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Enbrel®

If you have rheumatoid arthritis or plaque psoriasis, then you are already well aware of how much these diseases can impact your life. You might have been prescribed Enbrel® to help combat the effects of these diseases. Unfortunately, some people who take Enbrel® experience problems from the drug that are even worse than either of the diseases that the drug was created to help treat.

What is Enbrel®?

Enbrel® (etanercept) is a prescription drug that reduces inflammation. Given by injection, Enbrel® is used to treat autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Enbrel® is a member of a class of drugs called biologics and is called a TNF (tumor necrosis factor) inhibitor. It works by mimicking the effects that your immune system creates naturally. The drug can lessen inflammation in your body by blocking TNF, a substance that causes the inflammation.

Enbrel® can lower your immune system’s ability to fight off infections. Because of this, taking Enbrel® can cause a wide range of side effects, including serious (and sometimes deadly) infections and cancer.

In 2011, the FDA released a Drug Safety Communication stating that serious infections can occur following usage of drugs in the class that Enbrel® belongs to. These infections can be bacterial, fungal, or viral, among other types. Diseases that show an increased risk following the use of Enbrel® include severe infections (such as Legionnaire’s disease, Listeria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis B), cancers, and conditions that resemble lupus.

What Other Side Effects Could I Be Exposed To?

Other side effects that you might experience include:

  • Heart failure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling in different areas of the body
  • Stomach pain
  • Increased bleeding and bruising
  • Liver problems
  • Nerve problems (such as multiple sclerosis and seizures)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hair loss

If you are taking Enbrel® or any other medication that is in the same class of drugs (such as Remicade, Cimzia, or Humira) and have experienced symptoms that are listed above, you might be eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer of the Enbrel® and receive damages for the injuries that you suffered as a result of taking the drug. These symptoms are potentially serious and can sometimes even be fatal. You should not ignore them. To speak with one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hughes & Coleman, call or fill out a case evaluation form today. One of our team members will contact you when it is convenient for your schedule and discuss the specifics of your case with you.

If you have experienced negative side effects following Enbrel® usage and don’t think you can pay for an attorney, don’t wait any longer to call and get the representation that you deserve. Our attorneys are paid by a contingency fee when dealing with personal injury cases related to dangerous drugs. This means you will only need to pay your attorney if you win your case. There are no hefty down payments or hourly rates. There also isn’t any financial gamble on your end when your lawyer is working on a contingency basis, because if your attorney doesn’t win your case, then you don’t owe your attorney anything. Don’t wait—fill out a free case evaluation today, and one of our team members will contact you.

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Let Hughes & Coleman Help You With Your Case Today

Rheumatoid arthritis is a difficult condition to endure. When you add negative side effects from a drug that was meant to treat this disease, life can become extremely difficult. Fighting a case against the companies who create these drugs can be very difficult. Deadlines must be met, procedural rules must be followed, and paperwork must be filled out meticulously. Failing to do even one thing perfectly can result in negative implications for your case and could even result in your case being thrown out before you ever get a chance to argue it. The attorneys at Hughes & Coleman are here to fight your case so you don’t have to. We have experience going up against pharmaceutical giants to win the compensation that you deserve.

If you believe you, a family member, or a loved one has a potential claim for compensation following detrimental side effects experienced after taking Enbrel®, call or fill out a case evaluation form online immediately. One of our team members will get in touch with you to discuss the specifics of your case at no charge to you. We are here to help you—call us today.

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