Neurontin Suicides Claim Attorney in Fort Wayne
Neurontin is a drug that has been prescribed to treat seizures associated with epilepsy; however, this drug caused some very dangerous side effects including suicidal tendencies and severe depression. While Truitt Law Offices in Indiana are no longer accepting cases related to Neurontin, we are accepting defective drug cases associated with other drugs. Please contact our office today to find out if a drug you have taken (and have been harmed by) is currently being litigated.
Suicidal Warning Signs and Neurontin
If a loved one is prescribed Neurontin, whether for off label usage or as anti-seizure medication, it is essential to be aware of common suicidal behavior, including:
- Becoming depressed
- Constantly talking about death and dying
- Giving away expensive possessions to friends
- Frequently expressing thoughts about hurting oneself
While the FDA has expressed concern and requested that physicians “balance the risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors” associated with Neurontin with the benefits the drug can provide, only an individual’s loved ones can recognize suicidal thoughts and prevent a tragedy.
Neurontin Suicides and Off Label Usage
Neurontin was originally designed to treat epilepsy. However, nearly 80 percent of Neurontin prescriptions are for off-label usage. Unfortunately, while marketing Neurontin prescriptions for off label usage (like Parke-Davis did) is illegal, the act of prescribing Neurontin for off label usage is not.
Common conditions treated by Neurontin without approval of the Food & Drug Administration include:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Seizures associated with drug and alcohol withdrawal
- Post-hepatic Neuralgia (PHN)
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Pain syndromes
- Essential Tremor Periodic Limb Movement
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRDS)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
If you or a loved one has been prescribed Neurontin, whether for epilepsy treatment or off label usage, and noticed significant behavioral changes, it is essential to contact your physician immediately.
Why You Need a Defective Drugs Attorney
The regulations surrounding defective drug litigation lawsuits are complex. Additionally, pharmaceutical companies employ insurance companies and attorneys skilled at intimidation tactics. Do not let them scare you into settling for less than you deserve.
Personal injury attorney Richard Truitt of Truitt Law Offices has thirty seven years of experience representing catastrophically injured clients in the Fort Wayne and all of Indiana area. If you or a loved one has been prescribed Neurontin and suffered severe side effects, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Please contact our Neurontin suicide office online or call us at (800) 628-2904 to schedule your free interview. Make your first call, your only call.