Elmiron Lawsuit Attorneys
If you have interstitial cystitis, you might have been prescribed Elmiron to help you manage bladder pain. For decades, hundreds of thousands of patients have taken this drug seeking relief, but research now shows that the medication is closely linked with vision loss.
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 accepting inquiries from consumers of Elmiron who need legal representation.
Contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today to schedule a free consultation about a possible Elmiron lawsuit.
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.
In 2018, a doctor at the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, Ga., reported that six patients who took Elmiron for about 15 years developed unusual changes in their macula, the part of the retina that provides clear, crisp, central vison, according to a paper published on Science Daily.
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 1 million people in the U.S., many of whom are women. 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 this drug. 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 drug injury lawyers can help you calculate all the costs your condition has caused, which may include:
- All medical bills related to vision loss
- Loss of income because of the inability to see
- Special care or assistance
- Damages related to anxiety, depression, or diminished quality of life
No two individuals are affected by vision loss in the same way. When determining how much you are owed in compensation, our team will review your many expenses to determine how much you may be owed from Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
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 the defective drug lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today.
We have years of experience getting compensation for injured consumers, 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 speak to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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This law firm is not affiliated with, sponsored by or associated with Jansson Pharmaceuticals.
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