Mark L. Pearson, P.A.

Attorneys and Counsellors at Law


PHARMACEUTICAL

 

 

 

        As consumers we trust that medications prescribed by our physicians will not harm us. Unfortunately, many of the medications that hit the market have harmful side-effects which cause severe injuries and/or death. Over the last decade, big drug companies have placed profits over your safety and medications have been rushed through the approval process without adequate testing which has resulted in the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) removing numerous medications from the market.

 

        At Mark L. Pearson, P.A. we are committed to helping consumers who have suffered severe injuries and/or death as the result of ingesting defective medications. If you or a loved one has suffered severe injury after taking any of the following medications, contact us.

 

        Avandia® (Rosiglitazone) - Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline - Avandia is used to treat diabetes. In 2008 the FDA was urged to pull Avandia from the market due to the link of the medication to heart attacks and strokes. The FDA is now reviewing initial data from a clinical study regarding possible cardiovascular risks associated with Avandia. The agency will present its findings of this review in July, 2010.

 

        Digitek® (Digoxin) - Manufactured by Actavis Totowa - Digitek is used to treat congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. Digitek was recalled in Spring of 2008, due to a mistake in the manufacturing process where some tablets contained twice the active ingredient Digoxin which can cause Digoxin Toxicity, especially in individuals with kidney failure. Symptoms of Digoxin Toxicity include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, low blood pressure and cardiac instability.

 

        Fosamax® (Alendronate Sodium) - Manufactured by Merck - Fosamax is used to treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Fosamax has been linked to Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) a disabling and disfiguring condition that causes decomposition of the jaw bone resulting in excruciating pain. Symptoms of ONJ include bleeding gums and loosening of teeth.

 

        Gadolinium Based Contrast Dye - Used to enhance the quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This dye pose a threat to patients for the development of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) or Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD) which causes thickening of the skin and other organs, limiting their ability to move, extend joints. Other symptoms include dark patches of rough skin, joint and bone pain, and swelling of the feet and hands.


        If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be eligible for compensation. To set up a free initial consultation with Mark L. Pearson, P.A., contact us online or call 1-800-627-6822.


        If you think you might have a claim, there's only one way to find out. Contact an attorney at Mark L. Pearson, P.A. today or call 1-800-627-6822 to set up a free initial consultation