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Category Archives: Defective Drugs

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Byetta Linked to Pancreatic and Thyroid Cancer

Byetta (exenatide) is an incretin mimetic used in the treatment of type-2 diabetes. Byetta is a self-injected medication and is injected subcutaneously (just under the skin), prior to meals. Reports suggest Byetta side effects may have caused at least 2 deaths and a number of serious injuries. The first Byetta lawsuit was filed in 2008. Other Byetta lawsuits have since followed. read more

Tylenol / Acetaminophen & Liver Damage

The Dugan Lawfirm is investigating injury claims associated with Tylenol®, the brand name for acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is the leading pain and fever reducing drug in American households today, and recent studies have shown however that Tylenol/acetaminophen can cause severe liver damage. read more

Judge Appoints James Dugan of The Dugan Law Firm to the Pradaxa Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

James Dugan of The Dugan Law Firm was one of several attorneys appointed by Judge Herndon to the PSC to lead and coordinate the litigation on behalf of individuals who were allegedly injured as a result of taking pradaxa. read more

Pradaxa Lawsuits

Pradaxa is being investigated by the FDA for serious side effects including: death and unusual bruising or bleeding/hemorrhaging. read more

Actos Bladder Cancer

On June 15, 2011 the FDA issued an urgent health warning to users and prescribers of the drug Actos acknowledging the recent statistical data that shows up to a 40% increase in risk for bladder cancer in users of Actos. The studies further show that the risk of bladder cancer increases with higher dosages and longer courses of treatment with Actos. read more

Yaz Birth Control

Lawsuits have been filed against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical for the birth control drug Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control pills read more


Paxil is a prescription antidepressant drug that, like other SSRIs, has a handful of dangerous side effects. read more


Fosamax has recently been linked to a serious bone disease called osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ aka. Dead Jaw). This important discovery clearly shows that Fosamax side effects may include osteonecrosis of the jaw, aka, dead jaw or jaw death as well as osteomyelitis of the jaw. Fosamax has also been linked to low energy femur fractures (thigh bone fractures). read more

Topamax Birth Defects

The FDA has issued a warning about the migraine and epilepsy drug Topamax due to its increased risk of causing birth defects. read more

Antidepressant SSRI Birth Defect Lawsuits

Children born with heart birth defects, lung birth defects and other congenital birth defects have been linked to the possible use of a group of antidepressant drugs classified as Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRI) by women during pregnancy. read more

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