by admin on March 12, 2011 in News
Partner Sean Keith, head of the firm’s Injury and Tort Section recently met with attorneys from across the country to discuss the recall of Darvocet and Darvon by Xanodyne. The meeting was held in New Orleans on January 14, 2011 and the science behind the cause of the heart attacks from people taking Darvocet or its generic form propoxyphene was thorughly discussed. The drug is currently manufactured in its generic form by three different companies and under twelve different names. Our firm has been accepting clients since November of 2010 when the FDA ordered the withdraw of this opiate based drug which has been on the market since the late 50’s. Several previous petitions to have it removed from the market have been made going back to the 1970’s as a result of its addictive nature and propensity for an accidental overdose. If you had a family member who died suddenly from cardiac arrest caused by disrhythmia and was on darvocet or its generic form please contact Sean Keith in our office immediatly to discuss whether this is related.