Defective Drugs


Texas Xarelto Attorney Free Immediate Consultation 855-350-4024

If a family member suffered uncontrollable bleeding and sudden death after taking the blood thinner Xarelto, you may be eligible for compensation.

Xarelto (generic name: rivaroxaban) was approved by the FDA in 2011. The drug is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and is marketed by Janssen Parmaceuticlas, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The primary complaint against Xarelto is that it causes uncontrollable bleeding in some users, and many physicians are very concerned that injuries and deaths will continue. Quackenbush Law Firm is encouraging surviving family members to contact our office and discuss whether they may be entitled to compensation.

Filing a lawsuit against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals may be your best option for recovering monetary damages after your family member died as a result of using Xarelto.

Pradaxa, a similar blood thinning drug, has also casued hundreds of deaths and thousands of bleeding incidents associated with the drug. Lawsuits are also being filed against the makers of Pradaxa.

Quackenbush Law Firm has determined that the family of patients who took Xarelto and suffered bleeding complications and died may be entitled to compensation. Call 855-350-4024 now for a free consultation.


Texas Pradaxa Attorney Free Consultation 855-350-4024

Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a drug that is often prescribed to assist in reducing the risk of blood clots that are frequently associated with atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a disorder of the heart rhythm often producing an irregular, rapid heart rhythm which affects over 2 million people in America. It can increase the risk of blood clots which may cause stroke if the clots travel to the brain. Pradaxa is manufactured by Bohringer Ingelheim and was approved by the FDA in October 2010. It is easier to use than some blood-thinning drugs and requires less monitoring.

Pradaxa is known as a direct thrombin inhibitor, and there is no know antidote for bleeding caused by his class of drug, unlike other blood thinners that can be reversed with Vitamin K. Some of the Pradaxa side effects include hemorrhaging, serious internal bleeding and gastrointestinal bleeding, which in some cases have led to death of the patient. Since the FDA approval date, it has been acknowledged by the manufacturer that there have been about 260 deaths related to Pradaxa.

Pradaxa side effects such as internal bleeding and hemorrhaging can be difficult to detect, so patients must be aware of such things as unusual bruising, pink or brown urine, coughing up blood, swollen joints.

If a member of your family has died from using Pradaxa, you can set an appointment for a free consultation with one of the Pradaxa lawyer at Quackenbush Law Firm. Our well-informed Pradaxa lawyer understand legal issues related to this drug and can go over your case to determine whether or not you have a case which can be pursued. Contact us today at 855-350-4024 for a free consultation.



Texas Actos Attorney Free Consultation 855-350-4024

Actos manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. introduced Actos in the late 1990s. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes and helps make the body more sensitive to insulin so that blood glucose levels can stay within the desired range. It is designed to decrease how much glucose the liver releases, thus making the body less insulin resistant. Problems with an increased risk of bladder cancer have been linked to Actos, particularly for patients who have used the medication for a year or more.

Quackenbush Law Firm represents individuals who have taken Actos and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer. A person who used this medication and has been diagnosed with bladder cancer should contact our Actos Bladder Cancer Texas Attorney for a free consultation. 855-305-4024.


Texas Risperdal Attorney Free Consultation 855-350-4024

Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia and other conditions like unusual thinking, loss of interest in life and strong or inappropriate emotions. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the drug and subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has racked up a settlements of $2.2 billion for allegations of illegal marketing and severe side effects like gynecomastia in males.

Gynecomastia is the development of breasts in males. Some instances of the onset of lactation have been documented as well. This condition has been the most common side effect in males taking the drug, especially under the age of 13. The FDA has issued a warning about the possible harmful Risperdal side effects including gynecomastia and pituitary gland tumors.

Johnson & Johnson reported in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it was being investigated by the Justice Department. J&J reported in the fourth-quarter of 2011 that it had set aside $1.1 billion for damages. An Arkansas judge has ordered J&J to pay $1.2 billion in penalties for its actions in that state.

Recently, as part of a final settlement, the FDA required that the drug manufacturer admit to intentionally withholding important information during the testing phase of the drug, that would have shown a significant link to gynecomastia.

Contact Quackenbush Law Firm’s Risperdal Gynecomastia Texas Attorney if you or a loved one has experienced adverse side effects of Risperdal, particularly gynecomastia or pituitary tumors. Call 855-350-4024 for your free consultation.


Texas Prilosec and Nexium Attorney Free Consultation 855-350-4024

The Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) heartburn drugs Prilosec and Nexium have been linked to serious side effects including chronic kidney disease (CKD), renal failure, bone fractures, and heart attacks.

Prilosec (generic: omeprazole) is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), otherwise known as heartburn. The drug works by blocking the enzyme in the stomach wall that produces stomach acid. Prilosec is made by AstraZeneca, and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2003.

A January 2016 study published in JAMA International Medicine found a link between the use of PPI heartburn medications and chronic kidney disease. Researchers looked at more than 10,000 adults enrolled in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study conducted from February 1, 1996 thru December 31, 2011. The study determined that PPI use was linked to a 20% to 50% increased risk of kidney disease. The link was confirmed after adjusting for confounding variables including demographics, socioeconomic status, clinical measurements, prevalent comorbidities and concomitant use of other medications.

The study doesn’t prove a causative association between PPI use and CKD; however, “We found there was an increasing risk associated with an increasing does,” the researchers said. “That suggests that perhaps this observed effect is real.”

Signs and symptoms of kidney disease include:
• Weight loss and poor appetite
• Swollen ankles, feet or hands
• Shortness of breath
• Blood or protein in your urine
• An increased need to urinate, particularly at night
• Insomnia
• Itchy skin
• Muscle cramps
• High blood pressure (hypertension)
• Nausea
• Erectile dysfunction in men

Prilosec side effects
• Acute interstitial nephritis
• Acute kidney disease (CKD)
• Kidney failure (renal failure)
• Heart attack
• Bone fractures (hip fracture, wrist fracture, spine fracture)
• Broken bones
• Low magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia)

If you or a family member has taken Prilosec or Nexium for at least 3 years and now suffer kidney damage or failure, call Quackenbush Law Firm now for a free consultation.