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Ketek Side Effects and Injuries

Ketek Attorneys and Lawyers

Privett Law is an experienced and successful firm who has fought for the rights of the injured in many different situations. One of the most prominent situations in which injuries have been arising in recent years is in the area of defective drugs. Billions of dollars are spent every year researching new medications, but this also results in billions of dollars in revenue and in marketing these new medications.

One of the drugs that’s come under recent scrutiny is known as Ketek, and it’s led to injuries of both residents of Oklahoma and the rest of the United States. If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of using Ketek, you need to contact Privett Law immediately to schedule an initial consultation so that you can begin the process of evaluating and, if advisable, enforcing your legal rights

Ketek’s Manufacturer

Ketek s manufactured by an enormous company known as Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, which has been successfully generating revenues as a result of the distribution of several prescription drugs for many years.

Ketek’s Intended Use

Ketek is an extremely strong anti-biotic medication, and it was originally intended to help treat three acute bacterial infections: chronic bronchitis, acute bacterial sinusitis and community-acquired pneumonia. For the most part, the drug showed successful results in the early stages of its presence on the market.

Ketek’s Side Effects

Ketek began to encounter problems when patients began to seek medical care for abdominal pain and other symptoms. The results of these investigations were troubling, to say the least. It was discovered that Ketek showed a tendency to lead to extreme liver damage in several patients, and this liver damage can lead to irreversible damage and in some cases death as a result of liver failure.

Below are a few examples of the symptoms someone who’s taking Ketek should watch for:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Fainting
  • Light-headed feelings
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Vertigo
  • Vision problems
  • Irregular heartbeats

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or any others that you find irregular, you need to contact your primary medical care provider as soon as possible to schedule an immediate medical evaluation.

FDA Warnings on Ketek

As is almost always the case, the growing number of negative reports linked to Ketek ultimately led to the involvement of the FDA. The FDA reported warnings on its Web site, even though the product was never recalled, the FDA did ultimately require the manufacturer to change its label on the packages of Ketek to include a warning.

Specifically, the FDA required the manufacturer to warn against using Ketek to treat two of the three conditions Ketek was originally meant to treat: “acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus, influenzae, or Moraxella catarrhalis; and acute bacterial sinusitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, or Staphylococcus aureus.” (FDA Web site)

Your Rights if You've Been Injured by Ketek

If you or someone you love has suffered liver damage or some other injury as a result of using Ketek, you need to contact Privett Law immediately to schedule an initial consultation. You and your defective drugs attorney will be able to review your situation, organize the evidence that’s relevant to your situation in relation to the timeline of events that led to your injuries, and finally to come to a collective decision in regards to how you should proceed based on the facts presented and the laws that govern this situation.

If your attorney feels that it’s advisable to pursue a legal claim, the legal theory that will most likely be used is that of products liability. A products liability case can be complicated in nature, as you’ll need to prove not only that you took Ketek, but that the problems inherent with the design of Ketek led to your injuries. You can also expect a strong defense from the manufacturer.

However, Privett Law has decades of collective experience in bringing products liability claims against corporate giants in several industries, and there is no substitute for this experience. I  will be able to guide you through this process and manage your case in such a manner that your stress as it relates to the legal issues at hand will be minimized, which will allow you to concentrate on your recovery.

Hire a Ketek Attorney

As you see, if you have been injured as a result of using Ketek, you are far from alone. Privett Law today to schedule an initial consultation and to begin the process of protecting your legal rights.