The Shocking Types of Deaths Caused By Lemtrada

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Add cerebral hemorrhage, multiple organ failure, septic shock, listeriosis, pneumonia, and agranulocytosis to the list of adverse reactions that have resulted in death

Friday, April 9, 2021 - Doctors that specialize in treating relapse remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) sometimes have no alternative than to recommend Lemtrada to their patients that suffer from the advanced stages of the disease. Lemtrada has been reported to be effective in stopping the progression of RRMS for a short time and also to increase the duration of the periods of remission. Lemtrada's deadly toxicity has caused patients to suffer a heart attack, strokes, and a myriad of other types of death, therefore, the drug should be taken in only the direst of circumstances. Lemtrada Stroke lawsuits are represented by top national attorneys with vast experience and a winning track record litigating against big corporations and pharmaceutical companies, offer a free consultation with no obligation to file a claim.

Scientists concerned about the well-being of RRMS patients researched the "European Medicines Agency database of suspected adverse reactions related to medicinal products," to examine the instances of deaths that have occurred as a result of taking the deadly drug. The doctors identified ten cases where taking Lemtrada directly contributed to a patient's death. Of the ten deaths, six occurred immediately and four died soon after treatments. According to the NIH, the causes of death for the six who died immediately included: "one from an intracerebral hemorrhage, two from acute multiple organ failure and septic shock, one from listeriosis, one from pneumonia and one from agranulocytosis." During the months to follow the initial Lemtrada infusion, patients died of "autoimmune hepatitis, immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia or agranulocytosis."

Medical terms can be confusing, sometimes deliberately. A Lemtrada patient may fail to fully appreciate the risk that a drug carries. Intracerebral hemorrhage is referred to as a brain bleed as a result of having a stroke. Clots that form in the arteries leading to the brain can block blood flow to the smaller veins and capillaries depriving the brain of oxygen and nutrients. Septic shock can occur when an infection causes a sudden dramatic drop in blood pressure. Listeriosis is a bacterial infection and can result in permanent disability and death. Pneumonia is an infection that destroys the lung's air sacs and can result in permanent lung damage. Agranulocytosis is developing a severely lowered white blood cell count. White blood cells (leukocytes) are the body's disease-fighting cells. Autoimmune hepatitis causes the body's immune system to attacks the liver and can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver failure. Thrombocytopenia is a dangerous drop in the number of blood platelets. Platelets, white blood cells, and red blood cells are made in the bone marrow. Anemia is the low level of red blood cells, and insufficient oxygen supply to the cells making a person feel weak and tired. Deadly Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) side effects are not limited to causing immediate heart attacks and strokes. According to MS Trust, "Lemtrada works by binding to and killing immune cells (lymphocytes or white blood cells) which are involved when the immune system attacks myelin." This often leads to immune system problems down the road as the immune system is regenerated when Lemtrada stops being effective and attacks the body's other organs.

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