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Were You Prescribed the Antibiotic Ketek? You May Have Rights

The prescription antibiotic Ketek has been associated with serious, adverse side effects, including liver damage, liver disease, liver failure, and hepatitis. The drug, made by Aventix Pharmaceuticals and known generically as telithromycin, was commonly prescribed to treat bacterial infections in the lungs and sinuses.

If you or a loved one was prescribed Ketek and suffered an injury, you may have important legal rights. Call one of our experienced, dedicated personal injury attorneys to evaluate your situation and advise you of your rights. You may be able to recover financial damages for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact us today by calling 1(800)WE-FIGHT or filling out our online form to learn about the possible legal options for Ketek patients.

FDA Takes Action Against Ketek

On February 12, 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it no longer approved Ketek for use in treating acute bacterial sinusitis and acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. Officials determined that the risks of the drug outweighed the benefits to patients with those conditions. Ketek is still approved for the treatment of mild to moderate forms of community acquired pneumonia.

The FDA also ordered that Ketek’s labeling include a “Black Box Warning,” the strongest form of warning the agency can issue, to alert users that drug should not be given to patients with myasthenia gravis, a disease that causes muscle weakness. Patients with the disease were more likely to suffer severe side potentially life-threatening effects from Ketek.

FDA safety reviewers determined that Ketek had been linked to 12 cases of liver failure, including four deaths, in the United States through April 2006. In June 2006, the FDA warned doctors and patients about the increased risk of liver toxicity from taking Ketek.

Call Now for Free Legal Consultation

If you were prescribed the antibiotic Ketek and developed liver damage, liver disease, liver failure, hepatitis, or other medical problems, you may have legal rights. You may be eligible to receive financial compensation. Call one of our aggressive, dedicated, and experienced attorneys. We are here to help you achieve the best possible legal outcome in your Ketek case. Please contact us today for a free consultation about your potential Ketek case. Call 1(800)WE-FIGHT or fill out the case inquiry form on this page.

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