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Manufacturer sued over Darvocet Heart Problems

Following the recent recall of Darvocet from the market,  the manufacturer of  Darvocet is now  facing a class action lawsuit that accuses the manufacture  of not warning users  of Darvocet heart problems cause by using the drug which  may include:

•  Arrhythmia
• Sudden cardiac death
• Heart attacks
• Heart failure
• Heart rhythm abnormalities
• Irregular heartbeat
• Atrial fibrillation (A fib)
• Ventricular fibrillation (V fib)
• Long QT syndrome
• Tachycardia
• Heart blockage
• Bradycardia (slow heart rate)

Most recently, Deborah M. Rogers,  on behalf of herself  all others, filed suit against Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, the manufacture of Darvocet in federal court in New Orleans.
Rogers  was prescribed and used the drug Propoxyphene, a generic form of the drug Darvocet in 2006 to control  pain. 

FDA issues Recall

Darvocet's active ingredient is Darvon or propoxyphene. In November 2010 , the Food and Drug Administration announced that it  was stoping all U.S. sales of Darvon and its related brand Darvocet. Rogers lawsuit claims that Darvocet caused heart problems and the manufacturer failed to warn consumers and health care providers of these Darvocet Heart problem  risks.

If you have experienced severe heart problems, such as Arrhythmia  from Darvocet use you should contact a Darvocet attorney to inquire about a possible Darvocet Heart problem Lawsuit.  This Darvocet Recall by the FDA is a result of recent studies that demonstrate that propoxyphene can alter the electrical activity of the heart even when administered in recommended therapeutic dosages.  This abnormal heart activity can cause potentially life-threatening heart arrhythmias in certain patients.

It is believed that most side effects should subside once you stop taking drugs that contain propoxyphene.  Drugs that contain propoxyphene have been around for more than 50 years, and millions of Americans have taken the drug since 2009 alone.  Many European countries including England have banned propoxyphene years ago. 

Some have criticized the FDA for not doing a Darvocet Recall a lot sooner due to the potential of Darvocet Heart problems . The FDA was petitioned by the Health Research Group because of reports of a link between propoxyphene and over 10,000 confirmed deaths and 2,110 reported accidental deaths since the early 1980’s.  If you have Darvocet  heart Problems contact a Darvocet attorney to inquire about your rights and see if you qualify for a Darvocet Lawsuit.

If you or a love one have taken Darvocet therapy for your pain and experienced serious injury such as heart arrhythmias, death or any other Darvocet injury, you should consult with a Darvocet attorney.  This Darvocet Recall has not come too soon.  Make sure you know your legal rights in this matter. 

You May be entitled to Compensation, so act now.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Darvocet Heart Problem contact us now to speak with our qualified professionals about possible compensation.  Call us now at 877-222-7069 or use the contact form for a free case review.  

Please note: Lawyers are seeking users of brand name ( non-generic) Darvon or Darvocet and who had prolonged QT on the EKG with serious damage and were relatively healthy prior to taking Darvocet/Darvon. If you feel you qualify use the form below.

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