Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky

Levodopa

The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing a Levodopa lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of a Levodopa 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 team of Levodopa lawyers 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  a Levodopa attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Levodopa side effects.

Levodopa, or L-DOPA, is the generic name for Dopar or Larodopa. It is a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease and is manufactured by Dupont. Levodopa is also an ingredient in the following drugs: Sinemet, Parcopa, Atamet, Stalevo, Madopar, and Prolepa. The main focus of potential Levodopa litigation is that this drug has a tendency to cause compulsive behaviors like gambling.

Essentially, activation of central dopamine receptors by Levodopa has a positive effect on many of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, even though it does cause nausea and vomiting, which is why another drug is usually taken with it.

  • Nausea
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Hallucinations
  • Somnolence
  • Narcolepsy
  • Stimulant Psychosis
  • Hypotension
  • Arrhythmia
  • Disturbed Respiration
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Extreme Emotional States
  • Dyskinesia
  • Serotonin Depletion
  • Dopamine Dysregulation

A 2005 Mayo Clinic Report noted that people taking Levodopa had a tendency to develop compulsive behaviors such as gambling additional. In this study about 15 people were found to be experiencing such tendencies.

Other compulsive behaviors related to Levodopa are compulsive shopping and hypersexuality, as medical professionals at the Toronto Western Hospital & Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke have noted.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Levodopa side effects, a Levodopa 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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