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Aratac Class Action Lawsuit

Aratac Class Action Lawsuit

Aratac is a powerful drug with severe toxicities, especially in the lungs and eyes. It has a “Black Box” warning about life-threatening lung damage. Hundreds of people have also suffered permanent vision loss.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Aratac induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with pulmonary toxicity or blindness, 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

Aratac is a brand-name for amiodarone, an anti-arrhythmic drug that has been on the market for decades. Although it was only intended as a drug of last-resort, it has become a popular treatment for unapproved conditions like atrial fibrillation.

Aratac and Lung Disease

The problem is that Aratac has very serious side effects. The label has a “Black Box” warning about pulmonary toxicity, which affects up to 17% of patients — and 10% of cases are fatal. Left untreated, it can lead to permanent scarring of the lungs (fibrosis). Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Wheezing
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue

Aratac and Blindness

Another common side effect of Aratac is vision problems. Overall, around 2% of patients develop vision loss. In studies of people with vision loss, 20% of patients went legally blind in at least one eye. Around 2-5% of patients see “halos” or rings around bright lights, which are a complication of corneal deposits that occur in 90% of patients.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing an Aratac class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who suffered:

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

About Class Actions

When a lot of people are seeking refunds, class actions are a great idea. Many people can join the litigation without filing an individual lawsuit. If compensation is awarded, everyone shares equally.

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

Class actions improve efficiency, but they can have disadvantages. They are not designed to maximize compensation for individual members with extremely serious injuries. Instead, members sometimes must accept “low-ball” settlements or higher fees.

Our lawyers help individuals with severe injuries file lawsuits against drug-makers who fail to warn about side effects. We specialize in helping our clients get compensation for their injury, medical expenses, and more.

Do I have an Aratac Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Aratac induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with pulmonary toxicity or blindness, 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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