Will Janssen Be Held Liable for Failure to Warn in an Elmiron Lawsuit?
In recent years, multiple studies have found evidence that links Elmiron, a medication for bladder pain, with retinal damage and vision loss. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Elmiron, failed to include vision problems as one of the drug’s side effects when it was released in 1996. Now, Janssen is the target of hundreds of Elmiron lawsuits.
As of April 2022, Elmiron litigation is still pending and none of the plaintiffs involved have received a settlement. Looming over the lives of those affected by Elmiron is the question, “Will Janssen be held liable for failure to warn?” If you’ve been injured by Elmiron and are asking the same question, the attorneys at Pendleton Law can help you find an answer.
Understanding Failure to Warn
Failure to warn is an important concept in product liability law. Product liability lawyers fight on the behalf of consumers who are injured by defective products or products that lack an appropriate warning label. When companies fail to warn consumers about the dangers of their product, whether they’re aware of them or not, victims may take legal action.
In the case of Elmiron, Jannsen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn patients about the drug’s potential to cause maculopathy. Although they’ve recently added a product label that lists the drug’s vision-related side effects, a significant amount of damage has already been dealt to thousands of patients.
How to Know if Janssen’s Failure to Warn Consumers About Elmiron Will Net You a Settlement
If you’ve developed vision problems after taking Elmiron, you’re probably wondering if you’ll be able to hold Janssen liable for failure to warn. If the majority of your Elmiron use occurred before June 2020, when Janssen added their maculopathy warning label, you have a good shot at receiving a settlement.
If you started taking Elmiron after the warning was added, it will be very difficult, if not impossible for a lawyer to win you compensation. That’s not only due to the fact that you had ample warning of Elmiron’s effects, but also because the drug’s vision loss side effects typically don’t appear until 14 years of use.
An Elmiron Lawsuit Attorney Can Help You Hold Janssen Liable for Failure to Warn
If you’ve sustained visual impairments or total vision loss after an Elmiron regimen, you’ve probably been burdened with medical bills and a number of other losses. If your vision loss has put you out of work, you might even be struggling to support yourself.
If it wasn’t for Janssen’s failure to warn consumers about Elmiron’s risks, you wouldn’t be in such a difficult position. So, naturally, it’s only fair that Elmiron offers you a settlement to cover your bills and other related expenses. Unfortunately, large pharmaceutical companies don’t tend to go out of their way to compensate victims unless pressure is put on them to do so.
That’s where the attorneys at Pendleton Law come in. Our skilled Elmiron lawsuit lawyers can help you hold Janssen liable for their failure to warn consumers about the dangers of their product. If your lawsuit is successful, you may be eligible to receive the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Reduced quality of life
The Current State of Elmiron Lawsuits Brought Against Janssen Pharmaceuticals
As of April 2022, a little over 800 product liability suits have been filed against Janssen. The majority of these lawsuits have been grouped into multidistrict litigation, or MDL, in order to expedite the process and make claims easier for courts to manage.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the question, “will Janssen be held liable for failure to warn consumers” will be answered anytime soon. That’s because the “science day” for Elmiron litigation has been postponed for a third time without a set date.
A science day is an assembly where court members, plaintiffs, and defendants gather to learn more about the scientific facts surrounding the lawsuit at hand to make informed decisions. For an Elmiron MDL, a science day would include explanations of the studies that tie Elmiron to vision loss.
Symptoms That May Make You Eligible to Hold Janssen Liable for Failure to Warn
Retinal damage caused by Elmiron can result in a number of debilitating symptoms. If you are currently taking Elmiron or have taken it in the past, you’ll want to see an eye doctor regularly and monitor yourself for the following symptoms:
- Eye pain
- Blurred vision
- Halo vision
- Reduced night vision
- Vision loss in one or both eyes
If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. A doctor will be able to offer treatment and assistive devices that help you live with your condition. In addition, their records and testimony regarding your injury may help you in court if you end up filing a lawsuit.
Contact Our Firm to File an Elmiron Lawsuit and Hold Janssen Liable for Your Injury
Vision loss can put you out of work, make everyday tasks extremely difficult, and cause medical bills to pile up. If you’re dealing with the fallout of Elmiron-induced eye damage, you deserve to receive compensation for your bills, financial loss, and suffering.
An Elmiron lawsuit attorney from Christina Pendleton & Associates can help you get the payment you need to take your life back. While it’s still not clear whether Janssen will be held liable for their failure to warn consumers about Elmiron’s side effects, our attorneys will do everything they can to deliver justice. Contact us today for a free consultation.