Why Are Elmiron Lawsuits Being Filed?
Elmiron is prescribed to alleviate pain from the bladder condition, interstitial cystitis. The problem with Elmiron is its low bioavailability, which requires patients to take high doses to see any benefit. High doses of Elmiron build up over time, and damage cells in the retina. Sadly, the manufacturer of Elmiron failed to inform consumers of this issue.
As a result, thousands have experienced vision problems and blindness, and many are taking legal action. While there haven’t been any settlements or verdicts awarded yet, the lawsuits are piling up. If you are one of the many individuals whose lives have been upended by this injustice, the team at Pendleton Law can help you by filing an Elmiron lawsuit on your behalf.
Symptoms That Make You Eligible to File an Elmiron Lawsuit
The retinal damage caused by Elmiron use can manifest in a number of visual impairments. If you’ve been prescribed Elmiron in the past, or if you’re currently taking it, it’s important to educate yourself on the potential health outcomes associated with the drug.
If you experience any of the following vision problems, you’ll want to hire a lawyer and file an Elmiron lawsuit:
- Poor night vision
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty reading
- Dark spots in visual field
- Partial or full vision loss
- Halo vision
- Reduced color perception
A 2018 Study Led Many Patients to File Elmiron Lawsuits
The dangers of Elmiron were first made known to the public in a study published in 2018. The researchers who conducted the study found that Elmiron use causes a form of maculopathy that makes it hard to see in dim light. They also found that extended Elmiron use is likely to result in even worse symptoms.
Since this discovery, many individuals who have experienced visual impairment from Elmiron have filed lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Surprisingly enough, Janssen has yet to update Elmiron’s side effects to reflect the severity of the vision problems it causes.
If you’ve experienced any of the previously mentioned symptoms related to Elmiron use, you deserve to seek compensation. A lawyer from our firm can help you evaluate your losses, and file an Elmiron lawsuit for the damages you’re owed.
Product Liability Law Has Made It Possible for You to File an Elmiron Lawsuit
Product liability law requires drug manufacturers to list the side effects associated with their products. When pharmaceutical companies fail to inform the public about a given drug’s negative health outcomes, consumers have the right to sue them. This law still applies even if the company claims they were unaware of the side effects caused by their drug.
If you’ve sustained vision loss from Elmiron use, the law is on your side. As you read this, lawyers across the nation are preparing claims for people just like you. You deserve to join the thousands of victims seeking justice, and receive compensation for the tragic condition you’ve been burdened with.
Filing an Elmiron Lawsuit Is the Only Way to Receive Compensation for Your Vision Loss
Vision problems and blindness can make it hard for you to fulfill your daily responsibilities and can also impact you on a deeply emotional level. While filing an Elmiron lawsuit won’t restore your vision, it can help you live comfortably and secure the resources you need to manage your condition.
Here are some of damages you can receive by filing an Elmiron lawsuit:
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost opportunity
- Medical bills for treatment and surgery
- Assistive devices
In the legal world, these damages are referred to as economic damages. They are meant to compensate for objective monetary losses you’ve experienced as a result of Janssen’s wrongdoing.
Non-economic damages can be requested for more subjective, psychological impacts that you’re vision loss has had on you, including:
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
How Filing an Elmiron Lawsuit Works
When filing an Elmiron lawsuit, there are two different courses of action you can take. You can add your case to the multidistrict litigation effort that is in progress, or you can file an individual lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
The best option for you depends on the specifics of your case. An Elmiron lawsuit lawyer from our firm can help you determine which one you stand to benefit the most from. They’ll analyze your medical records, speak with your ophthalmologist, and draw on their relevant legal experience to help you decide which route you should take.
Deadline for Filing an Elmiron Lawsuit in Virginia
In Virginia, Elmiron lawsuits must be filed within the statute of limitations for product liability claims. Va. Code § 8.01-243(A) allows you two years from the date of your vision loss diagnosis to file. Failure to file a lawsuit before the legal deadline could mean that won’t be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses.
That being said, exceptions can be made under certain circumstances. To know for sure how much time you have to file, it’s best to consult the experts. An Elmiron lawsuit attorney from our firm can evaluate your situation and determine how long you have to file. They’ll also make sure your lawsuit is filed well before the relevant deadline.
Contact Our Firm and Get Started on Filing Your Elmiron Lawsuit Today
Elmiron lawsuits are being filed because consumers affected by Janssen’s deception deserve to receive compensation for their injuries. If you sustained vision problems or blindness after using Elmiron, the team at Christina Pendleton & Associates can help you seek justice.
One of our experienced attorneys will help you navigate the complex process of filing an Elmiron lawsuit, and ensure you receive payment for your losses. To get started on your lawsuit, fill out a contact form on our website. Once you’ve submitted it, a representative from our firm will reach out to schedule your free case review