Tasigna (nilotinib) is an FDA-approved targeted therapy medicine used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). It works by inhibiting BCR-ABL proteins which play an integral role in driving CML cell growth and proliferation. Recently, however, concerns have been voiced regarding Tasigna’s safety. In 2011, the FDA issued a warning about liver damage associated with Tasigna use. Later in 2015, they issued another one about bone marrow suppression risks caused by using Tasigna; and finally, in 2017 issued another concerning birth defect risks linked to taking Tasigna.
If you are taking Tasigna, it is vital that you familiarize yourself with the risks and side effects and discuss them with your physician. In particular, be mindful of any signs or symptoms such as liver damage, bone marrow suppression, or birth defects which might need immediate medical intervention – in such an instance, seek immediate attention immediately!
If Tasigna has caused you harm, filing a claim against its manufacturer might be your only recourse to seeking justice and recovering your losses. A number of lawsuits have already been brought against Tasigna makers, with some plaintiffs successfully receiving compensation as a result. So ensure you consult an experienced attorney.
You May Be Wondering What Tasigna Is
Tasigna (nilotinib) is an FDA-approved prescription medicine used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). As part of targeted therapy, Tasigna works by stopping BCR-ABL from making CML cells proliferate further. Since 2007, Tasigna has proven successful at combatting CML.
CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) is an aggressive blood cancer affecting white blood cells caused by a genetic mutation. CML remains chronic despite treatment options available, though symptoms do subside over time. Tasigna is an extremely effective treatment option for CML, having demonstrated superiority over existing options in clinical trials. Tasigna may help control CML cell growth while improving quality-of-life for people living with this illness.
Recent years have brought forth concerns regarding Tasigna’s safety. In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about liver damage associated with Tasigna use; two years later, they issued another one about bone marrow suppression risks; in 2017, yet again, the FDA warned about birth defect risks from Tasigna use.
Potential Side Effects of Tasigna
Tasigna was approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration in 2007 for treating CML; since its approval, Tasigna has shown promising results; however, use can cause some potential risks, including:
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Liver Damage
How Can You Know If a Tasigna Lawsuit Is Appropriate
You Must Have Been Diagnosed with One Or More Conditions Related to Its Use
Conditions such as atherosclerosis, cardiovascular complications, pancreatitis, or liver damage – in which case they could apply against Tasigna’s manufacturer in terms of liability.
Also, potential pay-out claims for damage awards can apply against Tasigna’s manufacturer in terms of liability and wilfulness for legal actions against its liability.
Check Your Medical Records
Medical records can provide key evidence in any Tasigna lawsuit. Using them as the source for evidence will allow you to ascertain if Tasigna was prescribed and how long you used it, plus any negative side effects you experienced from its use.
Proving that injuries or damages occurred due to Tasigna use requires gathering evidence such as medical bills, prescriptions, and doctor notes – this includes bills for treatment as well as proof that use caused those damages or injuries.
If you believe you may qualify to file a suit against Tasigna manufacturer, contact an experienced attorney immediately to determine your legal options. They can help identify whether there is an eligible case and represent you in court if need be.
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