Pharmaceutical companies generate hundreds of billions of dollars every year. But when they produce drugs with severe or even life-threatening side effects, injury victims are often pitted against well-funded legal teams hired to protect drug company profits. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, big corporations don’t intimidate us. We’re your lawyers, and we’re here to fight for the money you deserve.
You shouldn’t have to pay the costs of a drug company’s negligence. At Lowell Stanley, we know you’re going through a difficult time, and our Norfolk drug injury lawyers want to help you through every step of the legal process. Dial (757) 459-CASH or complete our free online form to get The Hammer on your side today.
Drug Injury Claims We Handle
At Lowell Stanley, we have more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights of injury victims, and we have the knowledge and resources to take on big drug companies. Our Norfolk drug injury lawyers are able to handle a variety of claims, such as:
- Abilify® Compulsive Behavior Risk
Studies have shown a potential link between taking the antipsychotic drug Abilify and damaging pathological behaviors, including compulsive gambling and hypersexuality.
- Antidepressant Birth Defects
The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants while pregnant has been associated with severe—and even life-threatening—birth defects.
- Blood Thinner Injuries
Patients taking newer blood thinner medications may face an increased risk of severe bleeding. Certain anticoagulant drugs, such as Xarelto® and Eliquis®, contain no counteracting drugs to stop bleeding once it begins, which may lead to serious or fatal health complications.
- Diabetes Drugs Linked to Cancer
Type 2 diabetes drugs Byetta® and Januvia® may cause serious health conditions affecting the pancreas, including acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
- Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of prescription heartburn drugs, are used to reduce acid in a patient’s stomach. But many of the most popular PPIs have been linked to serious health risks, including chronic kidney disease.
- Invokana® and Invokamet®
Ketoacidosis is a serious medical condition usually associated with patients who have Type 1 diabetes. But Type 2 diabetes patients who take Invokana or Invokamet to manage their blood sugar may also be at risk of developing ketoacidosis.
- Low T Heart Attacks
Testosterone therapies are marketed to men as methods of increasing or maintaining muscle mass, sexual vitality, and bone strength. But recent research suggests testosterone-boosting products may double the risk of heart attack in certain male patients.
An FDA advisory committee concluded taking the prescription Type 2 diabetes drug Onglyza® (saxagliptin) can increase the risk of heart failure—a fatal condition.
The antipsychotic drug Risperdal is prescribed to control symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism. But the drug has been linked to the development of large male breasts among young male patients.
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Several different types of drugs and illnesses have been linked to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a condition that can cause severe skin reactions as intense as third-degree burns.
- Taxotere® Permanent Hair Loss
Taxotere®, an injectable concentrate used during chemotherapy treatment for cancer, has been linked to permanent hair loss in female breast cancer survivors.
- Viagra® Melanoma
The erectile dysfunction drug Viagra has been used by more than 25 million men since its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But a recent study shows that men who take Viagra may face an increased risk of developing melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.
A multimillion dollar selling blood thinner approved for sale in 2011, Xarelto may increase the risk of severe bleeding, stroke, and blood clots in patients who are recovering from hip surgery or suffering from acute illnesses.
Zofran is sometimes prescribed to treat severe morning sickness in pregnant women—an off-label, or unapproved, use. However, data indicates that the drug may lead to birth defects in children.
Our Norfolk drug injury lawyers know the physical, psychological, and financial consequences of pharmaceutical negligence. We can investigate your claim and help you get the money you deserve for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
Get Started With Your Claim
If you’ve suffered a drug injury, you deserve aggressive representation you can trust. At Lowell Stanley, we’ll take on the drug company to help you get maximum compensation for your claim. And because we work on a contingency fee basis, you won’t pay us unless we win your case.
So don’t wait. Contact us today to get started with your claim. From our office in Norfolk, we’re able to help people throughout Virginia, including drug injury victims in Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and Williamsburg.