LegalView recently learned of a new Chantix risk that may be causing patients to have uncontrollable seizures, which are leading to serious traffic accidents as well. In addition to seizures, Chantix has also been under investigation for its link to suicidal thoughts and tendencies.
Denver (PRWEB) November 4, 2008 -- LegalView, the number one resource for anything and everything legal available on the Web, reported of a serious side effect among a Pfizer smoking cessation drug known as Chantix, which is causing patients to blackout and develop bouts of seizures, many of which have occurred while driving leading to traffic accidents, according to a Consumer Affairs news report from May 22, 2008.
A safety watchdog group known as the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) reported data that found approximately 1,001 reports of seizures among Chantix patients within the first quarter of 2008; 15 of these allegedly caused traffic accidents and 52 cases caused the individual to black out. Contacting an experienced pharmaceutical attorney may offer peace of mind for patients of the drug, also, developing a Chantix class action lawsuit may lead to an award of monetary compensation for victims of the potentially harmful Chantix side effects.
Chantix was released for manufacture on May 10, 2006 and only a year and a half later did reports of the drug's side effects begin to surface. Nearly 400 reports of suicidal thoughts/tendencies/actions have been reported among patients with allegedly close to 40 suicides among patients caused by the smoking cessation drug. The drug went under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but no link was ever considered conclusive, according to information obtained from the FDA website.
Now, the FDA is investigating a potential label change for the drug because of the new risk of developing seizures or blackouts while consuming Chantix. Patients who have suffered from either of the drug's side effects should not only discontinue use of Chantix, but may also wish to speak with their doctor as well as an experienced Chantix attorney on the development of litigation.
Individuals can also learn about other legal issues by browsing LegalView's extensive legal issue library, which offers information on topics such as truck accident injuries, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) risks and information on mesothelioma treatments.
Unfortunately, it has been discovered that truck accidents are of the most expensive and most likely to be linked to a fatality of all the vehicular accidents that can occur. Individuals who have been involved in a truck accident can contact an experienced truck accident attorney who can provide sound advice on building a truck accident case.
LegalView also recently re-launched two of its very rare disease information portals including that of NSF and mesothelioma. NSF is an extremely rare condition that has no cause or cure; however, the disease has been linked to the use of gadolinium imaging dyes during magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance angiography (MRI/MRA) procedures among kidney disease patients. Although physicians and scientists continue to study the development of NSF, patients continue to suffer from side effects such as thickening of the skin, blistering of skin, and swelling of skin especially around the joints eventually leading to inability to bend limbs and requiring assistance in moving. Because NSF is a seriously debilitating condition it is imperative that an NSF patient seek medical assistance as well as contact a medical malpractice attorney who may be able to provide a free legal consultation as to the development of an NSF lawsuit.
Mesothelioma, on the other hand, is unfortunately becoming less of a rare condition and more frequent a diagnosis among patients. The condition is caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers and dust, which are inhaled and begin to develop cancerous cells within the lining of the lungs. Mesothelioma was once considered a very rare condition, but because asbestos was used in an array of products especially within the construction industry, more individuals are at risk for developing the condition, which has little to no successful survival rate. Individuals who feel they may have been exposed to asbestos should consult a medical professional immediately and have their potential condition tested. It is also important for patients to know the signs and symptoms of mesothelioma as well as to learn about the most recent mesothelioma treatments and clinical trials available.
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