We Get Drug Injury Victims Compensation
Interstitial cystitis, or “painful bladder syndrome,” affects more than a million patients in the U.S., many of them women. And the only FDA-approved drug to treat this condition, Elmiron®, is now known to cause vision loss in some patients.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Elmiron, did not disclose vision loss as a side effect. This is unacceptable, and if you or someone you love suffered vision loss after taking this drug, you may be owed significant compensation.
What Side Effects Does Elmiron Cause?
One study found that a quarter of patients with significant exposure to Elmiron suffered clear signs of eye damage, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
This indicates Elmiron is toxic to the retina.
Symptoms of retinal damage include:
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty seeing in low light
- Difficulty seeing objects close-up
- Dimming of vision
- Distorted vision (straight lines appearing wavy)
- Development of blind spots (a blurred, gray, or black spot within one’s field of vision)
- Total, permanent blindness
How We Can Help
When drug manufacturers like Janssen pharmaceuticals fail to make products safe for consumer use and fail to warn consumers fully about all potential risks, they can be held responsible for the harm caused.
Vision loss is a serious, potentially disabling condition. It can affect your ability to earn a living and your ability to live the same way you did before. This means the drug company could owe you a lot of money to help you get your life as close as possible to how it was before your vision loss.
You may be eligible for the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Reduced quality of life
- Disability accommodation
- And more
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’ve helped thousands of drug injury victims over the years, and we want to help you too. Contact us today for a free case consultation.