Dangerous Drugs and Defective Products
Each year thousands of people are injured or killed because of dangerous
drugs or defective products. Last year (2000-2001), the drugs Rezulin,
Propulsid, Lotronex, ephedrine (herbal) and PPA were either recalled or
subject to warnings by the FDA.
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
(PPH) Linked to Diet Drug Use such as Phen-Fen, Redux and Pondomin
Medical devices such as the Sulzer
Hip Implant and St. Jude
Heart Valve were found to be defective and recalled by the manufacturer.
Firestone tires were linked to hundreds of deaths and serious injuries
related to tread separation and Ford Explorer rolllovers.
Each year over 2000 people die from a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma
which is caused exclusively by asbestos exposure. Fort more information
about Mesothelioma visit
Mesothelioma Lawsuits Asbestos>>
These types of matters are handled by attorneys with specialized practices.
In Boston there are only a handful of law firms that handle these types
of cases. If you or someone your know has been harmed by a defective product
or drug. Please contact us and we will refer you to qualified counsel.
On March 21, 2000 head of the FDA's center for Drug evaluation and Research
stated that the "Continued use of Rezulin" posed an "unacceptable
risk " to diabetes patients. At least 63 Rezulin users have died of
liver failure. The total number of deaths is estimated to be as many as
ten times higher than the reported 63 cases.
Rezulin was banned in England in December 1997, following the death
of an American who took the drug. The drug manufacturer, Warner-Lambert
successfully fought a ban in the U.S. for 27 months before the FDA decided
to prohibit sales of the drug on March 21, 2000. Before the ban, sales
of Rezulin generated Warner-Lambert $1.8 billion in revenues. At its peak,
the drug was prescribed 488,000 times in January of 1999.
According to the FDA Ephedrine also know as Ephedra or Ma Haung has
Sickened or Killed 273 Users. The most serious cases involve death, heart
attack and stroke. While the agency wouldn't verify how many people died
as a result of taking the herbal stimulant, often used to promote weight
loss, earlier reports put the number at about 30. A source familiar with
the latest cases, who asked not to be identified, says they include an
additional 10 deaths.
Ephedra, derived from an Asiatic shrub, contains ephedrine, a stimulant
that acts on the central nervous system to like Sudafed and Actifed, which
fall under the FDA's watch.
For additional information see Ephedrine
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Many people with heartburn and infants with colic who took Propulsid
have experienced: Sudden cardiac arrhythmia death, Heart arrhythmia, Cardiac
arrest or heart attack. Over 111 people have died as a result of Propulsid
related conditions, nearly 400 have heart abnormalities. Propulsid has
been withdrawn from the market.