Leukemia Medication – A Wave Of Tasigna Lawsuits
It’s a sad but familiar story to unsuspecting victims who use medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration – such as Tasigna – only to discover that there can be tragic consequences.
In the case of Tasigna, a well-known leukemia treatment, there is even a darker side: Canadian health officials became so alarmed at dangerous side effects that they issued public health warnings as early as 2013 about links between Tasigna and patients developing life-threatening atherosclerosis-related diseases.
It took a while for the FDA to catch up but the Canadian warnings foreshadowed a wave of such side effects in the United States where legal actions such as those available at Injury Help Desk detail serious health problems and deaths in lawsuits filed across the country.
If you or a loved one was affected by an atherosclerosis-related disease caused by the treatment of Tasigna for leukemia you are eligible for a free consultation with our experienced national network of attorneys at Injury Help Desk.
Please contact us at Injury Help Desk as soon as possible to discuss the merits of your case because there may be legal time limits involved which could affect your ability to collect compensation for medical, treatment or funeral costs, among other expenses.
Lawsuits filed against Novartis, the pharmaceutical giant that makes Tasigna, are alleging that the company failed to properly warned patients of the dangers of developing atherosclerosis-related diseases.
Novartis also is accused in these cases of putting profits ahead of consumer safety by downplaying these potentially dangerous side effects by falsely marketing them as safe in the United States even though the company admitted dangerous side effects in Canada.
The FDA approved Tasigna as a protein-inhibiting anti-cancer chemotherapy drug used to treat leukemia, a deadly cancer that attacks blood cells and bone narrow. In doing so, however, it also increases the risk of atherosclerosis, which causes plaque to develop on artery walls, according to Tasigna lawsuits.
Deadly heart attacks and strokes can then occur, according to the allegations.
Patients who were prescribe Tasigna for treatment of their leukemia have indicated the following symptoms:
- Carotid artery stenosis
- Coronary artery disease
- Coronary artery stenosis
- Femoral artery stenosis
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Kidney problems
- Muscle weakness in the legs
- Peripheral artery disease
If you or a loved one were treated with the drug and then then developed artery narrowing please contact Injury Help Desk as soon as possible to see if you are eligible to file a Tasigna lawsuit to recover damages.