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Bloomington Defective Drugs Attorney

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Lawyers for Injuries From Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products in Springfield, Champaign, and Peoria

Patients in the United States have a wide variety of options for receiving treatment for medical conditions, including many prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs. While drugs are required to go through a rigorous testing process, they can sometimes be approved for use even though they present risks to patients' health. People who suffer injuries after using medications or pharmaceutical products will want to work with a product liability lawyer to determine how they can be repaid for the damages they have suffered.

The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney have been providing legal help to personal injury victims for over 40 years, and we have assisted victims in a wide variety of cases, including situations involving defective medical products and medical malpractice. We have helped our clients recover a total of more than $400 million, and with this experience, our lawyers have the skills and knowledge needed to hold negligent drug manufacturers responsible for the harm done to the users of their products.

Defective and Dangerous Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products

Even though drug manufacturers must complete the testing and approval process before their products can be made available to patients, medications are sometimes found to be dangerous after they have been approved. In some cases, issues such as side effects or harmful interactions with other drugs are discovered after medications begin to be used more widely. In others, drugs may become dangerous due to problems during the manufacturing process, or manufacturers may not provide information to doctors or patients about the potential risks of using a medication.

Some drugs that may cause injuries to patients include:

  • Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella - This birth control drug has been found to cause dangerous side effects, including blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks, strokes, seizures, liver disease, kidney failure, and wrongful death.
  • IUDs - Intrauterine devices may be implanted as a form of birth control, but they have been linked to serious side effects and other complications, including fertility issues, miscarriages, pelvic pain, and infections. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to address problems with an IUD, and patients may experience additional complications, including pelvic inflammatory disease, perforation of the uterus, or ovarian cysts that can lead to cancer.
  • Januvia - This diabetes drug has been linked to increased rates of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
  • Xarelto - This drug may be used to prevent blood clots, but it may also increase the risks that a patient will experience internal bleeding.
  • Lipitor - Patients with high cholesterol may be prescribed this drug to address concerns related to strokes or heart attacks. Some side effects of this medication include liver damage and type 2 diabetes.
  • Accutane - This medication, which is used to treat acne, has been found to have dangerous side effects, including severe depression and an increased risk of suicide. It may also increase the risks of birth defects when used by women who are pregnant.
  • Celebrex - Patients with osteoporosis or arthritis may use this drug to reduce inflammation, but they may experience dangerous side effects such as kidney or liver failure, heart disease, high blood pressure, or gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Antidepressants - Drugs such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, and Effexor have been linked to birth defects when used by pregnant mothers.
  • Opiates - These strong painkillers can be addictive, and they can lead to a variety of health concerns, including slowed breathing and heart rate, which can lead to asphyxia, brain damage, or death.

Contact Our Decatur Defective Pharmaceutical Product Attorneys

When you are instructed to take a medication by your doctor, you expect it to be safe to use. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and dangerous or defective drugs can cause injuries that can have a long-term impact on your health and well-being. At Kanoski Bresney, we can help you hold a drug manufacturer responsible for the injuries caused by their products, and we will fight to make sure you are fully repaid for your damages. Contact us and set up a free consultation by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We represent clients injured by dangerous drugs and other defective products in the state of Illinois, including Bloomington, Sangamon County, Quincy, Champaign, Decatur, Schuyler County, Springfield, Peoria, Adams County, McDonough County, Champaign County, Pekin, Macon County, Macomb, McLean County, Peoria County, Tazewell County, and Rushville.

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