Medical experts were questioning the safety of Darvocet for years, starting in the late 70s. Then, in 2005, the UK recalled Darvon and Darvocet due to the increased risk of overdose and suicide; however, the dangerous drug remained available in the United States. It wasn’t until last November that the FDA issued a recall banning propoxyphene-containing painkillers, including Darvon and Darvocet, due to the increased risk of heart problems and other life-threatening side effects.
Sadly, many patients who have been taking this defective drug for years have already experienced heart problems, such as heart attacks, heart arrhythmias and even death as a result. In fact, Darvocet was one of the top 25 prescribed drugs in the United States, with over 22 million people taking it.
According to the non-profit group Public Citizen, over 2,100 accidental deaths have been linked to Darvon and Darvocet since 1981. Patients who have suffered the effects of Darvocet need to be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, attorney fees and more.
Additionally, loved ones need to be compensated for the loss of a family member due to the fatal side effects of Darvocet including:
- Heart attack
Because the drug company put profits ahead of their patients’ health, people harmed need to seek justice. If you were harmed or your loved one died as a result of this Texas dangerous drug, you may have a legal case. Don’t allow dangerous drug manufacturers to get away with these bad behaviors. Find out if you may qualify for a Darvocet lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a deceased family member.
In order to get the most compensation, you need to look for an attorney with experience, winning results, and knowledge of the drug industry that sets them apart from other lawyers in the field. Attorney Bill Voss has written a book, Bad Pills and Their Side Effects, to help you and others understand more about your rights related to dangerous drugs. You can request a copy of this book for FREE.
Contact the Voss Law Firm and talk with a caring and knowledgeable Texas defective drug attorney today in a free discussion of your case at 888-614-7730.