FDA Recall, Warning or Action: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning health care professionals and patients about a counterfeit version of Avastin® which does not contain the active ingredient bevacizumab.
Healthcare providers and patients depend upon the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture new medical products that are safe and effective. Harrell & Harrell’s accident attorneys work closely with medical experts to identify dangerous drugs with inadequate warning labels or incomplete healthcare directions. In some cases the fault comes from the manufacturer’s failure to identify contraindicated situations or to warn doctors of known outcomes.
Side Effects of Avastin® Use
Avastin® is an injectable medicine used to treat: metastic colorectal cancer, advanced (non-squamous) non-small cell lung cancer, metastatic kidney cancer and glioblastoma. The drug is administered to patients in clinics, hospitals, and doctors’ offices. Possible side effects and negative patient outcomes:
- Gastrointestinal Perforation
- Wounds That Don’t Heal
- Serious Bleeding
- Stroke or Heart Problems
- Severe High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Problems
- Fertility Issues for Women
NOTE: Avastin® may harm the fetus or a child that is nursing. If you stop Avastin you should keep using birth control for at least six months after your last dose before trying to become pregnant.
Our lawyers will collaborate and communicate directly with other qualified litigation law firms to ensure adequate restitution for our injured clients or grieving loved ones. If you were injured due to a counterfeit or dangerous drug, contact a medical liability lawyer at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111; or use this website’s Do I Have A Case form for a prompt response.