Unsafe drug injuries in New Jersey
When you fill your prescription, whether for high cholesterol, heart disease, blood thinning or family planning, you expect that these pharmaceuticals will help you, not hurt you. Yet, every week seems to bring a new discovery that a major drug that millions of people have been exposed to has serious side effects and can do more harm than good.
Pharmaceutical companies seek to turn money spent on research and development of new drugs into profits from sales of that drug at pharmacies around the country and world. But, the long-term effects of even common drugs can be hard to determine if you are on the fast track to the marketplace, if you are not taking adequate safety measures to ensure your drug is safe and if you are not controlling the quality of batches made overseas. A medicine once thought to be safe can quickly be discovered to be dangerous.
When a doctor prescribes you medication, the hope is always that it will effectively treat any medical ailments that you are suffering from. However, in some instances, the drug is ineffective or worse, causes serious harm or even death to those taking it. One such instance is with the drug Pradaxa, used as a blood thinner to prevent strokes.
Xarelto is a pharmaceutical drug manufactured by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation. As a prescription medicine, Xarelto actually increases the risk of internal hemorrhaging, brain bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, excessive/uncontrollable/irreversible bleeding, heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and blood clots.
Zofran, a drug manufactured by Galaxo Smith Kline, was used originally to treat nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, but was later given to pregnant women experiencing morning sickness. Unfortunately, the avoidance of morning sickness came at a huge price.
Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. serves clients throughout New Jersey
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury as a result of unsafe drug injuries or a defective pharmaceutical product, you have rights and recourse to justice. We may be able to help you file a legal claim against the pharmaceutical company to pay for damages, including pain and suffering. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with an aggressive and dedicated Freehold drug recall lawyer at Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. Call or e-mail the firm for your free, no-risk consultation.