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Lawsuit Filed Against Darvocet Side Effects

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A class action lawsuit has been filed by Deborah M. Rogers in New Orleans federal court against Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals accusing the Darvocet manufacturer of failing to warn of the risks and side effects associated with name-brand and generic Darvocet medications.

Darvocet is a acetaminophen and propoxyphene combination opioid drug used to treat mild to moderate pain. Between 1981 and 1999 the deaths of nearly 2,110 had been associated with the serious side effects of Darvocet and Darvon (propoxyphene alone).

In 2010 the Food and Drug Administration removed Darvon and Darvocet from the market due to the potential side effects. A study had found that even when taken at recommended dosages, propoxyphene caused significant changes to the cardiac electrical activity, increasing the risk of abnormal heart rhythms and death.

In her lawsuit, Rogers states that the manufacturer filed to warn consumers and physicians of the significant risk of bodily harm, and accuses the defendant of violating the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, breach of express warranty, violating of warranty of redhibition, breach of implied warranty, unjust enrichment, negligence and strict products liability – inadequate warning.

The class action lawsuit seeks damages, compensatory damages, medical monitoring, attorney’s fees and costs.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Lawsuit Filed Against Darvocet Side Effects was posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 8:32 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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