All too often, the pharmaceuticals Southeastern Wisconsin residents count on to treat their medical conditions result in drug-induced personal injury and wrongful death. On TV, the Internet and other media, there are national law firms advertising to reach the victims of drug induced personal injury.
Generally known as mass tort claims, these cases are filed individually, but typically can be removed to federal court and consolidated into a single, national, multi-district litigation. Those that can be maintained in state court result in higher settlements because it is easier to prosecute an individual case in state court. Due to the large costs often associated with many drug-induced injury claims, it makes sense to bundle the issues and, usually, the manufacturers reach a global settlement with all victims.
If you or a family member have been the victim of a drug induced injury, don’t put your case into the hands of a long-distance law firm. Cabaniss Law is highly experienced with drug induced personal injury litigation, working primarily with victims of drug induced injury throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. While your case may be handled as a mass tort claim, I will personally handle your case. You will have a powerful, effective personal injury attorney you can meet with, talk to, interact with, and hold responsible for the prosecution of your case. A Milwaukee attorney who is minutes – not hundreds of miles – away.
Cabaniss Law has prosecuted actions for the victims of Fen-Phen, Baycol, Rezulin, Trasylol, and Vioxx. Though unfortunately the list is ever-growing, the following are some of the drug induced injury cases Cabaniss Law is currently pursuing:
- Levaquin (levofloxacin) – an antibiotic that has been known to increase the risk of tendon ruptures, tendon damage and tendonitis.
- Paxil (paroxetine) – a frequently-prescribed antidepressant, with about 25 percent of its users women of childbearing age. Studies reveal that women who took Paxil during pregnancy were 1 ½ to 2 times more likely to give birth to a child with a heart defect than those who had not.
- Reglan – prescribed for gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD) and diabetic gastroparesis, as well as nausea associated with migraines or in pregnant women experiencing morning sickness. Reglan is a drug that has been associated with the neurologic disorder tardive dyskinsea.
- Yaz – a birth control pill said to cause serious side effects in women, including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, menstrual clotting, stroke, bladder problems and sudden death.