Every year, countless numbers of people die from (and/or are seriously injured by) prescription drugs. Patients trust that these drugs will not harm them because they have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have been prescribed by doctors or pharmacists. Unfortunately, many of these defective drugs are inadequately tested or have insufficient warnings on their labels. Their use can lead to serious health problems. Chicago-based law firm Nolan Law Group is a proven leader in defective drug litigation.
Types of Pharmaceutical Litigation We Handle
The skilled attorneys at Nolan Law Group are well-versed in this extremely complex and volatile area of law. Our many years of experience allow us to handle a wide range of claims. Our defective drug team provides quality representation in lawsuits against drug designers and manufacturers. We also pursue pharmaceutical patent litigation.
Some of the pharmaceutical litigation matters we have handled for clients include those involving:
- YAZ (Yasmin, Ocella) Injuries: YAZ (also known as Yasmin or Ocella) is a combination birth control pill that has been shown to have dangerous side effects for users, including sudden death. The manufacturer was warned several times by the FDA that its marketing and advertising practices were misleading and didn’t provide adequate warnings about the drug’s side effects. Nolan Law Group represents women who have been harmed by YAZ, and the loved ones of victims who died as a result of taking YAZ.
- Baxter Heparin Contamination: In 2008, Baxter International, the manufacturer of the well-known anticoagulant Heparin, issued a voluntary recall of nine specific lots of Heparin vials after receiving reports of damaging and dangerous side effects. FDA reports in subsequent months indicated that hundreds of patients who had received Heparin experienced unanticipated and serious side effects, so a subsequent recall recalled all lots and doses. An investigation determined that Heparin had been contaminated in the Chinese plant that provided Baxter with the active ingredient in Heparin. If you or someone you love was affected by the Baxter Heparin contamination, Nolan Law Group may be able to help you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
- Mirena, IUD Contraception Injuries: Nolan Law Group also represents victims harmed by the hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena. After implantation of the IUD device, some women encountered complications ranging from infections to perforation of the uterine wall or intestines, requiring surgical intervention. Other women experienced ectopic pregnancies and other complications that could be life threatening. Women injured because of Mirena have legal rights. Nolan Law Group can help.
- Kidney Dialysis Medications. Patients undergoing kidney dialysis trust that the medications used in the dialysis process to clean patients’ blood will do what they are supposed to do. Unfortunately, some kidney dialysis medications have resulted in patients experiencing serious side effects or death. If you experienced significant side effects from dialysis or if you lost a loved one because of dialysis, Nolan Law Group may be able to help. We believe it is important to pursue justice and to hold the drug manufacturer accountable.
Driven by Results
Nolan Law Group has been pursuing justice for wrongful deaths and serious injuries for more than 30 years. When you choose to work with a Nolan Law Group pharmaceutical litigation attorney, you can be confident you have a knowledgeable, dedicated and experienced lawyer advocating for your rights.
We have been successful in handling many cases involving drug recalls and drugs with harmful side effects. No amount of compensation can ever take the place of a loved one killed as the result of unsafe medication or erase the trauma that serious side effects can cause. However, by fighting for the damages to which you’re entitled, we’re also helping to ensure drug manufacturers and other responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.
Contact Nolan Law Group for a Free Case Evaluation Today
If you or someone you love has been injured using defective pharmaceuticals and would like the attorneys at Nolan Law Group to review your case, please contact us.