Uloric Lawsuit Attorneys
If you have suffered damages as a result of a defective medication, the drug’s manufacturer may be held liable for the damages they have caused you. Our experienced Uloric side effect lawsuit attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP can gather the necessary evidence and develop a strong claim that proves the drug maker is liable for their negligence.
The defective drug attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP are currently seeking individuals who have been injured as a result of taking the medication Uloric. If that is you, please contact us immediately for a free case evaluation.
Our dedicated attorneys will fight with everything they have to ensure you secure the justice and compensation you need.
The FDA Issues a Uloric Black Box Warning
In 2017, the FDA distributed an alert to the general public concerning the increased risk of cardiovascular death found in their preliminary results from a safety trial conducted on Uloric.
Along with the Arthritis Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee, the FDA held a meeting in which they decided that Uloric would no longer be the go-to treatment for patients with gout.
Research revealed that the drug had increased the risk for death by heart complications in comparison to the alternative gout treatment medication, allopurinol.
In early 2019, the FDA issued a boxed warning for increased risk of cardiovascular death on Uloric and restricted the treatment for individuals with hyperuricemia.
What Is Uloric?
Takeda Pharmaceuticals developed Uloric (Febuxostat), a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, to treat chronic hyperuricemia (excess uric acid) in individuals with gout.
In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug under the condition that Takeda would disclose the cardiovascular risks associated with the drug as well as conduct a post-marketing cardiovascular safety study.
By 2015, Uloric became one of the most popular drugs on the market. However, news of the drugs potentially serious – and even deadly – side effects soon emerged.
In March of 2018, the New England Journal of Medicine conducted a 6,000 patient safety trial which revealed that Uloric users were at a higher risk for deadly cardiovascular conditions in comparison to individuals who took its alternative – allopurinol.
In January of 2019, the FDA issued a “black-box” warning on the drug, stating the dangers of taking the gout medicine exceeded its benefits.
Individuals that have taken Uloric should beware of the following symptoms associated with the drug:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Irregular heart beat
- Onset of severe headaches
- Numb feeling in one side of the body
- Disrupted speech
- Loss of vision
Contact the skillful Uloric lawsuit attorneys of Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP to schedule a FREE consultation. We are investigating these claims now. Call us at (205) 324-1212.
Gout is a painful type of arthritis that arises from excess uric acid in the bloodstream. Uric acid is a chemical that occurs as the body breaks down purines, which are found in the foods we eat and substances we drink.
Usually, our kidneys will filter out the uric acid and then any excess is excreted. However, in cases where individuals have high levels of uric acid, it can be difficult for the kidneys to fully filter out the product.
A buildup of uric acid can create crystal like formations in the joints, capillaries, skin, and other tissues. Gout can cause sudden strikes of pain in these areas accompanied by swelling and irritation. Gout commonly occurs in the toes but may also happen in other areas including the knees, elbows, ankles or fingers.
Few medical treatments are available for the condition but there is one that has stood the test of time. Allopurinol was first marketed as a treatment for gout in 1966 and has long been the gold standard.
Although many gout sufferers have relied on allopurinol, there are certain populations who cannot take the drug. Uloric was developed as an alternative treatment for patients who have renal dysfunction or could not tolerate allopurinol for other reasons.
Available Compensation for a Uloric Lawsuit
Individuals affected by health complications that arise from the use of Uloric may be suffering from a great deal of pain. Whether victims have experienced a stroke, kidney failure, liver damage, or some other serious issue, they deserve to be compensated.
The skillful Uloric lawsuit attorneys of Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP will fight diligently to help secure all applicable compensation available for the damages you have suffered. Depending on your specific circumstances, we can help to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Emotional suffering
- Loss of earning capacity
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death damages that include funeral costs
- Punitive damages (if applicable)
Do not hesitate to seek help in recovery. Call (205) 324-1212 today to contact us for assistance in recovering from your Uloric-related injuries and losses.
Why Choose Our Defective Drug Attorneys?
A Uloric lawsuit may be pursued under the following issues:
- The drug resulted in heart complications.
- The medication resulted in injury or death.
- The drug was taken as the manufacturer intended.
- The medicine was taken as prescribed.
Like most defective product cases, the plaintiff must have adequate evidence to hold the defendant liable for negligence. The experienced defective drug attorneys of Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP can assist victims of Uloric in proving Takeda’s negligence by:
- Conducting a thorough investigation of your situation alongside a team of medical professionals and other legal professionals.
- Analyzing the timeline which you used Uloric.
- Examining side effects and injuries that you suffered.
- Calculating damages according to Uloric treatment costs.
- Offering individualized attention to your case.
- Defending the plaintiff against the manufacturer and their insurance company.
Since it can be challenging to deal with a lawsuit against a drug manufacturer of this size, the reassurance and legal strong arm of an experienced law firm can best help you see the light at the end of the tunnel.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died because of this defective gout medication, know that you do not have to suffer the injury and costs alone. The dangerous drug lawsuit specialists at the Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP personal injury law firm are ready to recover damages from your Uloric-induced health complications.
Call (205) 324-1212 now for a FREE consultation with the knowledgeable and trustworthy defective drug attorneys of Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP.