Many people are harmed every year by dangerous pharmaceutical products. Some drugs, even those that most people believe are "safe", have dangerous side effects that can cause severe injury and even death. Continue reading and learn about what you can do if you or a family member have been harmed by medications.

How do medications cause severe injury and death?

Although many prescription and over-the-counter drugs have serious side effects, manufacturers sometimes do not disclose their information about these side effects. Some dangerous medications are often not removed from the market in a timely manner. Just a few of the many drugs linked to serious harm include:

  • Paxil® - increased risk of birth defects
  • Vioxx® - increased risk for cardiovascular events and stroke
  • Serzone® - can cause liver toxicity and liver failure
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - linked to toxic epidermal necrosis and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Metabolife® - a dietary supplement containing ephedra, an herbal substance banned by the FDA for causing heart attacks, strokes, seizures and death

How do you help people harmed by dangerous pharmaceutical products?

Thornton Law Firm, Phillips & Paolicelli, Waters & Kraus, and Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman LLP have worked extensively on behalf of people facing the severe and often life-threatening problems caused by dangerous pharmaceutical products. Contact us at 866.998.6942 or email us to discuss your case.

Drugs linked to birth defects and other injuries

  • Paxil®
  • Vioxx®
  • Serzone®
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Metabolife®