Recently, a Digitek class action lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey against Digitek’s foreign maker, Actavis Group (“Actavis”). Actavis recalled Digitek, which is a generic version of digoxin, in April this year. The recall was issued because some Digitek batches may have contained tablets that were twice the normal thickness and strength.
The plaintiffs in the Digitek lawsuit are seeking compensation for their injuries as well as medical monitoring in case they experience future health problems. In addition to Actavis, the Digitek lawsuit also names Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and UDL Laboratories, companies that distributed the defective Digitek, as defendants.
According to the Digitek lawsuit, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a warning letter to Actavis back in August 2006 for failing to provide periodic safety reports at its oral dose manufacturing plant in Little Falls, New Jersey. The lawsuit alleges that some of the defective double-strength Digitek came out of that plant. In addition, the lawsuit claims that an FDA inspection in early 2006 revealed six potentially serious and unexpected adverse drug events dating back to 1999 for products that included generic Digitek, that were not reported to the agency.
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Among the class action lawsuit plaintiffs is one woman who alleges she experienced “changed cardiac symptom episodes of nausea, and dizziness” from her Digitek consumption. In addition, another plaintiff in the class action lawsuit alleges he may have suffered serious personal injuries, including kidney damage, after taking the defective drug.
If you or a family member has used the prescription drug Digitek and experienced adverse side effects, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our Digitek lawyers can help you seek compensation by filing a lawsuit on your behalf. With a Digitek lawsuit, our lawyers may help you get reimbursed for expenses such as medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
By seeking assistance from our experienced lawyers, a Digitek victim can quickly determine whether they have grounds for a lawsuit. Moreover, our experienced lawyers can inform victims of their legal rights and options, as well as their chances at succeeding in a lawsuit. So far, lawyers have already helped several Digitek victims and their families file lawsuits seeking compensation for their injuries.
If you would like to discuss your legal rights, or want more information on Digitek lawsuits, our experienced lawyers would be happy to answer your questions. Contact us today!