Comprehensive List of Class Action Lawsuits for Dangerous Drugs and Defective Medical Devices

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By regulating dopamine and serotonin levels, researchers believe that Abilify may be affecting the reward receptors in the brain responsible for triggering compulsive behavior. This could be why some patients have developed a severe gambling addiction. […] Read more


Accutane, also known as isotretinoin, is an oral medication used to treat acne, and works by shrinking the oil glands within the skin. Originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1982, Accutane was taken off the market in July 2009. […] Read more


A recent investigation found hundreds of deaths linked the Rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra, as research points to an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and other conditions for those taking it. Despite the reports, neither Actemra’s manufacturer nor the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have ordered changes to the drug’s warning label, putting countless Americans at risk of serious side effects, including death. […] Read more

Actos (Pioglitazone)

Classified as a thiazolidinedione, Actos is from the same family of drugs as Avandia – another controversial diabetic medication due to its negative side effects. In fact, following an FDA study, a safety alert was released on Aug 14th, 2007 warning that pioglitazone (the generic name of Actos) may cause or increase the risk of heart failure in certain patient populations. […] Read more


Ambien, also known as zolpidem, is prescribed to people suffering from insomnia. Some users have reportedly been injured or caused accidents while driving in an Ambien-induced sleepwalking state. There are also reports of Ambien users binge eating in their sleep, leading to excessive weight gain.[…] Read more


Aredia, also known as pamidronate, is prescribed to prevent osteoporosis and other bone conditions, but some Aredia patients have experienced “bone death” or osteonecrosis of the jaw. […] Read more


Avandia, or rosiglitazone, is a popular anti-diabetic drug prescribed to help patients control their sugar levels. Millions of type II diabetes patients take Avandia to help control their blood-sugar levels, but it’s also linked to an increased risk of heart attacks. […] Read more


Baycol is prescribed to help control excess cholesterol in the bloodstream that can lead to hardening of the arteries and heart disease. The use of Baycol, also known as cerivastatin sodium, has been linked to kidney failure, muscle cell damage, and at least 100 deaths since it was introduced to the market. Manufactured by […] Read more


Benicar, a popular blood pressure medication, has been linked to several serious side effects including symptoms mimicing celiac disease, heart attacks, and death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently required Benicar’s manufacturer to include these side effects on the drug’s warning label, however, Benicar was prescribed for over 10 years without these […] Read more


G.D. Searle & Company marketed Bextra, also known as valdecoxib, as a pain-relieving drug and is linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and sometimes fatal skin reactions such as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). […] Read more


Byetta, also known as exenatide, is commonly prescribed to help control blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes patients, and has been linked to serious side effects including pancreatitis and kidney failure. […] Read more


Cardura is a blood pressure medicine prescribed to treat patients with high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, and is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition where the prostate gland enlarges, pressing on the urethra and threatening to block urine flow from the bladder. […] Read more


Celebrex is an anti-inflammatory used to relieve the pain associated with arthritis, and is in the same COX-2 inhibitor class as Vioxx, a medication eventually recalled after it was linked to an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Clinical trials soon discovered that Celebrex also raised a patient’s heart attack risk. […] Read more


Chantix, also referred to by its generic name varenicline, is a popular smoking cessation aid that works by blocking nicotine’s pleasant effects on the brain. It was introduced to the market in 2006 by Pfizer, but in 2011 the FDA warned that using Chantix may increase a patient’s risk for a heart attack or other heart-related issues […] Read more


Comfrey is used to treat bruises, pulled muscles, and canker sores when applied externally. But when ingested, Comfrey is linked to liver damage which, in some cases, can lead to cancer.[…] Read more


Doctors prescribe Cordarone (known generically as amiodarone) to treat heart irregularities, but it may also worsen an already abnormal heartbeat, or lead to liver or lung issues. […] Read more


The FDA approved Crestor in August 2003 as an adjunct therapy to accompany a low-cholesterol diet and exercise to reduce the overall level of bad cholesterol in the blood stream. Within five months, consumer groups were already lobbying to recall this cholesterol reducing statin due to reports of kidney failure and muscle damage related to its use. […] Read more


Cyotec was approved by the FDA to help prevent gastric ulcers in patients taking anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, for arthritis pain. However, many obstetricians started prescribing it off-label as a labor-inducing drug. Since Cyotec was not intended to be used for this purpose, many women and children suffered from a variety of birth-related injuries as a result. […] Read more

Denture Cream

Zinc is used in denture creams as an adhesive and odor controller. While safe in small doses, too much zinc can be harmful. It decreases the body’s copper levels, which affects the spinal cord and leads to difficulty walking and keeping balanced. […] Read more

Darvon / Darvocet

A recent study linked the active ingredient in Darvon and Darvocet to abnormal heart rhythms, which, in some cases, can be fatal. In November 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended that all products containing propoxyphene be removed from the market. […] Read more


Depakote is prescribed to people needing treatment for various types of seizures, bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness), and to help prevent migraine headaches. A study revealed that 25 percent of pregnant women using Depakote gave birth to developmentally disabled children, and 20 percent gave birth to children who died or had serious birth defects. […] Read more

DePuy Hip and Knee Replacement

Defects in devices manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics have led to an unusually high number of revision surgeries for hip implant patients. In addition, the DePuy knee device design may lead to bone fractures. […] Read more


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received reports alleging the anti-inflammatory drug Duract was linked to 68 deaths, including 17 involving liver failure. […] Read more

Duragesic Patch

The Duragesic patch, also known as a fentanyl transdermal system, is used to treat patients suffering from moderate-to-severe chronic pain. The patch was recalled in 2004 following reports of packaging leaks linked to potentially fatal injuries. […] Read more


Ephedra, in a synthetic form, is used in over-the-counter medications with brand names such as Sudafed and Actifed. Dietary supplements containing Ephedra have been linked to serious side effects including, but not limited to, heart attacks, strokes, and a number of fatalities triggering wrongful death lawsuits. […] Read more


Fen-Phen is a combination drug made up of fenfluramine and phentermine, and was used primarily in weight loss pills. In 1997, Fen-Phen was recalled after it was linked to heart-valve disease. […] Read more


Finasteride is the active ingredient found in both Propecia and Proscar, prescription drugs intended to treat male pattern baldness and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, recent research shows a strong link between Finasteride and sexual side effects such as erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, and testicular pain. […] Read more


Fosamax (alendronate) is used to treat osteoporosis and Paget’s disease by hindering the process of bone breakdown in the human body, while also increasing bone mass. But many Fosamax patients have experienced spontaneous femur fractures (thigh bone) while doing normal, everyday activities, such as walking down steps. […] Read more


According to recent reports, more than half of all dialysis patients in the United States have received either GranuFlo or NaturaLyte treatments. People treated with these widely used dialysis drugs are also six times more likely to suffer cardiopulmonary arrest and sudden cardiac arrest. […] Read more

Hip Revision Surgery Lawsuit

Hip revision surgery is when your current hip implant begins to fail or you experience issues and you require another surgery to repair any problems. Unfortunately, revision surgery is a much more complex procedure than the initial hip replacement, and often takes several hours. […] Read more


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled several Hydroxycut products after receiving reports of serious liver injuries connected to its use. Jaundice, seizures, and cardiovascular problems are a few of the side effects linked to Hydroxycut. […] Read more


Classified as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, these drugs may be linked to a serious medical condition known has ketoacidosis, where the body produces excessively high levels of blood acids known as ketones. It often requires hospitalization, and could lead to a diabetic coma or possibly even be fatal. […] Read more


Isosorbide is used to treat angina (chest pain) by relaxing the heart’s blood vessels, increases its blood and oxygen supply. The Ethex Corporation product is now under recall due to a manufacturing error resulting over-sized pills which could potentially lead to an overdose. […] Read more

IVC Filters

Despite being designed to prevent life-threatening blood clots, IVC filters have ended up causing a greater risk in many patients. Lawsuits against the makers of IVC filters claim that the manufacturers failed to adequately warn patients and physicians of the risks involved with the medical devices. […] Read more


In 2009 a study by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that there may be a link between Januvia and pancreatic abnormalities, including an increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Read more

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder

For decades, millions of women have used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder and their Shower to Shower brand as part of a daily hygiene routine. Recent court documents, however, reveal Johnson & Johnson knew that women regularly using these products have higher rates of ovarian cancer diagnoses. […] Read more

Just For Men

Just For Men hair dye uses a chemical cocktail designed to penetrate and color different types of hair, but the one at the center of the controversy is p-phenylenediamine, often referred to as PPD. PPD is commonly used in hair dyes as an intermediate dye to produce coloration when oxidized. […] Read more


Lamictal, also known by its generic name lamotrigine, is an anti-convulsant epilepsy prescription used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder, but studies suggest a strong link between Lamictal use and birth defects, aseptic meningitis, suicidal thoughts, and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. […] Read more


Lamisil, also known as terbinafine hydrochloride, is used to treat fungal infections, or onychomycosis.  Unfortunately, recent studies found that Lamisil is linked to liver failure. […] Read more


Lexapro, known generically as escitalopram, is a popular drug used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder by boosting serotonin levels in the brain. Recent studies have shown that mothers who take Lexapro during pregnancy are 60% more likely to have infants with birth defects. […] Read more


Lipitor is an orally ingested drug used to reduce LDL cholesterol, or bad cholesterol, while also increasing HDL cholesterol, or good cholesterol. But prolonged Lipitor use can also lead to kidney failure, diabetes, and hepatitis. […] Read more


Neurontin (gabapentin) is used to treat partial seizures, or epilepsy, in adults and children, but patients using Neurontin for non-FDA approved use are at an elevated risk for serious side effects, including suicidal tendencies. […] Read more


The NuvaRing birth control device prevents pregnancy by releasing synthetic forms of estrogen and progestin into the blood stream. The hormones suppress ovulation, but also thicken the blood, resulting in an increased of a stroke, heart attack, or other serious side effects. […] Read more

NuVasive MAGEC

The NuVasive MAGEC system used for the treatment of early onset scoliosis has been linked to serious complications in children implanted with the device. […] Read more


Ocella is a prescription contraceptive, and in addition to preventing pregnancy the drug has also been known to treat minor cases of acne, as well as controlling some of the symptoms associated with premenstrual disorders. While it’s successful as a contraceptive, Ocella users may also suffer serious side effects such as blood clots, heart attacks, or strokes. […] Read more

Oral Sodium Phosphate (OSP)

Patients using Oral Sodium Phosphate may be at risk of kidney injuries even if they did not have kidney problems and or a family history of kidney disease, according to the FDA. […] Read more

Ortho Evra

Studies have shown that women using the Ortho Evra patch may be twice as likely to experience blood clots as women using oral contraceptives. Additional studies show that women using Ortho Evra are up to three times more likely to die from a blood clot. […] Read more


Doctors prescribe Oxycontin, or oxycodone, to treat moderate to severe pain. As an opioid, Oxycontin is potentially highly addictive if used over an extended period of time. […] Read more

Paxil (Paroxetine)

Doctors prescribe Paxil (paroxetine) to treat patients with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress. Paroxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), and potential adverse side effects include violent behavior, agitation, and suicidal thoughts. […] Read more

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Since the approval of cholesterol drug Lipitor, Pfizer has become a leader in pharmaceutical sales, but they have faced a variety of legal issues for their own products as well as acquisitions from other companies. […] Read more


Plavix is an oral medication prescribed to prevent blood clots which could potentially lead to heart attacks and strokes, however research has shown that the risk of Plavix side effects may be greater than its potential benefits. […] Read more


When Pondimin and Redux were taken in combination, it was popularly referred to as Fen-Phen. Both Pondimin and Redux are linked to heart valve disease, according to studies. […] Read more


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Posicor to treat hypertension and chronic stable angina pectoris despite findings from a congestive heart failure study suggesting it might fatally disrupt heart rhythm when used with other drugs. […] Read more


Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) is linked to risks of bleeding and strokes in adults under the age of 50. Research also found a greater risk of hemorrhagic strokes, or bleeding into the brain, among women. […] Read more


Pradaxa is a medication designed to prevent strokes in patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat condition common among the elderly.  It works by inhibiting the enzyme that is responsible for clotting blood.  However, sometimes it works too well.  When a patient who is using a drug like Pradaxa suffers a […] Read more


Serious side effects of Propulsid include cardiac arrest in people with no prior heart disease, as well as rhythm irregularities. […] Read more


Prozac side effects include violent behavior, including patients either harming themselves or others. Some users developed a serious side effect known as akathisia, which could lead to violent or suicidal behavior among a small percentage of users. […] Read more


Raplon (rapacuronium bromide) is an anesthetic used during surgery to relax skeletal muscles, but is being pulled off the market after being linked to severe breathing difficulties. […] Read more


Raxar’s manufacturer, Glaxo, failed to list the possibility of fatalities from heart-rhythm disturbances on the drug label. Raxar is linked to 13 reported deaths. […] Read more


The weight-loss drug Redux was withdrawn from the market due to its link to heart-valve damage among patients, including 123 deaths. […] Read more


Reglan is used to treat acid reflux disease, heartburn, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but may cause significant harm if used over the long term. […] Read more


Rezulin (troglitazone) is an anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory drug, but after it was approved by the FDA, dozens of patients were hospitalized with liver-related ailments. […] Read more


Risperdal, also known as risperidone, is an atypical antipsychotic drug used for treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism, but is also linked to severe side effects including irregular heartbeat, high fever, diabetes and pituitary gland tumors. […] Read more


Ritalin, known generically as methylphenidate hydrochloride, is prescribed to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but can also trigger suicidal thoughts and seizures. […] Read more


Serentil is prescribed to treat schizophrenia and other psychological disorders, and side effects may include permanent, uncontrolled face or body movements. […] Read more


Serevent is prescribed to prevent asthma attacks and for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary heart disease, and has been linked to potentially life threatening asthma episodes. […] Read more


Seroquel is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but may also lead to diabetes and pancreatitis.  […] Read more


Soriatane, also known by the generic name acitretin, is used for treating severe, adult psoriasis. Manufactured by Roche, Soriatane has been linked to several dangerous side effects including birth defects, depression, and suicidal thoughts. […] Read more


Synthroid (levothyroxine) is a hormone replacement therapy to help regulate the body’s energy and metabolism when a patient’s thyroid gland does not produce enough of the hormone on its own. Among other side effects, Synthroid has also been known to cause skin rash or hives. […] Read more


Tasigna is a drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia. However, growing evidence points to a connection between Tasigna use and atherosclerosis, a dangerous disease in which plaque builds up inside arteries. […] Read more


Taxotere is commonly used to treat breast cancer, advanced stomach cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, head and neck cancer, and prostate cancer. However, there’s mounting evidence more and more people are suffering from permanent hair loss after taking Taxotere. […] Read more


Tekturna and Tekturna HCT are oral hypertension prescriptions used to reduce high blood pressure. In a recent study, researchers observed an increased number of serious Tekturna side effects in their participants, including an increased rate of non-fatal stroke, renal problems, hyperkalemia, and low blood pressure. […] Read more


Since 1995 more than 4 million people worldwide have turned to Topamax to treat seizures, however in 2004 it was also approved for use in reducing migraines and is now considered the #1 migraine prevention medication. Despite extensive clinical trials, the manufacturer failed to warn the public about some serious risks tied to Topamax. […] Read more


Trovan is an antibiotic used for serious infections including sinusitis, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections, but may also contribute to liver failure. […] Read more


Tylenol has been linked to acute liver disease and liver failure. In fact, researchers recently found that acetaminophen is the top cause of liver damage. Liver disease can be debilitating and potentially fatal. […] Read more


Viagra is an erectile dysfunction drug with a history of unexpected side effects such as sudden hearing or vision loss. It may also be responsible for an increased risk of fatal skin cancer. […] Read more


Vioxx is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used as an osteoarthritis pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, but it may also contribute to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. […] Read more


Xarelto—a relatively new anticoagulant medication—has been linked to severe side effects and adverse reactions such as uncontrollable bleeding and an increased risk of blood clots. […] Read more


The FDA issued a warning in October 2008 against Yasmin manufacturer Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals for reportedly marketing the drug for unapproved purposes, in addition to downplaying the potential dangers and risks associated with the product. […] Read more


Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella are brand names for birth control pills combining the estrogen ethinyl estradiol with the progestin drospirenone. Unfortunately, Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella carry serious side effects including heart attack, jaundice, and stroke. […] Read more


Only two years after Zinbryta was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of adults with relapsing multiple sclerosis, the drug was removed from global markets after reports of severe side effects, including brain inflammation. […] Read more


Zocor, also sold generically as simvastatin, is a medication used to lower a patient’s LDL cholesterol level. Physicians also prescribe the drug to reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks, and death. However, Zocor has also been linked to rhabdomyolysis, which can lead to kidney failure. […] Read more


Zofran is a potentially dangerous anti-nausea medication. Scores of pregnant women were prescribed Zofran to help reduce morning sickness, but this off-label use was not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As a result, unborn babies may have been exposed to an increased risk for severe birth defects. […]Read more


Zometa is prescribed to patients with multiple myeloma and other cancers, and used to prevent osteoporosis and skeletal fractures. Unfortunately for patients, one of Zometa’s potential side effects is osteonecrosis of the jaw, or “bone death.” […] Read more

Zyban (Wellbutrin)

The smoking-cessation drug Zyban was previously available as an antidepressant under the brand name of Wellbutrin, and whose adverse side effects include seizures, severe nervousness, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and dangerous allergic reactions. […] Read more


Zyprexa is used to treat psychotic disorder patients, Alzheimer’s, personality disorders, and severe aggression in children, but its severe side effects include stroke, liver damage, and even sudden death. […] Read more