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Your Drug Injury Case Will Benefit From Our Years of Experience

 

Experienced drug injury lawyer

Attorney Tom Lamb

We have been representing patients and their family in drug injury lawsuits for the past 17 years and this is our main practice area.

Drug injury legal compensation cases involve personal injury or wrongful death claims filed on behalf of people who, unfortunately, experienced a serious side effect, had an adverse drug reaction, or died from their use of a prescription medication.

Given our many years of experience handling these types of lawsuits we know drug injury cases deserve special attention.

Drug injury claims have a personal aspect which must be appreciated and respected by the attorney handling your case. At our law firm, we do not underestimate nor lose sight of the trust which is being placed in us by clients when they select us to represent them for their lawsuit against the responsible pharmaceutical company.

We will handle your drug injury case not only competently and professionally, but with genuine care and understanding. Any inquiries from our clients are responded to promptly, and telephone calls are always returned without delay.

If you, relatives, or friends need legal advice or legal representation for a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit involving a drug side effect, the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb is here to help.

We encourage you to submit a Drug Injury Case Review — it is free, confidential, and there is no obligation.  Or, if you prefer, call our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb about a possible drug injury case.  Either way, you will get Mr. Lamb’s impressions — not an intake person, a paralegal, or some other lawyer — about your case based on his many years of experience.

We handle these drug injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no payment for our legal services until we are successful in getting legal compensation for you.

While our office is in Wilmington, North Carolina, we have successfully handled drug injury lawsuits for people all over the United States.

It is important to note that we do not put our clients into large class actions. Rather we favor an individual lawsuit approach, which allows us to give personal attention to each of our clients, from start to finish.

In a rush? You can use our Quick Contact Form to tell us the basic information about your case.

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Legal & Medical News: Featured Article

 

Sovaldi / Harvoni: “Black-Box” Warning About Hepatitis B Reactivation

In February 2017 a so-called “black-box” warning was added to the drug labels for Harvoni, Sovaldi, Technivie, Viekira Pak, and other direct-acting antivirals, warning doctors and patients that cases of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation have been reported. Further, it states that some of those cases resulted in fulminant hepatitis, hepatic failure, and death.

For more details, we get the following from the Warnings and Precautions part of the February 2017 revised Sovaldi drug label:

5.1 Risk of Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation in Patients Coinfected with HCV and HBV

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation has been reported in HCV/HBV coinfected patients who were undergoing or had completed treatment with HCV direct acting antivirals, and who were not receiving HBV antiviral therapy. Some cases have resulted in fulminant hepatitis, hepatic failure, and death….

HBV reactivation is characterized as an abrupt increase in HBV replication manifesting as a rapid increase in serum HBV DNA level. In patients with resolved HBV infection, reappearance of HBsAg can occur. Reactivation of HBV replication may be accompanied by hepatitis, i.e., increases in aminotransferase levels and, in severe cases, increases in bilirubin levels, liver failure, and death can occur.

Back in December 2016 Health Canada issued this document, “Summary Safety Review — Direct-acting antivirals ­– Assessing the Potential Risk of Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation”, from which we get the following key points:

  • Health Canada carried out a review of the potential risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation with the use of DAAs. The review was triggered by reports that patients infected with both HBV and HCV may experience a reactivation of their HBV infection if DAAs are used to treat their HCV infection. These reports were identified by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
  • Health Canada’s review concluded that there is a potential risk of HBV reactivation in patients co­infected with both HBV and HCV, and the use of DAAs. Health Canada has recommended that the safety information for all DAAs be updated to inform about this potential risk.

We will continue to monitor this aspect of the safety profile of Harvoni, Sovaldi, Technivie, Viekira Pak, and other direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) used increasingly in the US and elsewhere to treat the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

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