible for your suffering. Contact the attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC by calling 859-788-7600 today to learn more about how our team of experienced legal professionals can help you fight for justice.