Darvon and Darvocet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings in November 2010 called for Eli Lilly and Company to stop selling Darvocet (generically dextropropoxyphene) in the U.S. due to findings that this habit-forming opioid pain reliever was causing some serious, devastating side effects, including:
- acute pancreatitis
- dependence on the drug and withdrawal upon cessation of taking the medication
- heart attack
- kidney damage, jaundice and/or liver damage
- permanent damage to the central nervous system
- severe allergic reaction
- suicidal thoughts or behaviors and/or depression
During this Darvocet FDA warning, Darvocet patients were urged to seek their doctor as soon as possible to find a safer alternative painkiller, such as tramadol.
Despite the Darvocet recall, however, many patients have been injured, and many more are at risk of developing a serious Darvocet side effect, as these injuries reportedly can develop well after an individual stops taking the medication. As a result, it’s essential that patients with a history of taking Darvon or Darvocet familiarize themselves with the types and symptoms of serious Darvocet side effects so they know when to seek medical attention.
Darvocet FDA Warning Sparks Defective Drug Litigation
Following the 2010 Darvocet FDA warning, the number of defective drug cases filed against Eli Lily rose dramatically, as growing public awareness of Darvocet’s serious side effects led many victims to seek legal recourse to obtain the compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one has been serious injured as a result of taking Darvocet, please contact us for a free, no obligation initial consultation with one of our esteemed defective drug lawyers who will outline your legal rights and entitlements, give you expert advice regarding the best manner in which to proceed, and offer you the opportunity to secure first-class legal representation at no upfront cost (as we work on contingency).
The Chaffin Luhana Darvocet attorneys are not only experienced at litigating against Eli Lilly and Company’s corporate lawyers, but we are also extremely knowledgeable about past Darvocet litigation, crucial Darvocet research and clinical studies, and the ins and outs of the court system. While helping victims of Darvocet side effects secure the maximum possible compensation award, our defective drug lawyers will also be working diligently to help injured plaintiffs get through the legal process as efficiently and favorably as possible.