Singulair Ruined My Life! Can I File a Mental Health Lawsuit?
Asthma is a disorder that is thought to be caused by an errant immune system attacking certain organs in order to constrict breathing, which may cause wheezing, and if not treated in a timely manner, the closing of one’s airways and respiratory collapse. To this end, those with asthma must carry an inhaler which comes in handy when an attack comes upon them. Just a few puffs of the inhaler may avert a full-blown asthma attack and potentially save the individual’s life. Back in 1998, a new drug hit the market which would allow asthmatics to take just a pill a day in order to control this sometimes disabling condition. The drug, named Singulair, works by inhibiting certain factors found in the immune system in order to stop an attack in a preventative manner, which is why the pill is taken as a prophylactic, once a day, preferably in the evening. For decades, individuals took Singulair faithfully and lived happy productive lives…until they didn’t. After many years of taking the drug, many of these individuals found themselves depressed, anxious and suicidal, and were unable to pinpoint why. However, as more people came out to share their experience, the commonalty that they all shared was the fact that they all were taking Singulair. As news of the mental health side effects reached the FDA, the government regulatory body decided to issue a notice warning the public about these serious claims, and required that the drug come with a boxed warning about the same regarding Singulair.
Did you take Singulair and then went on to suffer severe mental health issues? A class action lawsuit involving those affected by Singulair is underway, and you may be able to file and claim compensation. Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. The experienced drug injury law firm of McCready Law has over 90 YEARS of experience helping individuals just like you get their due compensation after getting hurt by the negligent actions of big corporations and big Pharma. It is alleged that the makers of Singulair knew about the negative health effects of their drug, but failed to warn the public of the same. This failure to warn put many people’s lives in danger, and it is not only unacceptable, but punishable under civil law by way of a product liability claim. if you or a loved one suffered depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and other major behavioral changes after taking Singulair, you may be entitled to compensation. The Law Offices of McCready Law has extensive experience litigating cases in court in front of both Judges and jury, and our services are offered on contingency fee basis which means that there are NO UPFRONT FEES at any point in the processing of your claim. Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3651 so we can help you with the filing of your Singulair mental health complications class action lawsuit – the call is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Some of the mental health events that Singulair has been shown to cause include:
- Obsessive compulsive thoughts or OCD
- Severe depression
- Mood swings
- Severe, clinical anxiety
- Tremors and body tics
- Homicidal thoughts
- Suicidal thoughts
- Concentration issues
Singulair – The FDA Speaks Out
It has been stated by the FDA that many physicians may not be aware of the mental health side-effects of Singulair. If you’re reading this and have had adverse events after taking Singulair, now is the time to speak with your doctor so that they can re-evaluate the risk-benefit profile of the drug. The FDA’s issuing of a black box warning is a sign that they are taking this issue seriously, and they recommend that Singulair not be used and other drug alternatives for asthma sourced which basically means that the medication should be a last resort solution on account of its severe health complications upon its consumption.
History of the Development of Singulair
Singulair was invented by the drug company Merck, and it hit the scene back in 1998, initially prescribed to individuals suffering from asthma as well as seasonal allergy symptoms or rhinitis. The patent to Singulair expired many years ago, and as a result, there are numerous generics available in the market. Singulair is not a steroidal medication like inhalers: it works by blocking immune cells called leukotrines, a form of white blood cells that are thought to be responsible for setting in motion a cascade of reactions that lead to the constriction of alveoli and airways, precipitating the wheezing that asthma patients are known for. It is estimated that over 9 million Singulair prescriptions were written back in 2019, and that over 30 percent of the individuals receiving the medication were children under the age of 17.
Singulair and Mental Health Effects – What is The Link?
It is interesting to note that even when Merck received information about the negative mental health effects of Singular back in 2006, it chose to do nothing about it, except for the weak-hearted effort of adding a light warning about their drug in 2008. Beginning in 2019, more clinical studies started showing that Singulair may cause severe and life-threatening mental health events which then prompted the FDA to issue a black box warning in 2020 of the anti-asthma drug.
Singulair Ruined Your Life? Call To File Your Lawsuit Today!
In the lawsuits that have been filed regarding the mental health side-effects of Singulair, plaintiffs have alleged that Merck knew about the neuropsychiatric complications of their drug, but didn’t warn the patients or doctors. Those that have filed lawsuits are seeking money damages for things such as pain and suffering, medical costs, lost wages, loss of consortium, loss of society, wrongful death for those who had their loved ones commit suicide on account of Singulair, and legal and punitive fees. It is important that you speak out if you were negatively affected by Singulair, as many of the victims are too young to be able to verbalize what they are going through, and need someone to speak up for them and hopefully save their lives. Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about how we can help with your Singulair mental health class action lawsuit. Thanks for choosing us, and we look forward to helping you.