Limbrel Class Action – Call Us to File Today
Osteoarthritis is a medical condition caused by the progressive wearing away of bone as well as cartilage over time, due to joint overuse or as part of the normal aging process. This degenerative bone disorder can make it almost impossible for you to walk or use certain joints for an extended amount of time, and it usually presents with unrelenting pain as well as stiffness. Osteoarthritis is thought to be an inflammatory disease which can be resolved by temping down inflammation. Limbrel is a novel anti-inflammatory drug used for the treatment of osteoarthritis, and it is doctor prescribed to be taken, in some cases, indefinitely.
The FDA has issued a recall notice targeting Limbrel. In its directive dated November of last year, the FDA is warning consumers not to continue taking this medication due to the increased risk of lung disorders such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis, liver injury and severe pancreatitis. These worrying side-effects may have been known by the makers of Limbrel for quite some time, meaning that Primus Pharmaceuticals, the company that manufactures this medication willfully engaged in neglect when it failed to warn you, the doctors that prescribe it as well as insurance companies about the severe side-effects of this drug. To this end, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover money damages to help right these wrongs. Please give us a call NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensation.
How Does Limbrel Work?
Limbrel is said to work by restoring the body’s metabolic balance in order to lower inflammation and stop bone and cartilage degeneration in its tracks. Limbrel contains synthetic antioxidants and flavonoids which are typically found in fruits and vegetables, compounds that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, it inhibits the productions of LOX and COX enzymes, which in turn gets rids of pain and swelling.
Is There a Limbrel Recall?
Late last year, the FDA issued a directive asking Primus to withdraw its medication. When it was launched, the drug was touted as a medical food under the Orphan Drug Act, making it a novel medication since there wasn’t anything like it at the time. However, in December of 2017, the FDA stated that Limbrel belongs to the unapproved new drug class.
Limbrel Injury Symptoms
This drug may help you manage your osteoarthritis for a number of years, but you’ll begin to notice complications after long-term use. Don’t ignore them, because they may end up being fatal.
Here are signs of Limbrel-induced liver injury:
- Getting bruised easily
- Unexplained abdominal pain
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Light colored stools
Limbrel-induced pneumonitis can produce the following symptoms:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Weight loss or anorexia
- Pneumonic fibrosis
- Clubbed toes or fingers
- Hearing a crackling sound in one’s lungs
- Chills, muscle pain and a flu-like fever
Limbrel-induced pancreatitis shows up as:
- Upper right quadrant pain
- Unusually fast heart and pulse rate
Limbrel Class Action Lawsuit Help – Call Now!
The FDA urges you to stop taking Limbrel under the watchful eye of your doctor. If you’ve been hurt by this medication, you may be eligible for money damages for things such as the cost of medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and so much more. Don’t wait – this is the right time to file a Limbrel recall lawsuit before federal courthouses across the country become saturated with similar cases. Injured? Call our experienced and friendly Limbrel lawsuit lawyers TODAY at 1 (773) 825-3547 for your free, no-commitment consultation and benefit from our decades-long experience. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.