Our Philadelphia liver injury / liver failure lawyers offer representation to people who have suffered liver injuries, damage, or failure due to defective drugs and medical devices. Liver damage and liver failure are life-altering (catastrophic) personal injuries that can have permanent effects necessitating long-term care.
Damages from liver injury or liver failure can include costs associated with:
- multiple surgeries
- liver transplant
- chemotherapy and radiation
- loss of employment / wages and earning ability
- pain and suffering
Liver Functions and Liver Disease
Your liver is on the right side of your body, beneath your rib cage. It is your second largest internal organ and performs functions crucial to good health and survival. Your liver:
- processes the food and drink you take in every day as well as everything you breathe
- enables you to use the processed food and drink for energy and nutrition
- fights infections, and
- filters toxins (poisons or harmful substances) from your blood
A diseased liver is not functioning as it should. All liver diseases can progress (become worse) if left untreated. Untreated early liver disease can lead to:
- liver cirrhosis (end stage liver disease) that can progress to
- liver failure, and / or
- liver cancer
Liver Injury or Failure Caused
by Defective Drugs and Medical Devices
Our Philadelphia liver injury / liver failure lawyers also bring lawsuits against the makers of defective drugs and medical devices that cause clients’ liver injury or failure. Medications (drugs) and medical devices that can cause liver injury or failure include:
- Children’s Motrin (ibuprofen)
- Hernia Mesh
Liver Damage Caused by Hernia Mesh Implants
Hernia mesh is a medical device that surgeons use to repair damaged and weakened tissue during hernia surgery. Coated hernia mesh patches, such as the Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite hernia mesh, are associated with liver abnormalities / problems.
For more information about hernia mesh side effects and hernia mesh law suits, see:
- Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Infection Lawyers,
- Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Complications Lawyers, and
- Ethicon Recalls Dangerous Ethicon Physiomesh™ Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh
Liver Damage Caused by Arava
Arava is a rheumatoid arthritis drug linked to serious liver injuries, including severe:
- liver damage
- liver toxicity
- hepatic reactions
After finding an association between Arava and 130 severe hepatic reactions and nearly two dozen deaths, Public Citizen requested the FDA to remove Arava from the market.
For more information about dangerous Arava side effects and Arava lawsuits, see Philadelphia Arava Drug Injury Lawyers.
Liver Damage Caused by Crestor
Crestor, a statin drug to reduce high cholesterol, is also associated with liver damage. The FDA issued a specific warning in 2002 about the risk of liver damage from use of Crestor.
For more information about Crestor side effects and Crestor law suits, see Philadelphia Crestor Drug Injury Lawyers.
Liver Damage Caused by Onglyza
Onglyza is a type-2 diabetes drug associated with an increased risk of liver toxicity. Liver toxicity (also called hepatic toxicity) is liver damage usually caused by alcohol or drugs.
For more information about Onglyza health risks and Onglyza law suits, see Philadelphia Onglyza Drug Injury Lawyers.
Contact our Philadelphia Liver Injury / Liver Failure Lawyers
If you suffer from liver injury or failure due to a defective drug or medical device, our Philadelphia liver injury / liver failure lawyers may be able to help you hold the responsible parties accountable. Contact Feldman & Pinto today to schedule a free evaluation of your personal injury case.