Across Louisiana, patients and consumers depend upon prescription medications, contact lens solutions and medical devices. Despite close scrutiny and regulation by the United States Food and Drug Administration, many Louisiana residents suffer serious illness and injury each year from defective or unsafe medicine and other health products. When that happens, pharmaceutical companies must be held accountable for the harm they’ve caused.
The dangerous drug and medical device attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have devoted over 30 years to representing personal injury victims from Alexandria to New Orleans and across the state. Contact us at 1-888-975-1728 or submit an online request for a free evaluation of your case.
Attorney Richard Arsenault has been appointed by the courts to serve on key drug and medical device cases across America. These cases have been some of the most historic cases of our time. They include the litigation cases involving drug company giants: Guidant, Vioxx, Bextra, Medtronic, Ortho Evra, Zicam, Zimmer, DePuy Orthopaedics, Actos, and Biomet. He has also published law review articles pertaining to class action litigation and spoken to other attorneys throughout the nation about this complex legal area.
We understand that many medications can cause side effects in people with certain medical conditions. That’s why pharmaceutical companies are required by law to conduct extensive testing on all new drugs and health products, then disclose any side effects to the FDA, medical professionals and consumers. However, not all side effects or other dangers become apparent during testing – and not all pharmaceutical products are tested equally. Sometimes a company will rush the testing phase in order to launch a medication in the marketplace – and hazardous side effects can be missed.
Prescription drug injuries can be extremely serious, resulting in organ damage, blood clots, illness or even death. Injuries caused by other medical or health items such as contact lens solution can be equally dangerous. Retinal damage, anaphylactic shock, kidney failure and liver damage are among the serious injuries that have been caused by pharmaceutical side effects in recent years.
If you have suffered injury from a pharmaceutical or medical device, treating your condition isn’t your only challenge. The pharmaceutical industry is very powerful, and manufacturers understand that injury claims can be damaging to their bottom line. Drug companies and their attorneys will work hard to dispute claims; they may argue your injury was a result of your own action and not their product. In some instances, they may offer an insufficient settlement in an attempt to keep the issue out of the courts or the media.
Pharmaceutical litigation cases are complicated, requiring testimony from qualified medical professionals to prove the link between the product and the injury. Dealing with big drug companies and their legal teams is difficult – and only an experienced law firm can make sure that your rights and interests are protected.
Among the dangerous drug cases we are accepting include the following:
Actos regulates blood sugar for those with Type 2 diabetes, but has been linked to serious health complications including bladder cancer.
A blood thinner used to prevent blood clots and treat deep-vein thrombosis, Xarelto can cause uncontrolled internal bleeding. There is no effective antidote or reversal agent available.
Blood clots, some fatal, have resulted from the use of this once-a-month vaginal contraceptive ring.
When taken during pregnancy, this anti-depressant has been linked to birth defects and autism.
Originally marketed as a bone-strengthener for women with osteoporosis, Fosamax, in fact, has caused thousands of women to suffer spontaneous femur fractures.
One of a class of diabetes medications that causes blood sugar to leave the body through urine, Invokana is known to have resulted in ketoacidosis, a serious health condition, in two dozen patients so far.
Used in dialysis centers in the treatment of kidney disease, Granuflo has caused patients to suffer heart attacks, some of them fatal.
Commonly prescribed to prevent heart attack and stroke, Plavix has actually doubled the rate of heart attack and stroke in some patients and is associated with increased risk for moderate to severe bleeding.
When applied in the genital area, talcum powder may contribute to increased rates of ovarian cancer.
If you have suffered harm from a prescription drug or medical device, the Louisiana dangerous drug lawyers at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault will examine your case thoroughly to establish how your injury or illness was caused. We’ll prepare extensive documentation to illustrate your medical condition, and the impact the drug had on your life. Our firm has a focus on success and our success is helping you recover financially from the damages that the drug created in your life. Our experienced legal team knows the depth of damages that these dangerous drugs offer, so we will do our best to go the distance to get you compensated.
Louisiana Dangerous Drug Attorneys Here to Help
Our pharmaceutical lawyers work all over the state. If you live in Louisiana and need legal help with a drug case, our drug attorneys are anxious to serve you. Contact us for your free, no obligation consultation today.