Concerta Lawsuit Lawyers
Attorneys for Concerta Claims
A number of lawsuits have been filed against drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., alleging that the manufacturer failed to warn physicians and patients of the increased risks of suicidal thoughts when prescribing Concerta to younger children. If your child attempted or committed suicide while taking Concerta and experienced increased suicidal thoughts, you may be entitled to compensation. Call (713) 932-0777 to be connected with a Concerta lawsuit attorney today.
Concerta is a medication commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD). Originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, there have since been several warnings issued regarding the increased potential of suicide or injuries from attempted suicide in children, typically younger than 13 years-old.
What is Concerta?
Concerta (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is a brand name medication used to treat ADHD and ADD in children above the age of 6 and adults. The drug works by altering the chemicals in your central nervous system that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant. This is also the main ingredient in Concerta. Methylphenidate is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule II controlled substance. According to their website, methylphenidate “has a high potential for abuse and produces many of the same effects as cocaine or the amphetamines.
* Never stop taking a prescribed medication without consulting your prescribing physician first.
Concerta Injuries and Side Effects
Because Concerta is administered as an extended-release tablet, it remains active in the body for a prolonged period of time. This is just one of the factors that contribute to the severe and potentially life-threatening side effects associated with Concerta. Users of this medication are at risk of developing a drug dependency due to Concerta’s effect on the brain. Other side effects associated with Concerta include:
- Cardiac Arrest
- Drug Addiction and Abuse
One of the most dangerous side effects associated with Concerta is the development of suicidal thoughts. Lawsuits involving Concerta claim that the medication caused suicide and severe injuries from attempted suicide in younger children.
Do I have a Concerta Lawsuit Claim?
If your child or someone you know was injured by suicidal thoughts or behaviors after taking Concerta, you should consult a Concerta lawsuit attorney immediately. Understanding your rights is the first step to discovering if you are entitled to financial compensation. Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., for a free case evaluation today: (713) 932-0777.