Individuals who have experienced side effects from Ketek® should contact a doctor immediately and notify the FDA.
Once seen by a physician, contact our firm to learn about your legal rights. To learn more about the drug Ketek and its associated dangers read more below.
In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a public safety alert on the popular antibiotic Ketek®. According to the health advisory, the FDA had received numerous reports of severe adverse events—including liver failure and death—linked to use of the drug. An agency memo released a few months after the health advisory confirmed 23 cases of Ketek-induced liver damage, a dozen cases of liver failure, 44 cases of less serious liver injury, and four Ketek-related deaths. Subsequently, drug regulation officials concluded that there exists a definite link between Ketek and the risk of liver damage and failure.
If you or someone you love has suffered liver injury or other serious Ketek® side effect, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. It is important to consult with a qualified defective drug litigation attorney who can inform you of your legal rights and determine the best course of action for you. Please contact Lopez McHugh LLP today for a FREE case evaluation.
Adverse Events Associated with Ketek®
Since it gained FDA approval in 2004, Ketek has been prescribed to over three million Americans for the treatment of pneumonia and other respiratory infections. Sadly, the drug carries serious side effect risks including:
- Low blood pressure
- Irregular heart beat
- Black outs
- Liver injury and/or failure
Ketek® and Your Legal Rights
The FDA denied Ketek® for approval two times for inadequate warning labels before it was finally approved in 2004. In May 2006, the agency advised Sanofi-Aventis—the drug maker—to add a stronger warning label alerting doctors and consumers to the serious risks. However, by this time, millions of people had already used Ketek.
Those who have suffered serious harm as a result of taking Ketek® may be eligible to recover their losses through a product liability lawsuit. Damages may include pain and anguish, medical costs, lost income capacity, and more. Please contact us today to consult with a one of our attorneys who can help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve.