Compensation for Amiodarone Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis and Pulmonary Toxicity Victims

Patients taking the anti-arrhythmic drug amiodarone (Brand names Pacerone, Nextrone, Cordarone) face an increased risk of devastating side effects, such as Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Toxicity, Amiodarone Toxicity, Lung Disease, Blindness, Other Lung Damage and a serious skin condition called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN).

Research has shown that up to 17% of patients taking amiodarone to treat ventricular arrhythmias have suffered severe lung damage complications, with 10% of these lung injuries resulting in death. If you took amiodarone for a heart rhythm problem in the past, and you have since experienced one or more serious medical complications, consult a reputable product liability lawyer to explore your possible compensation options. You may be entitled to damages for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, which you can pursue by filing an amiodarone lawsuit against the drug manufacturing company.

Side Effects Associated with Amiodarone

Adverse side effects that have been linked to Amiodarone use include:

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Lung Disease
  • Sudden Death/Wrongful Death
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)
  • Blindness
  • Kidney Failure
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Stroke
  • Liver Damage
  • Worsened Arrhythmia

About Amiodarone

"There have been reports of doctors prescribing amiodarone for off-label uses not yet approved by the FDA, which means consumers who have not been diagnosed with a life-threatening heart rhythm problem may be at risk for severe amiodarone complications."

Amiodarone is meant to be used only as a last resort medication but has been widely promoted by the manufacturers and prescribed as first resort anti-arrhythmic medications, and is therefore prescribed frequently in the United States. It has several names:

  • Amiodarone (generic)
  • Pacerone (Upsher-Smith Laboratories)
  • Cordarone (Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories)

Patients who have suffered one or more side effects of amiodarone claim that – had they been adequately warned about the potential complications associated with the anti-arrhythmia drug – they would have avoided taking the medication in the first place and their doctors would have prescribed alternative medication.

Why file an Amiodarone Lawsuit

In light of the possibility for amiodarone to cause such serious side effects in users, the medication is only prescribed to patients diagnosed with heart rhythm problems that are potentially deadly, in which case the benefits of the drug may outweigh its risks. Unfortunately, there have been reports of doctors prescribing amiodarone for off-label uses not yet approved by the FDA, which means consumers who have not been diagnosed with a life-threatening heart rhythm problem may be at risk for severe amiodarone complications.

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