Savannah, Georgia (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
Powerful drugs can have numerous, far-ranging effects on the body — so numerous and so far ranging, in fact, that the side effects of a drug can sometimes take years to fully realize. A case in point comes from a recently released medical report performed by the Group Health Research Institute, highlighting new research into Herceptin. Herceptin has been shown to be effective for treating breast cancer and is widely used by doctors, but new evidence shows that it can also cause severe heart damage. This finding is alarming for patients battling cancer and has drawn the attention of the personal injury attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm.
The Eichholz Law Firm, based in Savannah, Georgia, has long been vigilant in protecting the rights of individuals who have been adversely affected by prescription drugs. In response to this recent study, The Eichholz Law Firm has issued the following statement.
“What this study shows, is that even a drug with positive effects designed to combat the ravages of cancer can have devastating and sometimes unknown consequences. Herceptin is a good example of why it is vital for patients to be fully informed about any and all possible side effects. While usage of Herceptin may be advantageous in the fight against breast cancer, the effects this drug can have on the heart may prove severe.”
The new medical report finds that Herceptin is ultimately “toxic.” While it is designed to target and kill cancer cells, it can also be dangerous to other organs within the body. The study does not advocate for a recall of the drug, but simply for patients to be informed about the potential risk. As the study makes clear, Herceptin does offer positive effects for patients undergoing chemotherapy.
While Herceptin has been shown to lead to a higher survival rate among breast cancer patients, the new medical report finds that Herceptin can also lead to heart failure.
According to The Eichholz Law Firm, the implications are clear. “It is vitally important for patients to be educated about the potential effects of the medications they are taking. The simple reality is that even good drugs, healthy and effective drugs, can have adverse effects on the body—and patients deserve to be informed about them. For over 35 years The Eichholz Law Firm has been dedicated to representing those injured through no fault of their own and we are committed to ensuring that victims receive the compensation they deserve.”
The Eichholz Law Firm was founded in Savannah, Georgia, in 1976. Since its establishment, the firm has become a cornerstone in the Savannah community. Today, the Eichholz Law Firm represents personal injury victims, as well as those pertaining to truck, motorcycle, and automobile accidents, abuse, medical malpractice, negligence, dangerous drugs, wrongful death, product liability, worker’s compensation and Social Security.
The Eichholz Law Firm employs a diverse staff of legal professionals who are experienced and enthusiastic about assisting their clients through the legal process.
To learn more about The Eichholz Law Firm, visit http://www.TheJusticeLawyer.com.