CASE ALERT: Tasigna (nilotinib) Lawsuits
Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims that Tasigna (nilotinib) use may be associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis.
What We Know About Tasigna
Tasigna is prescribed to treat a rare form of cancer, Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Tasigna is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Co. of Basel, Switzerland. The FDA first approved Tasigna for use in the US in 2007.
Atherosclerosis is a cardiovascular disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries. Its symptoms include:
- Chest pain
- Sudden numbness or weakness in your arms or legs
- Leg pain when walking
- Difficulty speaking or slurred speech
- Temporary vision loss in one eye
- Drooping muscles in your face
- High blood pressure
- Kidney failure
- Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
- Heart attack
Multiple scientific journal articles have noted a potential link between Tasigna and atherosclerosis, including a 2011 article in the American Journal of Hematology, and a 2017 article in Leukemia.
In April 2013, Novartis issued a public communication in collaboration with Health Canada, warning that, “[c]ases of atherosclerosis-related conditions have been reported during clinical trials and post marketing experience with the use of TASIGNA.” Novartis also included information warning about atherosclerosis in Tasigna’s Consumer Information Leaflet (CIL) in Canada.
To date, Novartis has not issued a public communication in the US warning that cases of atherosclerosis-related conditions have been reported with the use of Tasigna. And to date, Tasigna’s US label does not warn that cases of atherosclerosis-related conditions have been reported with the use of Tasigna.
Recoverable Compensation in a Tasigna Lawsuit
If you or a loved one were prescribed Tasigna, then you may be eligible to participate in a lawsuit against Tasigna’s manufacturers and sellers. If you hire ASK LLP, we will seek the following damages for you:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future wage loss
- Past and future loss of earning capacity
- Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages, if justified
CALL TODAY! If you have been prescribed Tasigna, you might be entitled to compensation. Call ASK LLP at (877) RING ASK (877-746-4275) for a free case evaluation.
Why You Should Choose ASK LLP
When you get hurt after using a drug, you may not know what to do. After all, the pharmaceutical industry is a large and powerful one. We are here to help. Our experienced legal team has a strong track record of fighting—and winning—against big pharmaceutical companies. We have already successfully represented more than 15,000 clients who were injured by dangerous, defective drugs. If you hire us, know that we will fight tirelessly to get you the best possible result.
Were you prescribed Tasigna? Call ASK LLP today at (877) RING ASK (877-746-4275) for a free case evaluation.
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