For Over 30 Years

Aggressive Personal Injury
Legal Representation

blog home Product Liability Omontys Anemia Drug Recalled for Causing Severe Allergic Reactions

Omontys Anemia Drug Recalled for Causing Severe Allergic Reactions

By Grant Law Office on March 6, 2013

A new anemia treatment drug for people going through kidney dialysis has been officially recalled. As reported by The New York Times, Affymax and Takeda Pharmaceutical have recalled all lots of Omontys, or peginesatide, because of the severe allergic reactions it can cause.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that there have been 19 reports of anaphylaxis, a very serious allergic reaction. Three of those victims died and the remaining 16 required prompt medical intervention or hospitalization. The companies say that two out of every 1,000 patients had a hypersensitivity reaction.

When a person has a low red blood cell count, it is called anemia. This means that the blood is not carrying enough oxygen to tissues and organs throughout their body. Anemia is common in people who are suffering from kidney disease because healthy kidneys produce the hormone erythropoietin, which stimulates bone marrow to produce the proper number of red blood cells to carry oxygen.

If you are taking Omontys, it is important that you speak to your doctor right away. You should know, however, that all of the reported reactions occurred in patients within 30 minutes of receiving their first dose and that no patients have suffered symptoms from additional doses.

If you or a loved one has suffered unexpected side effects after taking a prescription or over-the-counter drug, there may be financial compensation available for your losses. It is important to discuss your case with a skilled product liability attorney who will help you hold the at-fault manufacturer of the defective drug accountable.

The experienced Georgia defective drug injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., offer free consultations at (404) 995-3955 to anyone who has suffered a loss because of a defective or recalled drug. We help patients seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, and other related damages. Please contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Related Articles:

Posted in: Product Liability

Contact us today for a free and comprehensive case evaluation.

We require no legal retainer or upfront fees,
and you pay nothing unless we prevail.

Toll-free number: (866) 249-5513
Phone: (404) 995-3955

Our Results

$12,500,000
Wrongful Death Day Care Case

View More

Firm News

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

Kim Grant participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, walking over 60 miles over three days and raising ...

Habitat for Humanity

Kim and Wayne Grant have worked on two Habitat for Humanity Houses and look forward to working on more ...

Grady Hospital Volunteer Work

Kim Grant has donated volunteer hours in Atlanta, including rocking babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Grady ...

Read more news

Our Blog

Sep
10

How Your Own Home Could ‘Shock’ You

Our entire lives run off of electricity. From our phones to our computers to our microwaves, the human…

Aug
31

Food Delivery: Your Options After an Accident

There was once a time when take-out and delivery were limited to a select handful of restaurants in…

Aug
20

2021 Best Lawyers® Recognizes Founding Attorney Wayne Grant

For yet another year, Wayne Grant of Grant Law Office has received the incredible honor of being named…

Read more news

Grant Law Office Disclaimer: The legal information offered herein by Grant Law Office, is not formal legal advice, nor is it the formation of an attorney client relationship. In order for our firm to be considered your attorney there must be a signed agreement between the client and the firm. Any results set forth herein are based solely upon the circumstances of that particular case and offer no promise or guarantee on the outcome of any other case. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation.

© 2020 Grant Law Office - All rights reserved.

Photos by Carroll Morgan - Buckhead On-Site Photography | Website Design and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting Scholarship
*Wayne Grant has been practicing law since 1979. Grant Law Office was founded in 2000.

X

Read Our Important Announcement About COVID-19

Dear valued clients, due to the COVID-19 virus and out of respect for the community, our office is offering free consultations remotely via phone and video. Please call or email us through our web contact form and we would be happy to discuss your case.

Schedule My Consultation