Bextra a Possible Cause
It is important that you and your family are aware that if one has taken Bextra and developed SJS or Stevens-Johnson Syndrome you may have a claim against the manufactures of Bextra. Last year the worlds largest pharmacuetical company, Pfizer sold over $657 million dollars worth of Bextra to millions of people in the United States. Bextra (valdecoxib) a cox-2 inhibitor used to cure pain and act as an anti-inflamitory drug otherwise known as an NSAID has been most often prescribed to patients to treat (OA) osteoarthritis, (RA) rhuematoid arthritis in adults, (PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEAL) painful menstral cramps and has also been prescribed to patients after undergoing coranary bypass surgery. Anyone who has been prescribed Bextra or has been regularly taking Bextra is a risk of suffering from one or all of the following: cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke especially in high risk patients who have had coronary bypass surgery. The American Heart Association presented a report on November 9, 2004 that showed patients who took Bextra (valdecoxib) were 2 times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke than those taking a placebo. Another study by Wellpoint, Inc. states that Vioxx, Bextra and Celebrex not only increased cardiovascular events but also indicates that while Vioxx would increase a patients risk of heart attack or stroke by 20%, Bextra would actually increase the patients risk of heart attack and stroke by up to 50%! Another study, submitted by Pfizer, included over 1500 coronary artery bypass patients treated with Bextra showed increased chance of heart attack, stroke, blood clots of the leg and lungs and higher risk of deep surgical infections over the placebo. Unbelievably, Pfizer had to be forced by the FDA to act on a Bextra Recall making the FDA look bad in the eyes of the American public. Raising the question of who does the FDA work for, the pharmacutical companies or the American public?
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a serious and life threatening drug reaction which can be caused by taking NSAIDS like that of Bextra. Approximately 15% of patients diagnosed with (SJS) Stevens-Johnson Syndrome die and the rest are left with permanent scarring, loss of vision, and lesions of the mouth, body and organs. Most patients are rushed to the ER and admitted to the burn unit and treated for 3rd degree burn like sympthoms. Pfizer has made millions off the American public, all the while putting millions at risk of permanent bodily damage and or death. Our only protection against pharmacutical negligence is the judicial process. Do not hesitate to fill out our form to contact a Bextra attorney now! If you have taken Bextra in the last 3 years and have suffered from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, (TENS) Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, (EM) Erythema, heart attack or stroke.
If you or a loved one is suffering from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome also known as SJS or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, which may be the result of a drug reaction call our Law Firm at 800-862-1260.