We are learning that there are some antibiotics on the market right now that the FDA says “can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body (the aorta).”
The antibiotics in question include some popular brand names such as Avelox, Cipro, and Levaquin and they are made of fluoroquinolones. The FDA goes on to point out in their statement that those who have a history of blockages or aneurysms, have high blood pressure, and other genetic disorders are the most at risk.
In the story, we learn of a woman who has claimed for years this is what happened to her father when he took antibiotics for pneumonia. Now, the FDA is calling for companies to add new warnings to their medications.
At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., this highlights just how much we do not know about the products we use around our households. It is not just medications. Every day we learn of new product recalls that can affect us and our families. If you need a Kansas City defective product lawyer, you can count on us to work hard to secure the compensation you need.
What Can Happen?
What could be scarier than discovering a medication you are taking has more risks than you knew about? This happens all too often when it comes to products we use – finding out there are risks that are not on the label. In fact, labeling issues are one of the main concerns when it comes to product faults. If a product is not labeled correctly, then people do not fully understand what using or consuming them can do. This can mean dosage issues, ingredients not listed, hazards not properly identified, and more.
Labels are not the only problem when it comes to products. We know that there are times when they are simply poorly designed. Even though all products are supposed to be thoroughly tested, there are times when one reaches the market that is faulty. Along with that, there are products that experience a manufacturing defect, something that alters it from its original design, making it dangerous for consumers.
If you look at the government website that tracks current recalls, you will see that faulty products span all industries, from vehicles and appliances to foods and medications. This is not just a problem that we occasionally see on the news. It happens to regular people every day.
Do You Have Options?
If you or a loved one have been harmed by a product used or consumed and you believe the product was faulty, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need in the aftermath of an incident. This can include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income if you are unable to work
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages