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Uloric Class Action Lawsuit

Uloric Class Action Lawsuit

Takeda Pharmaceutical’s gout drug Uloric has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other adverse events. The company is facing whistleblower lawsuits for downplaying risk information.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Uloric induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a heart attack or stroke, 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.

What is Uloric?

Uloric (febuxostat) is a prescription medication for the treatment of gout, a painful type of arthritis that occurs when high levels of uric acid deposit needle-like crystals in the joints, causing inflammation. Uloric treats gout by reducing uric acid levels.

Uloric Class Action Lawsuit Information

Takeda has been hit with a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Dr. Helen Ge, a former safety consultant. She alleges that the company withheld risk information regarding Uloric.

Dr. Ge said that Takeda failed to report that Uloric could interact with several other medications. She also alleges that Uloric side effects may include bone marrow failure, severe bleeding, and kidney failure. This lawsuit is not part of a Uloric class action — it is an individual lawsuit that was filed in federal court in Massachusetts.

Uloric Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke Death

In May 2019, the FDA added a Boxed Warning to Uloric after a safety study found a higher risk of heart attacks, stroke, and death when Uloric was compared to another gout drug called allopurinol.

What is the Risk?

Patients with a history of heart problems should tell their healthcare professional. Patients should also seek emergency medical attention if they develop symptoms of heart problems, such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Numbness or weakness on one side of your body
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble talking
  • Sudden severe headache

What is the Problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a Uloric class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who suffered heart attacks, strokes, or the family members of Uloric patients who died of severe side effects.

About Class Actions

Class actions are typically filed by one person on behalf of everyone else who has a similar legal claim. If compensation is awarded through a settlement or jury verdict, everyone who joins the class action shares the payout.

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

When individuals have very serious physical injuries after taking dangerous medications, class actions can have major disadvantages. Our law firm specializes in holding drug-makers accountable for selling dangerous medications. We focus on helping individuals with serious injuries seek financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and more.

Do I have a Uloric Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Uloric induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a heart attack or stroke, 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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