Dangerous Drugs

When a drug is approved and put on the market, patients and their healthcare providers trust the drug is safe.

A few mild side effects might be expected, but some drugs can cause serious complications that were not anticipated by the patient or their doctor. Drug injury lawyers can help those harmed by bad drugs.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is responsible for vetting clinical studies performed by drug companies on their products before they are approved. But sometimes those studies are inadequate, resulting in dangerous drugs being sold to consumers. 

Patients who were harmed by these dangerous drugs have turned to the lawyers and attorneys at Schmidt National Law Group for over three decades to help then get compensation for their pain and suffering. We have settled thousands of cases for our clients resulting in cash settlements and payouts. 

Our drug injury lawyers are currently involved in litigation against some of the country’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, including:

August 4, 2021
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Chantix Recall Over Cancer Causing Chemical

August 4, 2021 – San Diego, CA.  Pfizer has yet another problem with its anti-smoking drug Chantix. The company has found some lots of the drug […]
June 3, 2020
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Elmiron® Study links bladder drug to vision damage, lawsuits forming.

STUDY: Popular Bladder Infection Drug Can Damage Eyesight June 3, 2020 — Elmiron® (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is manufactured and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of […]
November 20, 2019
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Federal Government Sues Gilead Over PrEP Patents

Government says taxpayers own HIV prevention drugs The federal government sued Gilead Sciences earlier this month, claiming the drug company infringed on government patents on the […]
November 12, 2019
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Zantac Recalled Amid Cancer Concerns

Despite reassurance from FDA, Zantac recalls continue to mount Recalls of prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine, the active ingredient in the heartburn medication Zantac, over potential cancer […]
October 28, 2019

Zantac Recalled Over Cancer Risk

Lawsuits are being filed by people who took prescription and over-the-counter Zantac to treat their heartburn and later developed cancer. If you took Zantac and developed stomach, bladder, or other cancers, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
October 7, 2019
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Descovy for PrEP Enters Market

FDA Approves Gilead’s Descovy for HIV Prevention in Men and Transgender Women Only Gilead Sciences Inc. just won approval for a second drug used for HIV […]
September 17, 2019
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FDA Issues Warning About Ibrance, Kisqali, Verzenio

Breast Cancer Drugs Linked to Severe Lung Inflammation The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning breast cancer patients about a rare but serious side […]
August 27, 2019
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J&J Found Liable in Okla. Opioid Epidemic Trial

Judge Orders Pharma Giant to Pay $572M Oklahoma District Judge Thad Balkman issued a landmark decision in the state’s opioid epidemic trial, ordering pharmaceutical giant Johnson […]
August 22, 2019
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Truvada for PrEP Patents Challenged

Gilead Challenges Government Patents for Truvada for PrEP Gilead Sciences is challenging U.S. government patents, saying the government’s claim that it invented the use of Truvada […]
August 22, 2019
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HIV Drug Lawsuits Consolidated

Gilead Accused of Selling Harmful HIV Drugs The lawsuits against Gilead accuse the company of designing, manufacturing, and selling a defective drug that caused kidney and […]
August 21, 2019

Pharma Company Pays $10M to Exit Opioid Bellwethers

Endo Exits Opioid Bellwethers, Avoids Trials Endo Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay $10 million and donate up to $1 million in prescription drugs to exit the […]
August 6, 2019
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Opioid Lawsuit Settlement Update

Controversial plan could lead to settlements in opioid litigation The judge overseeing the national opioid litigation appears likely to approve a controversial plan to help negotiate […]
July 31, 2019
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Xeljanz Blood Clot Risk: FDA’s Final Warning

Xeljanz: Increased Risk of Blood Clots and Death Pfizer’s drug Xeljanz (tofacitinib), prescribed as a treatment for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ulcerative Colitis, […]
July 8, 2019

Almost 2 years into HIV Drug Lawsuit, Here’s Where We Are

Almost 2 years into HIV Drug Lawsuit, Here’s Where We Are Truvada Lawsuit Update – November 11, 2020. Gilead Sciences Inc., the maker of several popular […]
June 21, 2019

Rob Jenner: Jenner Law, PC

Powerhouse Attorney Takes on HIV-med Maker for Creating Damaging Drugs and Inflating Prices SAN DIEGO, CALIF., USA, September 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Award-winning attorney, Robert K. […]
May 30, 2019

HIV Drug Maker Gilead to Develop New Kidney Drug

In a Move to Profit from Own HIV Drugs’ Kidney Failure Side Effects, Gilead Invests in New Kidney Fixer May 29, 2019, SAN DIEGO, CALIF.— Gilead […]
March 11, 2019

Uloric Heart Attack Lawsuit

Uloric is associated with possible side effects, like any prescription medication, and patients should check the Uloric label for more details about these side effects.
March 11, 2019

Valsartan, Losartan & Irbesartan Recalled Due to Cancer Risk

Valsartan, Losartan & Irbesartan Recalled Due to Cancer Risk The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling a number of high blood pressure medications over […]
March 7, 2019

Xeljanz Linked to Deadly Blood Clots

FDA Warning: Xeljanz 10mg Not Approved for RA Patients & Linked to Deadly Blood Clots Xeljanz blood clot risks are prompting lawsuits in all 50 states […]
November 7, 2018

Onglyza and Kombiglyze linked to heart failure in diabetes patients

The type 2 diabetes medication Onglyza has been associated with heart failure in some patients. Onglyza heart failure lawsuits are now being filed by patients and […]
September 5, 2018

Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit

Zostavax Multidistrict Litigation Forms in Philadelphia Zostavax shingles vaccine lawsuits are now being filed. As of Aug. 15, 2018, there were 98 lawsuits involving the Zostavax […]
August 17, 2018

Zostavax Lawsuit | Shingles Vaccine Linked to Blindness

Lawsuit Claims Shingles Vaccine Caused Permanent Blindness A recent lawsuit claims a popular shingles vaccine is linked to blindness. A resident of South Carolina was routinely […]
July 24, 2018

Heartburn Drug Cancer Lawsuit

New Scientific Research Links Acid Reflux Drugs to Cancer Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) medications and histamine-2 (H2) blockers are regularly used by tens of millions of […]
February 27, 2018
Byetta, Januvia, Janumet and Victoza Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit Schmidt National Law Group 5

Byetta, Januvia, Janumet and Victoza Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit

Byetta Lawsuit Update: Big Win for Plaintiffs in the Diabetic Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit A recent ruling by a three-judge panel in the US Court of Appeals […]
February 15, 2018
Onglyza Lawsuit Claims Heart Complications in Diabetic Patients Schmidt National Law Group

Onglyza Lawsuit Claims Heart Complications in Diabetic Patients

Onglyza Linked to an Increased Heart Failure Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans and another 86 million have blood sugar levels high enough to be […]
February 14, 2018
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Opioid Addiction Lawsuit

Opioid Addiction Injury & Deaths Lawsuits Deaths and injuries due to opioid abuse in America has reached epidemic proportions. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates […]
February 8, 2018
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Tasigna Leukemia Lawsuits: Drug Linked to Arterial Disease & Atherosclerosis

Tasigna Linked to Arterial Disease & Atherosclerosis The Tasigna leukemia lawsuit is intended to fight for leukemia survivors who were on Tasigna as a treatment for […]
January 9, 2018
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Testosterone Lawsuits & Low-T Injury Claim Update

Low Testosterone Medication Lawsuit Reaches Settlement January 8, 2018 The federal lawsuit over Axiron, a prescription treatment for low testosterone in men, was settled last week […]
January 4, 2018
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Limbrel Lawsuits and Claims

Limbrel Lawsuits and Claims Limbrel lawsuits are now being filed by people who say they were injured by the drug. Millions of people around the world […]
December 5, 2017

Viagra Melanoma Lawsuit and Claims

Viagra Melanoma Lawsuit and Claims Viagra Users 84% More Likely to Develop Melanoma; Viagra melanoma lawsuits now being filed.  Pfizer’s “Little Blue Pill” that’s used by […]
September 18, 2017

Risperdal | Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits

Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 18, 2017  –  Risperdal is a best-selling antipsychotic drug used to treat mental health conditions in adults and children. […]
June 16, 2017

Onglyza Heart Failure Class Action Lawyers

Onglyza Heart Failure Lawsuits Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans and another 86 million have blood sugar levels high enough to be considered “pre-diabetic.” Onglyza […]