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Alleged damages from Lindane

Reports of Neurological Side Effects when using Lindane

Lindane (gamma-Hexachlorocyclohexane) is an insecticide which is the active ingredient in several prescription shampoos and lotions used in the treatment of lice and scabies.

After receiving reports of neurological damage to patients using Lindane containing products, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory warning of potential adverse reactions to it's use, particularly in children and adults weighing less than 110 pounds and in patients with compromised immune systems.

Lindane containing products are considered "second line" treatments, that is, they are only prescribed if the primary treatment is not correcting the problem, or if for some reason the patient can't tolerate the preferred treatment.

Lindane can be absorbed through the skin and may cause seizures, tremors, convulsions or even death. It should not be taken internally and should not be used by children, older patients or pregnant women. Seizures, headaches, nausea, dizziness, tremors, blood disorders known as blood dyscrasias, aplastic anaemia, and death are some of the side effects that have been reported.

Possible Lindane Side Effects Lawsuit

If you or a family member have used Lindane containing products in the past and have suffered any of the side effects, you may be entitled to compensation.

Register your Lindane Complaint

If you feel you qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in this possible lawsuit please fill out the form below.

Published on Nov-24-04


FDA Asked to Ban Lindane from Head Lice Shampoos
FDA Asked to Ban Lindane from Head Lice Shampoos
June 4, 2012
Washington, DCLindane, the insecticide used in prescription shampoos to treat head lice in children, has come under fire by Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.). Markey has sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting that the agency halt the use of the insecticide in pharmaceutical products to treat children with head lice.


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As a young boy I was diagnosed with scabies. Lindane was the treatment prescribed at the time. Now I found out it has been linked to some cancers. I have had three bouts of cancer since 1996 and all of them have been on the rare side. I'm really wondering if this could have any thing to do with my cancers. I'm now 45 and just now recoverify from stage 3 signet ring cell cancer.

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From an early age my daughter Sandi battled lice infestations on many occasions. They just seemed to love her hair. At about 9 or 10 she began to have seizures all of the sudden. Today she has trouble keeping a job and much more because of severe seizures. Besides the immediate danger, muscle pain, being left space-out and stuff she has bitten through her tongue many times. For years I didn't connect the dots but later I wondered if the KWELL shampoo that was always prescribed to treat the lice was responsible. Now reading the multiple warnings and testimonials ... I AM COVINCED ... this is what happened to her.


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