What is Darvon and Darvocet?
Darvon and Darvocet contain the pain killer propoxyphene and were introduced to the United States market to treat mild to moderate pain for years. In 2010, the Food and Drug administration requested that companies remove all products containing propoxyphene from store shelves, including Darvon and Darvocet.
Why were the drugs Darvon or Darvocet recalled?
The F.D.A. recalled these products after studies showed that propoxyphene combined with acetaminophen, which are the two drugs that made up Darvon and Darvocet, had dangerous side effects. Even when products were taken at recommended doses patients were put at risk of potentially serious or fatal heart rhythm abnormalities.
What are the side effects of Darvon and Darvocet?
Dangerous side effects of propoxyphene use can include critical or fatal cardiovascular abnormalities, such as:
- high blood pressure,
- heart arrhythmias,
- heart attack or stroke, and
- sudden death.
What may I be able to recover?
If you or a loved one took Darvon or Darvocet for pain relief and suffered serious consequences because of it you may be able to file a lawsuit against the drug makers for compensation of:
- Past and future medical expenses,
- Lost income,
- Future lost income,
- Pain and suffering,
- Wrongful death.
Who can file a Darvon or Darvocet lawsuit?
Many lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer of Darvon and Darvocet, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, on behalf of clients who were injured after taking the drugs. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered as a result of taking Darvon or Darvocet you need to consult a personal injury attorney to learn your rights in these cases.
How do I know if I have a case?
Contact a Darvon lawsuit attorney if any of these symptoms affected you or a loved one. Our firm is experienced in fighting against big corporations and we have successfully represented clients who have been harmed by recalled products. You can contact our office at 1-888-526-7616 for a free case review today.