While so much negative press has been given to Sanofi-Aventis’ anticoagulant medication Multaq, it remains that the drug’s side effects have proven deadly for numerous patients who have been prescribed the drug as a treatment for their AF symptoms. Those side effects have caused many patients to file lawsuits against Sanofi in the hopes of being reimbursed for their injuries.
For many patients and their families, the monies that would be recovered from an award in their favor would not come close to helping to ease the pains that the drug can cause. Liver failure and a worsening of the heart condition are the most lethal side effects linked to Multaq. These effects are so severe that the FDA issued stronger warnings against the drug that included the recommendation that Multaq not be used unless no other drugs are working.
France even decided not to reimburse for Multaq and other countries have severely restricted the drug’s use. The fact that the FDA keeps Multaq on the market at all is astonishing to some experts, as many have suggested that Multaq be recalled because of its dangers. With much research verifying Multaq’s links to liver failure, it was not very shocking when the drug was found to worsen the heart condition during the PALLAS trial, which was meant to see if Multaq could be used to treat permanent AF. That trial was halted once participating patients started dying.
The serious side effects and deaths have forced many to file Multaq lawsuits, and more lawsuits are likely to be filed in the future since doctors are still prescribing the drug, which is still approved for use in the United States. However, if many medical experts and consumer watchdog groups have their way, Multaq may find itself on the medication “ban list.”
If you or a loved one has suffered from liver failure or a worsening heart condition after being treated with Multaq, contact the attorneys at Greg Jones today for a free consultation. I am experienced at fighting Multaq lawsuits and may be able to help you recover money for your injuries.