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Amiodarone Class Action Lawsuit

Amiodarone Class Action Lawsuit

Amiodarone is a heart drug with extremely severe side effects, including pulmonary toxicity (lung damage), vision loss, blindness, and even death.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting amiodarone induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with a severe side effect, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Overview

Amiodarone is a medication that treats severe irregular heart rhythm. The problem is that it is often prescribed “off-label” to patients who are not warned about its severe, life-threatening side effects.

FDA Safety Warning

In 2005, the FDA issued a Safety Communication to warn that amiodarone can be highly toxic in many areas of the body. Liver damage is another common side effect of amiodarone. It is usually mild, but some patients have died from liver disease.

Pulmonary Toxicity

The most serious side effect is lung damage. In some studies, 17% of patients on 400-mg/day doses developed pulmonary toxicity, which has a 10% risk of death. The symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Irritating cough
  • Coughing up blood

Worse Irregular Heart Rhythm

Amiodarone can also worsen irregular heart rhythm. About 2-5% of patients develop a condition in which electrical signals to the heart are blocked, resulting in very slow heartbeat. The symptoms may include:

  • Light-headedness
  • Fainting
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heart palpitations

Blindness

Vision loss from amiodarone usually develops over hours or days. In a study of nearly 300 reports, 20% of patients went permanently blind in at least one eye. The symptoms include:

  • Pain around the eye
  • Eye movement is painful
  • Vision loss
  • Loss of color vision

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, we are not currently filing an amiodarone class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who experienced the following severe complications:

  • Death
  • Blindness
  • Vision loss
  • Lung damage
  • Pulmonary toxicity

About Class Actions

Class actions make sense when a lot of people have similar injuries. Instead of filing individual lawsuits, they join together and file one lawsuit. If compensation is awarded, everyone in the class action shares the payout.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

The problem with class actions is that members may have to accept “low-ball” settlements and higher attorneys’ fees. Class actions are also not designed to maximize compensation for individual plaintiffs with the worst injuries.

Our law firm specializes in filing lawsuits against drug-makers who fail to warn about side effects. We focus our efforts on helping people with severe injuries seek compensation for their pain and suffering, medical bills, disability, and more.

Do I have an Amiodarone Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting amiodarone induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with a severe side effect, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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