When Elmiron first came to the market, the side effects listed on the drug included hair loss, nausea, and dizziness. However, a study conducted years after the drug had been approved by the FDA showed that it has the potential to cause significant visual impairment.
Although the manufacturer of Elmiron, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has since updated the side effects to include vision problems, many people have already suffered the negative consequences of the drug. If you’ve sustained retinal damage after using Elmiron to treat interstitial cystitis discomfort, the team at Pendleton Law can help you take legal action.
Understanding the Side Effects of Elmiron
The study conducted on Elmiron found that it causes changes to the retina commonly known as macular degeneration. This condition can cause a number of different vision problems, some that get progressively worse even after the individual has stopped taking Elmiron.
While the majority of people who suffered retinal damage from Elmiron had been taking it for at least three years, many have experienced vision-related side effects after taking the drug for a much shorter period of time.
Since Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn consumers of the vision problems associated with taking Elmiron, people who have suffered from visual impairment after being prescribed the drug deserve to be compensated for their irreversible injury. If you’ve experienced any of the following side effects after taking Elmiron, our firm can help you seek compensation:
- Halo vision
- Blurry vision
- Total or partial vision loss
- Poor night vision
- Pigmentary or degenerative maculopathy
Holding Janssen Liable for Their Failure to Disclose Elmiron’s Side Effects
According to current lawsuits, Janssen didn’t just fail to warn the public of Elmiron’s possible side effects, they attempted to hide Elmiron’s link to vision loss from consumers entirely. Janssen has committed a great injustice against the public that deserves to be met with swift legal action.
As of yet, no claims against Janssen have been brought before a court. Elmiron litigation is scheduled to start in 2023. If you suffered vision-related side effects after taking Elmiron, you’re eligible to file a claim to cover your losses. If you decide to take legal action, you can choose to add your claim to the class-action lawsuit or have your case heard independently.
An attorney from our firm can help you determine which course of action is best for your case. They’ll also help you build your claim, prove that Janssen is directly responsible for your injury, and demand that they provide you with the following damages:
- Medical costs
- Assistive devices
- Diminished quality of life
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost opportunities
- Punitive damages
Elmiron Side Effects Can Be Subtle
If you’ve been prescribed Elmiron and don’t notice any issues with your vision, it’s important to get checked out by an eye doctor anyway. That’s because vision loss can go unnoticed for many years until it starts to negatively affect your life.
Make sure to visit your opthamologist to make sure you don’t have any underlying eye problems that could affect you later in life. It’s also important to look out for these warning signs that you’re experiencing Elmiron-related vision issues:
- Eye pain
- Difficulty seeing nearby objects
- Trouble adapting to low lighting
- Visual disturbances
- Problems with reading
If you experience any of these warning signs, you’ll want to seek medical attention and legal counsel as soon as possible. Failure to do so will make it much harder for you to win the payment you need to cover medical bills and compensate for loss of income and opportunity.
Don’t Delay Legal Action if You Experience Elmiron Side Effects
If you experience any of the previously mentioned side effects after being prescribed Elmiron, don’t wait to hire a lawyer. Taking legal action as soon as possible will ensure that your claim is filed within the relevant statute of limitations.
According to Virginia Civil Remedies and Procedure § 8.01-230, you’ll have two years after the date of your diagnosis to file a claim for damages. If you fail to file your claim before the state-imposed deadline, your chances of receiving compensation will be slim to none. Our team at Pendleton law can make sure your claim is filed well within the legal timeframe.
All Victims of Elmiron Side Effects Deserve to Seek Compensation
At Pendleton Law, we believe that everyone who has experienced Elmiron-related vision side effects deserves to seek compensation, regardless of their financial status. That’s why our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means they’ll offer legal services in exchange for a portion of their client’s settlement or court-awarded payment.
The best part about contingency-fee is that you won’t be responsible for out-of-pocket fees in the event that your claim is unsuccessful. If your claim is successful, you can expect your attorney to take approximately one third of your total compensation.
We Offer Free Consultations to Victims of Elmiron Vision Side Effects
If you’ve experienced vision loss or impairment due to Elmiron use, Pendleton law is prepared to help you file a claim. Our team of experienced Elmiron lawsuit lawyers can investigate your case, prove liability, and demand the highest possible payment for your losses.
Fill out a contact form on our website to set up your free consultation. Our team will reach out to you shortly to discuss your situation. Once they’ve learned more about your symptoms and the extent of your Elmiron use, they’ll get started on your claim right away.