The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing a Vincristine lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of a Vincristine 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 Vincristine lawyers to guide you through all of the legal hurdles as well as direct you to sufficient funding (litigation funding or legal finance) to cover pharmaceutical litigation costs. Contact a Vincristine attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Vincristine side effects.
Vincristine is a vinca alkaloid from the Madagascar periwinkle. It functions as a mitotic inhibitor and is used in cancer chemotherapy. Its official trade name is Oncovin or Vincasar. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 and has been produced by Gensia Sicor Pharmaceuticals. The biggest concern with this drug is when it is accidentally added to spinal catheters. If this happens, paralysis or death could be imminent. As such, Vincristine litigation is probably usually going to be medical malpractice litigation.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations issued a warning informing healthcare providers that Vincristine is supposed to be injected into the vein and is not supposed to be added to a spinal catheter.
If you administer Vincristine to the spine, you will cause paralysis and most likely death right afterwards. The frightening aspect of this is that there have been a number of deaths reported as a result of incorrect administration of this drug.
The warnings have suggested using proper labelling on all syringes and making sure that the Vincristine injections occur in different rooms than do injections of other drugs administered through the spine.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Vincristine side effects, a Vincristine law firm can help you secure that settlement that you deserve. Contact one of our unsafe drug lawyers today to schedule a free and confidential consultation and take the first step to recovering damages and recovering normalcy in your life.