Knowing the possibility of potential side effects is important so that Ohio patients can weigh the risks before making an informed decision about how a medication may affect their health and well-being. Possibly even more important for some individuals, though, is knowing how prescription medication, when taken by a pregnant mother, might affect an unborn fetus. A recent case of pharmaceutical litigation in another state involves this weighty matter.
Ohio patients who struggle with blood clots may do well to familiarize themselves with recent federal lawsuits regarding a drug known as Xarelto. The prescription medication is a blood thinner intended to treat clotting issues. However, as alleged by a number of pharmaceutical litigation cases against the manufacturers, the life-threatening side effects may not be worth the risk.
When Ohio parents have a child with a health condition, their focus is typically on the child's well-being, not the possibility of a medication error. Frighteningly, though, pharmaceutical mistakes happen every day across the country. Sometimes, the mistake is minor or someone catches it before major harm is done; unfortunately, this is not always the case. Far too often, the resulting drug injuries are severe if not fatal.
Medications save lives every day, but they can also have side effects that are dangerous or even deadly. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for attempting to regulate prescriptions to help educate consumers in Ohio and across the nation of possible drug injuries and hazards by placing safety warnings on the medications and their accompanying literature. When these warnings are ignored, the results could be fatal.
In Ohio and across the nation, patients have the right to be fully informed about any medications they are prescribed so that they can make sound decisions about their own health. In another state, a man has recently filed a pharmaceutical litigation lawsuit in federal court regarding the drug injuries he suffered. The patient names a number of pharmaceutical companies as defendants, alleging product liability and negligence.
Aripiprazole, marketed under the brand name Abilify, has been prescribed around the world to treat mood disorders. In fact, with tens of thousands of prescriptions written every year, odds are that a number of patients in Ohio may have taken the drug. Complaints about the medication have been emerging slowly over the last decade, and now, pharmaceutical litigation surrounding Abilify has grown to nearly 200 lawsuits.
Antibiotics can be life-saving in cases of severe infection. However, sometimes the potential risks associated with specific drugs necessitate a more sparing approach, calling for their use only as a last resort. As a growing number of cases of pharmaceutical litigation seems to indicate, a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones could be among them, and residents of Ohio may wish to familiarize themselves with the possible risk of negative side effects.
For the multitudes of Ohio residents who take prescription medications every day, a medication error may feel so unlikely that such a thought never even crosses their minds. A woman in another state, however, no longer has that luxury, as the drug injuries that resulted from a pharmaceutical error have left her with an incurable syndrome. The woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that she received the wrong dosage of a medication, with devastating and permanent consequences.
Whether they live in Ohio or anywhere else in the nation, patients have no choice but to trust that they have been given all the facts when a doctor prescribes a medication. Many prescriptions drugs have dangerous side effects or potential hazards, so it's important for a patient to be aware of these before he or she decides whether to even take the drug. In a recent case of pharmaceutical litigation in another state, however, a family is suing for damages after a man's prescription medication resulted in numerous medical problems for his wife and children.
Yet again, the Johnson & Johnson company finds itself embroiled in a new slew of lawsuits on both state and federal levels. This latest round of pharmaceutical litigation involves a drug known as Xarelto, marketed as an alternative to the anticoagulant Coumadin. All of the suits against the company and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals involve severe internal bleeding – sometimes fatal – from patients who took the prescription medication. Residents of Ohio may want to familiarize themselves with the possible risks of taking this popular – but potentially deadly – medication.