Trasylol Defective Drug Lawsuit Settlements Now Exceed $60 Million
Settlements by Bayer AG have grown to in excess of $60 million following a rash of lawsuits filed over the dangerous side effects associated with Trasylol, including kidney injury, heart failure, stroke and even death. Bayer AG announced that its blood clotting drug Trasylol was being removed from the market on November 7, 2008.
Trasylol (generic “Aprotinin”) is also referred to as a bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor, BPTI. The drug is given by injection to reduce bleeding during complicated surgery like heart bypass or liver surgery.
The FDA originally approved Trasylol in 1993 for use in cardiac surgeries that ordinarily involved blood transfusions. It is used to promote more rapid blood clotting, which may reduce or prevent the need for blood transfusions during common cardiac surgeries like bypass surgery. However, the drug has been linked to serious side effects, and Bayer has already settled 150 lawsuits for amounts that exceed $60 million cumulatively. There are still many more lawsuits pending against Bayer AG related to the serious life-changing and even fatal side effects of this dangerous drug.
If you or your loved one has suffered kidney damage, heart failure, stroke, or other serious Trasylol-related side effects, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or for your loved one’s wrongful death. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, represents Atlanta residents, as well as those throughout Georgia, who are injured by defective drugs like Trasylol. Our Georgia defective drug lawyers are dedicated to providing exceptional service as part of our ongoing goal of being the best dangerous drug attorneys in Atlanta and all of Georgia.
The FDA initially expressed concern about the safety of Trasylol following a 2006 Canadian study that revealed an increased risk of kidney damage, heart attack, stroke and death and that the drug was no more effective than other blood clotting drugs. However, this study was not the first that illustrated the risks of Trasylol. This study confirmed earlier studies published in a prominent medical journal that reported that Trasylol more than doubled the risk of kidney failure. One of the two earlier studies was a study conducted at Bayer AG’s direction and was not presented to the FDA.
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries following surgery involving the use of the drug Trasylol, we offer a free case evaluation. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, consistently strives to offer excellent quality legal representation with a focus on providing the best service as part of our ongoing goal of being the premier personal injury law firm in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
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