“Drug recalls in the U.S. happen frequently, about once every month, according to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.”
– ABC News
Prescription drugs are supposed to improve the quality of our lives. But when drug manufacturers cut corners to turn profits, innocent people can become victims of serious—and even fatal—drug injuries. If you’ve been injured by a drug, our Oklahoma City drug injury lawyers have the resources to help fight the drug company and get you the money you need for your injuries.
We’re here to protect your rights after a drug injury. Don’t wait to get help with your claim. Speak with Colbert Cooper Hill to get the legal representation you deserve. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week—just call 405-218-9200 or complete a free online consultation form.
Drug Injury Claims We Handle
Colbert Cooper Hill has the resources to handle a variety of claims, such as:
- Abilify® Compulsive Behavior Risk
Studies have shown a potential link between taking the antipsychotic drug Abilify and damaging pathological behaviors, including compulsive gambling and hypersexuality.
- Antidepressant Birth Defects
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly prescribed antidepressant medications that can cause severe birth defects in babies born to mothers who use the drugs while pregnant.
- Blood Thinner Injuries
Patients taking newer blood thinner medications may face an increased risk of severe bleeding. Certain anticoagulant drugs, such as Eliquis®, contain no counteracting drugs to stop bleeding once it begins, which may lead to serious or fatal health complications.
- Diabetes Drugs Linked to Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings linking the Type 2 diabetes drugs Byetta® and Januvia® to an increased risk of bladder cancer.
- Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of prescription heartburn drugs, are used to reduce acid in a patient’s stomach. But many of the most popular PPIs have been linked to serious health risks, including chronic kidney disease.
- Invokana® and Invokamet®
Patients taking the Type 2 diabetes drugs, Invokana and Invokamet, may face an increased risk of ketoacidosis—a condition where the body produces high levels of acid in the blood.
- Low T Heart Attacks
AndroGel® and other treatments for low testosterone—or Low T—have been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and other severe cardiac health issues in some male patients.
An FDA advisory committee concluded taking the prescription Type 2 diabetes drug Onglyza® (saxagliptin) can increase the risk of heart failure—a fatal condition.
The antipsychotic medication Risperdal® is used to treat a variety of mental health issues. But the drug can cause young male patients to grow abnormally large breasts that require surgery to remove.
- Taxotere® Permanent Hair Loss
Taxotere®, an injectable concentrate used during chemotherapy treatment for cancer, has been linked to permanent hair loss in female breast cancer survivors.
- Viagra® Melanoma Risk
Millions of men use Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction. However, data shows trying Viagra even once may increase the risk of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.
Zofran is sometimes prescribed to treat severe morning sickness in pregnant women—an off-label, or unapproved, use. However, data indicates that the drug may lead to birth defects in children.
We understand that drug injuries can have life-altering consequences for you and your family, and we want you to get the full amount of compensation you need for your pain and suffering, medical care, and lost wages.
Working for You, Oklahoma
Whether you suffered serious side effects from a drug or were the victim of a prescription drug error, Colbert Cooper Hill has the resources to help with your claim. Don’t let a big drug company get away with putting profits before people. Call our Oklahoma City drug injury lawyers at 405-218-9200 or contact us online and see how we can help.