Injuries Caused by Unsafe Drugs Lead to Iowa Lawsuits

Sometimes drugs meant to improve health actually cause permanent injuries and even death. Oftentimes the dangers of these drugs are not known until the drug is already on the market. Persons injured by dangerous prescription drugs may have a claim against the manufacturer of the drug to recover damages for their injuries. These types of claims are often consolidated in multidistrict litigation. Multidistrict litigation is a special procedure in which similar cases, filed in federal court are grouped together and transferred to one court during the pretrial and discovery process.

Below are some of the drugs that have been found to cause injuries and have resulted in lawsuits being filed against the manufacturer:

  1. Risperdal: Risperdal is an anti-psychotic drug manufactured by Johnson and Johnson, that was originally approved to treat adult patients with schizophrenia; however, it has also been widely used to treat children with behavior disorders, autism or bi-polar disorder. Doctors have warned that Risperdal can cause boys and young men to develop breasts. To read more about Risperdal and Gynecomastia (growth of breasts in males) click here.
  2. AndroGel: Androgel and other "low T" therapies design to treat low testosterone have been linked to stroke, heart attack and death. To read more about studies showing the risk of "low T" therapies click here.
  3. Pradaxa: Pradaxa is a medication prescribed to patients with certain heart conditions in order to prevent blood clots. Pradaxa has been found to cause serious health problems, including internal bleeding. To read more about Pradaxa and its risks, click here.

If you or someone you love has been injured by one of these drugs, you should contact a lawyer to determine if you should bring a claim. The attorneys at Brady Preston Gronlund have filed numerous claims on behalf of Iowans who have been injured by defective drugs or medical devices.