Houston personal injury lawyer, Charles J. Argento assists Texas residents with lawsuits and damage claims after a serious injury or death resulting from the use of a harmful drug they presumed was safe. All drugs we purchase are required by law to meet certain safety guidelines and standards for use. When these drugs fail to meet these standards and an injury results, you have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and long-term care.
Defective or dangerous product injuries from drugs generally result from flaws (intentional or not) that arise during the testing, design, manufacture and distribution of a consumer drug.
While many Houston harmful drug lawyers may claim to take dangerous drug cases, few of them have the legal, technical and financial resources to effectively investigate the circumstances and identify all responsible parties down the chain of distribution. At the Houston law office of Charles J. Argento, we are experienced Texas trial attorneys who have negotiated and litigated personal injury lawsuits at every level of the state and federal courts related to :
Testosterone Replacement (Low T)
Generic Name: Androgel
Manufacturer: AndroGel, Testim, Androderm, Axiron bio T gel
Injuries: Stroke, Blood clots in lungs and deep veins, and Heart Attack.
Testosterone Replacement therapy is used for many issues men may have from low energy to no sex drive. The drugs are manufactured by numerous companies. Men have experienced numerous problems including, strokes, blood clots in the lungs (Pulmonary Embolism), Strokes in deep veins (Deep Vein Thrombosis), and Heart Attacks.
Benicar(Olmesartanmedoxomil) is a blood pressure medication developed by Sankyo in 1995 and is sold under the trade name Benicar
Use Of Benicar: It is used to treat (hypertension), high blood pressure in people with elevated conditions.
Injuries & Side Effects: People have developed a rare gastrointestinal disease known as sprue-like enteropathy, which includes chronic diarrhea and rapid weight loss that is often misdiagnosed as symptoms of Celiac disease.
On July 3, 2013, the FDA required a warning label change about sprue-like enteropathy.
Nexium & Prilosec
Use Of Nexium & Prilosec: they are prescribed to people to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD. This drug works by lowering the amount of acid in a person’s stomach. It is also used to reduce stomach ulcers and to treat stomach infections, and heal acid-related damage to the lining of the esophagus.
Injuries & Side Effects: People who use this drug have a 20 to 50 percent higher risk of chronic kidney disease compared to the public in general.
Uses of Xarelto: This drug is prescribed to prevent blood clots and strokes in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, and to patients that recently underwent hip or knee replacement surgery.
Injuries & Side Effects: People that have taken this drug are at an increased risk of developing of severe and incurable internal bleeding. There is no known cure for this bleeding once it starts.
Uses OfAbilify: This drug is an antipsychotic medicine used in the treatment of the bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, and depression.
Injuries & Side Effects: This manufacturer hid evidence from patients, doctors, and the government that the drug could cause some patients to have compulsive behavior involving, shopping, eating, gambling, and sex. Knowing the risks, if these behaviors developed, then another drug should have been prescribed.
Eliquis (Apixaban) : Is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer to help reduce the risk of blood clots.
Uses Of Eliquism: This medicine is prescribed for people to reduce the risk of forming blood clots in the legs and lungs after knee and hip replacement surgery. Reduce the risk of stroke due to Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). Additionally, to treat blood clots in the veins of the lungs and legs and to help reduce the risk of clots occurring again.
Injuries & Side Effects: This blood thinner has been linked to strokes, blood clots, uncontrollable bleeding, and hemorrhaging in patients.
Fosamax (Alendronate) : Is a drug manufactured by Merk for the treatment of Osteoporosis.
Uses of Fosamax : Doctors prescribe this drug for patients who have thinning of their bones that might lead to fractures and for the treatment of Osteoporosis.
Injuries & Side Effects : The medical research has indicated that this drug causes permanent decay (Osteonecrosis) of the knee, shoulder, hip, jaw and lower impact femur fractures.
FLUOROQUINOLONES (Cipro, Levaquin & Moxifloxacin) : These antibiotic drugs are manufactured by Merk for treatment of infections.
Uses of Fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin & Moxifloxacin) : This medicine is prescribed to people who have sinus infections, urinary tract infections and bronchitis.
Injuries & Side Effects : The FDA has issued a very stern warning that these drugs should not be used for the treatment of sinus infections, urinary tract infections and bronchitis, if there are other treatment options. Medical evidence has shown that these antibiotics may cause serious side effects that could damage your muscles, tendons, nerves, joints and central nervous system.
Roundup (Glyphosate) is a weed killer manufactured by Bayer & Monsanto.
Roundup Uses : This product kills grasses and broadleaf weeds, without killing crops and plants. It is used by farmers and regular households.
Injuries & Side Effects : The world health organization has determined the Roundup causes cancer, most specifically Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Taxotere(Docetaxel) is a drug manufactured by Rhone Polenc Rorer, now known as Sanoti Aventis used for Chemotherapy.
Taxotere Uses : It is a cancer chemotherapy drug that is injected either by itself or with other drugs to treat a wide range of cancers.
Injuries & Side Effects : It has been shown to cause Alopecia, which is a permanent hair loss in the patient.
Zofran (Ondansetron) is a drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, which was used for nausea.
Zofran Uses : This drug is prescribed to people who have vomiting and nausea caused by Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. It was also off label prescribed to woman with morning sickness.
Injuries & Side Effects : Woman who were pregnant had children with all sorts of congenital defects, heart defects and birth defects.
Low T Therapy
Low T Therapy Numerous drugs have been manufactured for men suffering from low Testosterone, which include; AndroGel, Depo-Testosterone, Testopel, Bio-T-Gel, Delatestryl, Testim, Striant and Androderm.
Low T Therapy Uses : Many men are given Testosterone for low energy, motivation, low sex drive and performance in bed.
Injuries & Side Effects : Men have shown an increased risk for strokes, blood clots, heart attacks and death.
Risperdal (CONSTA Risperidone) is a antipsychotic medication made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson.
Risperdal Uses : This drug is primarily used for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, manic depression. It is also prescribed for children with Autism to reduce irritability.
Injuries & Side Effects : Many men suffer from Gynecomastia and Galactorrhea, male breasts.
Our highly trained staff and network of legal, medical and financial professionals will assess your injuries and refute the findings of insurance company doctors whose only job is to minimize their financial exposure. We’ll work closely with you to honestly appraise your situation, arrange for ongoing medical care and try to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured by the safe use of a prescription drugs, your time to report an injury and file a claim is very limited. Contact the Houston law office of Charles J. Argento, immediately at (713) 225-5050 for a free consultation and review of your legal rights. Our staff is bilingual and all personal injury cases are taken on contingency, meaning there is never a fee until we recover a settlement in your favor.
Houston pharmaceutical injury attorney, Charles J. Argento, is a skilled negotiator and respected litigator, offering sound legal advice and the aggressive defense of his client’s legal rights in both the Texas state and Federal courts. Based in Houston, we represent clients throughout Texas, including Houston, Brazoria and Orange County and the cities of Beaumont, McAllen, Brownsville, Harlingen and the Rio Grande Valley.