Trasylol is a drug that is used to prevent blood loss in patients who have had various types of cardiac procedures such as cardiac bypass surgery and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Unfortunately, many have had complications from this drug, which is recently coming under heavy investigation. The drug maker Bayer Pharmaceuticals is facing heavy scrutiny as reports have shown that the use of this drug can increase heart attacks by 48 percent.
In addition to an increase in heart attacks, a current study of 4,400 patients has shown cases of heart failure increasing by 109% and stroke increases of 181%. Due to these statistics the FDA has issued an advisory for the drug regarding its safety. Doctors have also been contacted and urged to warn patients of the potential side effects from using Trasylol.
Medical experts are now in search for alternative treatments for Trasylol. They are searching for other drugs that will not cause these potentially life-threatening complications such as heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. Currently there are around 10,000 people who have experienced kidney failure and currently receive dialysis. There are currently two drugs that should perform the same way as Trasylol without the debilitating side effects. Unfortunately, Bayer Pharmaceuticals is refusing to acknowledge claims that their drug has caused any significant harm. They are arguing that tests conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine were performed wrong.
If you or someone you love has developed kidney failure, suffered a stroke or heart attack or experienced any other negative side effects from using Trasylol, you may be entitled to compensation. It is very important that you act quickly and find an experienced Trasylol lawyer today to help you receive the compensation you deserve.