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Accutane®, Fosamax®, and More – Lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Among the many defective drugs cases we handle – including cholesterol drugs and arthritis drugs – Shein Law also has experienced Accutane®, Trasylol®, Fosamax®, and Tequin® lawyers in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey ready to consult with victims and their families.

The Philadelphia dangerous drug lawyers at Shein Law believe that the pharmaceuticals industry, the FDA, and the entire medical field have a crucial responsibility to protect and foster the health of patients. When drugs are developed and approved, every step should be taken to root out any unwanted, dangerous, and potentially fatal side effects that could result. Patients should be able to trust their doctors, and doctors should be able to trust the FDA to approve safe and effective prescription drugs.

If you or a loved one has taken any of the following drugs, and experienced the devastating side effects they cause, we urge you to contact Shein Law right away. We have medical professionals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey prepared to diagnose your health problems, and will start building your case as soon as possible.

Fosamax®

Fosamax® is the second best-selling drug produced by the pharmaceuticals company Merck & Co. and is prescribed to strengthen and correct bone loss experienced by patients suffering from osteoporosis and certain cancers. Although Fosamax® has proven to be an effective drug, medical studies have revealed that Fosamax® also carries the risk of causing an extremely painful degenerative condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ).

Fosamax® Linked to Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)

Medical research discoveries published in The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have connected cases of osteonecrosis to use of Fosamax®. Osteonecrosis of the jaw is quickly becoming known as the jaw-rotting disease caused by Fosamax® use because of the degenerative effects the condition has on the bone material of the jaw. Fosamax® is composed of bisphosphonates, which can accumulate in the jaw bone and prevent normal bone renewal. The result is that after a tooth extraction procedure (or another type of oral surgery), or in the event of an oral infection, the jaw bone cannot heal and eventually dies. Osteonecrosis causes incredible pain and may lead to facial disfigurement.

Our Fosamax® lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey believe that patients should have been warned of the risk of ONJ before receiving the drug for treatment. If you or a loved one has taken Fosamax® and developed osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), we urge you to contact our skilled Fosamax® attorneys in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. We can begin to build your Fosamax® case right away. While handling your lawsuit, we will be aggressive in representing your rights and needs to obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Accutane®

Accutane®, the brand name of Isotretinoin, is used to treat severe acne that does not respond to other medications. Highly effective, but linked to serious side effects, Accutane® is a drug that has sparked intense debate. There is no other acne drug currently on the market that can match is potency, effectiveness, or controversy. Our Accutane® lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been working with the victims of this drug for many years, and have the significant experience necessary to help achieve successful outcomes in Accutane® lawsuits.

Common and Serious Side Effects Associated with Accutane® Use

Most Accutane® patients experience at least mild side effects while taking the drug. These may include sun sensitivity and extremely dry skin. Nausea is also common. However, more serious side effects can also occur with the use of Accutane®. First, Accutane® has the potential to cause severe birth defects, including fetal death. The risk of birth defects is so high that women of child-bearing age may only take the drug after signing consent forms and establishing a birth control plan with their doctors. In addition, psychological side effects have been reported by some Accutane® patients. These have included severe depression, psychosis, and suicide. The FDA requires that potential Accutane® patients sign a second consent form acknowledging the risk of psychological effects.

Sadly, consent forms and warning labels have not been enough to prevent Accutane® from harming patients. The manufacturer of Accutane® may be liable for the injuries caused by its drug. If you have taken Accutane® and have suffered from serious side effects, please contact Shein Law’s Accutane® lawyers in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. We have the experience and knowledge it takes to win your case.

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Ketek®

Ketek®, the brand name for telithromycin, is one of the most powerful drugs on the market for treating serious sinus and respiratory infections. Approved by the FDA in 2004, it is the first ketolide antibiotic to reach consumers; ketolide antibiotics have been developed as an attempt to fight bacteria that have become resistant to other antibiotic medications.

FDA Warns about Ketek® Risks

In January of 2006, the FDA issued a public health advisory stating that several Ketek®-related cases of liver failure, including one fatality, had been reported. Because Ketek® is metabolized in the liver it has been linked with severe liver damage and failure. Some of the symptoms of potential health problems caused by Ketek® are yellowing of the skin and eyes (known as jaundice), blurred vision, abdominal discomfort, generalized fatigue and illness, and other symptoms of liver failure.

If you or someone you love has taken Ketek® and developed any side effects while on the drug, please contact the experienced Ketek® lawyers at Shein Law, We can locate a medical specialist near you, and help build a successful case against the makers of this dangerous drug.

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Trasylol®

Trasylol®, the brand name for Bayer’s aprotinin injections, is used by doctors to prevent serious blood loss during and immediately after surgery. It is particularly common for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to receive a Trasylol® injection because of pre-existing conditions or anticoagulants in the body that cause increased bleeding.

FDA Warns about Trasylol® Risks

Unfortunately, Trasylol® has recently come under fire for increasing the risk of renal (or kidney) failure, heart attack, and stroke for CABG patients. And in February of 2006, the FDA issued a public health advisory warning patients and health care professionals of the potentially dangerous side effects of Trasylol®. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Shein Law’s lawyers are committed to building strong cases for victims of this dangerous drug.

Side Effects Associated with Trasylol® Use

According to several studies, patients who received Trasylol® injections were 55 percent more likely to experience heart failure, and twice as likely to have a stroke. Some of the side effects of Trasylol® use are:

  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Itching
  • Dyspnoea
  • Cyanosis
  • Sharp drop in blood pressure
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Tachycardia or brachycardia
  • Kidney dysfunction

If you or a loved one has been harmed by Trasylol®, the Pennsylvania and New Jersey lawyers at Shein Law want to help you achieve justice. Contact our firm today for more information, and to schedule a consultation with our legal team.

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Tequin®

In May of 2006, Bristol-Myers Squibb ceased the production and sale of their multi-use antibiotic, Tequin®. Prescribed in tablet and intravenous forms, Tequin® was given to patients with a variety of illnesses ranging from acute sinusitis to uncomplicated gonorrhea. Approved by the FDA in 1999, Tequin®’s warning and patient information label underwent numerous revisions and additions during the years it was on the market, including a very serious advisory to diabetic patients just months before it was recalled.

Medical Studies Link Tequin® to Blood Sugar Imbalances

After the results of an independent Tequin® study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it became frighteningly clear that this drug can link directly to the development of severe blood sugar conditions. If you or a loved one has taken Tequin® and believe you are suffering from the dangerous side effect of this drug, Shein Law’s Tequin® lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey want to achieve justice for you and your family.

Side Effects Associated with Tequin® Use

The side effects linked with Tequin® use include severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). For diabetics or patients who are predisposed to blood sugar imbalances, these side effects are extremely dangerous and may be fatal. In fact, there have been approximately 20 Tequin®-related deaths reported. The symptoms of severe blood sugar imbalance include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Chronic fatigue and headaches
  • Irritability and disorientation
  • Mood swings
  • Extreme hunger and/or thirst
  • Trembling, cold sweat, and lightheadedness
  • High or low blood pressure and rapid breathing
  • Frequent infections and prolonged healing period for cuts and bruises
  • Nausea and tingling sensation throughout the body

Our Tequin® lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are highly trained and experienced. Contact Shein Law today to discuss your case with an attorney.

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Contact Our Defective Drug Attorneys in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

If you or someone you know has experienced serious side effects a as result of  Ketek®, Accutane®, Trasylol®, Fosamax®, or Tequin® use,contact our dangerous drug attorneys in Pennsylvania and New Jersey online or call 1-877-SHEINLAW (743-4652) for legal assistance. Our legal team is experienced in class action lawsuits and can help victims of dangerous pharmaceuticals recover the financial compensation they are entitled to.

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