Many people in the U.S. including Nashville have had to unfortunately have heart surgery and know it can be a very scary and difficult time for the patient as well as their loved ones. In 1993, the Federal Drug Administration granted approval to Trasylol, a drug that was prescribed to control bleeding during these types of surgeries. However, beginning in 2006 Trasylol was found to increase the risk for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure more than other prescription medications used for related purposes. Following these findings, in September of 2006, the Federal Drug Administration found that Trasylol was okay for some people before realizing that Bayer did not tell the FDA about a study which involved 67,000 people who had surgery using the drug and realized that it put people at a higher risk for heart disease, strokes, and kidney problems and even death. Following this news, the Federal Drug Administration took Trasylol off the market in November of 2007.
If you or someone you know has taken Trasylol and developed these serious and dangerous side effects, it is strongly recommended that you speak with a Nashville defective products and dangerous drug lawyer right away. They will hear your case and help you to get the treatment and compensation that is rightfully yours.
Trasylol was produced by the Bayer Company and after receiving their approval in 1993 was used on my heart surgery patients across the country. Profits from the medication totaled $135 million in the first few months and almost five million people in the U.S. to the medicine starting in 1993, which include 110,000 in 2006. Many people having coronary bypass or open-heart surgery were given the drug, however, there were many people that uninformed about whether the particular medicine was used during their operations. The main potentially harmful and severe side effects of Trasylol are:
Approximately, 22,000 people given Trasylol during their operations unfortunately died because Bayer did not take the drug off the market in January of 2006 when it was first discovered that the drug had serious and dangerous side effects after being used.
If you or a loved one has been affected by Trasylol or if you have had heart surgery and are wondering if you may have be exposed to it, we encourage you to talk with one of our knowledgeable and compassionate Nashville defective product and dangerous drug attorneys immediately. We will work with you and medical professionals to make sure you get the standard of care and compensation you are entitled to by law.
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