Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky

Amiodarone

The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing an Amiodarone lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of an Amiodarone claim, regardless of whether in an individual lawsuit or in a class action lawsuit, it is crucial that the law firm representing you have a competent and experienced team of  Amiodarone lawyers to guide you through all of the legal hurdles as well as sufficient funding (litigation funding or legal finance) to cover litigation costs. Contact  an Amiodarone attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Amiodarone side effects.

Amiodarone is a drug known as an antiarrhythmic agent. It is used to treat a variety of cardiac dysrhythmias. Amiodarone was originally developed from plant extract.  Amiodarone has a number of very serious side effects. Interestingly, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was reluctant to approve Amiodarone, but American doctors were procuring the drug from foreign sources. European suppliers threatened to cut off the supply unless the FDA would approve the drug. Thus, Amiodarone became one of the few approved drugs that didn't undergo extensive clinical trials.

Many doctors do not inform patients about the serious side effects of Amiodarone; they also do not inform patients about the fact that this drugs was approved by the FDA on the fast track. In 2004, doctors wrote prescrptions for as many as 2.3 million patients, and many of these prescriptions were not for approved conditions.

Amiodarone side effects are very serious and also very common, which is why this drug is viewed by responsible professionals as a last resort. Amiodarone side effects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Interstital Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyriodism
  • Corneal Micro-Deposits
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Jaundice
  • Hypatomegaly
  • Hepatitis
  • Pseudo-Alcoholic Cirrhosis
  • Abnormal Liver Enzyme Results
  • Gynecomastia
  • Epididymtitis
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

The side effects to the lungs, such as lund disease and pulmonary fibrosis, are much more likely for patients who have decreased lung function. Doctors are warned about prescribing this drug to people who have such conditions.  

Furthermore, Amiodarone has a number of counterindications. For example, pregnant women are at much high risk of developing Amiodarone adverse effects than are women who are not pregnant.

Amiodarone is also known generically as Coradone and Pacerone.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Amiodarone side effects, you might be entitled to compensation. An Amiodarone law firm can help you pursue your case with the greatest possible efficacy. Contact one of our unsafe drug lawyers today to schedule a free and confidential consultation and take the first step to reclaiming normalcy in your life.

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