A Belsomra lawsuit may be an option for patients who have suffered complications or lack of efficacy after taking the widely prescribed sleep-aid. Complications and side effects reported by patients include next-day drowsiness occasionally resulting in injury, ineffectiveness of the drug itself, and agitation and sleep disruption. Patients who have suffered injury and severe complications as a result of taking Belsomra may be able to seek compensation with the assistance of bad drug attorneys.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What is Belsomra?
Belsomra (suvorexant) is a sleep medicine that helps regulate a person’s sleep and wake cycle. Belsomra is regarded as the first of a new generation of sleeping pills called orexin receptor antagonists. Rather than increasing a neurotransmitter that slows brain activity, it decreases the neurotransmitter Orexin, which promotes wakefulness. The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014, and is manufactured by the Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Corporation.
Belsomra and FDA Safety Reports
According to consumerreports.org, an analysis of more than 1,000 safety reports submitted to the FDA concerning Belsomra, found that it was associated with side effects such as disturbed sleep, agitation, and next-day drowsiness, and reports that the drug did not work at all. In the first two quarters of 2015, 1,016 adverse event reports were submitted to the FDA concerning Belsomra.
Belsomra Side Effects
- Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- Body aches or pain
- Dry mouth
- Disturbed sleep
Due to the fact that Belsomra is considered a new drug and hasn’t been on the market for long, the severity of the drug’s side effects is not yet known. Most of the reported side effects as well as the likelihood of each is derived from clinical trial data with a limited sample size.
Other Belsomra Side Effects
- Driving accidents
- Sleep paralysis
- Suicidal thoughts
How a Belsomra Lawsuit Can Help
When a company engages in false or misleading advertising of its products or services, or otherwise commits deceptive trade practices, that company could be liable for any damage that result. If the allegations of misrepresentation of the efficacy of a drug are proven, patients may be able to recover the costs they paid for the medication along with compensation if any possible injuries have occurred as a result of taking the drug.
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries and damages that may result.
When patients suffer from severe side effects from a dangerous or defective drug, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and damages. The types of losses that can be recovered include:
- Economic Losses
- Medical and other treatment expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If the conduct of a drug company in manufacturing and selling drug is found to be highly reckless, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the company and deter similar conduct in the future.
Patients who have suffered injury after taking Belsomra are encouraged to speak with a Belsomra lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.