If you have been given Trasylol during a heart surgery, a pharmaceutical attorney may help you file a claim for damages received from Trasylol side effects. Trasylol (aprotinin) is a drug used typically during heart surgeries like a coronary artery bypass graft surgery, or a cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. The intent of Trasylol use is to help reduce blood loss, which in turn brings less need for a blood transfusion. While it does work to that extent, it has been discovered that the drug is linked to side effects that can damage the kidneys, heart and sometimes the brain.
This link was discovered by the Ischemia Research and Education Foundation, which reported that Trasylol use doubled kidney failure risk in patients that had undergone the previously mentioned surgeries. Heart failure was also found to be doubled, and risk of a stroke was increased by 181 percent. Due to these discoveries, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory in 2006 to doctors about the side effects possible with Trasylol. However, Trasylol was also the only drug that has been approved by the FDA to prevent blood loss during a coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Instead of being recalled right away, the drug was slowly phased out of use. Trasylol was not fully recalled until 2007.
The pharmaceutical manufacturer that produced Trasylol, Bayer, failed to reveal study results that linked the drug to possibly fatal health issues. Every year, an average of one million patients have to undergo surgery after a heart attack or some other similar medical condition. Before Trasylol was recalled, it was presented as an option to the majority of surgical patients to reduce risk of bleeding, without being properly consulted of Trasylol’s risk due to Bayer’s negligence.
Those who experienced kidney failure, stroke, or other health issues after being given Trasylol may be able to claim legal claim for the damages they have suffered. A pharmaceutical lawyer that is tuned in to Trasylol cases, and the class action Trasylol kidney failure lawsuit, can help clients receive the compensation they deserve. After Personal Injury can help connect you with a Trasylol attorney that understands the complexities of your case and will help guide you toward the desired results you are aiming for. Contact us today.