[Faces of Lawsuit Abuse.org is a project of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.]

 

In 2015, trial lawyers spent 128 million dollars to air 365,000 ads hawking lawsuits against drugs and medical devices. But these ads can be harmful to the public health.

According to a recent report submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, at least 30 people suffered strokes, heart attacks and other serious medical problems because they stopped taking the blood thinning drug Xarelto after seeing a lawsuit commercial. And two people have died.

 

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Hmmm... AMA (http://sco.lt/5RkA4X) says "often it is the first time the public learns about those potential complications and side effects..." Seems to me that these ads should be praised rather than condemned! Why don't the doctors pro-actively warn their patients of potential side effects in the first place! The fact that they often don't do that is reason for the fear between patient and physician.