Unfortunately lots of medicines turn out to be defective. Since 1985, our law firm has fought for injured and disabled people. If you or a loved one has been injured by a medicine, let the Indiana drug injury lawyers at Woods & Woods help.
We offer free drug injury legal consultations to anyone. Our drug injury lawyers never charge a fee to investigate into your drug injury lawsuit.
About Drug Injury Lawsuits
When we get sick, we turn to doctors and healthcare professionals to help us get better. Many times, treatment involves prescriptions and medications that are intended to alleviate pain, increase mobility, maintain health, or improve the quality of life. In fact, the Institute of Medicine reported that four out of five adults use prescription medicine, over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort every single week.
Unfortunately, these medications don’t always heal. Doctors may prescribe the wrong medication or dosage, and fail to make an accurate diagnosis and cause serious harm. Drug injuries are more prevalent than most would like to admit and can cause severe and long-lasting problems for Indiana patients. Drug injuries can include heart attacks, addiction, strokes, kidney damage or failure, and more.
Drug Injury Lawyer Drug Side Effect Lawsuits
Any over-the-counter or prescription drug can cause serious side effects, but some drugs have injured hundreds or even thousands of victims. If you or your loved one experienced health problems after taking any of the following medications, contact us today—you may be eligible for compensation. Our Indiana drug injury lawyers help with:
Abilify is believed to have the potential to make people compulsive gamblers. Abilify is a partial dopamine agonist, which works on the same brain nerves that are normally activated by dopamine. Abilify can activate the same nerves that work on the pleasure center.
The active ingredient in Tylenol® and other over-the-counter pain relievers, acetaminophen is linked to a variety of severe and sometimes fatal skin reactions and liver damage.
Actos®, Actoplus MET®, and Duetact®
Millions of diabetics have taken Actos® or other medications containing its primary ingredient, pioglitazone. But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), drugs containing pioglitazone cause a nearly 40% increase in the chance of developing bladder cancer.
If you took AndroGel and you suffered a stroke, heart attack, or pulmonary embolism, we highly suggest you contact an attorney. Victims of AndroGel may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
Several brand-name antidepressants—including Zoloft®, Prozac®, Paxil®, and more—have been linked to serious birth defects in children born to women who take the drugs while pregnant.
Benicar has been linked to Spruce-Like Enteropathy and Celiac Disease. In 2013, the FDA required Benicar to change its warning label to also warn of Spruce-Like Enteropathy and Celiac Disease. Even though Benicar now carries this warning label, it is still for sale on the market.
Birth Control Pills
Birth control containing the synthetic hormone drospirenone—such as Yaz®, Ocella®, Angeliq®, and more—have been linked to blood clots, stroke, and sudden death in women.
Byetta is a diabetes drug that may increase the possibility of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The FDA began issuing healthcare provider alerts in 2007 that Byetta may present an increased risk of pancreatitis in Byetta users.
The FDA is strengthening its warning for the antidepressant Celexa because it may be associated with birth defects. The most common birth defects are congenital heart defects, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), abdominal and cranial defects.
Cialis has been linked to an 84% increase risk of melanoma skin cancer. Cialis was approved by the FDA to treat impotence and erectile dysfunction. But a recent study has linked a main ingredient in Cialis, to an increased risk of developing melanoma, an aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer.
Depakote has been linked to very serious birth injuries. If you suspect your loved one has been injured, talk to a Depakote Injury Lawyer today. There is a never a charge to find out if you have a case.
Prescribed to improve blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes, Byetta®, Janumet®, and Januvia® have been linked to serious pancreatic disease and injuries, including pancreatic cancer.
Diflucan has been linked to serious birth defects. If your child has been harmed by Diflucan, talk to our Diflucan Injury Lawyers. We never charge for legal consultations. Talk to us and learn your legal rights.
Invokana® and Invokamet™
Often prescribed to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes, Invokana® and Invokamet™ have been linked to an increased risk of dangerous side effects, including ketoacidosis.
Kidney Dialysis Drugs
GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®—bicarbonate powders used during kidney dialysis treatments at Fresenius clinics—have been linked to alkalosis, heart attacks, cardiovascular injuries, and even death.
Levaquin, also known as levofloxacin, is an antibiotic. Levaquin kills bacteria by affecting the DNA inside cells. It is believed that Levaquin may have have serious adverse effects in the human body. Levaquin has been linked to peripheral neuropathy.
The cholesterol drug Lipitor® can cause increased blood glucose levels and poor glycemic control in women, eventually leading to an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Low Testosterone Therapy Drugs
Testosterone therapy drugs, or “Low T” drugs, such as AndroGel® have been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular injuries, including heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism.
Prescribed to help manage blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes, Onglyza (saxagliptin) may increase the risk of heart failure.
People suffering from non-valvular atrial fibrulation (AFib) are often prescribed Pradaxa®, a blood-thinning drug. But unlike other blood thinners, there is no way to counteract Pradaxa if serious bleeding occurs—which can be fatal.
Propecia has been linked to cancer and sexual dysfunction. Have questions about filing a Propecia® cancer and sexual dysfunction lawsuit? Give us a call. We can help you explore your legal options for free.
The prescription antipsychotic drug Risperdal® has been linked to gynecomastia, or the growth of abnormal breast tissue, in boys and young males who take the drug.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
Also known as Toxic Epidermal Necrosis (TEN), SJS is a painful, sometimes fatal condition involving severe skin rashes, blisters, and flu-like symptoms. It can be caused by many different types of drugs, including antibiotics, Dilantin®, and NSAID pain relievers.
The FDA is strengthening its warning for the antidepressant Symbyax because it may be associated with birth defects. The most common birth defects are congenital heart defects, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), abdominal and cranial defects.
Taxotere Alopecia hair loss lawsuits can provide compensation. If you have questions, feel free to talk to Woods & Woods. We never charge for legal consultations. Call us and understand your legal rights.
In January 2011, the FDA announced the link between Tylenol and liver damage. The FDA ordered prescription drugmakers to limit acetaminophen amounts to only 325mg and to ad Black Box Warnings of liver damage.
Viagra® and Revatio®
The extremely popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra® and the hypertension medicine Revatio® both contain sildenafil citrate—a drug that may increase the risk of developing skin cancer by as much as 84%.
Often administered after joint replacement surgeries or to patients with non-valvular atrial fibrulation (AFib), Xarelto® can cause a variety of life-threatening side effects, including hematoma, heart attacks, and stroke.
In 2014, the FDA issues new warnings about cardiovascular problems and cerebrovascular side effects. The serious new side effects from Xolair are blood clots in the lungs and veins, heart attacks, pulmonary hypertension and mini-strokes.
Yaz has been linked with serious adverse heart problems in women taking the drug. In a reprimanding letter sent to the manufacturer of Yaz, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns of blood clots, heart attack, stroke, and gallbladder disease in Yaz users.
Zofran® is a popular drug prescribed to treat nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatments, surgery, and severe morning sickness. But taking the drug while pregnant may cause severe birth defects.
Talk to our experienced Indiana drug injury lawyers.
Since 1985, the Indiana drug injury lawyers at Woods & Woods have protected injured people’s rights. This can be a difficult time in your family’s life and we are here to help. Drug manufacturers release dangerous medicines into the marketplace too often. When innocent people are injured by medicines, we can help them sue the drug manufacturer.
We promise you won’t pay unless we win your lawsuit.
Woods & Woods Indiana drug injury lawyers will never charge you a penny unless you win your claim. Our fee is a percentage of the settlement and case expenses. If you win your claim with Woods & Woods, our fee is a percentage of your settlement and case expenses. An example of a case expense is a doctors report or medical report from an expert. If we lose your claim, you don’t owe us the anything.
Who will be held liable for my drug injury?
Most medicine lawsuits are against the drug manufacturer. Often the drug manufacturer is the one who put out a defective product that had unintended consequences for its users. Lots of medicine injury lawsuits begin when a whistleblower in the company releases adverse information showing that the company knew or should have known of the side affects.
What if my family lost someone to a drug injury?
Some families that lost a loved one will be able to receive a settlement from the drug manufacturer. This money cannot bring back a loved one, but can help your family through this difficult time. Some families may have lost their breadwinner from a medicine injury death and are having trouble providing for their family. If you lost a loved one from a medicine injury death, you should contact a lawyer to discuss your legal options.
Is there money for medical bills?
Some victims of drug injuries may be able to receive money for medical bills. After a drug injury, there may be astronomical medical bills. Some families are struggling to pay or make payments on their owed medical bills. Drug injury lawsuits can provide compensation for past and future medical bills.
Can I afford an Indiana drug injury lawyer?
Yes! We only win if you do! Woods & Woods Indiana drug injury lawyers never charge a penny unless you win. If you lose your drug injury lawsuit, you owe us nothing. If we win, our fee is a percentage of the settlement and case expenses. Our contracts are simple so clients can understand them. Woods & Woods Indiana drug injury lawyers do not charge for phone calls, we never bill by the hour, and we won’t ask for money upfront.
Should I sue the drug manufacturer for my defective drug injury?
If you took a medicine and you ended up with serious side effects, you should consider filing a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer. Our Indiana drug injury lawyers stand up against large companies that injure people. Sometimes the drug manufacturers will determine how many people the defective drug will harm before releasing it to the market for sale.
It is unconscionable that drug manufacturers do sell harmful medicine, but it is now a part of the pharmaceutical industry. Have you ever noticed the very long list of possible side effects from the drug companies commercials? That list doesn’t always include all of the side effects. Some side effects are brought to light years after thousands of people have been hurt.
Does it matter that the defective drug I used was FDA approved?
A large number of the successful lawsuits against drug manufacturers are for medicines that were FDA approved. Just because your defective drug was approved by the FDA doesn’t mean you can’t sue the drug company. Our defective drug lawyers help people who were injured by listed and unlisted side effects.
Sometimes defective drug lawsuits will allege that the drug manufacturer could have made the drug in an alternative manner, therefore reducing its chance of harm. Other lawsuits are for side effects that were unlisted. These defective drug lawsuits often allege that the drug manufacturer knew, or should have known, about the potential side effect.
Can I get money for medical bills and future medical care?
Some victims of defective drugs will be able to get money for medical bills and future care. Our defective drug lawyers fight hard to get injured people the compensation they deserve. If you took a defective drug and occurred medical bills, you could be entitled to money to pay those bills. Some people will require lifelong medical care after a drug injury. Those defective drug victims might be able to recover money to help with those future medical bills.
Is it hard to fight defective drug manufacturers?
Defective drug cases are complex. The drug manufacturers hire tough lawyers to fight every lawsuit. You need an experienced defective drug lawyer to protect your rights against these large companies. Woods & Woods Indiana drug injury lawyers partner with law firms around the country to best serve our clients. We share information and collaborate together to fight for our clients. There is strength in numbers.
How long do I have to file a defective drug lawsuit?
There are limits to how long you have to file a defective drug lawsuit. Statutes of limitations will limit the amount of time you have. These are essentially legal deadlines that will bar claimants from filing. Statutes of limitations for filing defective drug lawsuits vary from state to state. When you took the medicine will also be a factor. The time of your injury may also be considered. Our advice is to contact our Indiana drug injury lawyers as soon as you can.
What if a defective drug caused a birth injury?
Unfortunately birth injuries caused by defective drugs are common. Many defective drugs end up injuring the child while they are in the womb. Defective drugs can cause lifelong injuries in infants that can be debilitating. Some victims of defective drugs may be able to recover money for lifelong medical care.
Our Indiana drug injury lawyers know that the medical bills from a sick child can be devastating to a family’s finances. Some families may always be on the verge of bankruptcy from piling medical bills. A defective drug lawsuit could help your family get back on track after major medical bills.
Why call Woods & Woods Indiana drug injury lawyers?
Woods & Woods Indiana drug injury lawyers was founded in 1985 to help injured people and their families. Since then, our lawyers have successfully represented thousands of people in need. We fight tough for our clients. Our knowledge and resources help our clients win their cases.