Lafayette Drug Recall Lawyers | Lafayette Drug Injury Lawyers

Lafayette Drug Injury Lawsuits & Lafayette Dangerous Drug Lawyer

Lafayette Recalled Drug Lawyers help if you have been hurt by a defective medication.As a nation, we rely upon pills to "fix" whatever it is that ails us--from heartburn to allergies, high blood pressure to arthritis, and insomnia to restless leg syndrome. The drug companies invest billions of dollars into research each year, developing and marketing drugs for consumer use. In 2010, the pharmaceutical industry invested some $12.6 billion in new drug development. Sometimes, however, the "push" by the manufacturer to get a drug onto the market causes health problems years later. Most the time, the repercussions are worse that the underlying reason to take the drug in the first place. Lafayette residents take prescription and over-the-counter drugs daily and suffer from a variety of unnecessary, drug-related side effects. A Louisiana drug recall attorney can help you.

Product Liability Attorneys in Lafayette Louisiana are Leaders in Drug Litigation

The Lafayette Parish courts system has excellent judges and they no how to handle multi-party litigation. It is not easy for a court to administer multi-party and multi-district litigation and you would be well served by choosing a Lafayette product liability lawyer to protect your rights.

Lafayette Products Lawyers sue Drug Companies When They Hurt You for Profits

Dangerous and defective drugs are rampant on the market, primarily due to the large pharmaceutical companies that release risky drugs in the hopes of turning a profit. Over the past two decades, these companies have put increasing pressure on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant approvals faster and to implement less stringent testing processes. Of course, there are official channels and federal regulations that these companies must comply with in order to release their drugs, but the FDA will still approve a drug as long as its dangerous side effects are relatively rare.

Any Lafayette Pharmacy could be the one that sells you a defective drug and ends up subject to litigation. The following are local Lafayette, LA Pharmacies:

705 Bertrand Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 232-7380
2700 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 232-9317
Drug Emporium‎
505 Bertrand Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 261-0051
3225 Louisiana Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 769-7516
4710 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 988-7284
2678 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
Autumnwood Place‎
(337) 233-2265
620 Guilbeau Road
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 991-0101
509 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-4578‎

Dangerous Drugs in Lafayette Kill People and Lafayette Lawyers Fight for the Families

Lafayette Wrongful Death Dangerous Drug LawyerUnfortunately, sometimes when the FDA approves a drug it is later discovered that it causes many more medical problems and harmful side effects than initially projected. In fact, the FDA itself has admitted that not all serious adverse reactions to prescription drugs are documented when drugs it approves hit the market. Many effects do not manifest themselves until years later. Occasionally, pharmaceutical companies end up recalling drugs when the side effects and complications are too dangerous. Other times, however, the drugs are never recalled at all. The result is that injuries and ailments both in Louisiana and across the country are commonplace and Lafayette area dangerous drug injuries are often overlooked. If you are a victim of a dangerous drug, contact an Lafayette drug attorney today for a consultation regarding your legal rights.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury and you believe that a dangerous drug is to blame, contact a Lafayette drug recall attorney today.

Additionally, in Louisiana, when a family member dies from a defective drug, it may be possible for family members to recover damages. There is also a possibility of family members recovering damages when a drug leaves a parent, spouse, or child unable to work, perform household duties, or be physically intimate.

If you would like to report a problem regarding an FDA-regulated product directly to the FDA, please visit and follow the reporting procedure at this website. Also make sure to contact an experienced Lafayette drug injury attorney regarding your legal rights.

What Drugs Have been Recalled by the FDA?

If you feel that you have purchased a drug that may have some advisory notice issued by the FDA, enter the drug name in the below FDA Recalled Drug Search box below. If the drug shows up, contact a Lafayette Dangerous Drug Lawyer immediately. If you have been injured by a medical implant such as a DePuy hip implant, see our Lafayette Recalled Medical Implant Lawyer page.

Serious side effects related to the use of dangerous prescription drugs include:

 

Stroke Stevens Johnson Syndrome Kidney failure Cardiovascular problems Hallucinations
Psychological imbalances Bone fractures Sleepwalking, sleep-driving, and amnesia Suicide Multiple Sclerosis
Heart attack Death Tuberculosis Birth defects  Pain

If you or a loved one has experienced a serious side effect, such as one of those listed above, as a result of an unreasonably dangerous drug, you are likely entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Contact a local Louisiana products liability attorney today to help with your Lafayette pharmaceutical recall case.

 

Hospitals in the Greater Lafayette Area:

When you are injured in the Lafayette Area, you may need immediate medical treatment. The following are some local hospitals in the Lafayette area:

 

Iberia Medical Center
2315 East Main
New Iberia, LA 70560 
(337) 364-0441
MeadowBrook Specialty Hospital of Lafayette
204 Energy Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 232-1905
Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 289-7991
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
611 St. Landry Street
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 289-2000
Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital
1101 Kaliste Saloom
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 769-4100
Heart Hospital of Lafayette
1105 Kaliste Saloom Road
LafayetteLA 70508
(337) 521-1000

  Lafayette, LA Doctors dispense pills constantly. Some are dangerous. Call a Lafayette Dangerous drug lawyer today.Many people in Lafayette are left with crippling injuries due to dangerous drugs. Call a Lafayette Defective Drug Liability Lawyer today to learn your rights

The following is a list of dangerous drugs that may have harmed you or a loved one:

Avandia Fosamax Lo/Ovral-28 Paxil Strattera
Bextra Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Products Lotronex Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) in many drugs Trasylol
Celebrex Hydroxycut Meridia Reglan Viagra
Cialis Infants Tylenol Reglan Drug Inquiry Rezulin Vioxx
Digitek Drug Recall Ketek Metoclopramide Side Effect Serzone Yaz and Yasmin
Fen Phen Levitra Ortho Evra Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Zelno
Finasteride Fosamax Asbestos Fixodent (Zinc Poisoning) Proscar and Propecia


This list is by no means exclusive. If you or a family member has suffered a serious reaction or death due to a dangerous drug, you might be entitled to compensation from the company that markets and manufactures the drug. Contact a Lafayette drug recall attorney or Louisiana drug recall attorney today to help you protect your rights.

Who brings Lafayette, Louisiana drug injury lawsuits and medical device cases?

Lafayette and Lafayette Parish drug injury lawsuits and medical device cases are brought by persons when a dangerous drug causes them injury. Usually, the product is known to be potentially dangerous and is sold without a proper warning to the consumer. It does not matter if the drug is received via prescription or over-the-counter in a local area drugstore such as Walgreen's, Rite-Aid, or CVS/Pharmacy.

Denture Related Claims

Denture wearers across the country and right here in Lafayette Parish are involved in Louisiana Class Actions, also called Louisiana Mass Tort lawsuits, against:

  • Proctor & Gamble over their denture bonding cream;
  • GlaxoSmithKline’s Poligrip®; and
  • Super Poligrip Adhesive®

It is believed the use of Fixodent®, a popular denture “bonding” cream," causes the user to suffer zinc poisoning that results in chronic pain, neurological problems and other permanent injuries.

One of the local Louisiana drug injury lawsuits alleges that Fixodent® denture adhesive cream, when used several times per day for several years to secure the dentures in place, causes dangerous levels of zinc contained in the product to exceed the safe limits for human exposure. It is further alleged that this causes the product user to suffer from zinc toxicity which further causes a decrease in the user's copper levels, All of this, it is alleged, results in the denture cream consumer with neurological damage and injury.

It is alleged in other dangerous drug lawsuits that the user can experience dizziness, lethargy, paralysis, numbness, loss of "feeling" sensation, tingling hands and feet, weak muscles and pain.

The well advertised and popular prescription drug Fosamax®, for example, made by Merck, has had over 25,000 lawsuits filed since 1995 whereby claimants assert that Fosamax® caused severe health complications including bone loss and jawbone deterioration.

What are the ways Lafayette residents can bring lawsuits for Defective Drugs?

Lafayette drug injury lawsuits may be brought in three different ways:

  1. Individually, in Lafayette Parish District Court or Federal Court;
  2. As a group, through Drug Injury Class Action lawsuits; or
  3. As a group, through Multi-District Litigation

Lafayette Drug Class Actions

Class action cases are lawsuits where a large group of people all sue the same drug manufacturer or other defendant. Most of the patients involved are able to be much less engrossed in the trial process than is necessary during a typical personal injury claim, yet still reap a portion of any award at the conclusion of the trial. Some Louisiana lawyers have handled large class actions lawsuits in the past and have the experience required to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Drug Lawsuits

Often, drug manufacturers will try to consolidate many individual lawsuits that are filed in various areas of the country into one central region of the country. This request is made under 28 U.S.C. Section 1407. Examples of MDLs pertaining to drugs include:

Bayer Aspirin Vytorin & Zetia Avandia Fosamax
Epogen & Aranesp Trasylol Mirapex Seroquel

If an MDL has been formed pertaining to your particular drug, it is essential that you retain a lawyer that actively practices in federal court and is familiar with the very specialized practice in MDL. Lafayette products liability attorneys are experienced in handling MDL cases and complex class actions lawsuits.

Who may be Liable for a Drug Injury?

The designer, manufacturer, and others involved in the chain of commerce, including the distribution of the products that caused the injury or illness, are potentially liable for injuries and illnesses caused by the defective drug. Lafayette drug injury lawyers will identify and pursue claims against all potentially liable parties.

Louisiana created and allows "Market Share Liability" in drug cases. Market Share Liability allows a plaintiff to sue any manufacturer of a dangerous drug, whether that manufacturer actually supplied the medicine taken by the patient or not. The original purpose of this tool was getting justice for many women born with birth defects. The defects did not manifest themselves until the teenage years. At that time, it was nearly impossible to prove which manufacturer had supplied these women's mothers with the drugs. This tool is often used when handling cases involving older or generic drugs as it can be hard to establish the manufacturer of the pills actually consumed.

Contact a Lafayette Defective Drug lawyer for an initial free consultation.

    HELPFUL LINKS & OTHER INFORMATION:

FDA site for Drug Recall and Drug Safety Alerts

FDA site for Dangerous Drugs

FDA site for Defective Medical Devices & Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)

FDA Contact Information

FDA Lafayette District Office
800 LaFayette Street, Suite 1300
Lafayette, LA 70501-6800
(337) 262-6603 / 6616
Southeast Regional Districts

How can a Lafayette Drug Recall Attorney or Lafayette Defective Medical Device Attorney help you?

An experienced lawyer can help you recover the money you deserve. Louisiana law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit under something known as a "Statute of Limitations". After the applicable time period has passed, you may be legally barred from exercising your rights. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations, one year, begins on the date that the cause of action accrues, which is usually the time of injury. If you or a loved one has experienced a severe adverse reaction to a prescription or over-the-counter drug, it is in your best interest to contact a Lafayette attorney who will fight to get you the settlement you deserve.

The following dangerous or defective medical devices are also responsible for Lafayette injuries or Wrongful Deaths:

Guidant Duragesic Patch Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) Charité
Medtronic Inbone Total Ankle Contaminated Heparin Syringes Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant
Calaxo Screw Curlin Painsmart Pump Shoulder Pain Management Pump Stryker CMF Custom Cranial Implant Kits
ObTape Sling Pacemakers Shelhigh Medical Device Seizure DePuy ASR Hip Implants

Successful defective drug litigation sends a clear message to the pharmaceutical industry about accountability and consumer safety. A qualified Lafayette defective drug lawyer can uncover all of your legal rights and discuss your litigation options with you.

Lafayette Dangerous Drug Recall Lawyers Serve the Following Areas:

Serving clients throughout Southern Louisiana, including Alexandria, Broussard, Cankton, Carencro, Duson, Lafayette, Larabee, Long Bridge, Maurice, Milton, Mire, Monroe, Morgan City, New Iberia, Scott, St. Martinville, Youngsville, and other communities in Lafayette Parish.