Defective Drug Lawyers: Trasylol
Did you develop kidney damage or have a heart attack or stroke after undergoing heart surgery? You may be the victim of the defective drug Trasylol, made by Bayer AG.
Trasylol is a drug commonly used to prevent excessive bleeding in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
This medication has been found to greatly increase the risk of kidney failure, heart attack and stroke. Because Trasylol is administered during surgery, patients are unaware that they have been exposed to the drug's risks.
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If you developed kidney or heart problems after bypass surgery, the attorneys of Hersh & Hersh may be able to help you recover financial compensation for the damages you suffered because of this dangerous and defective drug. Please contact us today to discuss your case.
Since January 2006, the FDA has been conducting a safety review of Trasylol, a drug used to reduce blood loss and the need for blood transfusion during some types of heart surgeries.
One study determined that receiving Trasylol increased patients' risk for death, kidney failure, congestive heart failure and stroke.
Trasylol Found to Significantly Increase Risk
of Kidney Failure, Heart Attack, and Stroke
Another study found that heart bypass patients who were injected with Trasylol during surgery had double the risk of kidney failure and a 55 percent increased risk of heart attack or heart failure. In contrast, those who took one of the two cheaper generic clotting medications had no harmful side effects.
"Our findings raise serious concerns regarding the safety of an approved drug intended to limit blood loss in at-risk patients undergoing surgery," wrote Dr. Dennis Mangano of the Ischemia Research and Education Foundation, which led this study.
In March 2007, the FDA announced that Bayer Pharmaceuticals had revised the prescribing information for Trasylol (aprotinin). However, thousands of patients were exposed to its risk prior to that date. If you believe you may have been injured by Trasylol, please contact us as soon as possible. Time limits apply. Don't risk losing your opportunity to pursue compensation by delaying.
From our offices in San Francisco, California, the lawyers of Hersh & Hersh represent clients injured by Trasylol and other dangerous drugs like Trasylol throughout the nation.