Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm has offices based in Fort Worth and Dallas and represents people who have suffered catastrophic and serious personal injuries including wrongful death, caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. We specialize in Personal Injury trial litigation and focus our energy and efforts on those we represent.

Prescription Drugs and Defective Drug Side Effects

The side effects known to be caused by such prescription drugs as Accutane, Byetta, Chantix, Digitek, Fentanyl patches, Heparin, Nuvaring, Paxil, Levaquin Yaz/Yasmin and Ortho Evra just to name a few, were repeatedly covered up instead of having FDA approval.

If you or someone you know is taking or has taken prescription drugs in the past, and have experienced serious side effects from them, you should report a side effect to the FDA, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

These are some of the medications we are evaluating and accepting because of their side effect profile.

Yaz Birth Control
Yaz is an oral contraceptive designed to prevent pregnancy. Yaz birth control gained popularity among American women with the onset of an attractive marketing campaign launched by its manufacturer, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.

However, in early 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered that some of the information mentioned in the Yaz commercials was incorrect. In an effort to correct the false advertising surrounding the Yaz birth control pill, the FDA has demanded that Bayer correct the message of the campaign.

The FDA has also demanded that Bayer include the most serious Yaz side effects in the new campaign, such as heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism, among others. For more information about Yaz and its effects, contact us today.

Byetta is an injectible prescription medication designed to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Since its introduction to the U.S. market in 2005, Byetta has been prescribed to hundreds of Americans. Despite its popularity, several reports of Byetta injuries have begun to surface.

The most serious Byetta side effects linked to treatment include acute pancreatitis, hemorrhagic pancreatitis and necrotizing pancreatitis. To date, the FDA has received 30 reports of Byetta-caused pancreatitis.

If you have developed pancreatitis or another serious injury as a result of a Byetta treatment, you are eligible to recover compensation for your physical, emotional and financial losses.

Contact us today to speak with a Byetta lawyer who will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.

Avandia, designed to treat Type 2 Diabetes, has been prescribed to millions of Americans since it hit the market in 1992.

However, in May 2007, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study suggesting the diabetes drug may be linked to serious, life threatening conditions including an increased risk of heart attack and heart-related death.

If you or someone you love has suffered a heart attack or another serious injury after taking Avandia, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your losses. Contact a defective drug lawyer today to learn more information about the dangers of Avandia.

Chantix was introduced to the U.S. market in 2006 as a smoking cessation drug. However, shortly after it hit the market, several Chantix users reported to have experienced dangerous Chantix side effects including liver failure, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome.

Chantix has also been linked to an increased risk of depression, aggression and suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you love has suffered a Chantix-related injury, contact us to speak with an experienced Chantix attorney today.

Digitek ® is a prescription medication designed to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. In April 2008, however, its maker issued a mandatory Digitek recall after discovering that some of the Digitek tablets contained twice the correct amount of the active ingredient, digoxin.

Since the recall, there have been several reports of injuries linked to the defective drug. Some of the more serious Digitek side effects that have been reported include cardiac instability, kidney failure and death.

If you have suffered injuries after taking the faulty drug, you are eligible to recover compensation for your losses. Contact a Digitek Laywer for more information.

Fentanyl Patch
The Fentanyl Patch is pain release patch sold under the brand name Duragesic Patch. Fentanyl, a powerful narcotic, is nearly eighty times stronger than morphine and has raised serious concerns within the medical community because of its strength.

In fact, in July 2005, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory in response to several reports of Fentanyl-related deaths. Since then, there have been several safety reports issued in an effort to decrease patients’ risks of suffering an adverse drug reaction including a fatal Fentanyl overdose.

If you or someone you love has been harmed by a Fentanyl Patch, contact us to speak with a Fentanyl lawyer who will help you recover your losses.

Levaquin Antibiotics
Levaquin ® has been linked to dangerous side effects including tendon damage. To date, there have been more than 300 cases of tendon rupture, 250 cases of tendonitis and 270 cases of other tendon-related injuries caused by Levaquin antibiotics.

In response to these injuries, the FDA to require stricter warnings about the risks associated with the antibiotics and issued a black box waring of tendon ruture in July 2008.

If you have been treated with a Levaquin antibiotic and have sustained tendon damage, contact a Levaquinattorney for information about your legal rights.

Gadolinium is a dye that is injected into patients before they undergo an MRI or MRA. The injectible dye is used to make the scan results more readable for doctors. Despite the effectiveness of the dye, recent studies have revealed that Gadolinium has potentially serious and sometimes fatal side effects.

Of the Gadolinium side effects, the most damaging is an increased risk of the development of nephrogenic systematic fibrosis (NSF) in patients who have pre-existing kidney problems.

NSF is a serious, debilitating disease that affects the organs, and can result in death. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries, or have died, after being injected with Gadolinium, contact us to speak with an experienced Gadolinium Attorney who will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.

The anti-blood clotting drug, Heparin, has been used to treat millions of patients throughout the U.S. suffering from conditions such as myocardial infarction (heart attack), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolisms.

A vast amount of contaminated Heparin products were recalled in February 2008 after they were linked to hundreds of Heparin allergic reactions, serious injuries and several deaths.

Since the 2008 Heparin recall, there have been several more reports of injuries and deaths linked to the tainted Heparin. If you or a family member has been harmed by a Heparin treatment, contact us to speak with an experienced Heparin lawyer who will help you recover compensation for your physical, emotional and financial losses.

Levaquin ®
NuvaRing is a form of birth control used by millions of women in the U.S. It was first approved by the FDA in 2001, and was widely accepted by women because of its convenience.

However, many women who tried using NuvaRing stopped after incurring serious injuries. Of the NuvaRing side effects, some of the most serious include an increased risk of blood clots, heart attack and stroke.

To date, there have been several reports of NuvaRing-related injuries and deaths. If you or someone you love have used the NuvaRing and are concerned about its effects, contact us to speak with an experienced NuvaRing Laywer who will help you understand your legal rights.

Raptiva, a prescription drug designed to treat psoriasis has been linked to serious, potentially fatal side effects. Among the serious Raptiva side effects is progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a disease that attacks the brain and central nervous system.

In fact, the FDA issued a Raptiva warning, Feb. 19, 2009, alerting healthcare professionals and consumers of three confirmed deaths from Raptiva-caused PML.

For more information about Raptiva PML and other injuries, contact us today. One of our experienced Raptiva attorneys will help you recover compensation for any losses you have incurred as a result of Raptiva use.

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 Fort Worth 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.

The Dr. Shezad Malik Law is currently evaluating and acceptingthe defective drug and side effect cases.

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