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It's always fascinating when a drug hits the headlines in an extremely unique way. Such was the case with Procrit, a medication that earned an undesirable reputation when it was alleged to be taken by athletes to enhance their performances.

Procrit is generally used to treat anemia resulting from chemotherapy or renal failure. In a nutshell, it regulates red blood cell production; thus, it's the perfect agent to boost a cancer patient's failing energies. It is also sometimes used during surgeries or medical procedures where blood transfusions (and resulting blood loss) may occur.

Unfortunately Procrit has a number of severe and potentially fatal side effects. Two of the most dangerous ones include red blood cell aplasia and blood clots. Red blood cell aplasia occurs when the stem cells in the bone marrow fail to mature into red blood cells. Without red blood cells oxygen cannot circulate throughout the body, which can cause tissue damage and organ failure. Ironically Procrit can worse the condition it was intended to remedy.

Blood clots are extremely dangerous because they have few external symptoms before they cause any damage. Should a blood clot travel to the brain, heart, or lungs they can cause strokes, heart attacks, or pulmonary embolisms. Any one of these conditions can be immediately fatal.

This leads to many questions, including whether Procrit was properly prescribed or studied. After all, if it can cause a deadly strain on the heart (due to an increase in hematocrit) from usage by those who are "fit", what are its adverse side effects on those who are not so healthy?

If you or someone you care about has been prescribed Procrit and suffered adverse side effects you may be entitled to take legal action to recover financial compensation for your pain and loss. Let our dedicated and experienced Procrit attorneys help you get the compensation you deserve. You must act quickly to ensure that the statute of limitations in your state provides enough time begin the legal action you require. Contact us today.

 

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Our law firm is saddened by the needless deaths of so many talented young people, and we are unconvinced that Procrit is in fact a safe medication even when prescribed for legitimate usages. Call our office today for a free consultation.