Pharmaceutical Injury Lawsuits
investigating noroxin injury cases
The recent studies, published in the Pharmaceutical Journal, claim they identified a definitive “association” between fluoroquinolone (Noroxin) use and developing emergency aortic disorders.
Data compiled by medical scientists show the incidence of aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm in America has risen over the last 30 years, a primary cause of death each year for thousands of unknowing American patients.
Aortic dissection is a cardiac disorder that occurs when the walls of the aorta break down, allowing blood to enter outside layers of tissue, depriving a victim of oxygen and rapidly causing debilitating complications like stroke, heart attack or death. When the aorta wall ruptures, patients have about a 50 percent chance of survival.
FDA Warns of Noroxin Health Risks
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics carry the potential to cause serious side effects like aortic aneurysms and dissections, as well as permanent nerve damage.
Common antibiotics concerned health professionals as early as 2008. At that time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided that the drug risks necessitated a “black box” warning, clearly stating the risks of tendinitis and tendon rupture on fluoroquinolone packaging. Noroxin, Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox were among the specific drugs listed in that particular FDA warning.
As the number of complaints mounted, the FDA followed up in 2013 and issued another warning regarding peripheral neuropathy (permanent nerve damage) as a possible side effect of Noroxin and other fluoroquinolones.
The government agency warned the effects could be “disabling” and recommended to medical professionals to restrict their use. Your Noroxin lawyer can answer more questions regarding injury.
More recent studies, released in 2015, and published by the American College of Cardiology, are consistent with prior research. The newer studies build on evidence that these antibiotics induce aortic aneurysm and dissection in the same way they damage the collagen in tendons. The researchers explain: “…collagen is also a major component of the aortic wall.”
What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Pharmaceutical Injury Lawsuit?
In a pharmaceutical injury lawsuit, various types of damages may be available to compensate the plaintiff (injured party) for their losses and injuries.
These damages can include:
- Medical Expenses: Compensation for past and future medical bills related to the injury caused by the pharmaceutical product.
- Lost Income: Compensation for the income or wages lost due to the injury, including future lost earning capacity if the injury results in a long-term or permanent disability.
- Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional pain, suffering, and distress caused by the injury.
- Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are not always available in pharmaceutical injury lawsuits, but they may be awarded in cases where the defendant’s conduct is found to be particularly egregious. These damages are intended to punish the defendant and deter similar misconduct in the future.
- Wrongful Death: In cases where drugs like Noroxin cause or contribute to a death, surviving family members can sue for the loss of financial and emotional support.
To navigate a pharmaceutical injury lawsuit successfully, it is advisable to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in product liability and pharmaceutical litigation.
We can help you understand your rights, assess the merits of your case, and guide you through the legal process.
What Does a Pharmaceutical Injury Lawyer Do for Your Case?
A pharmaceutical injury lawyer plays a crucial role in handling your case if you have suffered harm or injury due to a pharmaceutical product. Their primary focus is to protect your rights and help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Here are the key responsibilities and actions that a pharmaceutical injury lawyer can perform on your behalf:
- Investigation: A pharmaceutical injury lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the pharmaceutical product and its potential risks, as well as the actions and decisions of the pharmaceutical company. They may work with experts in the field to gather evidence and build a strong case.
- Negotiation: If a settlement is possible, your attorney will negotiate with the defendant or their insurance company to secure a fair and just settlement offer on your behalf.
- Representation: In the event that your case goes to trial, your lawyer will represent you in court, presenting evidence, cross-examining witnesses, and advocating for your rights.
Overall, a pharmaceutical injury lawyer’s role is to guide you through the legal process, build a strong case, and work to secure the compensation you deserve for the injuries and losses you have suffered as a result of a dangerous or defective pharmaceutical product.
ABOUT THE LYON FIRM
Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.
The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.
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The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.
Why are these cases important?
By taking the initiative and filing drug injury lawsuits, plaintiffs can receive proper compensation and hold a corporation accountable for their negligent actions. Consumer safety depends largely on making sure companies operate within the law and within ethical boundaries.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to a drug to obtain just compensation under the law.
IN RE: VIOXX
Nationwide Consolidation in U.S. District Court, E. Dist. of LA.
This pharmaceutical case involved claims that the blockbuster painkiller was causing heart attacks and strokes in consumers. The FDA ultimately recalled the medication. Merck settled the outstanding Vioxx claims for $4.85 billion following multiple trials in both state and federal courts. Joe Lyon was co-counsel in a number of individual claims that were successfully resolved in the federal MDL. The funds received for Lyon Firm clients helped several elderly clients with additional medical and home health care.
IN RE: TRASYLOL
Nationwide Consolidation in Civil Complex Litigation Center Philadelphia, PA.
A pharmaceutical case involving claims that a popular surgical medication was causing kidney failure and death. The FDA recalled the medication in question, but not before thousands of patients died due to related complications. Bayer resolved certain claims for $60 Million for patients who suffered kidney failure and death as a result of using the drug Trasylol. Joseph Lyon represented a widow from Kentucky whose husband died due to kidney failure following the administration of Trasylol. The recovered funds assisted the surviving family members in resuming farming operations.