I Was Injured By Taking a Prescription Drug In California, What Should I Do?

An injury or death caused by a pharmaceutical drug might be compensable under the law of product liability. Like other product liability cases, those involving pharmaceutical drugs have their unique issues though. Product liability claims in California involving these drugs usually fall into one of three categories that resemble other product liability claims. Those three…

Lipitor Diabetes Cases

Lipitor is an FDA approved drug prescribed to lower cholesterol by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase in an effort to prevent strokes or heart disease in patients. The company that produces Lipitor is Pfizer. It has been one of the highest selling drugs in history. Lipitor has shown to come with serious side effects. Studies have shown…

Mirena IUD Cases

The Mirena IUD is an FDA approved contraceptive that is inserted into the uterus in order to prevent pregnancy. It is manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. It works by thinning the lining of the uterus in order to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. The device is inserted by a medical professional and is…

NuvaRing Cases

NuvaRing is a contraceptive used by females to prevent pregnancy. It is a flexible ring inserted into the vagina usually once a month. Many women prefer using NuvaRing over other forms of birth control as it appears to be a more convenient form of contraception. NuvaRing works by slowly releasing progestin and estrogen over a…

Risperdal Gynecomastia Cases

Risperdal is a drug prescribed to treat psychological disorders such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. The drug is manufactured by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson. It has been FDA approved since 1993. Per FDA approvals, Risperdal may even be prescribed to children as well. Risperdal comes with risky and unsightly sight effects,…

SSRI Birth Defect Cases

SSRIs, short for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, are popular anti-depressants that are prescribed to treat the following symptoms: · Depression · Anxiety · Personality Disorders SSRIs contain ingredients that increase one’s serotonin hormone which are known to elevate patients’ moods. Celexa® Lexapro® Prozac®, Prozac Weekly®, Sarafem® Paxil®, Paxil CR®, Pexeva® Zoloft® Symbyax® Studies have shown…

Viagra Cases

Viagra is a drug prescribed to men to treat erectile dysfunction, otherwise known as problems in obtaining an erection. While the drug is a popular one among men who wish to be erect for the right moment, it has been also found to come with serious side effects, even death. If you or a loved…

Yaz and Yasmin Cases

Yaz and Yasmin are birth control pills that are prescribed to prevent pregnancy, PMS, or acne. While often effective as a contraceptive, Yaz and Yasmin have been shown to lead to serious side effects in women, even resulting in death. Per the FDA, approximately 50 deaths have been reported due to Yaz or Yasmin intake.…