Nov. 29, 2018 – As a result of the problems with alemtuzumab, FDA has required a boxed warning about these risks in the prescribing information, as well as in the Patient Medication Guide of all medications containing it.
“Patients or their caregivers should seek emergency treatment as soon as possible if the patient experiences signs or symptoms of a stroke or tears in the lining of the head and neck arteries, called arterial dissection,” the agency said.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by the side effects of Campath (alemtuzumab), you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
Arterial Dissection Symptoms
- Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms, or legs, especially if it occurs on only one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble with walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache or neck pain
What is Campath?
Campath is a recombinant monoclonal antibody used as a treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a form of cancer. The drug works by attaching itself to an antigen in the body’s immune system called CD52, which destroys these targeted cells in the blood and bone marrow. Click on this link to view the Campath Package Insert.
- Trouble with speaking and understanding
- Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg
- Sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis in your face, arm or leg
- One side of your mouth may droop when you try to smile
- Trouble with seeing in one or both eyes
- Trouble with walking
- Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination
Can I File a Campath Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Genzyme, the maker of Campath, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of Campath, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Sanofi failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of stroke and arterial dissection.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the makers of Campath, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your injury, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I Have a Campath Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Campath lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new stroke and blood vessel wall tear cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by the side effects of Campath (alemtuzumab), you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.