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Expanded Recall of Contaminated Injectable Cancer Drugs

August 6th, 2015

In late April of 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced drug manufacturer Mylan N.V.’s recall of batches of contaminated Gemcitabine, an injectable drug used to treat ovarian, breast, pancreatic and certain types of lung cancer, after testing revealed that the batches contained foreign substances  that can be extremely harmful to patients. Intravenous injection of medications contaminated with foreign particles can damage blood vessels and can cause emboli to develop, which can in turn lead to strokes, myocardial infarctions, and other serious complications, including:

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Stroke
  • Respiratory failure
  • Loss of liver or kidney function
  • Inflammation, allergic reaction or tissue necrosis at the injection site

In June of 2015, Mylan expanded its recall to include seven batches of contaminated Gemcitabine injectables.

When drug manufacturers produce medications that harm patients, they must be held responsible for these adverse drug reactions. At The Yost Legal Group, we stand up to large drug manufacturers and fight to secure and to protect the rights of our clients. Thousands of patients are negatively impacted each year by defective pharmaceutical drugs.

The batches of recalled Gemcitabine were distributed in the U.S between January 8, 2014 and February 10, 2015, and thousands of patients were put at risk. If you believe that you or a loved one was injured or experienced complications after taking the cancer medication Gemcitabine, you may be entitled to compensation.

Call 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529) today for a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation about your case. The experienced Baltimore Defective Drug lawyers at The Yost Legal Group will help protect your rights and work to provide the answers you seek. When you trust our law firm to represent you, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front.

If you were the victim of a vaccine injury or defective medication, don’t delay, call The Yost Legal Group now. Time may be running out to file a claim. All cases are handled on a no win, no fee basis.

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