Tasigna Atherosclerosis Lawsuits
Tasigna®, the marketed drug name for the generic drug nilotinib, was granted accelerated approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 7, 2010 to treat newly diagnosed patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Tasigna® can cause a quick onset constriction of the blood vessels, which has led to severe and even fatal complications in thousands of patients taking this drug.
Novartis®, the Swiss pharmaceutical company who produced Tasigna®, has had thousands of lawsuits filed against them since the drug hit the market in 2010. In 2013 Novartis® paid $390 million for illegal kickbacks to physicians who were prescribing the drug to their patients, misbranding and false advertisement.
Risk Associated with Tasigna®
Tasigna® is a gelatin capsule taken twice a day to help newly diagnosed patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia by interfering with the protein that signals cancer cells to multiply inside one’s body. This cancer treatment was widely used by patients throughout the globe with no warning of the harmful side effects caused by this drug.
Unfortunately, patients have experienced multiple complications while taking the drug. Some of the most common side effects include:
- Skin Rash
- Back Pain
- Temporary Hair Loss
- Cold Symptoms; sneezing, coughing or sore throat
Serious side effects include:
- Severe stomach or abdominal pain
- Toe or joint pain
- Painful urination
- Swelling in the hands, feet or ankles
- Unusual or rapid weight gain
- Symptoms of high blood pressure; increased urination
- Signs of liver disease; persistent vomiting, stomach or abdominal pain, yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine
- Limb amputation
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms immediately contact an experienced medical professional. Those who have suffered from Tasigna® atherosclerosis, amputation, or any other complications may be entitled to compensation.
If a loved one is taking or has taken Tasigna® and suffered from severe complications including limb amputation, atherosclerosis, peripheral arterial disease, or cardiovascular problems, you and your family may be entitled to compensation.
Graves McLain Can Help
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Call Graves McLain today at (800) 390-6600 to find out how we may be able to help. When you call, you will speak with an experienced Defective Drug attorney absolutely FREE. We will help you understand the details of your case and will provide the answers you seek.
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