If you have suffered side effects due to use of Multaq and want to file for a legal claim, you should first know that you are eligible to file the claim or not and then proceed further to file the claim.

Get Your Claim Reviewed

Firstly you need to know that you are eligible to file a Multaq lawsuit and for this you could get your case reviewed by any of the legal firm, dealing with cases of defective medication and offer free consultation. The firm will further investigation and would try to obtain information about the potential claim.  The firm will also review the extent of claim based on the injury suffered by the patient.

Who Can File A Multaq Lawsuit?

Anyone who or whose relatives or any close person have suffered severe side effects while using Multaq, can file a lawsuit against Sanofi-Aventis related to Multaq. There are many Multaq lawsuits being filed for Multaq side effects. The claimant could be eligible for a class action Multaq or Dronedarone lawsuit. To know that a claimant is eligible to join a class action suit or not, he or she needs to consult a good lawyer. If a claimant is eligible to file the claim he or she could file individual suit or join a class action suit as suggested by your lawyer.

Facts to Know About Multaq

Multaq is a drug for treatment of cardiac arrhythmia. It is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis, the Paris based pharmaceutical giant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Multaq tablets to help maintain normal heart rhythms in patients, who have a history heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. It contains Dronedarone as main active ingredient. Heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter could prevent pumping of blood out of the heart. Though FDA asked for a boxed warning asking patients to not use this drug in severe heart failure.

Multaq is manufactured by the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis. It has a subsidiary in United States too. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2009.

Patients using Multaq, who are worried about the side effects of this drug should consult their doctor for evaluation of benefits and risks associated with this drug. Patients who have developed liver problems due to use of Multaq should file a claim as soon as possible.

How to file a Multaq Lawsuit?

Once the claimants get assured after review of the case that he or she is eligible to file a Multaq lawsuit, he or she can proceed to file a lawsuit against Sanofi-Aventis related to Multaq side effects.

Different states have different legislation regarding medical lawsuits. So, it’s important that claimant hire a good and experienced Multaq lawyer, who can file to case as per rules of the claimant’s state. Some states have time limitations too, so it is advisable to file the case as soon as possible after discovery of side effects due to Multaq.

Basis of the Lawsuit

A claimant can file his or her lawsuit on the grounds that the side effects suffered by him or her are due to Multaq use. FDA too has received many reports of liver damages due to use of Multaq. It also asked the manufacturer to add additional warnings on Multaq labels to inform health care professionals and consumers about the potential risks of serious liver damage associated with this drug. The medical investigation of the claimant could prove the link between his or her suffering and use of Multaq.

What to Ask For?

Patients injured by any unsafe drug could ask for monetary damages for all losses and expenses. The claim depends on the suffering of claimant due to use of Multaq. A claimant can ask for

  • Medical expenses incurred on the treatment so far and future medical expenses, if he or she needs further treatment or medication.
  • Compensation for past and future pain and suffering.
  • If claimant has lost earning or earning capacity, he or she can demand a compensation for that too.
  • A claimant can ask a compensation for emotional distress, he or she suffered while going through the side effect of the drug
  • A claimant can ask for punitive damages.
  • In case of death, the claimant can ask compensation for that.