Fen Phen Causing Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Are you one of the millions of consumers who used the drug manufactured by Wyeth called Fen Phen? It has been determined that approximately 30 per cent of patients who have used the combined drugs, Fen Phen, have experienced irregular echocardiogram results.
More than 6 million people have used the diet drug combination Fen Phen and in the United States, an estimated 500 to 1,000 new cases of primary pulmonary hypertension are diagnosed each year. If you did use Fen Phen and you have subsequently been diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) or you have been exhibiting any of the symptoms associated with the disease you should act to protect your legal rights immediately.
Patients now suffering from primary pulmonary hypertension caused by Fen Phen must file individual lawsuits in order to make their legal claim. To retain your legal rights, please contact Nadrich & Cohen at 1.800.718.4658 for an immediate consultation and speak with a PPH Lawyer right away, we can help you preserve your rights.
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Varies Greatly Among Patients
Primary pulmonary hypertension is a lung disorder in which the blood pressure in the pulmonary artery rises to extremely high levels for no apparent reason. The pulmonary artery is a blood vessel that carries oxygen poor blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs. Hypertension is a medical term for high blood pressure.
The blood picks up oxygen in the lungs then the blood flows to the heart’s left side, where the left ventricle pumps it throughout the rest of the body by way of the aorta. The severity of pulmonary hypertension among patients varies greatly.
PPH Diagnosis Can Be Complex
Evaluating and accurately diagnosing and treating the condition can be very complex so patients with symptoms that suggest that they may have primary pulmonary hypertension require a complete evaluation by a physician with expertise and experience in pulmonary hypertension.
Normal average pulmonary artery pressure is about 14 mm Hg while resting. In patients with PPH, the average blood pressure in the pulmonary artery is greater than 25 mm Hg at rest and greater than 30 mm Hg during exercise. This abnormally high pressure is associated with changes that occur in the small blood vessels in the lungs.
These changes increase the resistance to blood flowing through the small blood vessels. This increased resistance puts a strain on the right ventricle, forcing it to work much harder than usual to move enough blood through the lungs.
Contact Fen Phen Lawyer
If you decide to file a lawsuit, you could be compensated for all of your medical expenses as well as any income loss due to PPH, you can even be compensated for your pain and suffering. Compensation for the death of a loved one who has succumbed to Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Caused By Fen Phen is also possible. If you or a loved one are currently suffering from Primary Pulmonary Hypertension caused by Fen Phen please contact a qualified personal injury lawyer today at The Law Offices of Nadrich and Cohen, we can help you.