The Darvon and Darvocet painkiller recall that was issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 19, 2010, banned Eli Lilly and Company (the drug’s maker) from selling and distributing Darvon and Darvocet in the U.S. as a result of finding that these medications were causing some serious, life-threatening side effects.
Some of the severe, debilitating side effects that inspired the 2010 Darvocet painkiller recall include:
- 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
To date, the FDA has received reports that Darvocet and Darvon side effects have been linked to more than 12,000 wrongful deaths and thousands more cases of serious health complications.
What to Do Following the 2010 Darvocet Painkiller Recall
First FDA approved in 1972, Darvocet had been prescribed for mild to moderate chronic pain conditions, including restless leg syndrome and arthritis. With this recent Darvocet painkiller recall, however, the drug is no longer available in the U.S., and Darvocet patients are encouraged to see their doctor as soon as possible to find a safer alternative pain relief medication. At this time, it’s also crucial that former Darvocet patients take the time to learn the types and symptoms of serious side effects associated with this drug.
Those who develop serious Darvocet side effects should receive emergency medical care and, once their health is no longer in danger, consult with one of our experienced defective drug lawyers to learn more about their legal rights, receive a professional evaluation of their case, and get on the path to starting and winning a Darvocet recall lawsuit.
To help injured Darvocet patients win the compensation they deserve, our seasoned defective drug attorneys will:
- compile all necessary evidence, including published research, doctors’ reports and witness statements
- work with medical professionals and other experts to bolster the plaintiff’s case
- aggressively litigate against Eli Lilly and Company’s corporate lawyers in any necessary legal proceeding
- work tirelessly to help injured patients get through the legal process as efficiently and successfully as possible.