Defective Drugs

Friday, December 6, 2013

Actos increases risk for bladder cancer

Living with Type 2 diabetes comes with its own challenges. However, according to some studies, taking anti-diabetic medication Actos can put you at risk for even more serious problems, including bladder cancer. Here are a few facts to know about Actos:

  • People who take Actos for one year increase their chance of being diagnosed with bladder cancer by 40 percent, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Due to its dangerous effects, Actos was recently banned in India this year, following France and Germany, which both banned the drug in 2011.
  • Actos maker, Takeda, has faced more than 3,000 lawsuits filed by people who have suffered from Actos-related side effects. 

Learn more about Actos-related side effects here. If you or someone you know is a diabetic who has suffered from injuries related to Actos, call the Singleton Law Firm and schedule your consultation today. We will earn your trust!

Monday, October 7, 2013

GranuFlo and Naturalyte can pose health risk for dialysis patients

If you or someone you know is one of the more than 200,000 Americans on dialysis,  chances you are have encountered dialysis-related products, such as GranuFlo or Naturalyte.

GranuFlo and Naturalyte are products used during dialysis to help cut down on the acid build up in the blood stream. The products are manufactured by Fresenius and used in clinics all over the country including Fresenius and Davita clinics.

However, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the products are also known to cause a number of severe side effects including the following:

  • Heart ventricle outflow defect
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Death
  • Cardiac Arrest

If you or a loved one have suffered these or any other side effect from the use of GranuFlo or Naturalyte call us at the Singleton Law Firm today for a free case evaluation! 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Defective Drug Update

These items are featured in our latest ad campaign. Please call The SINGLETON LAW FIRM at 318-631-5200 if you or a loved one have taken the following drugs:

Zimmer NEXGEN Knee Replacement
Recent studies have shown that it can loosen causing discomfort, pain, and the potential.

Johnson and Johnson Depuy Hip Implant
May lead to Replacement surgery in less than 5 years

Side effects that could occur are death, strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and blood clots.     

Zometa and Aredia
We are currently investigating injuries associated with these two drugs. Most people are familiar with these drugs as osteoporosis treatments for postmenopausal women.

If you have taken ACTOS and have developed Bladder Cancer. According to the FDA, data shows the risk of bladder cancer increased with increasing doses and use of Actos, especially in men.

Many patients are treated with diuretics and vasodilators. Natrecor's label already warns it can cause kidney problems in certain users.

The Singleton Law Firm handles Pharmaceutical Class Action cases for clients nationwide.

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