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Lemtrada Linked To Stroke and Tears In Artery Linings

By Heidi Culbertson

December 3, 2018   Ohio Blog, Ohio Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices, Uncategorized

On November 29, 2018, FDA issued a safety announcement warning that multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada has been linked to cases of stroke and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck. These serious injuries can lead to permanent disability and death. Given the nature of these risks, FDA has announced that the warning label for Lemtrada will be changed to include these risks.

Read the FDA Announcement: FDA Drug Safety Announcement

Lemtrada is used to treat individuals with relapsing forms of Multiple Sclerosis and is administered through an IV infusion. Since Lemtrada was approved for use in the United States in 2014, FDA has received multiple reports of individuals suffering ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke or arterial dissection occurring shortly after they received Lemtrada. One of these individuals died from their injuries.

If you or a loved one have suffered a stroke or tear in the artery lining shortly after receiving Lemtrada, contact one of the experienced defective drug attorneys at Burg Simpson today to discuss your legal rights. Our award-winning attorneys would be happy yo discuss your potential claim.

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