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.

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
Napoli’s Work in Pharmaceutical Litigation

Napoli’s Work in Pharmaceutical Litigation

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Modern medicine has helped people to live with debilitating diseases and cure life-threatening illnesses. However, used improperly, or without knowledge of their side effects, medicine can have the adverse effect and have an impact on an individual’s quality of life, or even result in death. Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed by…Read the article
What is Essure and How Safe and Effective is It?

What is Essure and How Safe and Effective is It?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Essure is a specialized form of permanent birth control. Essure is not appropriate for all women but is typically used or prescribed for women who: Do not wish to have more children Are looking for a permanent form of birth control Need birth control sterilization without invasive surgery Seeks a permanent birth control method that…Read the article
Januvia, Byetta, and Victoza’s Dangerous Side Effects

Januvia, Byetta, and Victoza’s Dangerous Side Effects

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
We take medicine prescribed by our health care providers in order to get heathy and stay healthy. But far too often, the very medication we are taking to get better and treat one set of symptoms does damage and causes a whole new set off symptoms. This is common of many medications and there are countless lawsuits and legal cases regarding these medications. Today we are going to look at three of the recent ones causing a stir:Read the article
Medical Marijuana Legislation

Medical Marijuana Legislation

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Over the past decade, the number of states that have passed legislation related to medical marijuana and its use has increased dramatically. Indeed, while there are still many states that forbid the possession of marijuana regardless of its use, other states–from California to Florida–have given the OK to the drug (and some states have even…Read the article
New Year’s Resolutions: Making Them Last and Staying Safe

New Year’s Resolutions: Making Them Last and Staying Safe

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
With two months of the new year nearly complete, now’s the perfect time to reflect on your New Year’s resolutions and your progress, and perhaps reassess your goals and your strategy for accomplishing them. If you’re like many people, chances are one of your major goals this year was to improve your health or/and lose…Read the article
Hip Replacement Metal Poisoning Prompts Concern

Hip Replacement Metal Poisoning Prompts Concern

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
A watchdog agency’s failure to ask questions may be the main reason many of these devices have high levels of cobalt and other dangerous metals. In the only extensive study of this problem to date, researchers found that 100 percent of hip implant patients whose devices failed had symptoms of depression, and in about a…Read the article
How Chemotherapy Can Lead to Permanent Hair Loss

How Chemotherapy Can Lead to Permanent Hair Loss

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
For the millions of men and women who have had to suffered from hair loss, it is an aggravating, depressing and embarrassing condition, regardless of whether it is caused by illness, injury, hereditary conditions, trauma, or medication side effects. While all these hair loss conditions are different, they all have a damaging effect on the…Read the article