You expect the medicines your doctor prescribes to help you feel better, not worse. But when pharmaceutical companies rush drugs to market, patients face the risk of serious and even life-threatening injuries. At the Law Office of Scott P. Callahan, P.C., we want to hold drug companies accountable when their negligence causes harm, so you can get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Drug companies have large, well-funded legal teams fighting to protect their profits. Let a Houston drug injury lawyer from our firm help ensure your voice gets heard. Dial (713) 888-9000 or fill out a free online form to get the skilled representation you deserve, today.
Recalled Drug Claims We Handle
The Law Office of Scott P. Callahan has the knowledge and experience to handle a variety of recalled drug claims, such as:
The diabetes drug Actos® may increase the risk of developing bladder cancer by up to 40 percent when taken for more than one year.
- Antidepressant Birth Defects
The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of antidepressant drugs has been linked to birth defects in babies born to women who take the drugs during pregnancy.
- Kidney Dialysis Heart Attacks (GranuFlo®/NaturaLyte®)
Fresenius Medical Care’s GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® kidney dialysis products may increase the risk of heart attack and sudden cardiac death in patients undergoing dialysis treatment.
Female patients taking Lipitor® to control their cholesterol can face increased blood glucose levels, leading to an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
- Low Testosterone Therapy
Male patients who take testosterone-boosting drugs—such as AndroGel®—may face an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and blood clotting.
The prescription blood thinner Pradaxa® doesn’t require monthly blood tests and has no known counteracting drug, which can cause patients to suffer serious, and even deadly, bleeding events.
Risperdal® is prescribed to treat several mental health and mood disorders, but the drug has been linked to gynecomastia—or the development of large male breasts—in young male patients.
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
A condition that causes severe skin rashes and blisters that can feel as intense as third-degree burns, Stevens-Johnson syndrome is often linked to severe drug reactions.
- Topamax® Cleft Defects
A prescription drug used to treat epilepsy and help prevent migraine headaches, Topamax® may increase the risk of serious birth defects in babies born to women who take the drug while pregnant.
The blood thinning drug Xarelto® has been linked to serious bleeding, stroke, and blood clots among certain types of patients.
- Yaz® Birth Control
A birth control pill containing the synthetic hormone drospirenone, Yaz® may increase the risk of blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, and strokes.
If you’ve been injured by a drug, the Law Office of Scott P. Callahan wants to help you get the best possible results for your claim. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.