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Defective Drug Lawyer in Manassas, VA

If you or a loved one has been injured due to serious side effects from taking a prescription drug, your case should be thoroughly evaluated to see if you can recover financial damages. It is important that you contact a qualified defective drug lawyer in Manassas, VA for a case evaluation. Pharmaceutical companies manufacture and market hundreds of new drugs each year.

Each product is regulated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration before it reaches the consumer, and every year over 200,000 people die from using these drugs. It is estimated that more than 50 percent of all the drugs marketed to the American consumer have deleterious effects, in spite of testing and FDA regulation.

Of all the recent examples of harmful drugs, most were withdrawn from sale within 12 months of release. Some drugs were still marketed by drug companies even after evidence of serious side effects or death had been noted. By law, drug manufacturers are strictly liable for injuries if the product they sell is defective or unreasonably dangerous.

The Manassas dangerous drug lawyers will fight for your right to be compensated for your injuries and other losses. Call us today!

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Contact Us Now If You Have Suffered Side Effects from Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)

Janssen and Bayer, the makers of Xarelto (Rivaroxaban), an oral anticoagulant, have been accused of misrepresenting Xarelto side effects and health risks to the medical and healthcare community. They have also been accused of inadequate safety testing which has allegedly led to severe and life-threatening bleeding by some taking this prescribed medication.

Learn more about your rights and how you can hold the pharmaceutical company responsible if you or a loved one has suffered from the effects of this frightening drug.

Xarelto is the second most prescribed drug for atrial fibrillation. It gained popularity because it is more convenient to use than other types of blood thinning drugs such as Warfarin. Other blood thinners require frequent blood tests which allow adjustments for proper dose adjustments. Xarelto is responsible for tens of thousands of otherwise avoidable bleeding events, and its efficacy is questionable.

Xarelto can cause:

  • Abdominal bleeding
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Reduced platelet levels

A Xarelto bleeding event can be fatal, and those who survive can suffer from permanent injuries.

Despite all of these problems, it is marketed as a once a day pill that does not require monitoring or dietary restrictions. Of course, we believe that such marketing is seriously irresponsible.

Xarelto was introduced to the market as an alternative to Warfarin, which requires regular blood tests and monitoring of blood levels after it is in use. It should be noted that there is an antidote to Warfarin should it cause uncontrolled bleeding and that there is no Xarelto antidote to slow the bleeding should it occur.

Xarelto was heavily campaigned nationwide and over $11 million was spent in 2013 on advertising in medical journals alone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required Bayer and Janssen to cease promoting their ads claiming that, “the print ad is false or misleading because it minimizes the risks associated with Xarelto,”

Thousands of adverse side effect reports have been filed with the FDA due to Xarelto bleeding complications.

Bayer and Janssen have already been charged with negligence, product liability, breach of warranty, fraudulent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, negligent misrepresentation, fraud and deceit.

The number of Xarelto lawsuits has continued to grow as more patients experience the Xarelto “traumatic bleeding” side effects. Several studies have found that there are increased bleeding risks in Xarelto users, and several FDA Adverse Event Reports state that there have been cases of severe bleeding and even death.

The FDA issued its most serious warning, called a “black box warning,” warning that those who abruptly stop taking Xarelto and do not replace it with another blood thinning medication are at an increased risk of stroke. The FDA also warned that epidural or spinal hematomas (formation of a mass of clotted blood that grows in a tissue, organ or other spaces in the body due to a broken blood vessel) occurred in patients taking Xarelto who were receiving anesthesia or undergoing spinal puncture. These hematomas carry with them the likelihood of long-term or permanent paralysis.

Learn more about your rights and how you can hold the pharmaceutical company responsible if you or a loved one has suffered from the effects of this frightening drug.

Among the most dangerous drugs on the market are:

  • Diabetes drugs: Avandia – GlaxoSmithKline, and Actos – Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Antidepressants: Paxil – GlaxoSmithKline, Prozac – Eli Lilly, Effexor – Wyeth, Zoloft – Pfizer and Lexapro – Forest Laboratories
  • Mood stabilizer: Depakote – Abbott Laboratories
  • Birth control pills: Yaz and Yasmin – Bayer
  • Acne medication: Accutane – Roche
  • Blood thinners: Pradaxa – Boehringer Ingelheim and Xarelto – Janssen Pharmaceutica
  • Osteoporosis treatment: Fosamax – Merck
  • Dialysis medication: GranuFlo and NaturaLyte – Fresenius Medical Care (FMC)
  • Hair loss pill: Propecia – Merck

These drugs come with side effects that range from birth defects, liver damage, suicidal behavior, blood clots, bladder cancer, Crohn’s disease, heart attacks, strokes, uncontrollable bleeding and heart failure.

Learn more about your rights and how you can hold the pharmaceutical company responsible if you or a loved one has suffered from the effects of these frightening drugs.

Defective Sports/Dietary Supplements

We are here to serve you and inform you in any way possible. If you have more questions or want to get more information on a specific need you might have, please do not hesitate to contact us. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration makes it its goal to monitor sports and dietary supplements upon their release and take action against any unsafe supplement product after it has reached the market. However, it is in the hands of the supplement manufacturers themselves to ensure that their product is safe before they market it. A new study by JAMA Internal Medicine has found that dietary supplements accounted for greater than 50 percent of the FDA’s Class I drug recalls between 2004 and 2012. Class I drugs are those that contain ingredients with a reasonable probability of causing “serious adverse health consequences or death.” These dietary supplements do not require the approval of the FDA before they can be sold on store shelves, which means that consumers who fall prey to supplement advertising may be putting themselves at risk of injury. Parrish Law Firm, PLLC dietary supplement injury lawyer works with consumers who have been injured by these supplement products, or who have been lied to with false advertising from these companies.

Supplements may include:

  • Sexual enhancement supplements (highest number of recalls by the FDA, making up 40 percent of all Class I recalls).
  • Bodybuilding supplements (second highest number of recalls by the FDA).
  • Weight loss supplements (third highest number of recalls by the FDA).

The FDA defines a dietary supplement as a product swallowed that contains a “dietary ingredient” such as vitamins, minerals, botanicals, herbs, or amino acids. We are here to fight for your rights as a consumer from these potentially harmful products. We also work with consumers who have purchased products that are marketed with false advertising in an effort to get them fair compensation. Recently, the genetic testing company 23andMe was hit with a $5 million personal injury lawsuit that argues the company’s genetic testing kit makes false marketing claims to consumers.

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If you feel you have been taken advantage of by false marketing, or have suffered an injury from a sports or dietary supplement, contact us today for a free case consultation, or call us at 571-229-1800. When your injuries are significant enough to cause a lifetime of pain and suffering, a quick and easy settlement from the insurance company is never enough to cover the future costs, suffering and emotional stress as a result of your injury from a defective drug. Catastrophic injuries such as heart attacks, paralysis, burns, brain damage, blood clots or even death have life-long effects on you and your family. This is when you need the advice and counsel of a compassionate, experienced, legal advocate dedicated completely to your cause. Please click here to contact us now.

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