If you are a plaintiff who is filing a Concerta claim against a pharamaceutical conglomerate, and you currently have a Concerta lawyer, Anglo-American Legal Finance Group can provide you with requisite litigation funding in the form of a non-recourse cash advance, or lawsuit loan. If you are a plaintiff who does not yet have have a Concerta attorney, but still want to apply for pre-settlement funding, AALFG can refer you to excellent legal representation for your Concerta lawsuit. If you are a representative of a Concerta law firm, and you have clients who have been injured by Concerta, AALFG can provide your firm with an array of legal funding and law firm finance options such as law firm loans, lines of credit, and non-recourse lawsuit cash advances.
Concerta is a brand name for methylphenidate, and it is manufactured by Johnson and Johnson. Concerta is prescribed to children who exhibit symptoms of Attention-Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The drug is a psychostimulant and has effects similar to cocaine, methamphetamine, and amphetamines. It is believed by some doctors that these stimulating effects counteract the supposedly pernicious effects of ADHD. Essentially Concerta inceases the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain as a result of reuptake inhibition. It is claimed that Concerta has pharmacological and structural similarities to cocaine.
In June 29, 2005 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered new warning labels that go into greater detail about the egregious psychiatric side effects caused by Concerta. These Concerta side effects include suicidal ideation, psychotic behavior, and hallucinatory visions. Although this drug is widely abused by children of all ages, these side effects can even occur from taking normal doses.
However, there are additional side effects. Namely, Concerta has the potential to cause some serious cardiovascular side effects. Because this drug is a stimulant similar to cocaine, it greatly increases the heart rate of the user. Some of these cardiovascular side effects include hypertension, arrhythmia, chest pain, and tachycardia.
These Concerta adverse effects are a particular cause for concern because doctors were prescribing nearly 8 million prescriptions for Concerta yearly in the early 2000s. This means that millions upon millions of youths were exposed to this dangerous narcotic (the number above refers only to Concerta prescriptions; Ritalin, another methylphenidate delivery system adds millions more).
A full list of Concerta side effects includes:
High Blood Pressure
Low Blood Pressure
Ultimately, Concerta is dangerous because it is prescribed to so many children. Many of these children do not even have proper ADHD. Hence, they are being exposes to a panoply of side effects without even having the requisite symptoms. Instead, parents are inadvertently giving their children a drug akin to cocaine or meth.
If you are interested in applying for legal funding for a pharmaceuticals claim, contact our staff today for more information, or apply using the online application.
If the plaintiff in a dangerous drug lawsuit requires additional medical treatment, but does not have the means to finance said treatment, Anglo-American Legal Finance Group can provide the plaintiff with a medical expense advance to pay for the treatment while waiting for the dangerous drug settlement to be paid out in full. Additionally, medical treatment funding can provide additional evidence by which the dangerous drug case would be strengthened.
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