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Cordarone Class Action Lawsuit

Cordarone Class Action Lawsuit

Cordarone is a last-resort drug for people with severe heart-rhythm problems. It has also been linked to severe side effects, including pulmonary toxicity, blindness, and even death.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

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

Cordarone is a brand-name for the generic drug amiodarone. In 2005, the label all medications containing amiodarone was updated with a Boxed Warning about several life-threatening side effects — pulmonary toxicity, liver disease, and worse irregular heart rhythm.

Pulmonary Toxicity

The most common severe side effect of Cordarone is pulmonary toxicity. It occurs in about 17% of patients, and 10% of these cases are deadly. Over time, Cordarone can cause scarring in the lungs (pulmonary fibrosis) that makes it harder to breathe. Symptoms may include:

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

Vision Loss and Blindness

Vision loss occurs in about 2% of patients on Cordarone. Studies estimate that 20% of patients who have vision problems will go blind in at least one eye. Corneal deposits occur in 90% of patients, and while this side effect rarely causes blindness, about 5% of patients see “halos” when looking at bright lights.

Vision problems may include:

  • Pain around the eyes
  • Vision loss
  • Loss of color vision
  • Decreased peripheral vision
  • “Halos” around bright lights
  • Blindness

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our trial lawyers are not filing a class action lawsuit for victims of Cordarone. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured by side effects, such as:

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

About Class Actions

Class action lawsuits are designed to resolve a lot of similar legal claims as efficiently as possible. Members join together to collectively seek compensation. Any payout awarded by a jury or settlement is shared equally.

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

The disadvantage of class actions is that members may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or attorneys’ fees that leave little payout remaining. Class actions do not usually maximize compensation for individuals with the worst injuries.

Our trial lawyers only accept cases involving severe injuries. We specialize in holding drug-makers accountable for failing to warn about side effects. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.

Do I have a Cordarone Lawsuit?

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