Drugs like Fen-Phen and Redux were designed to help people lose weight without excessive exercising or dieting. Marketers introduced them as wonder drugs, but as time passed more studies surfaced that prove they have severe harmful effects on the human body. Side effects connected to Redux and Fen-Phen include:
- High blood pressure
- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH)
- Cardiac Valvular Disease
- Heart Disease
- Cardiac Fibrosis
If you or a loved one has experienced complications after taking either one of these drugs, it is vital that you get in touch with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Many people choose to wait a while after they begin to experience side-effects as they hope that they will dissipate. More often than not, your condition can intensify and lead to a terminal condition that requires regular medical treatment. There is also a possibility that the statute of limitations may expire for your case and you will no longer be legally permitted to pursue legal action.
Extra Information on Fen-Phen
Phentermine and Fenfluramine or Fen-Phen are two popular drugs that were used to treat obesity. It was back in 1997 when studies reported in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that numerous patients who took Fen-Phen were suffering and developing a cardiac valvular disease. According to this research and other similar studies, 1 in 3 people who took Fen-Phen experienced harmful side effects from the drug.
These initial studies were only the start of everything. Since they have come to light, there have been thousands of people who have come forward to report what Fen-Phen did to them and how it affected their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
If you or someone you know has suffered after taking either drug, don’t hesitate to contact After Personal Injury. We share your urgency in putting an end to your suffering and holding the responsible party accountable for their actions. We have the legal resources to get you in contact with a local attorney who can help you recover the maximum compensation entitled to you by law. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.