Class Action Lawsuit Filed against Digitek’s Maker
May 13, 2008
Following the recent Digitek recall, a class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey against Digitek’s foreign maker, Actavis Totowa LLC. One of the lead plaintiffs in the class action is a woman who alleges she experienced changed cardiac symptom episodes, nausea, and dizziness from taking Digitek. In addition, another plaintiff alleges he may have suffered serious personal injuries, including kidney damage, after taking the defective drug.
According to the Digitek lawsuit, the FDA issued a warning letter to Actavis in August 2006 for failing to provide periodic safety reports at its oral dose manufacturing plant in Little Falls, N.J. The lawsuit alleges that defective double-strength Digitek was manufactured at that plant. In addition, the suit 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, which Actavis did not report to the agency.
Should the plaintiffs in the Digitek lawsuit prevail, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, as well as money to cover medical monitoring in case they experience future health problems. In addition, the class action plaintiffs could recover monetary damages for pain and suffering and lost income.
Digitek is a prescription drug used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. Actavis issued a Digitek recall in 2008 after finding that tablets may contain twice the active ingredient indicated on the label, which could lead to accidental overdose or death. Patients who took recalled Digitek tablets, especially patients suffering from renal failure, face a serious risk of Digitek side effects, including digitalis toxicity, a potentially fatal type of poisoning. Early symptoms of digitalis toxicity may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hallucinations, delirium, cardiac instability, low blood pressure, and severe headache
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury that you suspect is associated with Digitek or any other medication, our Digitek injury lawyers can confidentially inform you of your legal rights and options at no cost or obligation to you. Contact Us Today.