New York Darvocet and Darvon Injury Attorneys
Propoxyphene Attorneys New York City
On November 19, 2010, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Darvon and Darvocet (propoxyphene and propoxyphene with acetaminophen), agreed to withdraw the drugs from the market after a request from the FDA. The FDA has encouraged all generic manufacturers to follow suit. Fatal heart abnormalities have been reported in a large number of patients on the drug. The FDA believes the risks of taking propoxyphene now outweigh the benefits.
The heart, when damaged, can cause serious illness or death. Cardiac arrhythmia symptoms include heart palpitations which may be frequent, infrequent, or continuous. Arrhythmias can lead to increased chance of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks.
If you or someone you love has suffered from heart problems after taking Propoxyphene (Darvocet or Darvon), you may be eligible to recover compensation for your financial and emotional losses.
For a complimentary consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney who can determine your eligibility to file a legal claim, please contact Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP today.
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Side effects of Propoxyphene
Propoxyphene is sold under the names Darvocet, Darvon, Darvon-N, PP-Cap, Balacet, Propacet, and Wygesic. It has been shown to cause the following problems in users:
- Cardiac arrhythmias
- Fatal heart problems, sudden cardiac death
- Abnormal heartbeat leading to permanent injury
- Diminished heart function
- Heart attack
- Bradycardia, tachycardia
If you have taken prescription Propoxyphene and are experiencing any symptoms associated with cardiac arrhythmias it is vital to seek immediate medical attention.
Your Legal Rights
Individuals who suffer from arrhythmias as a result of Darvocet, Darvon, Darvon-N, or PP-Cap may be entitled to recover compensation related to their losses and injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages or earning capacity, mental anguish, and more. If you or someone you love has developed heart problems that you think may be related to Darvocet, Darvon, or Propoxyphene, you need to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Please contact the attorneys of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP today for a complimentary consultation. We can evaluate your case, inform you of your legal options, and advise you as to the best course of action.