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Most of us go to see a doctor with the belief we will become healthy again. Never in our wildest dreams do we think that by seeing a doctor, our ailments will worsen. Unfortunately, this is not a rare occurrence. So many drugs have significant side effects and interactions that a patient may easily be harmed in the course of his medical care.

Of course, most of the drugs on the market have well-known side effects. The majority of patients understand these side effects and are okay with them, and accept the inconvenience of minor side effect as a part of becoming healthy again.

What is not acceptable is when a prescription medication has severe side effects or inadequate warnings, and as a result the patient becomes less healthy or dies.

Trasylol is one of the drugs that is currently under heavy fire for its devastating side effects. Trasylol has been linked to kidney and heart failure. This drug is used for patients who are undergoing heart surgery. Many patients are not even aware that they were given the drug. Because of this, it is why it is important to speak with a Gurnee pharmaceutical class action lawyer if you have had a heart surgery.

You may be wondering why the drug may even have been administered during your heart surgery. The reason Trasylol is used during heart surgery is to:

  • Control blood loss. The main reason that Trasylol is used is to control the loss of blood during a surgery. The drug alters the clotting mechanism in blood and may reduce the need for transfusions during complex surgery.
  • Bacterial infection. Trasylol has been used to prevent bacterial infection of the heart valves and the lining surrounding the heart.
  • Other uses. Other uses for Trasylol include severe bleeding due to raised plasma levels, serious bleeding disorders, and blood loss due to other major operations.

If you think you may have been given the drug Trasylol, it is important to contact an Illinois pharmaceutical class action attorney at Hupy and Abraham today. Call 866-625-2299 to discuss your legal options.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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