Pacerone lawsuits are being investigated on behalf of patients who suffered serious complications, including pulmonary toxicity and pulmonary fibrosis, allegedly related to the use of this heart medication. Families who have lost a loved one to these side effects may also be eligible to file a claim.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is now offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to patients who may have been harmed by Pacerone, or their surviving loved ones. To learn more, please contact our legal team by calling (888) 994-5118.
Pacerone (amiodarone) is an antiarrhythmic agent marketed by Upsher-Smith Laboratories. It is intended as “a drug of last resort for patients suffering from documented recurrent life-threatening ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.” However, plaintiffs in amiodarone lawsuits claim that medications containing this active ingredient are frequently prescribed as an off-label treatment for atrial fibrillation. They further contend that the drugs’ manufacturers aggressively and illegally promoted amiodarone products for these unapproved uses.
Serious complications allegedly related to the use of Pacerone include:
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued a number of warnings for amiodarone products:
In March 2015, the daughter of former University of Alabama athletic director Mal Moore filed a wrongful death lawsuit against two amiodarone manufacturers, alleging that the “very dangerous” drug caused his death two years earlier. Mr. Moore had taken the medication for 90 days in 2008 to treat an irregular heartbeat. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis five years later. Amiodarone products are not approved to treat atrial fibrillation. But the lawsuit claims that the defendants systematically ignored risks associated with the drug and aggressively marketed it as a first-line treatment choice for patients like Mr. Moore. Read More
Individuals who suffered serious complications allegedly related to Pacerone may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. To discuss filing a Pacerone lawsuit with our legal team, please contact Bernstein Liebhard today at (888) 994-5118.
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