Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky

Azathioprine

The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing an Azathioprine lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of an Azathioprine claim, regardless of whether in an individual lawsuit or in a class action lawsuit, it is crucial that the law firm representing you have a competent and experienced Azathioprine lawyer to guide you through all of the legal hurdles as well as direct you to sufficient funding (litigation funding or legal finance) to cover pharmaceutical litigation costs. Contact an Azathioprine attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Azathioprine side effects.

Azathioprine is a purine analogue immunosuppressive drug used for a variety of indications, including prevention of organ rejection, treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, pemphigus, Crohn's Disease, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune hepatitis, atopic dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, restrictive lung disease, and many more. Azathioprine is a rather old drug, being in clinical use since 1978.

Azathioprine has a number of serious side effects, which include the following:

  • Hepatosplenic-T-Cell Lymphoma (HSTCL)

  • Rash

  • Cancer

  • Mesenchymal Tumors

  • Acute Pancreatitis

  • Hair Loss

  • Fatigue

  • Opportunistic Infections

  • Fetal Harm

Azathioprine is listed as a carcinogen by the US Department of Health and Human Services, which means that this drug is a known cause of cancer. Young adults and teenagers who are suffering from Crohn's Disease or other bowel diseases are the most likely to develop Hepatosplenic-T-Cell Lymphoma as a result of taking Azathioprine.

As such, on April 14, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a black box warning about the risk of developing Hepatosplenic-T-Cell Lymphoma in young people and teengagers who have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

Hepatosplenic-T-Cell Lymphoma is a very aggressive cancer, and in all of those who were diagnosed with this cancer who were also taking the drug, all but one of the young people passed away. A number of other drugs such as Remicade and Humira can also cause these types of cancer.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Azathioprine side effects, an Azathioprine law firm can help you secure that settlement that you deserve. Contact one of our unsafe drug lawyers today to schedule a free and confidential consultation and take the first step to recovering damages and recovering normalcy in your life.

 

 

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