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Houston Dangerous Drug Lawyers

Our attorneys advocate for victims of cancer-causing medications

At the Ferrell Law Group, our dangerous drug lawyers hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the harm caused by defective medicines. Trust in healthcare professionals—doctors, pharmacists, and drug manufacturers—is fundamental to our health and wellness. However, the unfortunate reality is that some medications end up causing serious health conditions, including cancer. Every year, numerous Americans face cancer diagnoses linked to their use of prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and dietary supplements.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer as a result of dangerous or defective drugs, you have the right to seek justice and compensation. Depending on the details of your case, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against a negligent pharmaceutical company, manufacturer, marketer, or healthcare provider. Our team of dedicated attorneys in Houston is committed to advocating for the rights of cancer victims and their families. We can help you build a strong claim for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Cancer risks from dangerous drugs

The Ferrell Law Group takes a stand against pharmaceutical companies for distributing medications without adequate warnings about severe health risks, including cancer. Below are key examples of the cases we handle, highlighting the link between certain drugs and an increased risk of cancer:

  • Belviq (Belviq XR/Lorcaserin): This weight-loss medication was recalled in 2020 due to findings suggesting a higher incidence of lung, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers among users. The FDA criticized its manufacturer, Eisai, Inc., for not sufficiently warning the public about these risks. The exact mechanism by which Belviq elevates cancer risk remains under investigation, but the FDA's concern was significant enough to demand a recall.
  • Valsartan: Following a global inquiry in 2019 into nitrosamine impurities in angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) — a class of drugs used for heart failure, high blood pressure, and kidney disease — the FDA warned that Valsartan, a specific ARB, might increase cancer risk due to these impurities. The FDA highlighted contamination issues at a production facility in India, stressing the lack of cleanliness and proper protocols for handling medical materials.
  • Xeljanz (Tofacitinib): An FDA review in 2021 identified an elevated cancer rate among users of Xeljanz, a medication prescribed for arthritis and ulcerative colitis. Notably, lung cancer and lymphoma were among the most frequently diagnosed cancers. Symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, hoarseness, and unexplained weight loss could indicate Xeljanz-related lung cancer, warranting immediate medical evaluation.
  • Zantac (Ranitidine): In 2020, the FDA requested the withdrawal of Zantac due to its contamination with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a substance known to cause cancer. Subsequent to this discovery, GSK, the manufacturer of Zantac, began settling cancer claims linked to its use. While details of these settlements from Zantac lawsuits are private, reports suggest a significant financial commitment by GSK to address approximately 80,000 cancer-related claims, with breast cancer among the cited conditions.

How can a dangerous drug attorney help?

Navigating a cancer diagnosis due to a dangerous drug can be daunting, but an experienced attorney can often make a meaningful difference in the outcome of your case. A dangerous drug lawyer can help by evaluating your case, leveraging medical experts to link your cancer to the drug, and building a compelling case for the compensation you deserve.

Free consultation on cancer cases linked to dangerous drugs

With over 30 years of experience, the Ferrell Law Group is dedicated to securing justice for individuals harmed by dangerous drugs. Our team is relentless in pursuing the compensation victims deserve for the suffering and losses caused by negligent pharmaceutical practices.

If you or a loved one has developed cancer due to a dangerous or defective drug, you may be eligible for financial compensation. But you need to act fast to protect your legal rights. Contact the Ferrell Law Group for a free case evaluation. We can answer your questions, explain your potential legal options, and help you decide what to do next.

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