Many millions of people take Zithromax every year to treat common infections such as bronchitis, strep throat, and sinusitis. Most of them begin to feel better; within a few days their course of antibiotics is complete and they don’t give it another thought. However, there are some people who have been seriously or fatally injured by a Z-Pak and for them the true harm may be just beginning.
FDA Issues New Z-Pak Warning
In March 2013, the FDA warned the public that Zithromax could cause “abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart that may lead to a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm.” Drug labels have been changed to reflect this potentially lethal side effect, and healthcare professionals are being urged to consider the risk of potentially fatal heart rhythms for at-risk patients. Those at greatest risk of suffering a fatal heart injury include people who are elderly, have an abnormally low heart rate, have low levels of magnesium or potassium, or who already take drugs for abnormal heart rhythms.
What About the Surviving Family Members?
Nobody expects that a case of sinusitis that is treated by a common antibiotic is going to result in death. If your family has lost a loved one due to irregular electrical activity of the heart that was caused by Zithromax, then we encourage you to find out more about your rights. You may be able to join with other families in seeking justice for your loss. For more information, please contact an experienced Des Moines class action lawyer today at 1-800-800-5678 for a free consultation.