The Z-Pak Lawsuit
The Z-Pak is a 5 day, pre-packaged antibiotic treatment. Patients taking the Z-Pak have been known to suffer serious side effects during or within 15 days of last usage. Side effects include arrhythmia, heart attack, and sudden cardiac arrest. If you or a loved one suffered from these sides effects and then required hospitalization, implantation of a defibrillator, implantation of a pacemaker, or died, then compensation may be available.
The legal action against Z-Pak is structured as a mass tort lawsuit. Unlike class action lawsuits, a mass tort lawsuit treats each claimant (victim) as an individual. What this means to you is that a separate, individual lawsuit against the manufacturer is filed upon your behalf. It is worth noting that settlements in these cases often result in large sums of money being awarded to the claimant; the majority going to you and a much lesser amount to the attorney. Also there is NEVER any upfront payment to the attorney or any out-of-pocket expenses for which you are responsible.
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Z-Pak and Its Associated Side Effects
Zithromax, more commonly known as Z-Pak or Z-Max, is an extremely popular antibiotic that is often prescribed as a 5-day course medication. This drug is usually prescribed to patients who are suffering from some kind of bacterial infections as it contains Azithromycin. This element prevents the growth of bacteria and ultimately treats the infection. People having skin infections and venereal diseases can also benefit from the use of this drug.
Although the drug is undoubtedly an effective antibiotic medicine, it recently has been associated with several severe side effects that can turn out to be dangerous or even fatal for users. In patients, it has proven to increase the risk of arrhythmia and death 1.5 times higher than normal. The use of this drug is also associated with several other cardiac-related problems, that can lead to sudden death. This risk can be much higher for those who already have cardiovascular conditions at the time of using this medication. Examples of such individuals are those having diabetes or having suffered from a heart attack or stroke previously.
According to several reports, this drug has been found responsible for several heart problems in people such as heart attack, heart arrhythmia, cardiovascular death and torsades de pointes. Thousands of individuals have suffered from these side effects till now and even faced death or serious heart injuries. The drug manufacturer is held responsible for not researching the side effects of the drug properly, leading to wrongful death and health concerns of so many people.
Concerning the several reports on the side effects of these drugs, the FDA issued a drug safety communication about Z-Pak / Z-Max. This warning came after a conclusive study suggested that in the first five days of consuming this this medication, people became at a highly increased risk of death. After this research, the FDA decided to increase the warnings listed on the drug to ensure that users are well aware of the risks.
So if you or a loved one has suffered from a side-effect of Z-Pak / Z-Max because of the use of this drug, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer to claim compensation. You can get coverage for all the medical expenses that have resulted due to the conditions caused by the use of this drug.