If you or someone close to you has leukemia and has used the Tasigna (Nilotinib), and experienced severe side effects, you may be eligible to get compensation. Tasigna is linked with atherosclerosis as well as severe side effects and even death, in some cases.
The negative side effects of taking Tasigna, a drug used for cancer treatment, have resulted in fatal conditions comprising heart problems, kidney issues and limb amputation. Some of the victims, with the help of Tasigna lawyers, have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of this harmful product.
They stated that the manufacturer did not conduct satisfactory medical studies or issue a recall for the medicine, even though they know about the possible risks associated with it.
What Does Tasigna Do?
Tasigna is a medicine that is used to treat patients that are suffering from Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Doctors may also prescribe Tasigna to cancer patients who are not seeing positive results from any other treatments.
This drug stops the growth and spreading of the cancer cells and is in a type of drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
According to a report, Tasigna has caused adverse side effects in around 98 percent of patients. Though this drug was associated with the increase in the risk of atherosclerosis, the official warning was never given by the authorities to the patients in the United States. This issue is often mentioned in tasigna lawsuits.
The risk of developing severe heart problems gets increased when Tasigna is used in combination with certain other medicines. A history of heart disease in the family may also worsen effects.
Warning Signs of Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which the arteries get hard and thick, due to a build-up of plaque. Some of the symptoms of this dangerous disease include:
- Chest Pain
- Weakening of leg muscles due to lack of circulation
- Shortness Of breath
Atherosclerosis can affect the arteries in the legs, arms, pelvis, heart, kidneys and brain. Infections that are caused due to lack of sufficient blood circulation due to atherosclerosis can result in the need for limb amputation.