National Law Firm Continues to Advocate for Women Harmed by the Negligence of Pharmaceutical Companies
DALLAS (March 13, 2014) – March is Women’s History Month, and the national law firm of Baron and Budd would like to recognize the incredible contributions women have made to this country. Our firm is committed to fighting for the rights of women who have been harmed due to dangerous pharmaceutical products. The Women’s Health Team at Baron and Budd works passionately to provide valuable resources to women who have been harmed and to assist these women in taking legal action against the pharmaceutical companies that allegedly harmed them.
According to a study from the American Association for Justice, women tend to be suffer more harm from prescription drugs and devices than men because, generally, women are not included in drug trials. Yet, women tend to use more pharmaceutical products than men.
In 1981, Congress authorized then-President Reagan to proclaim the week of March 7, 1982 as Women’s History Week. After being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the entire month of March as Women’s History Monty in 1987. The designation honors those who have fought for women’s rights in areas such as the equality regarding access to health care and education, the right to vote and many others.
Our Women’s Health Team contributes by working closely with women who have been harmed due to the negligence of large pharmaceutical companies. Below are just some of the areas where we help women who have been harmed.
Transvaginal Mesh – This is a device that is typically used to treat urinary incontinence in women. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that transvaginal mesh can lead to several serious and painful issues, including infection, bowel, bladder and blood vessel perforation, and several others.
Zoloft – Zoloft is an antidepressant that was marketed as a safe drug that didn’t have the side effects of similar medications such as Prozac. However, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory warning in 2005 regarding a link between use of certain antidepressants such as Zoloft during pregnancy and the development of septal defects in children, a potentially life-threatening condition. In 2007, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article stating that women who took the drug during pregnancy had twice the risk of having babies born with the defect. (http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa067407).
Lipitor – This cholesterol-lowering medication has been allegedly linked to an increased risk of diabetes in women, as well as kidney failure and muscle and liver problems.
“We will never stop working for women who have been hurt by taking medications and using devices they thought would help them,” said Russell Budd, managing director of mesothelioma law firm Baron and Budd. “Women should not have to worry about prescription safety."
About Baron & Budd, P.C.
With a history of over 35 years “Protecting What’s Right” for individuals, communities, and governmental entities, Baron and Budd is a well-established law firm devoted to making a positive difference. With offices in Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles and Baton Rouge, Baron and Budd is able to take on complicated and expensive cases within the realms of dangerous drugs and medical devices, asbestos-related illnesses, consumer fraud, water contamination, the Gulf oil spill and fraudulent financial practices.