Actemra is a biologic that is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is estimated that over 50 million Americans live with one form or another of arthritis, with rheumatoid arthritis being one of the most painful and debilitating. Known as an autoimmune disease, this condition is caused by the immune system attacking the joints and tendons of the sufferer, thereby causing joint and cartilage degradation. The inflammation and damage causes swelling, and in some cases, patients are unable to work without help, and may find themselves not only immobile, but also unable to work and be productive members of the society. Biologics work by dampening the action of the immune system, therefore preventing attacks on healthy tissue, thereby helping patients go into remission. While there’s no doubt that Actemra is effective with regard to rheumatoid arthritis, it has over the last decade been blamed for the deaths of thousands of individuals, many of who suffered strokes, heart attack and lung conditions that led to their deaths. It is alleged that Roche, the maker of this drug, knew about these worrying side effects but still sold the medication. If you were hurt by Actemra, you have every right to recover compensation and seek justice, and we’re right here with you.
Did you develop a heart attack, stroke, lung or stomach complications after taking Actemra? The experienced Actemra injury lawyers at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience helping individuals just like you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Please call us NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about your legal options. We work on contingency fee basis, and what this means is that we don’t charge you A CENT as we work on your case, and only collect our fees once we’ve successfully resolved your case and recovered compensation on your behalf. Please call us NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about your legal options. Serving all Actemra victims and survivors countrywide.
Actemra is prescribed to treat the following illnesses:
- Moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis
- Giant cell arteritis
- Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Here are some of the risks associated with taking Actemra:
- Increased risk of heart attack
- Increased risk of stroke
- Increased risk of heart failure
- Increased risk of pancreatitis
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It is disheartening to note that the manufacturer failed in their duty of care to patients with regard to failing to inform about these serious health complications, as well as failing to add a black box warning as is often instructed by the FDA. This opens up the company to litigation according to product liability law, which provides you with a legal avenue that you can use to collect compensation from the negligent actions of Roche. One can recover money damages for things such as past and future medical bills, lost wages, past and future pain and suffering, punitive damages, legal bills and so much more. Need more information on Actemra lawsuits? Please give us a call NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We look forward to helping you.