Cordarone contains amiodarone, a powerful anti-arrhythmic drug with severe toxicities. Some of the worst side effects include pulmonary toxicity (lung damage), blindness, and death.
Need a Texas Cordarone 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 blindness or pulmonary toxicity, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
In 2005, the FDA updated the label on Cordarone with a Boxed Warning about pulmonary toxicity, liver disease, and worsening heart rhythm problems. All of these side effects can be deadly.
The most important severe side effect of Cordarone is pulmonary toxicity, which occurs in up to 17% of patients. About 10% of cases are fatal. Left untreated, it can cause permanent scarring in the lungs (called “fibrosis”) that narrows the airways and makes it hard to breathe. The symptoms of pulmonary toxicity include:
- Shortness of breath
- Irritating cough
- Coughing up blood
About 2% of patients on Cordarone experience vision loss. Studies estimate 20% of patients with vision problems go legally blind in at least one eye. Over 90% of patients on Cordarone develop corneal deposits in the eyes. This does not usually cause blindness, but around 5% of patients will see “halos” or rings around bright lights.
Symptoms of vision problems:
- Pain around the eyes
- Pain when moving the eyes
- Vision loss
- Loss of color vision
- Loss of peripheral vision
- “Halos” around bright lights
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our lawyers are not currently filing a Cordarone class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who experienced severe side effects, such as:
- Vision loss
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary toxicity
- Lung damage
About Class Actions
Class action lawsuits are a useful way to resolve a lot of similar legal complaints — especially when everyone is seeking a relatively small payout, like a refund for a bad product. In a class action, everyone joins together and shares the payout.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
The problem with class actions is that members may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or higher attorneys’ fees. Another problem is that class actions are not designed to maximize compensation for individual plaintiffs.
Our lawyers are filing individual lawsuits so we can focus on helping people with the most severe injuries seek compensation for their injury, medical expenses, and more. We specialize in holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for failing to warn about side effects.
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