Bernstein Liebhard LLP investigation Possible actions on behalf of victims of Zithromax side effects

New York, NY (PRWEB) 18 May 2012 Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a New York law firm recognized nationally for its consumer protection and mass tort practice...


New York, NY (PRWEB) 18 May 2012

Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a New York law firm recognized nationally for its consumer protection and mass tort practices, is currently reviewing claims on behalf of individuals who may be suffering Zithromax side effects such as cardiac arrhythmia or sudden death. Zithromax, Azithromycin also known and commonly known as the Z-Pak, is a widely used antibiotic from Pfizer Inc. A 17 May 2012 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that patients who received azithromycin had published one and a half times the odds of sudden death from cardiovascular causes, than those on a similar antibiotic. * The odds were even higher in patients with high risk of cardiovascular conditions. The study analyzed data from 350,000 patients who took azithromycin Medicaid from 1992 to 2006. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in a statement the same day that they. Reviewing the results of the study ** The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP provide free and confidential evaluations for individuals who suffered from Zithromax side effects.


Common antibiotics

Z-pak side effects include Sudden Death

Zithromax is used to treat bacterial infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throat and ear pain. According to the New York Times, doctors wrote 55.3 million prescriptions for azithromycin in the United States last year. *** There was another common antibiotic amoxicillin often prescribed because of its simple regiment. Patients to take fewer pills than a few days, making it easier for patients to stop treatment. However, after Wayne Ray, professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University and lead author of the study, the risk of death outweigh convenience and compliance, at least for high-risk patients. **** According to the study, there are 47 more deaths per one million people who take Zithromax amoxicillin, the high risk for heart problems jumps to more than 245 deaths for those who participated. Persons at high risk are implanted prior bypass surgery or stents people with heart failure, diabetes, previous heart attack. In these individuals, the drug can cause potentially fatal abnormal heart beats called arrhythmias.

people who suffered from Zithromax side effects compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. For more information about filing a complaint, visit http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com. You can also contact an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP at (877) 779-1414 or at info (at) consumerinjurylawyers.com.

* nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1003833

** fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm304503.htm

*** nytimes.com/2012/05/17/health/research/popular-antibiotic-may-raise-risk-of-sudden-death.html

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