If you are a plaintiff who is filing a Keppra claim against a pharmaceutical conglomerate, and you currently have a Keppra 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 Keppra attorney, but still want to apply for pre-settlement funding, AALFG can refer you to excellent legal representation for your Keppra lawsuit. If you are a representative of a Keppra law firm, and you have clients who have been injured by Keppra, 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.
Keppra, which is generically known as Levetiracetam, is an anticonvulsant drug used to treat epilepsy. Keppra was originally manufactured and marketed by UCB Pharmaceuticals Inc., but now it is available as a generic and is manufactured by a number of firms. Unfortunately, Keppra has a number of serious side effects that can, at times, outweigh its benefits for people who are suffering from epilepsy. Some of the most serious Keppra adverse effects include suicidal tendencies and birth defects.
There are many Levetiracetam side effects. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
A 2005 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) study of suicidal ideation in relation to epilepsy drugs has indicated that people taking those drugs, such as Keppra, are twice as likely to suffer from suicidal thoughts as are those who have not been taking these drugs.
Unlike many other drugs, such as Wellbutrin, people taking Keppra are likely to experience suicidal ideation regardless of what age group they might happen to fall into. The aforementioned study tracked almost 30,000 people, and the rick of suicide was spread fairly evenly across the population. Of the 28,000 people who had taken Keppra in this study, four of them had actually committed suicide. These unfortunate incidents serve to confirm the danger of this unsafe drug.
Although Keppra's ability to cause birth defects is still under investigation, there is some amount of evidence that seems to confirm that Keppra is more harmful to unborn babies than was previously thought. Currently, the FDA has placed Keppra in the Category C for pregnancy, which indicates that there is little human risk. However, AdverseEvents, Inc. believes that Keppra should perhapd be in Category D, which indicates that a significant enough risk to pregnancy exists.
Keppra is similar to another prototypical nootropic drug called piracetam. Keppra is also thought to be a possible treatment for Tourette syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder.
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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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