Understanding the Raptiva Recall
Raptiva has been recalled from the U.S. market by Genentech. In an April 2009 letter to patients, Genentech explained the primary reason for the recall as risk of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML). PML is a rare medical condition that results in damage to myelin, the material that covers and protects nerves in the brain.
Side effects of this disorder may include:
- Memory loss;
- Loss of eyesight;
- Loss of coordination; and
- Weakness in the legs and arms
Raptiva may also cause other serious side effects not related to PML, including nausea, headache, fever, muscle aches and pain, and chills, and may lead to or worsen certain infections: viral meningitis, invasive fungal disease, or bacterial sepsis. Raptiva may even be linked to cancer and severe skin reactions in certain patients.
Raptiva Side Effects: Claims and Lawsuits
Have you or someone you love suffered injury or been diagnosed with PML or another serious medical condition after using Raptiva or other similar dangerous drug? At Pacific Attorney Group, we are here to help. An attorney at our firm can meet with you to conduct an initial case evaluation in order to determine how we can best assist you as well as what legal rights and options may be available to you.
Depending on the case, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against Genentech or perhaps the doctor who prescribed or administered Raptiva to you. By speaking with an experienced lawyer about your unique case, you can get a clear picture of what you're up against and what you can do at this point. For your free consultation, contact a lawyer at our firm today! We take on all types of defective drug cases.