In 2008, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) alleging that the agency violated the law by failing to act on a petition filed in 2006, which urged the FDA to recall Darvocet, Darvon and other drugs containing propoxyphene from the market.

According to Public Citizen’s lawsuit, more than 2,000 accidental deaths have been linked to Darvon and Darvocet since 1981. The lawsuit also alleges that Darvon and Darvocet are physically addictive and are no more effective than other safer painkillers, like ibuprofen and acetaminophen.

In response to the allegations made in Public Citizen’s lawsuit, an advisory panel to the FDA initiated an investigation into the safety of Darvon and Darvocet. In early 2009, the advisory panel concluded that the dangers associated with Darvon and Darvocet outweigh the benefits and the drugs should therefore be recalled.

Darvon & Darvocet Personal Injury Lawsuits

Patients injured by the serious side effects associated with Darvon and Darvocet may be entitled to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their injuries. With a Darvon or Darvocet lawsuit, injured patients may be able to collect compensation for:

  • medical bills
  • lost wages
  • pain and suffering
  • and more

How to File Your Darvon or Darvocet Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious side effect with Darvon or Darvocet, contact our law firm to learn more about your potential Darvon or Darvocet lawsuit. The attorneys at our law firm can inform you of your legal rights and options, as well as your chances at succeeding in a Darvon or Darvocet lawsuit.

The attorneys at our law firm operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no fees or charges up front. In fact, you pay nothing unless our attorneys achieve a favorable outcome in your lawsuit.

However, to learn more about your potential lawsuit, you should contact our attorneys immediately, as state law limits the time within which attorneys can file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Contact our law firm today for a free and confidential case evaluation from one of our experienced Darvon & Darvocet attorneys.

Published November 17, 2011 by