Category Archive: Pharmaceutical Litigation

Prescription drugs are meant to help patients recover from or cope with encumbering medical conditions. Unfortunately, not all prescription drugs are made or distributed with patients’ best interests in mind; many cause undue harm, injury, and even death. If you are the victim of a pharmaceutical drug that’s caused you harm that you would not have suffered but for the medication, you have the right to pursue a civil action. At Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC our attorneys can help you to determine who is liable for your injuries, and file a claim to recover damages for economic and noneconomic losses.

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What Is Taxotere Used For?

What Is Taxotere Used For?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
If you caught our last article, What You Need to Know About Taxotere, the experienced pharmaceutical litigation team at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC explored what Taxotere is and why it is a dangerous pharmaceutical linked to permanent hair loss in breast cancer survivors treated with this drug. In short, Taxotere is an FDA-approved chemotherapy drug that…Read the article
The Types Of Breast Cancer

The Types Of Breast Cancer

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
More than 265,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed. Despite sharing one name, there are several different types of breast cancers that develop in different parts of the breast and affect specific cells. Despite the numbers of new diagnoses and the myriad of different types, new treatments are becoming ever more effective, resulting in…Read the article
The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer

The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Chemotherapy has proven to be an effective way to combat the signs, symptoms, and effects of a wide variety of cancers, including breast cancer. When used, chemotherapy can increase the chance of a cure, reduce the likelihood that cancer will return, and can help breast cancer patients live a longer life. However, this treatment is…Read the article
What You Need To Know About Taxotere

What You Need To Know About Taxotere

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In 2018, there were approximately 266,120 new cases reported of invasive types of breast cancer, along with another 63,960 cases reported of non-invasive types of breast cancer. For every eight women in the United States, at least one will develop some form of breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. These numbers are simply…Read the article
What You Should Know About Fournier’s Gangrene

What You Should Know About Fournier’s Gangrene

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning in late August 2018 about the link between diabetic medications and a rare, yet life-threatening disease called Fournier’s gangrene. The warning is specific to certain FDA-approved inhibitors (SGLT2), which are said to prevent the kidneys from reabsorbing sugar into the blood, therefore helping lower blood…Read the article
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates and Awards

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates and Awards

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In the U.S. and around the world, thousands of women have been harmed by transvaginal mesh implants, with many requiring multiple surgeries to have the mesh removed. Vaginal mesh was widely used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and other pelvic floor disorders, despite a lack of long term data concerning its safety, and around 10% of…Read the article
J&J Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Update

J&J Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Update

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
“Johnson’s Baby Powder has been a staple cosmetic for over a century. Made from the naturally occurring soft mineral talc, baby powder has been encouraged by Johnson & Johnson for use in daily feminine hygiene routines. A more recent creation, Shower-to-Shower Body Powder has also been used for cosmetic and hygiene purposes for several decades. Citing studies…Read the article
Invokana and Fournier’s Gangrene

Invokana and Fournier’s Gangrene

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
When you take a medication prescribed to you by your health care provider to treat a condition, you usually expect some side effects. You usually do not think about the medication killing you faster and in a more painful way than the condition you are trying to treat. However, for some unlucky souls taking Invokana,…Read the article
Saxenda, Victoza, and Januvia Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Saxenda, Victoza, and Januvia Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In 2014, the FDA approved Saxenda (liraglutide) for the treatment of obesity. Novo Nordisk is the responsible pharmaceutical company. Liraglutide, the active ingredient for Saxenda, is a glucagonlike peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. More generally, Saxenda is in the incretin mimetic class of drugs. In recent years more and more cases of pancreatic cancer have arisen…Read the article
Cancer Drug Alert – Dangers of Tasigna

Cancer Drug Alert – Dangers of Tasigna

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Tasigna (nilotinib) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Tasigna is used to treat a type of blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Tasigna is usually given after other medications have been tried without success.   How is Tasigna Given?: Tasigna is a pill, taken by…Read the article
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