Actemra Heart Failure & Pancreatitis Lawyers in New York

Personal Injury Lawyers in New York City, Serving Clients Nationally

Actemra (tocilimuzab) is a rheumatoid arthritis drug in the IL-6 family that is manufactured, distributed, and sold by Roche. STAT, an independent medical news organization, has recently studied reports of adverse health effects suffered by people using Actemra and other similar rheumatoid arthritis drugs. STAT found in some instances the side effects were higher in Actemra patients, but unlike other rheumatoid arthritis drugs, Actemra does not have warnings for these side effects.

Side effects that have been linked to Actemra use include:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Death

Actemra is a biologic, which works by inhibiting the chemical signal interleukin-6 (IL-6), a chemical signal that causes inflammation. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now being asked to reevaluate the causality and frequency of these side effects, which had already been investigated several times by the administration for other similar drugs. Concern has spiked recently after Acterma became the first drug approved to treat giant cell arteritis, and increased usage of the drug is expected.

Were you or a loved one diagnosed with a serious health condition after taking Actemra? Our New York Acterma lawsuit attorneys would like to hear your claims. Call (888) 260-0473 to speak to us today.

NYC Dangerous Drug Attorneys On Your Side

At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our New York product liability attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving dangerous drugs, personal injury claims, and wrongful death, including drug-induced pancreatitis from diabetes medications. We are dedicated to helping individuals achieve financial and emotional relief from the undue physical hardships and overwhelming medical costs they have endured due to a defective drug or prescription medicine. To gain a strategic advantage for our clients, we file all suits, negotiate settlements, and litigate cases individually. We make a point to get to know our clients personally, as well as handle claims ourselves without involving other firms, which often complicates a process and damages a claim’s validity.

People choose to work with our New York dangerous drug lawyers due to our accolades and accomplishments, including:

The sooner you start your case, the stronger it will be. Contact us at your first opportunity.

Constructing a Strong Plaintiff Case for You

Plaintiffs in Actemra accuse the manufacturers of designing defective drugs, failing to warn consumers and medical professionals, breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation, and fraudulent concealment. Lawsuits for defective drug injuries can be incredibly complex and revolve around life-changing or fatal conditions, such as a cancer developed by rheumatoid arthritis medication. If you or someone you love has suffered due to the negligence of a drug manufacturer, it is important to speak to an experienced lawyer who can understand all aspects of your case and manage it confidently on your behalf.

Our New York Actemra lawsuit attorneys can:

  • Study and compile all relevant evidence to your case.
  • Prepare an argument for negotiations or litigation.
  • Seek compensation for injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other economic damages, as well as punitive damages you need to make it through this difficult time.
  • Make sure others are protected from these destructive practices by holding big pharmaceutical companies accountable for their negligence.

If you or a loved one developed pancreatitis or another health condition after taking Actemra, please contact us today, either using an online evaluation form or by calling (888) 260-0473 to speak with an experienced New York drug product liability law firm. Free consultations are available.

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