Drug Injury in Virginia
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:
Belviq was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012 and sold to consumers in 2013 as a way to help users manage their weight. Clinical trials have now shown a link between Belviq, also known as lorcaserin, and certain types of cancer. Find out why people are now filing lawsuits to get compensation from the drug’s manufacturer.
Beovu is supposed to treat wet age-related macular degeneration. However, the American Society of Retina Specialists has discovered that Beovu may instead cause blindness in some patients.
- 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.
Elmiron is prescribed to treat bladder pain resulting from cystitis. There’s growing evidence that this medication is linked to maculopathy, an eye disorder that could lead to vision loss. People are now taking legal action against the drug’s manufacturer to get the compensation they’re entitled to.
- 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.
- HIV and STD Prevention Drugs
PrEP drugs, including Truvada®, Atripla®, Viread®, Stribild®, and Complera®, help prevent HIV in patients at high risk of HIV and other STDs. However, people who take these medications may be at risk of serious and harmful side effects including kidney disease and bone density loss. When drug companies don’t warn users of the health risks their products can cause, they should be held responsible.
Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia, but many patients with this condition are unable to take or tolerate iron supplements. These patients, along with certain patients with chronic kidney disease who aren’t receiving dialysis, can be treated with an injectable iron complex called Injectafer.
- 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.
- Provigil® and Nuvigil®
Doctors prescribe Provigil® and Nuvigil® to people who suffer from sleep disorders, but an increasing amount of evidence suggests these drugs might also cause serious birth defects.
- 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.
Valsartan is widely used to treat high blood pressure. Certain batches of this medication have been contaminated by N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a cancer-causing agent. For people that have diagnosed with cancer after taking Valsartan, now’s the time to take legal action.
- 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.
- Xeljanz Linked to Increased Risk of Blood Clots and Death
Did you or a loved one develop blood clots in your lungs after taking Xeljanz? If so, you may be eligible for compensation, and we want to help you get it.
- Zantac Cancer Lawsuits
Heartburn drug Zantac and generic ranitidine contain dangerous levels of NDMA, a probable carcinogen. It’s our goal to help people who developed cancer after taking this medication.
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.
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