Ketek, manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis, has been linked to liver damage and death.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm is currently accepting Ketek induced live injury claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has taken Ketek and suffered from liver damage, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please click here to contact our Dangerous Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at 866-920-0753.
What is the problem with Ketek?
Ketek is a popular antibiotic prescribed to patients to treat acute bacterial infections, including respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, sinusitis and community-acquired pneumonia. It was approved by the FDA in 2004 after much hesitation. Sanofi-Aventis had not provided sufficient evidence that Ketek was as safe and effective as antibiotics already on the market in 2001 and 2003 when it originally submitted the drug for approval. In addition, there have been accusations that the manufacturers of Ketek submitted flawed information to the FDA regarding one of the manufacturers’ tests in order to get the drug approved.
In 2006, the FDA released a Public Health Advisory regarding the use of Ketek and serious liver problems. On January 20, 2006 researchers reported that in a North Carolina hospital, three patients that began taking Ketek and subsequently developed severe life-threatening liver problems and liver failure. The first patient required a liver transplant, the second contracted drug-induced hepatitis and unfortunately the third patient died in the hospital. On May 19, 2006 the Food & Drug Administration released a report connecting Ketek to 12 cases of liver failure, which included four deaths. In February 2007, Sanofi-Aventis finally included a black box warning after 53 reports of liver failure, including 5 deaths, were received by the FDA.
Side Effects of Ketek
There are a variety of side effects associated with Ketek. Our firm is pursing the following types of serious, life-threatening side effects:
- Liver problems
- Drug-induced hepatitis
Do I Have a Ketek Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Ketek induced injury and death cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Ketek , you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dangerous Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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