Our lawyers are filing lawsuits for people injured by Actemra, an RA drug linked to life-threatening side effects including heart failure, pancreatitis, stroke and lung disease.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by Actemra side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
Update: FDA Approves Actemra to Treat Complication of CAR T Cell Tx
August 31, 2017 – The FDA has approved Actemra for the treatment of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell-induced severe or life-threatening cytokine release syndrome (CRS) in patients aged ≥2 years, Genentech has announced. This marks the first FDA-approved treatment for this indication.
What’s the Problem?
June 7, 2017 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) should immediately require warnings about heart failure and pancreatitis with Actemra (tocilizumab injection), according to an investigational report published Monday in STAT. The report also advised caution for heart attacks, strokes and interstitial lung disease.
Researchers analyzed statistics on more than 500,000 rheumatoid arthritis drugs and found that the above side effects were just as likely in Actemra users as with competing medications; however, the labeling of most other RA drugs warn about these risks and Actemra does not.
At least 1,128 deaths have been associated with Actemra since it hit the U.S. market in January 2010, according to the STAT report. To date, the Actemra labeling has not been updated to reflect these risks.
Serious Actemra Side Effects
- Heart failure
- Heart attack
- Interstitial lung disease
- Other life-threatening lung complications
- And more
Can I File a Class Action?
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of an Actemra Class Action Suit and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members injured by Actemra side effects.
In this type of pharmaceutical litigation, class action suits can be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Actemra lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have an Actemra Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Actemra lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by Actemra, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.