Aduhelm Lawyer

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Alzheimer’s is a devastating brain disorder that ruins the lives of patients and their family members. Alzheimer’s disease quickly degrades and claims the mental faculties of its victims. Loved ones are helpless to watch as Alzheimer’s disease affects the patient’s memory, thinking, and behavior. A person can live with Alzheimer’s for years, but the disease worsens over time. Sadly, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are drugs designed to treat symptoms. But one such drug, known as Aduhelm, may increase the risk of brain swelling.

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits involving individuals who took Aduhelm for Alzheimer’s disease and suffered injuries.

What is Aduhelm?

The FDA granted accelerated approval for Aduhelm (generic name: aducanumab) in 2021. Aduhelm may slow cognitive decline by eradicating toxic proteins in the brain that destroy neurons. It is the first FDA-approved drug to target Alzheimer’s in 18 years. The FDA advises that Aduhelm is most effective for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Patients receive the treatment through the vein by infusion for one hour once a month. The cost of Aduhelm depends on the recipient’s insurance, but Aduhelm manufacturer Biogen states the list price is $28,000.

Aduhelm Injuries

While Aduhelm is supposed to help Alzheimer’s victims, many individuals have suffered serious and even fatal injuries due to the drug. Various clinical test trials produced alarming results that highlighted the drug’s dangerous complications. Brain swelling, or amyloid-related imaging abnormality-edema (ARIA-E), is the most common side effect of Aduhelm. Roughly 35% of people over two trials experienced painful brain swelling. Patients also suffered brain bleeding, known as amyloid-related imaging abnormalities-haemosiderin (ARIA-H). These cerebral abnormalities may lead to:

  • Seizures
  • Strokes
  • Death
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Tremors

With the high possibility of such severe injuries, healthcare providers perform regular MRIs on patients who take Aduhelm to monitor the brain.

Aduhelm Lawsuits

Many people criticize the FDA’s rapid approval of Aduhelm. Neurologists and consumer advocacy groups condemn the agency’s hasty decision, given the grave side effects. Also, these opponents point to the lack of data to support Aduhelm’s efficacy in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s. In response to the FDA’s Aduhelm approval, multiple FDA advisory panel members resigned.

Biogen originally halted two Aduhelm clinical trials that suggested the drug was not effective in treating Alzheimer’s. But after the company’s market value dropped, Biogen quickly shifted gears and revealed it intended to seek FDA approval for the drug. Biogen’s shares sharply rose following the company’s announcement.

In November 2021, an Alzheimer’s patient died of ARIA after taking Aduhelm. Then, in February 2022, the FDA’s Adverse Events Reporting System reported three more deaths possibly linked to Aduhelm.

With four known deaths, adverse health reports, and a class-action lawsuit against Biogen filed by investors, more lawsuits are expected soon.

Do I Qualify for an Aduhelm Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one suffered ARIA-related injuries after taking the Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, you may qualify for an Aduhelm lawsuit. An Aduhelm lawsuit may help you recover compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury

Biogen falsely marketed Aduhelm as a safe and effective drug for Alzheimer’s patients. Victims of Alzheimer’s and their families already endure so much suffering. Despite this, Biogen continued to push Aduhelm despite knowing of its ill effects and poor results. Contact us today to find out how you can pursue an Aduhelm lawsuit not only for monetary compensation but for justice against Biogen.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 525-3529 or submit an inquiry on this page.