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Uloric Heart Attack Lawsuit

Uloric Heart Attack Lawsuit

Lawsuits have been filed by a growing number of people who took the gout drug Uloric and suffered heart attacks or cardiovascular problems.

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, 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.

FDA Adds “Black Box” Warning for Uloric Heart Attack Risk

In February 2019, the FDA updated the label on Uloric with a Boxed Warning about the increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from Uloric (febuxostat) compared to another gout drug called allopurinol.

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

The FDA warns patients on Uloric to seek emergency medical attention if they have heart attack symptoms, such as:

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

What is the Risk of Heart Attack from Uloric?

When Uloric was approved in 2009, the FDA required Takeda Pharmaceuticals to complete a safety study involving 6,000 patients to investigate the risk of heart attacks.

For every 1,000 patients who took Uloric for 1 year, 15 people died from heart-related problems (such as heart attack or stroke) and another 26 people died from other causes.

Uloric Heart Attack Lawsuits

Takeda Pharmaceuticals is facing a growing number of lawsuits from patients who accuse the drug-maker of failing to warn about the potential risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death.

One lawsuit (PDF) was filed by Mark G., a man from Vermont who started taking Uloric in 2015 and suffered a heart attack in June 2017. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on June 27, 2019— Case No. 1:19-cv-04347.

Uloric Recall

Uloric has not been recalled, but the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen has petitioned the FDA to ban Uloric due to the increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, and death. The investigators say Uloric never would have been approved in 2009 if the FDA had known about the risk.

Cardiovascular Side Effects of Uloric

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Cardiac death
  • Unstable angina (decreased blood-flow to the heart)
  • Non-fatal myocardial infarction
  • Cardiovascular death
  • Death

Do I have a Uloric Heart Attack 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, 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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