Although prescription drugs are meant to make us feel better, that’s not always the case. Many drugs have dangerous side effects that can result in serious, life-altering health complications.
At Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers, we know the risks these prescription drugs pose on patients, and we want to protect your rights. If you or a loved one have experienced a drug injury, don’t hesitate to call (800) 344-5717 or complete our free online form. Our team of drug injury lawyers want to help you get the fair compensation you deserve.
Drug Injury Claims We Handle
Our Kentucky drug injury lawyers have the resources and experience to help build a strong claim on your behalf. We handle a variety of drug injury claims, such as:
Studies have shown a potential link between taking the antipsychotic drug Abilify and damaging pathological behaviors, including compulsive gambling and hypersexuality.
Women who suffer from depression are often prescribed antidepressants. But antidepressants in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of medications can sometimes cause severe birth defects in the children of mothers who take the drugs while pregnant.
Patients taking newer blood thinner medications may face an increased risk of severe bleeding. Certain anticoagulant drugs, such as Xarelto® and Eliquis®, contain no counteracting drugs to stop bleeding once it begins, which may lead to serious or fatal health complications.
Several of the most popular Type 2 diabetes drugs on the market may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of prescription heartburn drugs, are used to reduce acid in a patient’s stomach. But many of the most popular PPIs have been linked to serious health risks, including chronic kidney disease.
The Type 2 diabetes drugs Invokana® and Invokamet® may increase the risk of ketoacidosis—a potentially fatal condition that is typically diagnosed among patients with Type 1 diabetes.
Men who take testosterone-boosting drugs may be at twice the risk of suffering heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots.
An FDA advisory committee concluded that taking the prescription Type 2 diabetes drug Onglyza® (saxagliptin) can increase the risk of heart failure—a fatal condition.
Risperdal® is prescribed to treat a number of psychological and psychiatric conditions. However, it is linked to a condition called gynecomastia—or the development of abnormally large breasts—in young men.
Taxotere®, an injectable concentrate used during chemotherapy treatment for cancer, has been linked to permanent hair loss in female breast cancer survivors.
The erectile dysfunction drugs Viagra® and Revatio® have been prescribed to millions of men. But recent studies link using Viagra, even once, to an increased risk of melanoma—a deadly and aggressive form of skin cancer.
The anticoagulant drug Xarelto® has been linked to an increased risk of severe bleeding in certain types of patients.
Zofran is sometimes prescribed to treat severe morning sickness in pregnant women—an off-label, or unapproved, use. However, data indicates that the drug may lead to birth defects in children.
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We don’t want you to have to pay for a corporation’s negligence. Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers is here to help, and we’re dedicated to protecting your rights to fair compensation. Our legal team is available 24/7—just dial (800) 344-5717 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.