St. Louis Reclast Lawyers
HAVE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE BEEN INJURED BY RECLAST®?
THE ROBERTS LAW FIRM, P.C. CAN HELP
WHAT IS RECLAST®?
Reclast®, manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, is in a group of medications known as bisphosphonates and is used to treat osteoporosis and Paget’s disease. Approved by the FDA in April 2007, Reclast works by inhibiting the release of calcium from bones. It is administered as a yearly IV infusion.
DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS OF RECLAST®
In September, 2011 the FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients of an update to the drug label for Reclast regarding the risk of kidney failure. Cases of acute renal failure requiring dialysis or having a fatal outcome following Reclast use have been reported to the FDA. The revised label indicates that Reclast is a problem in patients with creatinine clearance less than 35 mL/min or in patients with evidence of acute renal impairment. The label also recommends that healthcare professionals screen patients prior to administering Reclast in order to identify at-risk patients.
Risks of developing kidney (renal) failure can increase in patients who already suffer from kidney impairment or kidney disease, patients who use kidney-damaging (nephrotoxic) or diuretic medications at the same time as Reclast, or patients who experience dehydration occurring before or after Reclast infusions.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY FAILURE
Acute kidney failure, also known as renal failure, is the sudden loss of the ability of the kidneys to remove waste and concentrate urine without losing electrolytes. The symptoms of kidney failure can include:
- Fluid retention
- Generalized swelling (usually of the ankles, feet or legs)
- Bloody stool
- Breath odor or metallic taste in mouth
- Bruising easily
- Changes in mood
- Decreased appetite
- Decreased sensation (especially in the feet or hands)
- Drowsiness or fatigue
- High blood pressure
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea or vomiting
- Persistent hiccups
- Prolonged bleeding
- Chest pain or pressure
- Slow, sluggish movements (lethargy)
- Change in urination (decrease in amount, excessive urination at night, and/or complete stop of urination)
HOW THE ROBERTS LAW FIRM CAN HELP YOU
We believe that if you or someone you love have suffered from a side effect or been injured by Reclast® you should be fairly compensated for your damages. Men, women, children and their families have had life-changing experiences as a result of these injuries. Damages can include:
- Medical Bills
- Permanent Injuries
- Emotional Suffering
- Loss in the Quality of Life
- Potential Risk of Future Medical Complications
- Increased Health Insurance Costs
- Lost Wages
Due to both the alleged acts and failure to warn on the part of the large drug company that manufactures Reclast® many people who have suffered side effects were unaware that these risks exist. The Roberts Law Firm, P. C. would like to assist you in pursuing compensation for your injury or the injury of a loved one. We are currently evaluating claims on behalf of those who were prescribed Reclast® and who may have suffered injury. We are representing injured parties on a contingent fee basis which means that there are no legal fees owed unless you are awarded compensation for your injury. For a free, no obligation case review please call 866-585-4570 toll free or fill out our online contact form and we will contact you to answer any of your questions. If you or a loved one has been injured after using Reclast®, the lawyers at The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. may be able to help.
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The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. does not intend, by this web site or otherwise, to provide medical advice to or dissuade anyone from taking medication without their doctors’ approval. Please consult your doctor on matters relating to your health. It could be dangerous to stop taking medicines, especially abruptly. Patients should talk to their physicians to decide whether the benefits and risks of taking Reclast® make it the right choice for them.