Some Cancer Drugs Could Increase Risk of Death

Medline Plus reports that some cancer drugs could increase the risk of death. If a dangerous drug has caused you sever illness or injury, seek a New York dangerous drug attorney for assistance.  An analysis on 3 newer cancer drugs finds that the risk of death in a clinical trial was slightly higher in those taking the medication in comparison to those who received placebos or another standard form of treatment:

  • sorafenib (Nexavar);
  • pazopanib (Votrient); and
  • sunitinib (Sutent).

The cancer drugs work by blocking certain receptors in cells, stopping the spread or growth of the cancer. These particular drugs are used to treat kidney or liver cancer.

Other potentially serious side effects include:

  • heart failure;
  • liver failure;
  • heart attack; and
  • bleeding. 

However, researchers indicate that the benefits may outweigh the risks in some patients. They want doctors to be aware of the potential serious or fatal risks associated with these drugs.  If you or someone you love was seriously or fatally injured by a defective drug, compensation could be available for:

  • medical costs;
  • loss of earnings;
  • pain and suffering;
  • wrongful death; and
  • more.

To learn if you have a legitimate case and who may be held liable, you should seek legal counsel. Contact a New York dangerous drug attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case.

Contacting a New York Dangerous Drug Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a dangerous drug you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York dangerous drug attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a dangerous drug claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous drug attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous drug claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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