Dangerous Prescription Drugs

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Lieff Cabraser has been a leader in some of the most important personal injury lawsuits involving recalled prescription drugs. For example, we successfully represented hundreds of clients who suffered serious heart or lung damage after ingesting the diet drugs popularly known as "Fen-Phen." In California, we were appointed to the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee in the California Coordinated Fen-Phen Proceedings. We were also appointed to the Plaintiffs' Management Committee to organize and direct all Fen-Phen cases filed in federal court.

Legal Rights of the Injured

The law in most states provides several personal injury claims for persons who have been seriously injured by a prescription drug. These claims include strict liability for a defective product, breach of warranty, negligence, and misrepresentation. Damages sought against pharmaceutical companies for dangerous drug side effects and injuries include:

  • Physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment;
  • Medical expenses, past and future; and
  • Loss of earnings and/or earning capacity.

In the case of a patient's death, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death action and seek damages.

Current Cases

CaseIssue
Actos Bladder Cancer & Actos Lawsuits Increased risk of bladder cancer
Benicar Blood Pressure Drug Side Effects Dangerous side effects
Florida Tobacco Injuries Injuries caused by smoking
SGLT2 Inhibitor Injuries Ketoacidosis from diabetes medications
Meningitis Outbreak Contaminated steroid injections
Risperdal & Invega Side Effects Adverse drug side effects
Xarelto Side Effects & Complications Adverse drug side effects
YAZ Side Effects Blood clots and other dangerous side effects
Zofran and Ondansetron Birth Injuries

When taken during the first trimester of pregnancy, the ondansetron-exposed fetus is allegedly at risk for developing cleft palates, certain heart and kidney defects, and other injuries.

Full Story
Alleged birth defects

Successes

CaseResult
Vioxx Patient Injury Class Action Lawsuit $4.85 billion settlement
Fen Phen Diet Drugs $4.75 billion settlement
Bextra / Celebrex $850 million in settlements
Albuterol Class Action Lawsuit $150 million settlement
Baycol Class Action Lawsuit Confidential settlements
Blood Factor Contamination Cases Confidential settlements
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