The lives of millions have been saved by pharmaceutical drugs and the overall quality of life improved for millions of others. However, in far too many cases some of these drugs have also proved to have severe side effects resulting in serious complications, occasionally worse than the condition the drug was prescribed to treat.
Many drugs do carry hidden risks that neither the prescriber or the patient are fully aware of as the drug manufacturer has not made this clear to either party. If you have suffered harm due to the use of prescription or over the counter drugs you may have a case against the drug manufacturer. A free consultation with an experienced attorney at the law firm of Baron & Budd will help you determine that for sure.
Our Proven Track Record of Success
Over the course of over three decades our law firm has taken on the representation of individuals against some of the best known and most powerful drug companies in the world, and secured for these people the fair compensation they deserved. We played a major role in a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Fen-Phen, a diet drug found to cause heart disease and pulmonary hypertension in some and in a major case against GlaxoSmithKline over the diabetes medication Avandia. In that instance we were able to help secure a $177 million settlement for those who had suffered serious cardiovascular issues because of taking the drug.
Leading the Fight Against Dangerous Drugs
At Baron & Budd it is our stated mission to help those harmed by the medical industry fight back, and pharmaceutical lawsuits have a large role to play in those efforts. Some of the cases we are currently investigating include the following:
Proton Pump Inhibitors – Proton pump inhibitors are popular heartburn/acid reflux drugs often prescribed or sold over-the-counter under brand names like Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec. Unfortunately, these popular pills may come with a host of terrible side effects, including kidney disease and kidney failure.
Testosterone Boosters – Testosterone boosters – also known as ‘low T drugs’ – have been heavily marketed as a way for men to ‘reverse’ many of the natural effects of the aging process including lowered sex drive, loss of muscle mass and decreased energy. It has been found however that these drugs can also lead to serious complications such as stroke, heart attack and blood clots.
Chemotherapy Drugs – There is no doubt that chemotherapy saves lives, but one drug, Taxotere, was marketed by its manufacturer as having fewer side effects than its competitors. As chemo side effects can be so devastating for a patient, especially emotionally, many doctors began to prescribe it. However, it has now been found that the drug can cause permanent baldness (alopecia).
The above-mentioned medications are not the only ones we are currently investigating. Others include:
Call Us, We May be Able to Help
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of taking a medication, whether it was prescribed or purchased over the counter, we want to hear from you. We have helped many people get the compensation and damages they deserve in these situations and we may be able to help you too. To learn more simply complete our online contact form or call us toll free at (866) 347-7765.