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Azithromycin, marketed as Zithromax and Z-Pak, is one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in the world. Azithromycin is prescribed to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria. Unfortunately, Azithromycin has also been linked to a deadly heart rhythm disorder.

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Side Effects of Z-Pak (Azithromycin)

The antibiotic, manufactured by Pfizer, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1994. Common side effects of azithromycin include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Skin rash
  • The ringing of the ears
  • Hearing problems
  • Decreased sense of taste or smell

Azithromycin and Irregular Heartbeat

In 2013, the FDA issued a drug safety warning to the public regarding a potential link between Zithromax and abnormal changes in electrical activity in the heart. These changes could trigger a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm. Patients with known risk factors may be at an increased risk of developing this deadly side effect.

The warning is in response to several studies conducted by medical researchers and manufacturers of the drug. One of the studies that the FDA referred to reported an increase in cardiovascular deaths and the risk of death from any cause in people undertaking a 5-day azithromycin treatment. The FDA urges healthcare providers to consider the risks, especially in patients with additional risk factors, before prescribing the drug.

Complications from Azithromycin and When to Contact an Attorney

If you or a loved one have developed a heart rhythm disorder or another injury after taking the antibacterial medication azithromycin (Z-Pak or Zithromax), contact our experienced dangerous drug injury attorneys. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim and determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Thomas J. Henry has the resources that you need to take on the pharmaceutical giants. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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If you have been injured or suffered illness due to a recalled drug, having an expert witnesses can be essential to proving your claim. Thomas J. Henry has spent decades building professional relationships with leading experts including:

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Thousands of lawsuits across the country may be filed with a mass tort. These lawsuits are filed in numerous federal district courts. In a mass tort, federal judges will consolidate the thousands of lawsuits into a single proceeding. One judge in a single federal district court will oversee litigation, allowing for consistent rulings and a more expeditious process for the plaintiffs.

A court will consider if a mass tort lawsuit is permissible by determining:

  • whether a large number of plaintiffs are involved
  • whether the plaintiffs are located near or far from each other;
  • whether the injuries sustained are similar among the plaintiffs;
  • whether the claims arose from the same cause (defective toy, car part, oil spill, etc.)

Defective products, such as car parts, toys, or other consumer goods.

Pharmaceutical drugs, such as those that are later linked to severe or fatal health consequences Environmental hazards, such as polluted water sources contaminated by nearby industrial sites or an oil leak.

In a mass tort, each plaintiff (injured person) has an individual claim resulting from their unique damages. In a class action, many plaintiffs are considered collectively. Similarly, in a mass tort, each individual’s claim “value” is unique to the severity of their injuries. In a class action, plaintiffs generally suffer injuries of similar severity, resulting in the same amount of compensation value.

A tort is a civil wrongful act committed by a person or company that results in harm to another person. A mass tort is when multiple victims are injured by the same single tort.

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