Zinbryta Side-Effects May Precede Class Action Lawsuit in Near Future
Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disorder where the body’s immune system attacks the protective sheath found on nerve cells. It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder which gets worse with time, with severe disablement as well as death being distinct possibilities. A biologic that was manufactured in the U.S., approved for use by patients in May of 2016 has come under fire for harming patients that take this drug, leaving them with severe and life-threatening side-effects.
Are you looking for a Zinbryta class action lawsuits attorney? Please get in touch with us today at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensation. It is alleged that AbbVie and Biogen Inc., the makers of Zinbryta, knew about the adverse effects of this drug during the testing phase yet still decided to make it available for use by patients all over the world. To this end, you may be able to file a drug injury lawsuit in 2018 to collect money damages. Call 1 (773) 825-3547 NOW to speak with a Zinbryta class action lawsuits lawyer. We are currently accepting drug injury lawsuits across all states in the Contiguous United States.
How Does Zinbryta Work?
Zinbryta is a biologic or medication which contains antibodies that have been specifically designed to target errant T-cells so that they can stop attacking myelin sheath cells, thereby stopping the progression of multiple sclerosis. It is administered as an injection under the skin, and it is taken once a month or as prescribed by one’s physician.
While Zinbryta is effective at halting the ravages of multiple sclerosis, it was part of a program which sought to evaluate its risk when it comes to its long-term safety. This was because it was discovered that Zinbryta may cause liver damage.
Zinbryta manufacturers issued a worldwide recall notice that was voluntary when news broke about the fact that the drug may cause brain inflammation. To date, there have been a handful report of patients who have experienced encephalitis or the swelling of the brain, leading to seizures, confusion, memory issues as well as death.
Here are some of the other common Zinbryta side-effects:
- Persistent fever
- Severe headaches
Zinbryta Black Box Warning
Before it was pulled off the market, the FDA ordered that Zinbryta carry a black box warning to let patients know about the risk of liver failure, inflammatory brain condition, as well as Steven-Johnson Syndrome which is known to be fatal.
Zinbryta – What You Need To Know
It is estimated that 8,000 people have taken Zinbryta to date. Of these individuals, 12 people have sustained brain inflammation, and 3 have died. It is important to note that Zinbryta complications may occur many months after you’ve stopped taking the drug, so make sure to go for regular blood tests for a period of 6 months after drug cessation. Lastly, if you’ve taken Zinbryta for some time, you may begin to notice any of these side-effects in the 8th month of treatment.
Get Legal Help From Experienced Multiple Sclerosis Drug Attorneys Today!
If you took Zinbryta and then went on to suffer brain swelling, liver failure, immune system malfunction or other severe and unexpected complications, call us at 1 (773) 825-3547. We’ll help you prepare a claim so you can recover money damages to take care of your present and future medical bills, lost wages if applicable, and even wrongful death damages if a loved one died as a direct result of the consequences or complications associated with taking Zinbryta. Call 1 (773) 825-3547 RIGHT NOW to speak with a friendly and experienced multiple sclerosis mass action lawsuits attorney. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.