Dangerous Drug Injuries in New Mexico
We rely on drugs to heal us. With proper use, they usually do. However, an incorrect prescription or faulty drug has the potential to be deadly.
Our attorneys are experienced in managing these complex medication error cases. If you or a loved one has experienced harmful side effects as a result of a prescription mix-up, contact the Branch Law Firm for a free consultation with a knowledgeable pharmaceutical malpractice lawyer.
- Avandia: Avandia may be prescribed for the treatment of diabetes. If you have taken Avandia and suffered heart related injuries, please fill out our Avandia intake form or contact us by phone.
- Vioxx: Vioxx is used for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Vioxx relieves pain by inhibiting an enzyme that causes pain and inflammation, while leaving undisturbed the enzyme that protects the stomach’s lining. Studies have shown that patients taking Vioxx are four times more likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or paralysis due to blood clots caused by the drug.
Vioxx also causes a disorder called Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome (EMS). The FDA eventually removed Vioxx because it caused primary pulmonary hypertension (pph) in some patients.
We currently offer a free Vioxx case evaluation for people who have been injured by Vioxx. If you or someone you love has taken Vioxx and had a heart attack or stroke, contact the Branch Law Firm.
- Baycol: We are proud that we are working with numerous well-respected law firms in preparing our Baycol cases for trial. Baycol was originally designed for the reduction of cholesterol in high risk patients. However, studies have indicated that Baycol users incur an elevated risk of a number of physical conditions, including, among others, rhabdomylosis, a potentially fatal muscle wasting disease.
- Bextra: Like Vioxx, Bextra is an anti-inflammatory drug and was often prescribed to relieve the pain, fever, inflammation, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis. It was also given to treat painful menstruation.
Bextra was taken off the market in 2005 after studies linked it to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, as well as Stevens-Johnson syndrome - a rare, potentially life threatening skin disorder characterized by inflammation of the body’s mucous membranes, including those in the mouth, throat, linings of the eyelids, genitals and intestinal track. It has also been linked with stomach and intestinal ulcers, as well as kidney failure and heart failure.
If you or a loved one has taken Bextra, suffered a heart attack, a stroke, other heart problems or deadly skin reaction and would like additional information regarding Bextra, please do not hesitate to contact the Branch Law Firm to speak with a malpractice attorney.Contact an Experienced Malpractice Lawyer Today
The malpractice attorneys at Branch Law Firm understand the harmful and life-threatening effects of medication errors. Pharmaceutical malpractice can cause debilitating injuries and even death. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers to get the compensation you deserve.