Aratac is a powerful drug for severe irregular heart rhythm, but it is toxic in many areas of the body. Hundreds of patients have suffered permanent lung damage, vision loss, or death.
Need a Texas Aratac Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with pulmonary toxicity or blindness, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Aratac contains amiodarone, a medication for people with severe irregular heart rhythm. It was approved as a drug of last-resort, but it is commonly used as a first-line treatment for mild arrhythmias.
Aratac and Lung Disease
The problem is that Aratac often causes lung damage. The label has a “Black Box” warning that 17% of patients develop pulmonary toxicity, a condition that causes progressive scarring of the lungs. Around 10% of cases are fatal. The symptoms may include:
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath
Aratac and Blindness
Aratac is directly toxic to the optic nerve. Studies have found that nearly 2% of patients develop vision loss, and around 20% of people with vision problems go legally blind in at least one eye. Over 90% of patients on Aratac develop corneal deposits in the eyes, which results in around 2-5% of patients seeing “halos” around bright lights.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our lawyers are not filing an Aratac class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were injured by:
- Vision loss
- Pulmonary toxicity
- Lung fibrosis
About Class Actions
Class actions are the most popular way for a lot of people to seek refunds after buying a defective product. The advantage is that members do not have to file an individual lawsuit. Everyone shares the payout if compensation is awarded.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class actions improve efficiency, but they are not designed to maximize compensation for individuals with very serious injuries from dangerous medications. Members may also have to accept “low-ball” settlements or massive attorneys’ fees.
Our lawyers are filing individual lawsuits for victims of Aratac. We specialize in holding drug-makers responsible for failing to warn about side effects. If you file a lawsuit, you could recover compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
Need an Aratac Lawyer in Texas?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Aratac lawyers for a free lawsuit review.