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Burg Simpson Continues to Investigate Hyoscyamine Injuries

By Burg Simpson
March 10, 2017
2 min read

Burg Simpson has received several calls regarding individuals injured as a result of their use of superpotent Hyoscyamine and continues to investigate this dangerous drug.

As Burg Simpson previously reported, in September 2016, Virtus Pharmaceuticals announced that it was recalling numerous batches of its drug Hyoscyamine.  Hyoscyamine is often prescribed to treat conditions such as asthma, incontinence, stomach cramps, peptic ulcers, and other bowel disturbances.  Several batches of Virtus Pharmaceuticals’s Hyoscyamine, however, were found to be either superpotent or subpotent.  According to the recall, taking a superpotent Hyoscyamine pill can result in critical medical emergencies such as seizures and fast or irregular heartbeat.  Furthermore, Virtus reports that it has received several reports of Hyoscyamine users suffering stroke-like symptoms, confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, dry mouth, slurred speech, imbalance, and disorientation.

Following the issuance of this recall, many pharmacies sent urgent letters to their customers that had filled prescriptions for the affected Hyoscyamine batches.  Unfortunately, per the recall, the superpotent pills had been in distribution throughout the United States since March 2016.  Therefore, between March and September 2016, an untold number of people unknowingly ingested a superpotent drug, potentially resulting in the grave adverse health consequences noted above.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries that you believe were caused by Hyoscyamine sulfate manufactured by Virtus Pharmaceuticals, contact one of the experienced medical drug attorneys at Burg Simpson today.  Our award-winning lawyers would be happy to discuss your potential claim.  Call 1-800-713-9340 or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.

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