Risks, Side Effects and Lawsuits
Trasylol is a blood clotting medication commonly used in heart surgery. It has been linked to kidney failure and heart attacks. Victims of the harmful side effects of this defective drug may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, as well as the emotional distress caused by the side effects.
When a patient dies as a result of taking a defective drug such as Trasylol, his or her heirs are entitled to file a claim for wrongful death against the drug's manufacturer. If you believe you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim, it is important to contact an attorney specializing in personal injury. Statutes of limitations may limit the time you have to file a claim.
Compensation for Trasylol Side Effects
Patients who have suffered from adverse side effects of Trasylol may be entitled to compensatory damages to offset medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income and lost prospects. Many patients who have taken Trasylol have experienced side effects, including kidney or renal failure, heart attacks, strokes and encephalopathy a diffuse brain disease. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration has received approximately 22,000 reports of death associated with Trasylol use.
When a victim of a defective drug files a personal injury lawsuit but dies before it is settled, his or her family members can file a survivor claim as a continuation of the victim's personal injury claim. In addition, they can file a claim with a wrongful death attorney seeking compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income and punitive damages due to a defective drug death.
Filing a Trasylol Lawsuit
Trasylol, or aprotinin, is an injectable medication that promotes blood clotting. It is often used during heart surgery and other surgical procedures. Since its market release in 1993, Trasylol has been linked to several potentially fatal side effects.
Patients who have experienced adverse side effects of Trasylol as well as family members who have lost a loved one because of Trasylol are entitled to file claims against Bayer Pharmaceutical Corporation, the manufacturer of Trasylol. Many lawsuits filed by Trasylol patients claim the manufacturers released the drug to the market before conducting tests that would have uncovered all of its side effects. Drug manufacturers who do not properly test their products can be held liable for any harm.
When You Might Need An Attorney
If you or someone you know has been harmed as a result of taking Trasylol, you may wish to speak to a lawyer. Defective drug lawyers have experience filing claims against pharmaceutical manufacturers, and are able to identify when expert testimony is needed.
In many instances, defective drug attorneys recommend victims join class action lawsuits, which often lead to multi-million dollar settlements.
Families who have lost loved ones because of Trasylol are entitled to file for wrongful deaths.
A defective drug attorney will help you determine which claims should be filed and guide you on your journey toward justice.
Aprotinin, the main compound in Trasylol, is a protein derived from bovine lung tissue that slows the degeneration of blood clotting. It is one of the most studied protein structures, yet its physiological function is still unknown.
Prior to the recall of Trasylol, the CBS program 60 Minutes aired a segment titled, "One Thousand Lives A Month," which focused on the potential benefits of pulling the drug off the market.