After decades of research showed links to suicide and fatal heart rhythm abnormalities, the painkillers Darvon and Darvocet were finally recalled by Eli Lilly and Company in November 2010 at the request of the FDA. Families of those killed by Darvon and Darvocet through overdose, heart problems, and suicide are now increasingly seeking to file wrongful death claims in North Carolina and Virginia.
While the UK drug regulatory agency banned Darvon and Darvocet in 2005, it took the US Food and Drug Administration five more years before doing the same. Even then, the FDA only took action after consumer advocates at Public Citizen filed a lawsuit to encourage the FDA to look into a recall of Darvon and Darvocet.
Now that families in the Norfolk, Newport News, and Roanoke, Virginia are aware of the deadly history of Darvon and Darvocet more and more are looking into the deaths of loved ones who were taking these dangerous prescription drugs. If someone in your family died of overdose, heart arrhythmia, or suicide while taking Darvon or Darvocet , the pharmaceutical injury attorneys of Kalfus & Nachman can help you determine your legal options.
To learn if you have grounds for a Darvon/Darvocet wrongful death lawsuit in Virginia or North Carolina, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys of Kalfus & Nachman and schedule a consultation free of charge.