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Darvocet Lawsuits

On November 19, 2010, the FDA announced a Darvocet recall, saying that the relatively weak painkiller’s health risks outweighed its limited benefits. The recall came after the FDA determined that side effects of Darvocet were linked to irregular heart rhythms which could sometimes be fatal.

DARVOCET LAWSUIT STATUS: Darvoncet lawyers are reviewing potential claims for individuals throughout the United States who may be entitled to compensation through a Darvocet lawsuit for injuries such as:

  • Heart Arrythmia
  • Heart Attack
  • Suicide
  • Overdose
  • Death

>>REVIEW A POTENTIAL CLAIM WITH A DARVOCET LAWYER<<

OVERVIEW: Darvocet (generic: propoxyphene with acetaminophen) is a weak, yet addictive, narcotic painkiller that is often prescribed after surgery or to manage pain. It contains a combination of acetaminophen, which is the active ingredient in Tylenol, and propoxyphene, which is the active ingredient in Darvon.

DARVOCET RECALL: Darvocet side effects have been linked to thousands of deaths and other serious injuries. According to data from the Federal Drug Abuse Warning Network, deaths linked to the Darvocet, Darvon and generic propoxyphene drugs accounted for over 5% of all drug related deaths between 1987 and 2006.

Although an FDA advisory committee voted to recall Darvocet in early 2009, the FDA did not move to pull the drug until November 2010, when the agency identified the risk of Darvocet heart arrythmias. The FDA then determined that the risk of heart problems from Darvocet, combined with the drug’s ties to suicide, drug addiction and potential overdose, were the final straw in deciding that the drug’s risks outweighed its benefits.

In Great Britain, health authorities required Darvocet to be phased off of the market in 2005. They cited hundreds of deaths associated with the drug, and limited benefits provided when compared to other available pain medications.

The FDA said that the first calls for Darvocet to be recalled went all the way back to 1978. In Feburary 2006, the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen filed a petition with the FDA urging the U.S. drug regulators to recall Darvocet from the market. They cited thousands of deaths from Darvocet since 1981, the fact that it is highly addictive and that it is no more effective than safer drugs like ibuprofen and acetaminophen.

According to Public Citizen, most of the Darvocet deaths occurred because of cardiac depression caused by the drug converting into a metabolite that is highly toxic to the heart. Side effects of Darvocet include interruption of heart transmission of electrical impulses, slowing heartbeats and decreasing ability for the heart to contract properly.

FIND OUT IF YOU MAY HAVE A DARVOCET LAWSUIT: Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided by lawyers who are reviewing potential Darvocet lawsuits and Darvon lawsuits throughout the United States. As a result of the drug makers’ failure to adequately warn about the risk of problems with Darvocet and Darvon, individuals may be entitled to financial compensation through a Darvon settlement.

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109 comments

  1. Lori Reply

    My hubby was given Darvocet for almost 4 years and 5 operations he could not handle the pain and it seem to work for him. but in being of 2007 he started complaining of side and chest pains… the on july 23 of 2007 out of the blue he killed himself…. I feel that Darvocet had a lot to do with it… cause he depended on the pills too much….

  2. Linda Reply

    Why would the Supreme Court rule that FDA wouln’t be responsible for the generic DARVOCET/PROPOXYPHENE??It doesn’t matter who made it nor if it is name brand or generic.If the company approved by FDA isn’t responsible THEN THE PHARMIST,DRUGSTORE,AND PHYSICIANS SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE. Thats like the oil spill in the Gulf!! All the sleeping! All the Chestpains! All the High Blood Pressure Problems better yet CHRONIC HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE! All the Kidney Problems, trying to FILTER THIS POISON FROM YOUR BODY! All the time spent in doctor’s offices, E.R.s, and hospitals! and Emotional and Mental Stress put on each INDIVIDUAL’S FAMILY! And on EACH INDIVIDUAL! Now we get into the PERMANENT HEALTH PROBLEMS!!!! FDA and SUPREME COURT do you think these LAWSUIT and SETTLEMENTS you are QUESTIONING IS FAIR AND JUSTIFIABLE! SUPREME COURT YOU NEVER RULED FOR FDA or THE PHARMACEUTICALS NEVER TO COLLECT PAY or to REDUCE THEIR PAY SCALE!! How do you think we feel knowing YOU WERE PUT IN PLACE TO UPHOLD THE LAW OF THE LAND AND CREED OF JUSTICE ON OUR BEHALF!! All the OATHS TAKEN! And the SEAL FOR JUSTICE STATING JUSTICE WOULD BE FOUND NO MATTER WHERE OR HOW DEEP IT MAY HIDE!!

  3. julie Reply

    FIRST OFF IM SORRY TO THE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT ARE MAD THAT THEY TOOK DARVACET OFF THE MARKET AND I KNOW THAT YOUR DOCTORS CAN FIND YOU ANOTHER MED. MY MOTHER OF 60 WENT IN FOR DOUBLE KNEE REPLACEMENT ON NOV. 3, 2010 AND DIED NOV. 6, 2010. NOT DUE TO A BLOOD CLOT OR ANYTHING DUE TO THE SURGERY. IT WAS THE DARVACET AND I KNOW IT BECAUSE AFTER AN EXHAUSTING 6 MONTHS OF WAITING ON THE AUTOPSY THE DEATH CERTIFICATE STATES THAT HER CAUSE OF DEATH WAS ‘FATAL ARRYTHMEA’ . SHE SUDDENLY LEFT BEHIND 3 CHILDREN AND 9 GRANDCHILDREN. ALL SHE COULD TELL ME AFTER HER SURGERY WAS THAT SHE WAS READY FOR ME TO TAKE HER BACK SHOPPING TO THE FLEA MARKETS FOR THE BARGAINS. I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT AND WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO. SO TO ALL YALL BELLY ACHING PEOPLE THATS WANTS IT BACK THEY SHOULD GIVE IT TO YOU AND WHATEVER HAPPENS TO YOU HAPPENS. MY MOTHER DIDN’T HAVE THE CHANCE THEY TOOK IT OFF THE THE MARKET THE SAME MONTH SHE DIED. SHE JUST WANTED TO STOP HURTING AND BIT THE BULLET TO DO THE DOUBLE KNEE REPLACEMENT HALF SCARED OUT OF HER MIND JUST TO FEEL GOOD AGAIN AND TO LIVE LIFE TO HER FULLEST. I DONT WANT YOUR SYMPOTHY, I JUST WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THE DRUG ‘DARVACET’ KILLED MY LOVING MOTHER. OUR LAST MEMORIES OF HER THAT STICKS IN MY HEAD EXCEPT FROM THE FUNERAL, WAS TALKING TO HER FRIDAY NIGHT PLANNING ON SEEING HER SATURDAY AND THEN GETTING THE PHONE CALL AND WALKING IN THE ROOM AND SEEING MY MOTHER DEAD IN THE HOSPIAL BED. THATS WHAT I THINK ABOUT EVERY FREAKING NIGHT!!!!!!!!! AND ITS COMING UP ON A YEAR. DAM DARVACET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Deb Reply

    Started getting migraines 3 days a month at app 24 years of age. at 30-31 started getting heart palps . At age 34 or so switched meds but still have heart palps at 59 years. ( migraines deceased at 50 yay!)

  5. Sheila Reply

    My Mother took DARVOCET for yrs. On the morning of July 10th 2007 she had a massive heart attack & Died. I believe Darvocet played a HUGE PART in her Death !!! I also believe the FDA should make these Companies do Much More Testing before releasing Meds. & othe divices use by Doctors and prescribed or used in Surgery !! Why isn’t the FDA held accountable as well ?!

  6. Rachel Reply

    I have a new health problem to add to a long list and it’s a resting heart rate of 44. Stress test and sonogram to follow. Just like many of you I’ve head electrical impulses in the heart, panic attacks, numbness, digestive issues yet undetermined that seem to involve blockages. And most recently severe heart pain that spread down left arm, up the neck and down left side of torso and lasted 7-10 minutes. I didn’t go to the ER because I wrote it off as fibromyalgia symptoms. Those of you that have incurred heart damage- I’d bet a million bucks you have a MTHFR gene mutation that renders you unable to produce glutathione to detox. I do and it has wreaked havoc on my tiny body in 42 yrs. Anyway this is why there are people that have no problems with the drug but others like those with the MTHFR gene defect don’t detox so it is building up in your system. 40% of the population has this defect. It isn’t uncommon at all but because it was only discovered in 2002 many Dr’s know nothing about it yet. There is supplementation that can help you detox and battle addiction and depression. It’s a simple blood test. If you have it your children likely do and knowing can change the course of their health for a better life than ours. mthfr.net is the best source to start learning. Good luck.

  7. gary Reply

    I believe Darvocet should taken off the market as soon as possible.I have been taking it since 1985And as a result I haye had two strokes an one heart operation I have been disabled since 1996 I started taking darvocet after back surgery 1985

  8. Oleta Reply

    Does anyone know what the latest update is on the darvocet litigation requirements. Is it all going to be class action. Have there been any settlements. I had a pacemaker installed at 45 due to Darvocet also have multifocal pvc’s and three leaky heard valves. My attorney have not updated me on anything.

  9. William Reply

    I am sick,and have been for 20 lousy years. I have atrial fibrillation,I have a implanted defibrillator, I take lots of meds. I am on a paltry disability of 720 a month+or-. I have been sick since I was 30 years old;life has passed me by. Never in those 20 years was I able to do the activities everyone else enjoyed. I have lived in fear of death,and hospitalization, my life is a sad depressed hell, [Hell no do I want their poisonous anti-depressants]. I was happy ,and healthy until I took darvocett. I could not prove it ,but I knew back when all the hell started that it was related to darvocet,but the doctors ‘poo-pooed’ that. Now all these years later they know the truth! But guess what? The original hospital records have all been discarded, the pharmacy records are gone,yes everything. You know they know if you had a damn parking ticket in 1958, but they do not keep your medical rcords! So no atty. Wants my case,and I cannot blame them! All I hope is that the filthy sociopaths at eli lilly and zanodine,go to jail then hell where thieves ,and murderers belong!

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