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.
If Ohio is like the rest of the nation, many of its residents are on at least one prescription medication. Millions of people across the United States rely on their pharmacists to get them the medication they need. However, in a recent case of pharmaceutical litigation, a woman in another state is claiming that just the opposite occurred.
Male-pattern hair loss is, admittedly, a cosmetic issue, but for the men who suffer from it in Ohio and across the nation, it may bother them enough that they contact their doctor about possible ways to combat it. Few, however, would likely be willing to sacrifice their health for the sake of their hair. Now, though, the manufacturer of a drug commonly used to combat male-pattern baldness is facing pharmaceutical litigation due to the medication's potential side effects.
Parents in Ohio should be aware of a dangerous homeopathic baby product made by the Hyland company. After over 400 reports of sick and dead infants linked to a homeopathic teething remedy, the Food and Drug Administration conducted an investigation into the product. The FDA confirmed recently that the product did, in fact, contain elevated levels of belladonna, a toxic substance.
It is widely known in Ohio that some drugs should not be taken alongside other drugs. This situation is known as contraindication, and it can lead to drug injuries that can sometimes be deadly. When one prescription drug is contraindicated with another, a pharmacist should alert the patient before filling the prescription. The pharmacist should also contact the prescribing doctor to see if he or she is aware of the contraindication. However, a recent study shows that this rarely happens.