Darvon & Darvocet Recall Lawsuit

Darvon and Darvocet recall lawsuits are civil cases in which those who have been injured as a result of taking the generic pain medication known as dextropropoxyphene (sold under the brand names Darvocet and Darvon) seek monetary compensation for their injuries and losses from Eli Lilly and Company, the maker of Darvocet. Previously prescribed in the treatment of mild to moderate chronic pain, Darvocet is an opioid pain relief medication that is approximately one-half to two-thirds as potent as codeine.

Side Effects Triggering Darvocet Recall Lawsuits

Despite its effectiveness as treating a range of pain issues, including fibromyalgia, Darvocet has been reported to cause a number of severe, devastating side effects (including the following), which, in the worst cases, can result in a wrongful death:

  • acute pancreatitis
  • arrhythmia
  • 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
  • stroke
  • suicidal thoughts or behaviors and/or depression.

Although these side effects may arise while an individual is taking a course of Darvocet, they may also develop well after he has stopped taking the drug.

Upon reviewing research that supported the link between taking Darvocet and developing the above-mentioned debilitating side effects, on November 19, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the sale and distribution of Darvocet and Darvon in the U.S. This nationwide Darvon recall ended the drug’s nearly four decades of availability and use in the U.S.

How to Start a Darvocet Recall Lawsuit

While emergency medical care will be vital upon the initial indications of Darvocet side effects, as soon as a patient’s health is stable, he is invited to receive a complimentary initial consultation with one of our skilled defective drug lawyers who will:

  • Inform the prospective plaintiff of his legal rights and entitlements.
  • Explain the process involved in initiating and following through with a Darvocet lawsuit.
  • Offer superior legal services at no upfront cost, as our Darvocet recall lawyers work on contingency.

From here, one of our seasoned defective drug attorneys will work on building an injured Darvocet plaintiff the strongest possible case by gathering all necessary evidence, aggressively defending the plaintiff’s rights in any necessary legal proceeding, and working with experts who can bolster the plaintiff’s case. By starting and following with a Darvocet recall lawsuit, injured parties can win the compensation they deserve, focus on recovering and, ultimately, move on with their lives.