PRODUCT LIABILITY ATTORNEY
Product Liability Lawyer in Huntsville AL
Have you been injured by a dangerous or defective product? Alabama law requires that manufacturers and sellers of products ensure that their products are not in any way defective or dangerous to users. Defective products often injure people. Our Huntsville, Alabama attorneys are experienced in dealing with defective products. You need to have an experienced injury lawyer to handle product liability and defective product cases. Adults and children often are injured by defects in goods, including auto industry products, construction materials, children’s toys and care equipment, medical devices, drugs and other consumer products. Manufacturers are responsible for designing and manufacturing safe products, and they can be held liable when they fail to do so. If you have questions regarding unsafe products in Alabama, please contact us for a no-charge consultation. We are here to help. Call now. Call 256-534-3435.
Drug makers can be held liable for developing and releasing drugs that have not been adequately tested or whose safety tests raised red flags that the makers ignored. Among the drugs currently being scrutinized by the FDA and in court are Zithromax, Vioxx, Bextra, Zyprexa and PPA. We are currently handling Duragesic, Depakote, and Digitek cases. We are also handling Botox, Crestor, Seroquel, Heparin and Cipro cases. If you have any questions regarding Yasmin, Trasylol, Tequin or any of the drugs listed below, call now 256-534-3435.
Actos is manufactured by Takeda International. Actos is prescribed for type 2 diabetes. Actos has been determined to cause bladder cancer. It appears the manufacturer withheld the information for more than 12 years. For those on Actos for over two years, the increased risk of being diagnosed with bladder cancer could be as high as 40%. Patients face long treatment and possible death from bladder cancer. If you or your family member has taken Actos, call us for a free no obligation consultation today. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Januvia and Byetta are two diabetes drugs that are being investigated for causing thyroid and pancreatic cancer. If you have taken either drug and have been diagnosed with thyroid or pancreatic cancer, you should talk to an attorney today. Call now. Call 1-800-752-1998.
Androgel, Testim and Axiom, are all testosterone replacement therapies. The allegations are that the testosterone treatment makers withheld serious risks associated with the product while heavily marketing the therapy to consumers in an effort to drive profits.
Zithromax, also known as azithromycin and commonly called the Z-Pak, is manufactured by Pfizer. Zithromax is a popular choice of doctors because patients can take fewer doses over a shorter period than many other antibiotics. Zithromax sales in the United States in 2011 exceeded $450 million. Studies say Z-Paks lead to higher rates of fatal heart rhythms. The FDA says Z-Paks can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart that may lead to a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm. Individuals who suffered from Zithromax side effects may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries.The lawyers at Ferguson and Ferguson are offering free and confidential evaluations to individuals who suffered from Zithromax side effects. If you or your family member has taken Zithromax, call us for a free no obligation consultation today. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Bextra is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat arthritis. The FDA has asked Pfizer to pull the drug from the market because of the increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Pfizer has stopped marketing Bextra while it discusses the situation with the FDA.
Zyprexa is a psychotropic drug used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Its use has been linked to diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycemia, and pancreatitis. If you have used Zyprexa and have been diagnosed with any of these conditions, you should have your claim evaluated.
Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) is used in over-the-counter diet pills and cold medicines. The FDA is working to remove PPA from all drug products because of the increased risk for a fatal stroke.
Duragesic Pain Patch (Fentanyl) was released in 1994 by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutica, Inc. and Alza Corp. There have been numerous lawsuits for serious injuries and death related to the Duragesic pain patch and the generic version made by Watson Pharmaceuticals. There have also been numerous recalls related to the pain patches. If you have taken any of the Fentanyl pain patches, call us now for a free consultation.
Depakote is used to treat patients with epilepsy. Depakote is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. The FDA has reported that the use of Depakote during the first trimester of pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of spinal cord defects in the fetus. There have been other birth defects reported because of Depakote. If you have taken Depakote, call us today.
Digitek (Digoxin) is prescribed to help patients deal with different heart problems. The drug is administered in pill and injection form. Digitek is a member of a class of drugs called cardiac glycosides. There have been numerous lawsuits on behalf of people who have been harmed as a result of using Digitek and taking defective pills. If you have taken Digitek, call today for a free consultation.
Granuflo is produced by Fresenius Medical Care of North America. The drug is used as part of a dialysate prescription at thousands of dialysis clinics. The drug puts patients at a substantially higher risk of cardiac arrest, stroke and sudden cardiac death. The drug is also called NaturaLyte. If you or a loved one has been injured by Granuflo, you need to talk to an attorney now. If you have questions regarding Granuflo, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Botox and Myobloc were developed by Allergan Inc’s Botox and Solstice Neuroscience Inc’s Myobloc. There have been numerous reactions to these drugs including respiratory compromise and death following the use of types A and B. The more serious cases have included hospitalization and death, which occurred mostly in children treated for cerebal palsy. If you have questions regarding Botox, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Crestor is manufactured by AstraZeneca. It was approved by the FDA to help as a cholesterol reducing drug.The related side effects include serious liver damage and death. If you have been affected by Crestor, call us now at 1-800-752-1998.
Seroquel is also manufactured by AstraZeneca. It has been approved for the treatment of depression. There are various risks related to use of Seroquel. The risks include hyperglycemia, high blood pressure, and diabetes in patients taking Seroquel. Numerous people have had serious and potentially fatal diabetic conditions. Call us now if you have taken Seroquel. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Heparin is manufactured by the Baxter Healthcare Corporation. The first complaints regarding Heparin started in 2007. The side effects that developed in patients were the result of contaminants in different batches of Heparin, that were manufactured in China.
Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) is manufactured by Bayer A.G. It is a general antibiotic used for infections. The drug can cause life threatening breathing and muscle problems. The FDA has sent numerous warning letters to Bayer A.G. regarding false advertising and failure to provide adequate warnings in their promotional materials. If you have taken Cipro, and had adverse reactions, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella are manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Yasmin is a birth control drug. It has been prescribed to over 100 million women throughout the country. From 2004 through 2008 the FDA received reports of more than 50 deaths of women. Because most drug cases are underreported, there were probably many more deaths that went unreported. The drug can cause life threatening injuries, including deep vein thrombosis, stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, kidney failure and even death. Bayer intends to commit as much as $1.5 billion in litigation reserves to settle clot-type injury claims. If you or anyone you know has taken Yasmin, and had any of the side effects stated above, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Trasylol (Aprotinin) is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceiticals Corp. Trasylol limits the patient bleeding during surgery. Trasylol has been used on over one-third of all heart bypass surgeries. A number of studies link Trasylol with an increased risk of death and kidney damage. Trasylol was pulled off the market in 2008. If you were given Trasylol in surgery, call us today.
Tequin is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Tequin is an antibiotic used to treat adults with lung, sinus, and urinary tract infections. There have been rare cases of life-threatening events world wide. In 2006 Bristol-Myers Squibb pulled it from the market because of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia risk, which are both fatal blood-sugar disorders. If you have taken Tequin, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
DePuy Asr Hip Implant is manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. , the Orthopaedics unit of Johnson & Johnson. While Johnson & Johnson has known about the problem since 2008, it still denies it. In 2009 DePuy pulled the product off the market in 2009. There has been a high failure rate in the DePuy ASR implant. If you have the DePuy implant, call us today at 1-800-752-1998 or 256-534-3435.
Zimmer is the manufacturer of the NexGen Knee Replacement. Zimmer is facing over 800 lawsuits by patients alleging severe pain and in some cases revision surgeries to replace the implant. If you have the Zimmer implant, and are having problems, call us today at 1-800-752-1998 or 256-534-3435.
Zyprexa is manufactured by Eli Lilly & Company. The FDA has identified at least 384 reports of diabetes linked to Zyprexa. If you have taken Zyprexa, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Gadolinium was developed by a number of different companies. Gadolinium is used in pre- and post-surgical patients, but more commonly for post-operative imaging. Patients have been reported having potentially life-threatening conditions called Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis after receiving Gadolinium-containing contrast agents. If you have been given Gadolinium, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Avandia was developed by GlaxoSmith Kline. Avandia is used to treat Type 2 diabetes. There have been links made between Avandia and increased risks of heart attacks. Those taking Avandia has a 30-40 percent greater risk of heart attack and heart related deaths. If you have taken Avandia, call us now at 1-800-752-1998.
Paxil was developed by GlaxoSmith Kline. Paxil is prescribed for a variety of illnesses including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. Paxil has a black box warning and includes the risk of suicide. For pregnant women there is also a risk of injury to the fetus. If you have taken Paxil, call us now at 1-800-752-1998.
Accutane is manufactured by Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. Accutane was developed as treatment for acne and cancer. Accutane has lethal side effects including birth defects, depression, suicide, IBD, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis and many other side effects. Roche discontinued Accutane in June 2009. If you or a family member has taken Accutane, call us today for free consultation. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Propulsid is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutica, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Propulsid was designed for the treatment of severe gastro-esophageal reflux disease. The FDA reported 381 cases of heart rhythm abnormalities and 80 deaths from Propulsid. If you or your family member has taken Propulsid, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Risperdal is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia bipolar I disorder and acute manic with bipolar episodes. Risperdal has been linked to type 2 diabetes, juvenile diabetes, hyperglycemia, other blood sugar disorders, diabetic coma, and pancreatitis. Other side effects include cardiac arrest, stroke, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Tardive Dyskinesia and death. if you have taken Risperdal, call our office now at 1-800-752-1998.
Topamax is also manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutical. It has been prescribed for people with epilepsy and people with migraines. Fourteen years after its release, the FDA released a warning that Topamax could cause birth defects. If you have taken Topamax in your first trimester, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Zicam is manufactured by Matrixx Initiative, Inc.. Zicam is an over-the-counter medicine for colds. Zicam is a zinc based medicine that can be taken as a pill or nasal spray. Lawsuits have been filed claiming that the medicine causes anosmia, or loss of smell and taste. There have been over 130 reported cases of loss of sense of smell incidents. If you have taken Zicam, call us today at 1-800-752-1998. Call now.
Fosamax is manufactured by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Fosamax is produced to help patients with osteoporosis. Drugs like Fosamax restrict blood flow to the bone and cause osteonecrosis of the jaw. If you have taken Fosamax, and have suffered any bone related damage, call us now at 1-800-752-1998.
Propeciahas been prescribed for men with male pattern baldness. Propecia has been linked to breast cancer and sexual side effects including impotence and erectile dysfunction. If you have suffered sexual side effects from the use of Propecia, call us today for a free no obligation consultation. Call us now at 1-800-752-1998.
Zelnorm is manufactured by Navartis Pharmaceuticals. Zelnorm is a prescription drug designed to help with constipation. The drug has also been prescribed to women for the short term treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Zelnorm is believed to be linked to a number of gastrointestinal problems such as Ischemic Colitis, Intestinal Ischemia and Colonic Ischemia. If you have suffered from the side effects of Zelnorm, call us now for a free no obligation consultation. Call 1-800-752-1998.
NUVARING was developed by Organon USA, Inc. NUVARING is a birth control product that releases two synthetic hormones. Wrongful death complaints are alleging that the parties named as defendants not only knew about the potential side effects, but concealed them. More than 50 lawsuits have been filed because of injuries linked to NUVARING. If you have suffered from the side effects of NUVARING, call us now for a free no obligation consultation. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Ortho Evra is manufactured by Ortho McNeil Pharmaceuticals. Ortho Evra is a transdermal weekly birth control patch. There have been reports that patch users die and suffer blood clots at a rate three times higher than women taking the pill. If you have taken Ortho Evra, call us today for a free no obligation consultation. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Levaquin is produced by Ortho-mcNeil Pharmaceuticals. Levaquin is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat numerous infections. Levaquin has been linked to serious and painful side effects. In July 2008 Levaquin was required to place a black box warning on the drug. If you have taken Levaquin, call us for a free consultation today. Call 1-800-752-1998.
Chantix is manufactured by Pfizer Pharmaceutical. It is intended to help people who have nicotine addiction. There have been more than 15 reports of car accidents and 52 injuries caused by blackouts. The FDA has received more than 1,000 reports of serious injuries associated with Chantix. If you have taken Chantix, call us today for a free no obligation consultation. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Viagra is also manufactured by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Viagra is an oral medication used to treat male sexual function problems. Pfizer failed to warn of serious side effects including hearing loss and vision problems. Often the hearing loss is permanent. If you have taken Viagra, call us today for a free no obligation consultation. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Zoloft is manufactured by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Zoloft is an antidepressant aused to treat depression,social anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Zoloft has been linked to several types of birth defects. The manufacturer did not fully disclose the actual risks to doctors and patients, even though company had such information. The drug can cause a serious conditions called persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns.the drug can also cause a life-threatening condition called Serotonin Syndrome . The FDA has also evaluated the risk of suicidality in children, adolescents and adults. If you or your children have taken Zoloft, call us today for a free no obligation consultation. Call now at 1-800-752-1998.
Depo-Provera is manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. Depo-Provera is a hormonal contraceptive administered by injection, and is also used for treating certain types of cancer. Some studies have shown that women taking the drug for over 5 years increased their risk of osteoporosis by 50%. If you have taken Depo-Provera, call us today for a free no obligation consultation. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Ketekis manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis. Ketek is a prescription antibiotic made to treat pneumonia, throat and sinus infections, and chronic bronchitis. It has been shown to cause liver damage. It has been shown to cause liver damage, liver failure, and death. If you have taken Ketek, call for a free no obligation consultation today. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals is the manufacturer of Zometa. They are facing numerous lawsuits that claim they failed to warn of the risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw from taking the bone strengthening drug Zometa. If you have taken Zometa, and are suffering from osteonecrosis, call now for a free no obligation consultation today. Call 1-800-752-1998.
Permax is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. It is prescribed for Parkinson’s disease and restless leg syndrome. People with Parkinson’s disease who took the drug had an increased chance of serious damage to their heart valve. The drug was taken off the market in 2007. If you took Permax, call us today for a free no obligation consultation. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Prempro is produced by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Prempro is prescribed for hormone replacement. The drug has been tied to myocardial infarction, stroke, breast cancer, pulmonary emboli, and deep vein thrombosis. There have been over 5,000 lawsuits filed over the drug. If you have taken Prempro, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Premarin is manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Premarin is prescribed for menopause symptoms. Studies have shown an increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, breast cancer, pulmonary emboli, and deep vein thrombosis. If you have taken Premarin, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Amiodarone is manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Amiodarone is prescribed to treat atrial and ventricular cardiac arrhythmias. Serious side effects appear in women. Severe side effects include lung damage, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, and blindness. If you have taken Amiodarone, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Darvocet is manufactured by Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals. Darvocet is a narcotic used to treat moderate pain. There appears to be serious side effects including heart related fatal arrhythmias and abnormal heart rhythms. If you have taken Darvocet, call us today for a free no obligation consultation. Call now 1-800-752-1998.
Actos is manufactured by Takeda. Actos is usually prescribed for Type 2 diabetes. France and Germany has already suspended the use of the drug. There appears to be serious side effects including bladder cancer. If you have taken Actos, call us today at 1-800-752-1998.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.(Prolift) Transvaginal mesh and bladder slings have side effects including the mesh becoming exposed or protruding out of the vaginal tissue, pain, infection, organ perforation and urinary problems. Similar lawsuits have been filed against American Medical Systems, Bard, Boston Scientific Coloplast, Caldera and Cook Medical. If you have had either Transvaginal mesh or bladder sling side effects, call us now at 1-800-752-1998.
Defective automobile products
Auto makers build cars and trucks that they claim are safe. Sometimes through design failures, substandard materials or inadequate testing, vehicles or parts of vehicles are unsafe and can cause serious harm and death. Defective automobile claims often involve air bags, seat belts, unexpected rollover, excessive roof crush, low crash worthiness, fires and substandard tires.
Defective child products
Parents expect their children’s toys, beds, bedding and safety equipment such as car seats to be safe and properly designed. Statistics show this is not always the case. In 2003, 11 children died and 206,500 were injured by toys; about 50 children die each year and more than 60,000 are injured from nursery products, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Makers of defective products can be held liable.
Defective medical devices
Makers of medical devices who fail to produce safe products can be held responsible for their negligence. Devices that sometimes do not meet strict safety standards include hip and knee replacements, pacemakers, heart stents and catheters, dialysis filters, brain stents, breast implants, joint replacements and latex products.
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