Digitek Recall News

Hissey Kientz, LLP Announces the Launch of Digitek Recall Help Web Site

September 23rd, 2008

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP has announced the launch of its new website, Digitek Recall Help (http://www.digitekrecallhelp.com). This site will serve as a news and information resource for patients who may have been prescribed the improperly manufactured Digitek (digoxin) tablets that were recently recalled by their maker, Actavis Totowa. More »

Hissey Kientz Concerned That Patients Have Not Been Provided With Crucial Information About Digitek Recall Despite the Dangers of Digoxin Toxicity

August 16th, 2008

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is concerned over recent reports that many heart patients may not have been fully informed by the drug’s manufacturer about problems with the heart drug Digitek. Drugmaker Actavis Totowa issued a nationwide recall notice for the heart drug Digitek (digoxin) on April 25, 2008. More »

Alabama woman files Digitek lawsuit after overdose

July 18th, 2008

An Alabama woman and her husband have filed a Digitek lawsuit in Federal court against the manufacturer of the drug, Actavis Totowa. The lawsuit accuses the company of manufacturing a defective product that caused her to suffer serious Digitek side effects.

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Texas woman to file Digitek lawsuit after near-fatal ordeal

July 16th, 2008

An east Texas woman who was nearly killed after suffering a Digitek overdose has begun the process of filing a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the drug. Linda Brinkley says that she is thankful to be alive after being close to death because of the Digitek side effects she suffered.

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Manufacturer facing nine federal Digitek lawsuits

July 16th, 2008

The manufacturer of the congestive heart failure drug Digitek is facing at least nine federal lawsuits in New Jersey, including one in which a patients died after receiving a defective dose of the drug. Actavis Totowa issued a nationwide Digitek recall in April after it was revealed that the drug was being manufactured with twice its normal dose, increasing the risk of overdose.

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Couple files Digitek lawsuit after suffering digitalis toxicity

July 1st, 2008

A couple in West Virginia has filed a Digitek lawsuit against the manufacturer and distributor of the drug, which is used to treat congestive heart failure. Lola and Johnnie Smith allege that she suffered a stroke and other Digitek side effects after receiving tablets that were improperly manufactured.

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Estate of WV woman files Digitek lawsuit on her behalf

June 26th, 2008

The estate of a West Virginia woman has filed a Digitek lawsuit on her behalf against the distributors of the heart medication. The lawsuit alleges that Elizabeth Starr died as a result of digitalis toxicity that she suffered after being prescribed Digitek, which is also known as digoxin.

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FDA issued Digitek warnings to manufacturer in ’06 and ’07

May 21st, 2008

Weeks after Actavis Totowa issued its Digitek recall, reports have emerged that the Food and Drug Administration sent two separate warnings to the company about the heart drug in 2006 and 2007. Actavis issued the Digitek recall in April after several patients suffered digitalis toxicity because some drug tablets had been improperly manufactured at double their normal thickness.

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Digitek recall problems may also put some pets at risk

May 16th, 2008

The Center for Veterinary Medicine has warned vets about the potential risk of prescribing Digitek to pets with heart problems. Digitek is sometimes prescribed to pets with atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter or heart failure.

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Actavis issues Digitek recall over manufacturing error

April 25th, 2008

Drug manufacturer Actavis Totowa has issued a nationwide Digitek recall for all lots of the heart drug. The company made the decision to issue the Digitek recall after learning that some of the oral tablets of the drug had been manufactured improperly, putting patients at risk of serious and potentially fatal Digitek side effects.

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