Pharmaceutical Injury

When you take a prescription drug, you rely on the medication to be safe and effective when used as directed. If the drug has potentially dangerous side effects, you expect the manufacturer to tell you so you can make an informed decision about whether to take it. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical drug companies sometimes withhold information about dangerous drug side effects to the detriment and danger of people taking the drugs.

The attorneys at Reich & Binstock in Houston represent victims of unsafe drugs and medical devices in Texas and throughout the United States. If you or someone you love suffered illness, injury or even death from a medical device or from taking a pharmaceutical drug, please call our drug injury lawyers at 713-352-7883 or 877-643-3099 toll free for a free initial case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation.

What Are Some Dangerous Drugs?

The following are examples of the types of pharmaceutical drug and medical device liability cases we handle:

  • Actemra: Actemra is a rheumatoid arthritis drug that hundreds of patients have been injured from, or died from taking. Studies also show increased risks of heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and other conditions when taking Actemra.
  • Essure: Essure has been marketed as the only permanent birth control that can be provided without a surgical procedure.
  • Hip replacement: Injuries from metal-on-metal hip replacements have led to recalls and warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • IVC filters: Many patients have suffered severe health complications, including stroke, from IVC filter complications.
  • Invokana: This diabetes drug can cause kidney damage and heart attacks.
  • Morcellator: This instrument used to remove tissue during gynecological surgery can spread cancer and cause other harm.
  • Prescription Opioids: Opioid addiction plagues the lives of over two million Americans.
  • Risperdal: This drug prescribed for adolescents with certain mental disorders can lead to abnormal breast development in boys and young men.
  • Saxagliptin: This Type 2 diabetes drug has been linked to an increased risk of heart failure.
  • Taxotere: This drug used to treat various cancers has permanent hair loss as a side effect.
  • Xarelto: Side effects of this blood thinner include internal bleeding, brain hemorrhage and blood clots.
  • Zofran: When taken by pregnant women, this anti-nausea medication can lead to birth defects such as cleft palate.
  • Zostavax: Problems with Shingles Vaccine

Talk With Our Pharmaceutical Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one was injured or you think you may have been injured by taking a pharmaceutical drug, contact our lawyers for a free and confidential case evaluation. Call 713-352-7883 or 877-643-3099 toll free or complete the contact form on this website.