Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Trasylol Lawsuit filed in N.Y.

Trasylol, also known as aprotinin has been alleged to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. The drug is commonly used to prevent excessive blood loss during heart surgery. Trasylol is given to patients intravenously along with other medicines so that most people do not even know that they are receiving it. Doctors do not need special permission to administer it.

A NY lawsuit filed claims that the drug an eight-month hospitalization and death. According to the source, Doctors at Stony Brook University Medical Center said the man's complications were serious side effects from the drug, Trasylol, which is used to control bleeding during heart surgery (according to the lawsuit).

The drug allegedly caused kidney failure in the 52-year-old man, and set off a chain reaction that forced Randone to have both his legs amputated, require a tracheotomy and be put on a ventilator to breathe.