Do I Have Grounds for a Darvon or Darvocet Lawsuit?
The conclusion reached after recent study is that propoxyphene—the principal active component of Darvon and Darvocet—can cause abnormal heart rhythms, even at recommended doses. This conclusion led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2010 to request the removal of all products containing propoxyphene from shelves nationwide. Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the manufacturer of Darvon and Darvocet (which contains acetaminophen in addition to propoxyphene) has indicated its intent to comply with the request. There are several other brands of propoxyphene products available as well, however, including Dolene, Trycet, Wygesic, Genagesic, Propacet, and Balacet. The makers of these are expected to remove their products from shelves also. Read more.
Darvon or Darvocet Lawsuits on the Horizon
When the FDA issued its request for market withdrawal of propoxyphene products, an estimated 10 million persons across the country were taking one pain medication or another containing the controversial ingredient. It is likely, therefore, that a very large number of lawsuits will be started against the manufacturers of propoxyphene drugs—Xanodyne and others. When dangerous or defective products cause injuries, those harmed are able to look to product liability laws for protection. These laws enable a victim to demand compensation from all blameworthy parties, which can include the manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others. Read more.
What Can I Recover in a Darvon or Darvocet Lawsuit?
Anyone injured by a propoxyphene product—whether it’s Darvon, Darvocet, or another product containing the dangerous drug—might be thinking about taking legal action. Because you might have suffered significant financial losses and perhaps endured pain and emotional suffering as well, you might be asking what, exactly, you could recover in a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the medication that caused you harm. You want to know how much money you might be entitled to. As lawsuits are begun and these suits progress, details should emerge to provide information about the culpability of the manufacturers of propoxyphene products—and how much money they might be ordered to pay victims. Read more.
Types of Recovery Available in a Lawsuit
If you’ve been injured by a dangerous or defective product—and you file a lawsuit against that product’s manufacturer to demand compensation for your injury—there are different types of money awards you might demand. If you prevail in your suit, you will be awarded compensatory damages, which are designed to “put you back where you were” before your injury. Compensatory damages fall into two broad categories: monetary losses and non-monetary losses. Monetary losses include anything that can readily be assigned a dollar amount, such as medical expenses, costs associated with a disability, lost wages, and property damage. Non-monetary losses, such as pain and suffering, are much more difficult to give a money value to. There is no simple formula to calculate non-monetary damages, and the amount awarded of pain and suffering (if such an award is available under the law) varies from victim to victim. Read more.
How do you file a Darvon lawsuit? Where do you file? And how long will your lawsuit take? Read more.