Zelnorm® Recall Lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona
The legal team of Phillips Law Group can provide representation to individuals who have suffered injuries due to the use of the prescription medication Zelnorm. Attorneys at our Phoenix firm are experienced in defective drug litigation, including claims involving Vioxx, Zyprexa, and Bextra. Due to the nationwide impact of adverse Zelnorm side effects and its subsequent recall, the lawyers at our Arizona legal practice provide representation to Zelnorm victims throughout the United States.
Information on Zelnorm
Produced by pharmaceutical maker Novartis AG, Zelnorm was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the short-term treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women in July 2002 (the drug has shown little effectiveness in treating men with IBS). In August 2004, the FDA also approved Zelnorm for the treatment of chronic constipation in men and women under age 65.
Zelnorm Side Effects
On March 30, 2007, a new FDA warning to healthcare providers and patients cited data collected from 29 clinical trials involving more than 18,000 patients that reported an alarming number of potentially life-threatening cardiovascular ischemic events (including unstable angina, heart attack, and stroke) occurring in Zelnorm patients. Novartis AG agreed to halt marketing of Zelnorm in light of these adverse side effects, and a nationwide recall was announced shortly thereafter.
Patients taking Zelnorm have typically complained of side effects ranging from headache to diarrhea. However, some patients have experienced more severe side effects. In addition to the serious cardiovascular events, the clinical study revealed cases of rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, and severe abdominal pain that are indicative of intestinal ischemia occurring in some Zelnorm patients.
Patients who have experienced adverse Zelnorm side effects should consult the attorneys at our Phoenix, Arizona firm. The Zelnorm recall lawyers at Phillips Law Group represent victims in Arizona and throughout the United States.
Contact Our Zelnorm Attorneys
The Zelnorm recall lawyers and side effects attorneys at the Phoenix, Arizona firm of Phillips Law Group can assist individuals injured by this prescription medication to obtain the compensation they deserve. For aggressive, experienced representation, contact our Zelnorm personal injury attorneys, representing victims of dangerous drugs nationwide.