Trasylol ®, a drug used to stop bleeding during heart bypass surgery put out by Bayer AG, was taken off the market in November 2007, after studies showed that those who take it have a higher risk of death as well as kidney damage, heart attacks and strokes.
One of the studies was actually withheld by Bayer from the FDA due to what a company investigation later characterized as a “regrettable human error.”One of the most tragic aspects of this is that Trasylol was a drug administered during surgery so most patients had no idea they had even taken it. The personal injury lawyers at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. believe that Bayer allowed many people to die needlessly because they chose to cover up the studies about the dangers of Trasylol. The majority of these deaths were avoidable. Dr. Dennis Mangano, the author of the 2006 Trasylol study ignored by the FDA, agrees.
In February 2008, Dr. Mangano told 60 Minutes that Trasylol should have been taken off the market when he published his study in 2006. Between the study’s publication and November 2007, when Bayer removed the drug, “There were approximately 431,000 patients who received the drug,” Mangano said. “As I calculated, 22,000 lives could have been saved. It’s about a 1,000 lives per month.”
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an injury as a result of taking Trasylol, you need knowledgeable and experienced New York Trasylol attorneys on your side. The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. are investigating what happened with Trasylol and Bayer’s role in these senseless deaths and are committed to protecting your rights. Now we want to hear your story.
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