Bextra lawyers are ready to help. If you can establish that you have been injured as a result of using Bextra, you may have the right to monetary damages including reimbursement for medical expenses, any loss of income, pain and suffering, and even punitive damages if special circumstances can be proven. Do you have a case? No matter what state you live in, click on a panel from the left or right side of this page. Pharmaceutical litigation (defect drug litigation) is governed by federal laws, so no matter where you live any of these featured LawInfo Qualified lead counsel Bextra attorneys can help you with your claim.
Two recent small studies run by Pfizer (the manufacturer of Bextra) have shown that heart bypass surgery patients taking Bextra (valdecoxib), an anti-inflammatory that serves a similar function as the recently withdrawn drug Vioxx, had a higher risk of stroke and heart attack. Recent evidence suggests that Bextra increased the risk of stroke and heart attack when it was given to very high-risk patients who had undergone coronary bypass surgery. Bextra is also being linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a rare inflammatory skin disorder that can be life-threatening - up to 27 percent of those affected incur long term eye damage or vision loss, and up to 15 percent die.
Bextra has only been studied in arthritis patients for up to a year. Doctors said it is too early to quantify the potential risk of Bextra or of Pfizer's other COX-2 inhibitor Celebrex as neither have tested for long enough. Pfizer said it is conducting longer term trials in arthritis patients. Serious safety concerns about the entire class of COX-2 inhibitors, including Bextra, have been raised due to the recent Vioxx recall.
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