Ephedra, or its active ingredient ephedrine, is a drug used to treat asthma, nasal congestion and eye irritation. It is often prescribed by doctors as a dietary supplement to help patients lose weight and increase energy.
Unfortunately, many people who have used Ephedra have experienced serious and life-threatening side effects affecting the circulatory system, the nervous system and other functions. If you or a loved one has suffered due to use of Ephedra, the attorneys at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, are here to help you explore your legal options.
Drug Side Effects
Ephedra is a stimulant that works by constricting the blood vessels, expanding the bronchial tubes and stimulating brain activity. For many people, the drug has caused more harm than good. Lawsuits claim that the manufacturer did not do enough to warn doctors and potential users of the drug’s potential side effects, which include:
- Heart palpitations
- Heart attack
- Paranoid psychosis
If you are pursuing an Ephedra lawsuit, our attorneys are here to help. We will work with you personally to understand how use of this dangerous drug has affected your life. If we take your case, we will pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical expenses, wage loss, pain and suffering and other hardships.
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