Injectafer Life-Threatening Side-Effects – File Legal Claim Here
Iron deficiency anemia is a relatively common condition especially in women due to blood loss during menstruation as well as pregnant women. Anemia refers to the lack of sufficient iron in the body which can cause problems like fatigue, weakness and confusion among others. Iron deficiency anemia can become a lifelong issue if left untreated, and it can negatively affect the development of an unborn baby, making it more likely for them to develop birth defects and developmental issues after birth. Iron deficiency anemia is treated with supplements, a healthful diet as well as injections that are given once every couple of weeks in order to raise the levels of iron. One such injection medication, however, has recently been in the news for causing dangerously low phosphate levels in individuals who receive said injection, jeopardizing their health further.
Were you harmed by Injectafer? If you developed severe complications of low phosphate levels in the body such as respiratory failure, arrhythmia, bone fractures and pain, heart attack, coma, seizures and the breakdown of muscle tissue? It is alleged that the makers of Injectafer were aware of the negative and life-threatening side-effects of Injectafer but failed to warn the public just so they could continue profiting off this drug. Please contact our Injectafer lawsuits attorneys NOW at (773) 825-3547 to file your claim. By failing to inform you, the drug company committed negligence which opens up the opportunity for you to file a drug injury claim. Our experienced class action lawsuits attorneys have over 90 YEARS of dedicated legal experience, and we’ve helped thousands of people just like you get the justice and compensation that you deserve. Please contact our Injectafer lawsuits attorneys NOW at (773) 825-3547 to receive your 100% FREE legal consultation into your rights as an Injectafer complications victim. Serving all Injectafer survivors countrywide.
What Causes Iron Deficiency Anemia?
Anemia typically occurs when you have insufficient hemoglobin to carry oxygen into your tissues. Hemoglobin is stored in the red blood cells, and they require a steady supply of iron from animal or plant sources in order to make hemoglobin for proper oxygenation.
Some of the most common symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include:
- Pale skin
- Unexplained fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Cold feet and hands
- Constant headaches
- Brittle nails
- Cravings that make you eat strange items such as clay or dirt
- Irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia
What is Injectafer and How Does It Work?
Injectafer is an intravenously administrated liquid which contains the active ingredient ferric carboxymaltose, also known as FCM. It is meant to replace iron in an individual’s and it is administered in an outpatient fashion over a series of two appointments, a week apart. Doing so allows physicians to slowly release iron into the individual’s body so as to prevent any life-threatening side-effects.
Injectafer is a relatively new drug: it was first approved for use in 2013, and since then, it has been manufactured by a number of pharmaceutical companies such as Luitpold Pharma, Daichi Sankyo, American Regent and Vifor Pharma. It is typically prescribed for individuals suffering from iron deficiency anemia and chronic kidney disease.
Unfortunately, artificially increasing levels of iron in the body has the unintended effect of lowering the mineral phosphate. This usually leads to the development of a dangerous condition known as hypophosphatemia.
Here are the warning signs that you may have developed hypophosphatemia:
- Delirium or mental confusion
- Muscle breakdown or rhabdomyolysis
- Exhaustion and fatigue
- Bone softening or osteomalacia
- Respiratory failure
- Cardiac arrest
- Bone fractures
Injectafer Safety Studies Paint a Dark Picture
It is important that doctors treat hypophosphatemia quickly and effectively because it may end up being fatal. It is interesting to note that studies had recently linked the development of this condition or FCM, but this information was obscured by the companies making this iron supplement. In fact, this FCM was so dangerous in studies that it increased the risk of developing hypophosphatemia by up to 70 percent. In addition, developing this condition was more likely in people that took FCM than those who took alternatives such as iron isomaltoside and intravenous Feraheme.
Injectafer Safety and the FDA
Injectafer has had a troubled history with the government’s regulatory body FDA, which denied the medication’s approval twice from 2008 to 2012. The FDA based off its first rejection due to the number of adverse events associated with the intravenous medication compared to oral iron supplements on offer from other pharmaceutical companies. In addition, the FDA decided to reject Injectafer approval when its officials visited one of the manufacturing centers for the drug and found glaring issues in the manufacturing process that they did not disclose. Then, in 2015, the FDA issued a warning too Luitpold Pharmaceuticals citing misleading claims, the company’s minimizing risks associated with its product as well as omission of critical facts that could go on to harm patients. It is interesting and disheartening to learn that Luitpold only added warnings to its medications stating that FCM could indeed cause hypophosphatemia in October 2020, many years later when the damage had already been done.
Injectafer Side-Effects Lawsuits
Following this revelation, individuals and their attorneys have started filing lawsuits regarding the failure by the makers of Injectafer to add hypophosphatemia as one of the severe side-effects to its packaging or medicine inserts, and many of the claims allege that there was a defective design component in the manufacture of the drug and that the makers engaged in defective marketing and failed to let consumers know about the real health risks surrounding the medication. It is important to note here that drug companies owe you a legal duty to inform you of any risks or life-threatening side-effects about their drugs so you can make an informed decision whether you would like to take their product or move on to a safer option. Should they breach this legal duty of care, you may be able to file a defective product lawsuit in order to recover compensation.
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