November 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) requested that all prescription drugs containing the painkiller propoxyphene be removed from the United States market. A recent study carried out by Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., manufacturer of Darvon and Darvocet, provided conclusive evidence that Darvon and Darvocet can cause potentially fatal side effects in patients.

If you are or were taking Darvon, Darvocet or the generic form of propoxyphene and you experienced cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, you should consider contacting an experienced Darvon/Darvocet lawyer. There is a wealth of evidence which concludes that these manufacturers knew of the potential heart complications the drugs could cause, but made no effort to warn the public. If found guilty the manufacturers may have to pay medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses that propoxyphene caused you. Only a qualified lawyer can evaluate your case and accurately litigate your claim.

Propoxyphene is one of the oldest and most widely prescribed painkillers in the United States. Darvon was approved by the FDA in 1957 and Darvocet (also containing Darvon and acetaminophen) gained approval in 1972. In 1978, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen petitioned the FDA to ban propoxyphene after the drug was linked to a number of deaths in the U.S.

There have been several unsuccessful attempts to remove Darvon and Darovcet from the U.S. market. This triggered clinical studies which eventually lead to the recall of Darvon and Darvocet. If you have been injured by Darvon or Darvocet, the experienced lawyers at our law firm can help you seek compensation for your injuries. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP may be able to help you collect compensation for expenses related to your injuries, including:

  • medical bills
  • pain and suffering
  • lost income

The experienced lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard have won numerous awards and recognitions which have resulted in over $3 Billion dollars of recovered compensation. Contact an experienced Darvon/Darvocet Lawyer today.

Published November 17, 2011 by