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Defective Drugs Lawyer

We rely on drug companies to put out safe medications, yet many defective and dangerous drugs make it past testing and clinical trials.

The Law Firm of Roger "Rocky" Walton, P.C. can hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for producing defective and deadly drugs.

Our Arlington, TX, law firm can take on the pharmaceutical industry when its products put consumers and patients at risk.

Taking a Stand Against Pharmaceutical Companies

Manufacturers of prescription drugs are required by law to ensure the products they market to the public have been thoroughly tested. It's reasonable to expect that these medications are safe for use and are effective for treating the conditions for which they are advertised.

When drug makers fail to meet these expectations and consumers are harmed by defective medications, the drug companies can and should be held liable for damages. With a personal injury attorney's office in Arlington TX, the Law Firm of Roger "Rocky" Walton can help people throughout Texas affected by defective drugs.

Many defective drugs have been released over the years. Below are some notable defective drug lawsuits recently in the news.

Propecia/Proscar (Finasteride)

Developed by Merck & Co. Inc., finasteride is a synthetic antiandrogen that blocks dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In 1992, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved finasteride under the brand name Proscar to treat enlarged prostate. In 1997, the FDA approved finasteride under the brand name Propecia to treat male pattern baldness.

The Dangers of Propecia/Proscar

Lawsuits filed against Merck claim that the company downplayed the risks of erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, and other sexual performance side effects in men. There are also reports linking the use of Propecia to cases of moderate-to-severe depression and thoughts of suicide.

Taxotere (Docetaxel)

Developed by Sanofi, Taxotere is a chemotherapy drug that prevents the growth and division of cancer cells. It is used in combination with other chemotherapy drugs to treat breast cancer, metastatic prostate cancer, stomach cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer.

The Dangers of Taxotere

Lawsuits have been filed against Sanofi by women who have experienced permanent hair loss. These patients claim that they were not warned of the risks of permanent hair loss before being administered the drug. The patients state that had they been aware of this side effect, they would have selected a different chemotherapy drug that does not cause permanent alopecia.

Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)

Manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson company, Xarelto is a blood thinner. The prescription drug is used to treat people at risk of heart attack, stroke, and other kinds of clotting problems.

The Dangers of Xarelto

Multiple lawsuits have been filed claiming that Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn patients of the dangers of Xarelto. The potential risks and complications of the prescription drug included internal bleeding and brain hemorrhage, both of which could be fatal.

Zantac (Ranitidine Hydrochloride)

Ranitidine hydrochloride was a popular heartburn and acid reflux medication. It was available by prescription and over the counter in tablet and liquid form. Sanofi manufactured and sold ranitidine under the brand name Zantac.

The Dangers of Zantac

Following a 2019 safety advisory, prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs were removed from the market in April 2020. Research found that Zantac and other ranitidine drugs contained the B2 carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which increases the risk of colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, and liver damage.

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Arlington, Grand Prairie, or Fort Worth, TX?
Contact Us to Speak with a Defective Drug Attorney

Defective drugs can adversely affect your health and wellness. In some tragic circumstances, the defective substance could be fatal. Drug makers need to be held responsible for any harm they cause and any attempts to circumvent testing and safety protocols. Attorney Roger "Rocky" Walton can help.

Rocky Walton has represented clients in personal injury cases since 1987. He proudly serves those in need throughout the greater Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Fort Worth, TX, area. Rocky has a deep understanding of drug injury statutes and the legal protections for consumers and patients. He is here to listen and help you determine the most advantageous course of action against pharmaceutical companies.

If you live in the Arlington area and want to learn more about defective drug lawsuits, contact our law office online. You can also contact us by phone to set up a free consultation.

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"Rocky and his team were incredible! They helped me to overcome one of the biggest challenges I have faced, and were able to advocate effectively on my behalf. Rocky and his team of competent, professional, and caring legal minds helped to educate me about each step of the legal process, and kept in touch as things developed, which helped to foster a collaborative environment." Sarah P., 5-Star Review

How Are Victims Exposed to Dangerous Drugs?

Pharmaceutical manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar business. In the rush to profit, it is not uncommon for drug companies to rush a medication's release before it has been properly tested. In some cases, drug manufacturers have purposefully withheld evidence of dangerous side effects and contraindications from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to gain faster product approval. Consequently, even though a drug may be approved by the FDA, it does not mean it is safe for use.
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Types of Injuries Caused by Defective Drugs

Injuries resulting from dangerous drugs are often catastrophic and have lasting effects on a victim's health and wellness. Common examples of drug injuries include:

  • Birth defects
  • Blindness and vision problems
  • Cancer
  • Depression and suicide
  • Heart attack
  • Impulse control disorders
  • Kidney failure
  • Seizures
  • Stroke
  • Death

Why You Need a Defective Drug Lawyer

Drug manufacturers have ample financial resources at their disposal and can hire aggressive legal counsel to fight dangerous drug lawsuits. Facing these high-powered pharmaceutical lawyers on your own can be intimidating, to say the least.

In addition, defective drug cases can be especially complex. Without an in-depth knowledge of the laws that pertain to defective drug litigation, it is extremely difficult and time-consuming to properly represent your case.

An experienced defective drug lawyer can fight on your behalf so that you achieve the best possible outcome. Serving the people of Arlington and Fort Worth for more than three decades, you can count on Rocky Walton to provide the legal counsel you need in the face of these challenges.

An Attorney Texans Can Trust Proudly Serving Arlington
and Surrounding Communities

"Rocky Walton and his team were the best! They make sure that your injuries are first taken care off, before they start the case. They were extremely informative and kept me up to date while working on my case. They responded to all the questions I had. If you need the best accident lawyers in Grand Prairie or Arlington, they are your best bet!" Maria R., 5-Star Review
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The Law Firm of Roger "Rocky" Walton, P.C.

The Law Firm of Roger "Rocky" Walton, P.C., has been exclusively representing personal injury clients since 1987. He is proud to be affiliated with top legal organizations, including:

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Tarrant County Bar Association 

If you are looking for legal representation from a top-rated lawyer in Arlington, call or text our law firm at (817) 429-4299 today! We serve clients in Grand Prairie, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas.

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