If you have suffered serious side effects from Limbrel, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, among other losses. We are currently working with some of the most experienced Limbrel lawyers in the country, who may file a lawsuit on your behalf. There is no legal fee collected until you obtain a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation fill out a contact form online or call us toll free at 1-800-992-6878.
What Is Limbrel?
Limbrel is a medical food product, many of which are designed for specific dietary needs or to treat nutritional requirements for illnesses or diseases. Limbrel was created by Primus Pharmaceuticals to help treat osteoarthritis by restoring the body’s metabolic balance. The drug was quickly approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009. The product is manufactured in two differing doses known as “Limbrel 250” and “Limbrel 500.”
What Is Dangerous About Limbrel?
As of now, there are two dangerous injuries associated with the use of Limbrel: drug-induced liver injuries and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. These injuries include direct damage to the liver or worse, reducing the normal liver functionality. Many of the reports have illustrated that the liver damage is usually found within elevated levels of enzymes in the blood. These enzymes are known as aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT). These enzymes escape into the blood stream and illustrate the health of the liver.
The other dangerous injury is hypersensitivity pneumonitis. This is an immune system disease regularly found in the lungs. This is caused by Limbrel-induced reactions within the immune system, thus causing eventual inflammation to the lungs. Because of this inflammation, breathing can become challenging, eventually leading to a lessened-functionality within the liver.
What Side Effects Are Linked To Limbrel?
With regards to the potential drug-induced livery injuries, the following side effects should not be ignored if they are present:
- Jaundice (Yellowing of the skin)
- Discomfort around the liver
- Extended nausea
There are other side effects that could arise from potentially drug-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis, as well. These should not be taken lightly, and require a call to your physician immediately:
- Chest Tightness
- High fever
- Deep cough
- Tender skin
- Shortness of breath
- Chronic Bronchitis
Has There Been An Limbrel Class Action Suit Created?
As of now, there has not been a Limbrel class action suit filed in court. With the infancy of Limbrel’s actions with the FDA, it is expected that more reports will be sent in, leading to more eventual litigation against Primus.
Has The FDA Taken Action In Regards To These Limbrel Complaints?
In September 2017, the FDA opened an investigation against Primus Pharmaceuticals due to reports of serious, potentially-fatal adverse events caused by Limbrel.
On November 21, 2017, the FDA issues an alert stating that Limbrel may increase the risk of liver damage and lung inflammation when ingested. The FDA alert went as far as to advise consumers to halt their intake of Limbrel and to contact their health provider on the next step. This is because the FDA has received almost 200 adverse event reports regarding these side effects.
Furthermore, this alert was updated on December 5, 2017 to alert consumers that the FDA sent a recommendation letter to Primus Pharmaceuticals regarding a voluntarily recall of Limbrel. This letter was sent because the FDA is unable to create a mandatory recall on an unapproved new drug.
The most recent news regarding the FDA came on January 30, 2018, where Primus accepted the voluntary recall of all Limbrel products.
Why Contact d’Oliveira & Associates?
If you or someone you know has suffered from serious Limbrel side effects, you may be entitled to compensation. Our law firm is currently working with some of the more experienced Limbrel lawyers in the country who are handling these cases and charge no legal fees unless you receive a settlement or award. Please contact our toll free number 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878, or fill out a contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.