When a consumer receives a prescription for medication from his or her physician he or she would likely believe that drug is safe, but safe does not necessarily mean harmless. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, “safe” means that the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks for the population the drug is intended to treat and for its intended use. A defective drug is one whose potential risks outweigh its possible benefits to the consumer. There are numerous drugs whose risks far outweigh the benefits. Some of these drugs are listed below. Feel free to call Attorney Jon P. Groth with questions if you were injured by taking a prescription drug.
Chantix is a drug marketed by Pfizer to help stop the addictive cravings of smoking. It has some minor side effects and some very serious side effects. According to the FDA in the fourth quarter of 2007, complaints regarding Chantix were more numerous than any other drug. It is related to about 988 serious injuries. If you have suffered some serious side effects from this drug please contact us.
Some of the serious side effects of Chantix include:
- Depression, including suicidal thoughts and tendencies
- Aggressive behavior
- Liver failure
- Severe allergic reactions and SJS
In 2008 the FDA admitted that they violated their own inspection policies for the production plant where raw Heparin was being exported from China. If you were administered Heparin between November 2007 and February 2008 and suffered a severe allergic reaction, it is important that you figure out your legal rights. Some of the severe reactions to Heparin include difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, excessive sweating, and rapidly falling blood pressure. If you suffered any of these symptoms while taking Heparin, contact Groth Law Firm.
There are very few attorneys in Wisconsin who actually help injured victims who have taken Fosamax. It is a “bisphosphonate” that was created by Merck to help those suffering from osteoporosis. There is a strong link between Fosamax and ONJ (osteonecrosis of the jaw) and/or low impact stress fractures of the femur, which means bone tissue is weakened and fails to heal after even minor trauma. There is the potential of infection and surgery if the problem isn’t dealt with early. If you suffered an injury after taking Fosamax, please contact Milwaukee Pharmaceutical attorney Jon Groth here.