Two months after a Digitek recall was issued due to manufacturing problems that allowed double strength tablets to be commercially released, at least three lawsuits have been filed. A number of additional cases are expected to be filed in the coming weeks, as hundreds of potential cases are currently being investigated throughout the country by individuals who are trying to determine if they may be entitled to compensation through a Digitek lawsuit.
Many people have described problems that surfaced during the months around the recall, but some have reported problems consistent with a Digitek overdose as early as 2006. Since the manufacturer has released very little information about the extent of the Digitek problems, all cases are being reviewed to determine if injuries could have caused by the manufacturing problems.
Digitek is a generic form of digoxin, which is prescribed to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. Overmedication could increase the risk of a serious and potentially fatal illness, known as Digitalis Toxicity. This occurs when the body is unable to eliminate the medication through the kidney, producing symptoms like nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, cardiac instability and bradycardia.
By selling pills that were twice as thick as they were supposed to be, the manufacturer exposed users to twice the active medication. Consumers rely on drug makers and distributors to have quality checks in place to prevent these types problems. By allowing multiple lots of Digitek to be sold which potentially contains double strength tablets, thousands of people could have been seriously injured.
Digitek is manufactured by Actavis Totowa, which is based out of New Jersey, and it was distributed by Mylan Pharmaceuticals of Pennsylvania and UDL Laboratories of Illinois. It is likely that many more Digitek lawsuits will be filed in different federal and state courts in the coming weeks. In addition, a petition will probably be filed in the near future to consolidate the federal cases in an MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, for pre-trial proceedings, which allows a large number of individual cases to be coordinated in a manner similar to how a Digitek class action would be handled.
If you or a family member has been personally injured because of the fault of someone else: by the use of dangerous drugs, bad products, or toxic injury etc then please contact the Dallas Texas Defective Drugs Product Liability Attorney Dr. Shezad Malik. For a no obligation, free case analysis, please call 817-255-4001 or Contact Me Online.