Defective Drug List

Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers Represents Victims of Pharmaceutical Injury

Dangerous drugDefective prescription drugs can cause serious injuries to patients and can even result in lifelong debilitation or death in some cases. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues recalls for medications with proven negative side effects; however, this process can take years. Mistakes in formulations on the part of pharmaceutical firms can also lead to recalls. The damage done by these pharmaceutical defects can have lasting repercussions and may require ongoing medical treatment and care throughout the lives of patients. At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we provide solid support for Houston, Texas City and Galveston area patients and families affected by known bad drugs or manufacturer mistakes in the production of these medications.

Prescription Drug Recalls

Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers represents Galveston families and patients who have suffered injuries due to defective drugs and medical malpractice related to these medications. By holding pharmaceutical firms and health care providers responsible for their actions, victims can not only obtain compensation for their damages but can also ensure a financial penalty for medical professionals and manufacturers who are negligent in the course of their duties.

These drugs have been shown to have serious side effects when used in certain cases:

  • Vioxx was prescribed for arthritis pain and was recalled due to increased risks of heart attack, stroke and other cardiopulmonary dysfunctions in patients.
  • Celebrex is another arthritis pain medication that has been linked to heart attacks and strokes; it may also cause birth defects if taken during pregnancy.
  • Yaz, Ocella, and Yasmin are birth control methods that have been implicated in increased risks of blood clots.
  • A powerful anticoagulant, Heparin, may also cause liver failure or uncontrolled bleeding in patients taking it for cardiovascular ailments.
  • Actos has been linked to bladder cancer; it is a treatment for Type 2 diabetes.
  • Avandia is another diabetes treatment and has been linked to a 43 percent increase in the risk of heart attacks.
  • Chantix, a popular aid in smoking cessation programs, has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Zelnorm was used to treat gastrointestinal issues. It was recalled by the FDA due to a demonstrated increased risk of strokes and heart attacks suffered by patients who used the medication.

These examples represent only a few of the medications recalled or investigated by the FDA and serve to highlight the potential risks to patients from known bad drugs and unannounced side effects.

Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers specializes in providing residents of Galveston, Houston, Texas City and the surrounding areas with expert representation to pursue their claims against medical practitioners and pharmaceutical companies. If you or someone you know has been injured due to the negligence of pharmaceutical companies or health care providers, we can provide the right representation to achieve the best possible resolution for the situation.

Contact us to set up a free consultation with the Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers legal team and to start pursuing your injury claim today.