Dangerous Drugs

Thousands of Americans rely on prescription and over-the-counter medications to treat various ailments and improve their quality of life. When drug manufacturers fail to warn consumers about potential dangers and side effects, they put peoples’ lives and well-being at stake. If you have been injured due to a dangerous drug, you have the legal right to work with a lawyer to pursue compensation to pay for any necessary treatments or related expenses.

Filing a Dangerous Drugs Lawsuit

According to Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center researchers, almost 70% of people in the United States take at least one prescription drug, with more than half of Americans taking two.

Unfortunately, many of these prescriptions have dangerous side effects. If you have developed an injury or illness due to a prescription drug, you may be entitled to compensation.

Companies that made and sold these products may:

  • Have hidden the dangerous side effects from the public
  • Have performed inadequate safety testing
  • Be to blame for your personal injury

If a prescription drug led to an injury or illness for you or a loved one, a personal injury lawyer can help you understand your legal options.

To learn whether you may be entitled to compensation, contact Sokolove Law today.

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Choosing a Dangerous Drug Lawyer

Filing a drugs lawsuit may seem like a stressful undertaking, but with the right lawyer, the process is much more manageable and worthwhile. Sokolove Law can address your concerns and answer your questions every step of the way.

If you are considering filing a dangerous drugs lawsuit, it is important to contact a lawyer with experience handling these specific types of personal injury cases.

In addition to experience, you should work with a lawyer who has a national reach and can travel to you, taking this time-consuming burden out of your hands.

Why Choose Sokolove Law?

  • We can help you understand your rights and make sense of the legal process.
  • We have recovered money for clients who were hurt by drug companies.
  • We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you do.

To learn more about how we may be able to help you, contact us today. Our Case Managers are available 24/7 to listen to you and answer your questions.

Types of Dangerous Drugs Lawsuits

While all medications — both prescription and over-the-counter — have the potential to cause you harm or uncomfortable side effects, some have been the subject of high-profile drugs lawsuits over the years.

Below are examples of drugs that have been linked to dangerous side effects and are now facing lawsuits.

If you do not see the drug that harmed you, visit our list of all case types.


Elmiron is a prescription drug used to treat bladder pain associated with interstitial cystitis (IC). However, it has recently come under fire for its alleged link to serious eye damage.

Elmiron side effects may include:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Pigmentary maculopathy
  • Retinal maculopathy
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty reading
  • Distorted vision
  • Eye pain
  • Issues adjusting to darkness
  • Vision disturbances
  • Vision loss

Lawsuits filed against the drug’s manufacturer allege that the company did not disclose the link between Elmiron and vision damage.

If you or a loved one used Elmiron and have since developed one or more of the vision-related problems listed above, contact Sokolove Law to learn whether you may have a case.

HIV Drugs

More than one million Americans live with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and many turn to HIV drugs that they believe have the potential to help them in their fight.

Truvada® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and reduce the risk of contracting HIV.

Unfortunately, the active ingredient in Truvada, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), has been linked to various harmful side effects involving the kidneys and bones. Other potentially dangerous TDF medications are Viread®, Atripla®, Complera®, and Stribild®.

Side effects of TDF include:

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Renal failure
  • Renal insufficiency/impairment
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bone density loss
  • Bone breaks/fractures
  • Tooth loss

If you or a loved one used Truvada or another drug containing TDF and suffered from kidney or bone problems, you may be eligible to receive compensation through a drugs lawsuit.


Sokolove Law is currently investigating cases involving cancer associated with Zantac and other drugs with the active ingredient ranitidine.

Some cancer diagnoses may be caused by exposure to the chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a known carcinogen, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and it is commonly used in industrial petroleum products.

Zantac NDMA exposure may be linked to the following cancers:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Stomach cancer

If you or a loved one use Zantac (or have used it in the past) and have now been diagnosed with a cancer listed above, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation.

Work With Sokolove Law to File a Drugs Lawsuit

Sokolove Law handles cases for various dangerous drugs. We have recovered money for victims of dangerous drug injuries and may be able to help you too.

If you have been injured or became sick due to a dangerous drug, it may be worth taking legal action and pursuing compensation through a drugs lawsuit.

If the drug you were exposed to is not listed above, view our complete list of case types.

To learn more about how Sokolove Law can help you, start your free case review today.

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Last modified: February 11, 2022