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Injectafer Lawsuits

Injectafer is an injectable iron supplement that is prescribed to treat anemia in adult patients. Reports have found that Injectafer may cause severe hypophosphatemia (HPP), a dangerous and life-threatening condition in which patients develop an abnormally low level of phosphate in the blood. The manufacturers of Injectafer have failed to adequately warn patients of the risk of this serious disease.

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Contact our Injectafer Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Injectafer cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Injectafer Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

What is Injectafer?

Injectafer is an injectable form of ferric carboxymaltose (FCM). It is introduced into the bloodstream and gradually releases iron into the body. Injectafer is used to treat iron deficiency anemia in patients who cannot take oral supplements or have chronic kidney disease and are not receiving dialysis. Iron deficiency anemia produces low levels of iron in the blood, which results in diminished hemoglobin production. Inadequate levels of hemoglobin may cause oxygen deprivation in cells and organs throughout the body.

What is Happening with Injectafer?

In 2016, researchers reported that patients receiving an injection of FCM (the iron used in Injectafer) were at an increased risk of developing HPP. According to the report, the incidence of HPP was 45.5% and the incidence of severe HPP was 32% in these patients. In comparison, only 4% presented with HPP and no patients presented with severe HPP when taking an alternative form of injectable supplement. The study concluded that those taking FCM have an increased risk of developing serious and prolonged HPP and must be observed while on the medication.

In another study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the rates of HPP were compared between patients who took a course of FCM and those who took a course of ferumoxytol. The incidence of HPP was significantly higher in the FCM group than the ferumoxytol group, and HPP persisted for a longer period of time in the FCM group than the ferumoxytol group.

Lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of Injectafer for failing to provide adequate warnings about the dangers of HPP. Severe or persistent HPP is not even indicated as one of the side effects on the medication labeling despite the risk of mortality associated with the condition.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5131956/

https://insight.jci.org/articles/view/124486#ABS

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10670405

Injectafer Side Effects and Complications

The most serious complication of Injectafer is severe hypophosphatemia. HPP may result in the following:

  • Wasting of the muscles;
  • Respiratory failure;
  • Seizures;
  • Heart failure;
  • Acute hemolytic anemia (rapid destruction of red blood cells);
  • Fatal arrhythmias;
  • Bone fractures;
  • Confusion;
  • Coma; and
  • Death.

Injectafer Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Injectafer Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Injectafer cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Injectafer Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

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