NSAIDs are a category of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that are often prescribed for health conditions like arthritis, menstrual cramps, or painful stiffness. This group of drugs is often referred to as Cox-2 inhibitors. Some identifiable product names include Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra, and Diclofenac. Some individuals taking Cox-2 inhibitors have experienced severe side effects, and a number of drugs in this category have already been pulled from the market after being found to be too dangerous.
Several class action lawsuits, usually founded on a product liability claim, have led to certain drugs being removed from the market. These types of product liability claims arise when an individual is injured by a pharmaceutical drug and they seek compensation in civil court. Plaintiffs frequently argue that the drug has unreasonably dangerous side effects and insufficient warnings or instructions for use.
Determining whether you have a valid product liability claim based on your use of these drugs will hinge on whether you were injured, whether the NSAID caused the injury, and whether the NSAID has unreasonable side effects or insufficient warnings. If you were properly advised of the risks of the drug before taking it, then you might not have much of a claim even when you’ve been severely injured.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized that NSAIDs increase the risk of heart attack, ulcers, stroke, life-threatening skin rashes, sudden cardiac death, life-threatening allergic reactions, kidney and liver problems, and bleeding of the stomach or intestines.
If you’ve been injured by this category of drugs, then the Alabama personal injury attorneys at Salter and Ferguson can help you determine your legal options for compensation. Our friendly and compassionate staff understand what it’s like to be hurt by pharmaceuticals, and we’ve dedicated our careers to helping clients like you. Reach out to our law office at 877-298-4878 to talk to one of our knowledgeable attorneys about your potential claim for damages.
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