Tygacil (tigecycline) belongs to a new class of antibiotics that inhibit bacterial growth, but do not kill bacteria. Recent studies have raised concern that this mechanism is less effective, which may explain why it has a higher risk of death. If you were injured or your family member died after being treated with Tygacil, you may qualify to join a Tygacil class action or file an individual personal injury lawsuit.
Need a Tygacil Lawyer? If you or your loved one was injured by Tygacil, contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation. If you file a Tygacil lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
Tygacil Class Action Information
If you are looking for information about a Tygacil class action, you are not alone — hundreds of deaths have been linked to Tygacil, and studies have linked Tygacil to a higher risk of death than other antibiotics (especially for patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia).
Although these risks have been well-known for years, the label was only recently updated to emphasize the danger. Our lawyers are now evaluating personal injury claims because we are concerned that drug-makers did not provide adequately warnings.
FDA Safety Warnings for Tygacil:
- September 2013 — Drug Safety Communication — FDA adds “Black Box Warning” to the label for Tygacil.
- September 2010 — Drug Safety Communication — FDA warns that Tygacil is linked to a 4% risk of death, compared to a 3% risk with other antibiotics.
What is the problem?
Schmidt & Clark, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our lawyers have decided against pursuing justice for our clients through a Tygacil class action. Instead, we are filing individual personal injury claims. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for:
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost income, employment, out-of-pocket expenses
- Wrongful death of a loved one
- Punitive damages
About Class Action Lawsuits
Individuals who join a class action consolidate their claim with many other claims from people with similar injuries. One plaintiff is chosen to be the “class representative,” and the success or failure of the litigation depends on the merits of their case. If compensation is awarded by a jury or settlement, the plaintiff shares it with everyone else in the class action.
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Tygacil Class Action
Tygacil has been linked to the most severe drug-related side effect — death. For an extremely severe injury, class actions can have major disadvantages. Our lawyers are concerned that plaintiffs in a Tygacil class action could be forced to accept high attorneys’ fees, a “low ball settlement,” and less compensation than they deserve. We provide individualized legal representation to the victims of dangerous drugs.
At Schmidt & Clark, LLP, we understand that our clients are facing devastating physical, emotional, and financial losses. This is why we evaluate claims for free. We also work on contingency-fee — our clients pay nothing unless we win a favorable outcome in their case.
Do I have a Tygacil Class Action Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Tygacil lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Tygacil Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured or died after being treated with Tygacil (tigecycline), you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an individual personal injury lawsuit or joining a Tygacil class action, and we can help.