Elmiron Lawsuits Attorneys in Pittsburgh
Investigating & Handling Claims Against Elmiron
Janssen Pharmaceuticals has been accused of selling the interstitial cystitis drug Elmiron without warning users about a known eye damage risk. If the accusations are upheld as true, then the Big Pharma company could be liable for significant damages owed to the plaintiffs.
Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. in Pittsburgh is currently investigating and handling claims against Elmiron. If you or a loved one took an Elmiron prescription and were later diagnosed with eye damage, then there could be a direct connection. It might mean you have a valid claim to compensation, too.
Call (844) 383-0565 or contact us online now to speak with a Pittsburgh Elmiron lawyer.
Potential Harm Caused by Elmiron
Elmiron is used to treat bladder pain and symptoms of interstitial cystitis. Although it was approved for this purpose by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996, it has been alleged that Janssen Pharmaceuticals did not test the drug enough to see if it could cause serious side effects. For years, it remained on the market without any warning about the potential to cause eye damage, which recent research suggests.
Elmiron has been linked to these eye diseases:
- Macular degeneration
- Pigmentary maculopathy
- Retinal maculopathy
Symptoms of eye damage potentially caused by Elmiron include:
- Blurred vision
- Eye strain
- Pain while reading
Is Elmiron Being Sued?
There have been many lawsuits filed against Elmiron and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, each alleging that the medication caused eye diseases and damage in its users. So many lawsuits have been filed that multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been requested. A pending bellwether trial will determine if the MDL and the individual claims have legal merit. However, no lawsuits have gone to trial yet.
Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is actively investigating Elmiron claims. This is the right time for you to come forth if you think you have a claim, too.
Why Could Janssen Pharmaceuticals Be Liable?
Countless prescription drugs are found to be dangerous or known to have potentially harmful side effects. Yet not all drug makers are held liable for the harm caused by those prescriptions. Why is Janssen Pharmaceuticals being met with lawsuits for Elmiron’s potential risks?
The key in the Elmiron situation is that Janssen Pharmaceuticals has been accused of knowingly hiding valuable health and safety information about Elmiron from doctors and patients. The case is not based on the argument that Elmiron can cause eye damage alone. Instead, it hinges on the argument that Janssen Pharmaceuticals knew Elmiron could cause eye damage but did nothing about it, not even putting a simple warning on the drug’s packaging and safety materials. If true, then the Big Pharma company could be found negligent, and therefore, liable.
Can You File an Elmiron Lawsuit?
Not everyone who has taken Elmiron will be eligible to file a lawsuit. Specific prerequisites may exist that you must meet to have a claim or join a potential class action lawsuit if that occurs in the future.
A strong Elmiron lawsuit plaintiff will meet these conditions:
- Took Elmiron for at least two years.
- Were diagnosed with vision problems like macular degeneration.
- Received the diagnosis while taking Elmiron or within one year of the last dose.
There could be other conditions that apply to your specific claim. To get a clear idea about your legal options after Elmiron might have caused your vision loss, you should always speak with an attorney.
Has Elmiron Been Recalled?
You might be surprised to learn that Elmiron has not been recalled by the FDA or Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The product did not add a warning about possible eye damage until June 2020, so the situation is still developing. Still, the FDA has made no move to push the manufacturer to recall Elmiron, even as more and more lawsuits pile up.
Damages in Elmiron Lawsuits
The damages that could be owed to you as an Elmiron plaintiff include:
- Medical costs related to your eye disease.
- Future cost of eye care.
- Wages lost due to eye problems.
- Pain and suffering.
It is rare, but courts can approve punitive damages in dangerous drug lawsuits. This type of damage is used to punish the defendant for egregious negligence or intentional wrongdoing, such as knowingly hiding safety information from users. It can’t be guaranteed in the Elmiron cases, but it is possible that punitive damages could be considered.
Get Your Questions Answered by Our Team
If you have any questions about Elmiron lawsuits, then you shouldn’t hesitate to contact our firm right away. Our preeminent Pittsburgh injury attorneys are standing by to hear from more people who used Elmiron and suffered an eye disease or vision loss as a result. Call (844) 383-0565 to discover your legal options and how we can help.
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