Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough | Drug Injury Lawyers

Be Cautious If You’re Taking a Newly Released Medication

by Staff Blogger | April 24th, 2018

April 24th, 2018 | Drug injury

In most years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves dozens of new medications to treat a variety of illnesses and health problems. And while all of those medications are subject to testing and approval processes, they’re not always safe for patients to take—but that fact may not be discovered until a medication has… Read More

FDA Announces Restrictions, Increased Guidelines for Popular Birth Control Implant

by Staff Blogger | April 17th, 2018

April 17th, 2018 | Drug injury

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our drug injury lawyers are here to help women who were harmed by Essure® birth control implants. The implants are linked to a variety of health problems and conditions, including: Intracranial hypertension Uterine and fallopian tube punctures Movement and breakage inside the body Allergic reactions Development of lupus and other… Read More

Why Do Drug Injuries Happen?

by Staff Blogger | April 10th, 2018

April 10th, 2018 | Drug injury

It seems unthinkable—you get a new prescription medication to treat your illness, but after you take it, you develop new health problems and may be in worse condition than before. Unfortunately, drug injuries have affected countless people in the U.S. in recent years, and the number continues to grow every day. Drug injuries are different… Read More

Consult Your Doctor Right Away if You Suspect a Drug Injury

by Staff Blogger | April 3rd, 2018

April 3rd, 2018 | Drug injury

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’re proud of our track record of helping people who were hurt by prescription medications. It’s our goal to get victims maximum compensation after they suffer serious complications, illnesses, and injuries caused by drugs, and we fight for people across the country every day. However, we also know that not… Read More

Some Drug and Medical Device Injuries Are Life-Threatening Emergencies

by Staff Blogger | March 27th, 2018

March 27th, 2018 | Drug injury

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’re here to help anyone who was injured or became ill after taking a prescription or over-the-counter medication, or after receiving a medical device. Many drug and medical device injuries take time to show up, and sometimes the symptoms are initially mild. But sometimes, complications can be immediate and severe,… Read More

Type 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Deadly Cancer

by Staff Blogger | March 20th, 2018

March 20th, 2018 | Drug injury

Byetta® and Januvia® are drugs designed to treat Type 2 diabetes by helping people with the condition control their blood sugar levels. All medications can cause side effects—some of which can be serious—but Byetta and Januvia may be linked to a deadly form of cancer. In May 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued… Read More

Irregular Heartbeat Drug Linked to Multiple Health Complications

by Staff Blogger | March 13th, 2018

March 13th, 2018 | Drug injury

Arrhythmia is a condition where the heart doesn’t beat at a normal pace. People who suffer from arrhythmia may have heartbeats that are too fast, too slow, or irregular. The condition can be harmless for some patients, but it can also result in complications such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. More serious types of arrhythmia… Read More

Cardiovascular Health Risks Associated With Popular Chemotherapy Drug

by Staff Blogger | March 6th, 2018

March 6th, 2018 | Drug injury

Chemotherapy drugs have become more and more effective in recent years, and many patients with a form of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia are now treated with a drug called Tasigna® (nilotinib), which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007. The drug works by slowing or even stopping the growth… Read More

Arthritis Drug May Be Linked to Serious Health Problems

by Staff Blogger | February 27th, 2018

February 27th, 2018 | Drug injury

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and debilitating condition that causes millions of adults to suffer from severe pain, inflammation, and immobility in joints throughout their bodies. Drugs that treat the condition are big businesses, including a relatively new drug called Actemra®, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patient use… Read More

What’s the Difference Between a Drug Recall and a Drug Withdrawal?

by Staff Blogger | February 20th, 2018

February 20th, 2018 | Drug injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already recalled several drugs in 2018. Many recalled drugs are Class I recalls, which are the most serious and include medications that have a “reasonable probability” to result in severe adverse health consequences or death. However, many recalls by the FDA are only suggestions. That means drug… Read More