Legal Help for Victims of Dangerous Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products

A falsely labeled, inadequately tested dangerous drug or pharmaceutical product can lead to catastrophic permanent injuries or even wrongful death.

If you or a loved one has been victimized by a dangerous drug or pharmaceutical product, speak with The Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, PC in Atlanta, GA. We can consult with you to determine if you have a viable case and then pursue the case through the litigation process.

Pills in a Prescription Pill BottleDrug manufacturers have a duty to make sure that the medications they market and sell are not unreasonably dangerous to consumers and that the drug package inserts contain sufficient warnings about potential drug injuries and adverse side effects. With the help of health care providers, patients can evaluate the risks and benefits before taking a medication. However, some pharmaceutical companies fail to take proper steps to protect consumers and place profits before the public’s safety.

Tylenol May Cause Severe Liver Damage, Liver Failure or Death. The popular and common pain and fever reducing medication Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, has been linked with severe liver damage, liver failure and death. It is available as an over the counter medication or as a prescription, either in a single ingredient drug or in combination with other drugs, such as Percocet, Vicodin and Tylenol with Codeine.

On January 13, 2011, the FDA required drug manufacturers to limit the amount of acetaminophen to only 325 mg per dose. Before that restriction was in place, many prescription medications contained upwards of 750 mg per dose. Even with these restrictions, consumers may inadvertently take dangerously high doses of acetaminophen if they do not realize it is an ingredient in combination products also. The FDA has also mandated that all prescription drugs containing acetaminophen must have the most severe Black Box Warning. As of earlier this year, the FDA further mandated that over the counter medications like Tylenol are also required to change the recommended doses on their labels and warn users of the risk of liver injury.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with liver failure; liver damage; or liver injury; AND, your liver problems started within one week of taking Tylenol and/ or other medications containing acetaminophen, contact us today for a no-charge consultation with an attorney experienced in dangerous drug and pharmaceutical product litigation.

The Birth Control Pills Yasmine and Yaz May Cause Blood Clots and Death in Young Women.Yasmine and Yaz are birth control pills manufactured by Bayer Health Care and its affiliates. These combination oral contraceptives contain a unique form of progestin, called drospirenone. No other birth control pills contain this chemical drospirenone except for recently approved generic versions of Yasmine and Yaz, such as Ocella, manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Drospirenone has been linked to increased potassium levels in the blood that may lead to hyperkalemia, a dangerous electrolyte imbalance. If left untreated, hyperkalemia can be fatal. Hyperkalemia can disrupt the normal rhythm of the heart and disrupt blood flow leading to the formation of dangerous blood clots in women of childbearing age. Blood clots in the heart can cause heart attacks. Blood clots in the heart can also travel to the brain causing a stroke or to the lungs causing pulmonary embolus. All of these conditions can lead to sudden and unexpected death.

The FDA has received hundreds of reports of injury and death associated with Yasmine and Yaz, caused by fatal cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, blood clots in the heart with heart attack, pulmonary emboli and stroke in young, healthy women of childbearing age.

If you or a loved one has taken Yasmine or Yaz and suffered cardiac arrhythmia, heart attack, cardiac arrest, blood clots in the heart, brain or lungs, stroke or pulmonary emboli, please contact us for a free consultation with an attorney experienced in dangerous drug and pharmaceutical product litigation.

Contact the Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, PC today. Call us to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer: 404.531.9700.