Find out if you have a Trasylol® legal claim
Trasylol® (Aprotinin) is a prophylactic drug used during heart surgery to prevent blood loss and the necessity for blood transfusion during a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) procedure. The drug is administered intravenously at the doctor’s discretion so patients are unaware they’ve received it at all. A doctor is not required to seek permission from the patient in order to administer it.
It is estimated a single dose of Trasylol® cost over $1000 while similar generic drugs cost only $10.
Why is Trasylol® dangerous?
In February 2006, the FDA issued a public health advisory stating Trasylol® posed a health risk after two independent studies linked the drug to causing kidney problems, heart attacks and strokes.
Following the warning, the FDA formed an advisory panel that, in late 2006, based on the available data at time, deemed Trasylol® side effects were acceptable. After the ruling, Bayer released a study from an analysis of 67,000 hospital records suggesting the use of Trasylol® might increase the risk of kidney failure, dialysis and even death.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in February 2007 claimed patients administered Trasylol® instead of two similar medications had a 5% greater risk of dying within the next 5 years.
In early November, 2007, Bayer temporarily suspended worldwide sales of Trasylol® following a direct request from the FDA who feared the drug caused safety concerns.
The CBS network television program 60 Minutes aired a segment on Trasylol® on February 17, 2008, suggesting it may be linked to as many as 20,000 deaths, and that Bayer knew Trasylol® posed a danger to its patients from as early as 2002. The show stated, “Bayer withheld critical clinical information from the US FDA. Had this information been available to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the drug could have been recalled (earlier)”.
Do you believe you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects after having been administered Trasylol®? Goldberg & Osborne can help.
If you or a loved one has suffered from kidney damage as the result of being administered Trasylol® during surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. All states have time limits in which cases must be filed or they will be invalid forever, so it is crucial you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.
The injury law firm of Goldberg & Osborne is dedicated to helping injured people nationwide and is currently accepting cases for Trasylol® victims. For a FREE case evaluation, please call us toll-free at 1-800-THE-EAGLE (1-800-843-3245) or submit a short and simple online case form here.