Elmiron Lawsuit Attorney

The drug Elmiron, commonly prescribed to help manage interstitial cystitis, is closely linked with extreme vision loss. If you have interstitial cystitis, you might have been prescribed Elmiron to help you manage bladder pain. If so, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of patients have taken this drug seeking relief.

If you or a loved one has taken Elmiron and are experiencing vision problems or blindness, now is the time to explore your legal options. Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough is now accepting cases from people harmed by Elmiron who need legal representation.

Contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Elmiron lawsuit attorney.

The Link Between Elmiron and Vision Loss

A growing body of evidence suggests a link between Elmiron use and maculopathy, an eye disorder that could lead to vision loss.

According to a report published in Science Daily in 2018, some Elmiron users developed unusual changes in their macula, the part of the retina that provides clear, crisp, central vison.

After that finding, three ophthalmologists gave eye exams to 91 patients at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. All patients had taken at least 5,000 Elmiron pills each over the course of 15 years. About one-quarter of those patients showed clear signs of drug toxicity and eye damage.

Research suggests that the greater the dosage of Elmiron a person takes, the more at risk they appear to be for retina damage. If you take Elmiron, talk to your physician immediately to find out what you should do in lieu of taking this drug.

The medical community has no cure or proper treatment for interstitial cystitis, a condition affecting more than one million people in the U.S. Though Elmiron promised some relief from bladder pain, users are now faced with potentially greater problems. In addition to the challenges of interstitial cystitis, many must deal with vision loss because of the dangers presented by the drug.

Why File a Lawsuit Against Janssen Pharmaceuticals?

Drug manufacturers are expected to provide safe products to consumers. They should alert doctors and consumers about any potential dangers posed by taking their products. When drug makers fail to do this, they can be held legally responsible for paying the enormous costs resulting from a consumer’s injury or illness.

Vision loss is a costly and debilitating condition. If you’re considering filing a lawsuit to get compensation from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Elmiron, our team of experienced Elmiron lawsuit attorneys can help you calculate all the costs your condition has caused, which may include:

  • All medical bills related to vision loss
  • Lost income due to vision loss or impairment
  • Special day-to-day living care or assistance
  • Damages related to anxiety, depression, or diminished quality of life

Signs of Elmiron-Related Vision Loss

We’re still learning more about the symptoms of vision loss stemming from Elmiron use. However, it’s clear that this condition is similar to age-related macular degeneration or pattern dystrophy, both of which are retinal conditions.

The signs of Elmiron-related vision loss could include:

  • Difficulty seeing in low light
  • Spotty vision
  • Difficulty seeing objects close up
  • Difficulty reading
  • Near or total blindness

If you experience these or any other signs of a retina condition after taking Elmiron, contact an experienced Elmiron lawsuit attorney at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today.

Request a Free Consultation from Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough

We have years of experience getting compensation for people harmed by defective drugs, and we know how to hold negligent drug makers responsible for the harm their products have caused.

We’re now accepting inquiries about lawsuits related to Elmiron and vision loss. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Elmiron is a registered trademark of Jansson Pharmaceuticals. The reference to the registered trademarks of Jansson Pharmaceuticals is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question.

This law firm is not affiliated with, sponsored by or associated with Jansson Pharmaceuticals.

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