In 1906, the U.S. government created the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). Since that time, Americans have come to believe they should trust the pharmaceutical products prescribed by their physicians. Most people believe any drug available in a pharmacy was stringently tested and found to be safe for human consumption. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Somewhere along the line, pharmaceutical companies – driven by profits and the public’s ever-increasing need for new medicines – began pushing harder than ever for fast-track drug approvals from the FDA. Indeed, in 2000, Congress passed the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, which opened the floodgates for the FDA to approve drugs on an accelerated basis. This was great for the pharmaceutical companies – not necessarily great for consumers.
This fast-track, low-quality approach has allowed pharmaceutical companies to enjoy some of the largest profits in the world. Meanwhile, those who use pharmaceutical products are suffering serious side effects and sometimes dying at greater rates than ever.
Harrison Davis: a Law Firm with Experienced Trial Attorneys and Dedicated Resources, Fighting for You
The Harrison Davis trial attorneys have a national reputation, a highly-skilled team of legal professionals, and the financial resources necessary to bring the big pharmaceutical companies to justice. Throughout the United States, we have successfully handled numerous large-scale pharmaceutical litigation cases — where dangerous drugs have caused serious injuries, disability, or the loss of a loved one.
In fact, in light of the large number of pharmaceutical and medical device cases we handle, our firm staffs a full-time legal nurse consultant who works closely with our clients and attorneys to prepare the cases.
Our Current Pharmaceutical Cases
The trial attorneys at Harrison Davis handle all types of pharmaceutical litigation. In fact, we are currently investigating or pursuing claims involving:
- Actos ®
- Axiron and other low testosterone drugs
Our trial lawyers have years of experience in medical litigation. They understand the technological advances needed to investigate and handle large cases involving these drugs and other medical devices. Below are just a few of the medical/pharmaceutical cases that Harrison Davis trial attorneys have been involved in:
Methadone misinformation, physician errors and pharmacy negligence have caused Methadone deaths nationwide. Harrison Davis Trial Lawyers represent families of Methadone victims from California to Maine, and had the first Methadone litigation team in the country.
Experienced National Methadone Litigation Attorneys
The law firm of Harrison Davis has filed suit against both manufacturers of Methadone. We have traveled to all corners of the country to fight for our clients.
Some of our clients are founding members of Methadone organizations such as MothersAgainstMedicalAbuse.org. We are committed to aggressively pursuing those who have caused Methadone deaths throughout the United States. Our staff includes a legal assistant who was a licensed nurse, and helps in review medical records as well as a licensed private investigator who assists in researching drug manufacturers, pharmacies and other health care providers involved in our cases.
Paxil is an antidepressant drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (Glaxo or GSK). Paxil is used to treat anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders. This drug has been scientifically linked to these unfortunate injuries in newborns.
Experienced Texas Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorney
Harrison Davis Trial Lawyers are dedicated to assisting injured victims and their families in pharmaceutical litigation, including injuries or wrongful death resulting from Paxil, especially pregnant woman who used this dangerous drug and had a child born with a defective heart or lung damage, or a child who died shortly after birth.
Paxil may cause newborn babies to suffer seizures, which may be deadly to the infant. The likelihood of this type of seizure may increase for infants whose mothers took Paxil during the last trimester of their pregnancy.
If you took Paxil during your pregnancy and you lost a child, or your baby was born unhealthy, you should consult an experienced Paxil lawsuit attorney.
Trasylol ® is a drug used to reduce blood loss and the need for blood transfusions in patients undergoing heart bypass and related surgeries. Studies have linked Trasylol ® to an increased risk of serious kidney damage, heart attacks, and strokes. The FDA issued an alert based on studies performed on Trasylol ® which showed an increased risk for these injuries.
Experienced Texas Pharmaceutical Litigation Lawyer
Whether you are seeking to bring a claim from serious liver damage or other injuries from Trasylol ® or a lawsuit for wrongful death, we have the resources and experience to provide you with aggressive representation designed to get results. In order to assist you and keep open the lines of communication with you, Harrison Davis staffs a legal nurse consultant who will work with you and our pharmaceutical litigation attorneys to prepare the cases.
Vioxx is a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of arthritis, osteoarthritis, acute adult pain, and other disorders. This drug has been associated with an increased risk of serious side effects such as strokes, heart attacks, and cardiovascular problems.
Vioxx was pulled off the shelves by Merck, its maker, on September 30, 2004. Since that time, there have been numerous lawsuits filed across the country.
We reviewed approximately 700 cases and are honored that so many sought our advice. We are proud of our efforts on behalf of our clients and gratified by the potential financial recoveries and personal satisfaction we believe we have achieved for them. Of course, not every case is successful and past successes do not guarantee the outcome in future cases. The results in each case are dependent on the facts in each circumstance.
Hydroxycut is a supplement that is advertised to aid weight loss, increase energy and enhance metabolism. Unfortunately, Hydroxycut has been linked to liver damage and other health problems. If you have taken Hydroxycut and have suffered from liver damage or liver failure contact
On May 1, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut, manufactured by Iovate Health Sciences, Inc., of Oakville, Ontario and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. of Blasdell, New York. Iovate has agreed to recall Hydroxycut from the market.
Hydroxycut Can Cause Serious Health Issues
The FDA has already received 23 reports of serious health problems ranging from jaundice and elevated liver enzymes, an indicator of potential liver injury, to liver damage requiring liver transplant. There has been one death due to liver failure caused by Hydroxycut has been reported by the FDA. Other health issues include seizures, cardiovascular disorders, and rhabdomyolysis, a type of muscle damage that can lead to other serious health problems such as kidney failure.
Symptoms of liver injury include nausea, vomiting, light-colored stools, excessive fatigue, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, itching and loss of appetite.
If you have taken any of the following products and has suffered liver damage, seizures, cardiovascular disorders or rhabdomyolysis, call today:
• Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets
• Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets
• Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Caplets
• Hydroxycut Max Liquid Caplets
• Hydroxycut Regular Drink Packets
• Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Drink Packets
• Hydroxycut Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix)
• Hydroxycut Max Drink Packets
• Hydroxycut Liquid Shots
• Hydroxycut Hardcore RTDs (Ready-to-Drink)
• Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed
• Hydroxycut 24
• Hydroxycut Carb Control
• Hydroxycut Natural
Byetta® is a drug taken by diabetic patients that has been linked to severe pancreatic problems. In October 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)issued a public health alert after receiving reports that as many as 30 patients had developed significant pancreatic problems after using Byetta®. These problems included acute pancreatitis, which if not treated could be fatal. However, even if caught and treated, the patient could face life-long medical treatment. FDA Focuses on Byetta® Deaths Recently, the FDA reported six additional cases of patients who took Byetta®and suffered hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis. Of the six new cases, two patients died. We have asserted on behalf of our clients that the manufacturers’ warnings were deficient. The FDA is now working with the manufacturers of Byetta to strengthen the warnings on the label. Since the inception of the FDA, people like you have trusted that the pharmaceutical products that they purchase or that have been prescribed were stringently tested and been found safe for consumption. Unfortunately, that is not necessarily the case for the consumer ingesting some pharmaceutical drugs or the doctors prescribing them. Pharmaceutical Companies Motivated by Profits, not Safety Taking full advantage of the public’s need for new medicines and driven by profits, the pharmaceutical companies are pushing harder than ever before for quick FDA approval. The manufacturer of Byetta®had sales of over $600 million last year alone. Even though many people are suffering from serious injuries, the pharmaceutical companies now enjoy some of the largest profits in the world.
For a long time, women had been advised by the medical community that hormone therapy after menopause could reduce their chances of heart disease – and even keep certain effects of aging at bay.
It was all good news, until studies proved otherwise, linking combined estrogen-progestin drugs – like PremproTM, from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals – to an increased risk of breast cancer, stroke, heart attack, blood clots in legs and lungs, and ovarian and endometrial cancer.
As a result, many medical organizations have issued warnings urging women to avoid using combined estrogen-progestin drugs, or to use them in the lowest possible doses for the shortest possible time.
After some early false starts, litigation involving Prempro is now gaining steam, and Harrison Davis Trial Lawyers have represented women who have taken the drug and suffered devastating consequences. Our work has given us insight and experience into these troubling cases – and put us in position to help.