Lawsuits that are being filed by former and concerned patients of the popular painkillers, Darvon and Darvocet, include allegations for claims based on studies that show propoxyphene, an opioid narcotic and the active ingredient in Darvocet and Darvon, can cause potentially fatal irregular heart rhythms or heart arrhythmias. New and most current evidence of Darvocet and Darvon heart attacks and heart abnormalities in healthy people taking normal doses of the drugs containing propoxyphene prompted the United States Federal Drug Administration (USFDA or FDA) to ban the popular painkillers that are now notorious for potentially deadly side effects, including heart attacks and arrhythmias.

Patients who were prescribed and have used Darvon and Darvocet have every right to be concerned about injury claims related to these pain medications due to studies that show a strong link between patients who took the prescription medication drug and consequently suffered injuries or heart abnormalities, such as heart arrhythmia, heart rate problems, heart electrical changes, and heart attacks. According to the FDA, officials decided to take the action based on a recent study it required of the Kentucky based drug maker, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals (Xanodyne), that showed the active ingredient in Darvon and Darvocet, propoxyphene (an opioid narcotic), potentially causes fatal irregular heart rhythms or heart arrhythmias.

Darvon, Darvocet and other propoxyphene painkillers related problems affect an estimated 10 million Americans. Health professionals advise these patients to consult their doctors for recommendation of a replacement pain management medication. According to the Federal Drug Abuse Warning Network, Darvocet side effects and Darvon side effects have been linked to thousands of deaths and other serious injuries, which is the reason for Darvocet and Darvon lawsuits filed in Kentucky and throughout the nation.

Darvon and Darvocet lawsuits are filed in states across the country due to serious side effects that have caused permanent injuries or death among users of the prescription drug pain medication. Shortly after the FDA ruling, the widow of a Tennessee man filed a wrongful death Darvocet lawsuit claiming that her husband died from sudden heart problems caused by Darvocet, the recalled pain medicine or painkillers. The complaint alleges Xanodyne knew or should have known that proxyphene side effects increase the risk of potentially fatal heart rhythm problems and that the pharmaceutical maker failed to warn doctors and patients about potential health risks.

There is a long history of problems with propoxyphene. In 1957, Darvon was first introduced to relieve mild to moderate post-surgical pain. Before the recall, it was most commonly prescribed as Darvocet, which combines the active ingredient in Darvon with acetaminophen, which is the active ingredient in Tylenol. In 2005, Britain banned Darvon and, in 2009, the European Union followed suit and banned the painkiller because of a long trend of suicides and accidental overdoses. Public safety advocates in the United States criticized the FDA for not having sooner pulled a drug with limited benefits and a long history of safety problems.
Unfortunately, there is a fear that millions of Americans or Darvocet users who have never heard about the November recall and are still using Darvon, Darvocet or generic propoxyphenes to relieve pain.

Anyone who has heart disease, such as heart attacks and heart arrhythmias, knows just how devastating the leading cause of death in the United States can be. If you suspect that you or a loved one may have suffered injuries, side effects or damages due to the Darvocet pain drug use or generic Darvon prescription medication for pain treatment, then you should immediately contact our team of experienced lawyers who specialize in dangerous drugs, recalled prescription medication, defective products, consumer fraud, and will pursue your darvon claims of injury or darvocet lawsuit in Kentucky.  Our darvocet lawyers will provide you with the legal help you need to pursue your darvon lawsuit or darvocet claims for injuries in Indiana, Ohio, or anywhere in the United States.

Gray and White Law has helped many Kentucky families whose loved ones suffered injuries as a result of defective products, including recalled prescription medicine or defective medication drugs. For decades, our class action attorneys have successfully obtained millions of dollars on behalf of clients and members of class action lawsuits, in our Commonwealth of Kentucky and throughout the United States. We are Kentucky darvocet lawyers who will help you through your darvon and darvocet injuries, side effects, heart problems or other claims; & will promptly  answer questions for you or your loved one. Please take a moment to contact us for a free confidential legal consultation (24/7) by telephone at 1-888-450-4456 or emailing [email protected].
Matthew L. White
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