Raptiva Recall: Information and Warnings
Raptiva and Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML): PML is a viral infection of the brain and is often fatal. The disease is caused by the JC virus, which is dormant for most people who carry it and only causes disease when the immune system is severely weakened. Symptoms of PML include confusion, weakness, paralysis, vision loss and cognitive deterioration. In about 10% of the PML cases, patients survived longer than 12 months but the result is usually fatal. There are currently no treatments or cures for PML.
Raptiva and Bacterial Sepsis: Sepsis occurs when there is an inflammation in the body because of a known or suspected infection. The response to sepsis may be in the blood, urine, lungs, or other tissue. Sepsis is usually treated in the intensive care unit with intravenous fluids and antibiotics. The symptoms of sepsis include an acute inflammation to the body and may be associated with a fever and a high white blood cell count.
Raptiva and Viral Meningitis: Viral meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes around the spinal cord or the brain. Viral meningitis is actually less severe than bacterial meningitis and may clear up without specific treatment. Some symptoms of viral meningitis include fever, headache, nausea and vomiting. Patients with healthy immune systems generally recover on their own after a couple of weeks.
If you have been injured by Raptiva by developing PML, meningitis, encephalitis, cancer, lymphomas, Hodgkins Disease or any serious infection after taking Raptiva, or a very severe case of psoriasis after cessation of Raptiva usage, then you may be able to obtain compensation from the manufacturers for your damages. However, you must act on this immediately or else you may risk losing your ability to file a lawsuit under your states statute of limitations, which dictates how long you may have to file a claim.
Check out the following articles for more information about Raptiva, filing a Raptiva lawsuit and finding a Raptiva attorney.
- For more information about Raptiva, see Raptiva Overview: Raptiva Side Effects and Claims.
- For more information about Raptiva side effects, such as bacterial sepsis, viral meningitis, infections, see Raptiva Side Effects.
- If you would like to learn more about Raptiva lawsuits, see Raptiva Side Effect Lawsuits On The Rise After Drug’s Market Withdrawal.
- To learn more about Raptiva attorneys and how to find one, see Hiring a Raptiva Attorney and Lawyer.