Class action law suits employed to hold overly ambitious or negligent pharmaceutical companies accountable are discussed in news media, tv commercials, and pop up in various Google ads on a regular basis. For those who have been prescribed new or different drugs due to updated medical coverage or any other reason may be skeptical and wonder if these drugs are safe. It can be difficult to keep up with the complicated details of which drug is being taken to task and for which reason.
To help you get better oriented to the present landscape, here is a list of the current Top 10 class action law suits pertaining to prescription drugs.
#10 Propecia – This famous medication to help male pattern baldness has been said to allegedly increase the risk for sexual disfunction.
#9 Avandia – Type 2 diabetics use this one. Some have alleged that its use can be linked to heart attack.
#8 Accutane – Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and ulcerative colitis have been allegedly connected to use of this treatment for severe acne.
#7 Actos – A number of patients have alleged that this Type 2 Diabetes drug has lead to cancer of the bladder.
#6 Yasmin/Yaz – Things like blood clots and pulmonary embolisms are what lawsuits are alleging these oral contraceptives have caused.
#5 Lexapro – Used as a treatment for severe depression, this drug has been purportedly questioned for its potential link to persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).
#4 Celexa – Similar to Lexapro, Celexa (antidepressant drug) has also been alleged to cause PPHN.
#3 Paxil – Allegedly, this antidepressant (used to treat OCD, social anxiety, panic disorders, and and PTSD) has been linked to various heart defects or malformations of infants due to mother’s consumption of the drug during the first trimester.
#2 Zoloft – High risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension is allegedly linked to this antidepressant as well.
#1 Effexor – Mothers suffering from anxiety disorders or major depression that have been prescribed this antidepressant have claimed it may have caused birth defects in their babies.
In addition to this list, there are certainly other drugs that have purportedly caused severe physical damage, heart attacks, or fatal conditions. If you or someone you care about is taking a prescription drug that you fear may be causing dangerous side effects, call our team of drug recall attorneys today.
Mass tort cases or class action law suits may be at play that could enable you and your loved ones to be compensated for damages. Call today for a free initial consultation with the skilled and experienced attorneys of Oldham & Smith.