Do I Qualify for an Elmiron Lawsuit?
Elmiron lawsuits claim that the drug causes an eye disorder that can lead to permanent blindness. Several studies have linked the drug to retinal maculopathy, a serious eye disease that causes a change in eye color, blurred vision and other serious vision conditions. If you suffered from maculopathy or other serious vision problems after using Elmiron, you can seek compensation through the help of an Elmiron Lawyer.
If you or a loved one developed any of the following conditions, you may qualify for an Elmiron Lawsuit:
- Pigmentation Macular Degeneration
- Pigmentation Maculitis
- Retinal Maculopathy
- Dry Macular Degeneration
- Pigmentation Maculopathy
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Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to properly warn the public about the risks of vision problems. An Elmiron Lawsuit Lawyer from The Carlson Law Firm can help you hold Janssen Pharmaceuticals accountable.
What is Elmiron?
Elmiron is a medication used to treat pain or discomfort from a bladder disorder called interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome. This condition causes bladder pressure or pain and sometimes pain in the entire pelvic region. The drug is only available by doctor’s prescription and works by forming a layer on the bladder wall and protecting it from harmful/irritating substances in the urine.
In addition to bladder conditions, doctors also prescribe the drug for osteoarthritis.
What injuries are associated with Elmiron?
Our Elmiron Lawyers are taking clients who have suffered vision loss and other vision problems. If you have experienced any of the following Elmiron injuries, contact an Elmiron Lawyer today:
- Total vision loss
- Unilateral or bilateral blindness
- Macular retinopathy
- Blurred vision
- Halo vision
- Vision impairment
- Degenerative maculopathy
- Pigmentary maculopathy
Often, when patients begin noticing their symptoms, they may stop taking Elmiron to prevent further damage. However, when damage occurs to the macula, the damage is permanent. If you took Elmiron and noticed your vision failing in the following ways, it is important to contact an Elmiron lawyer to make sure you receive the treatment you deserve.
Symptoms associated with Elmiron:
- Vision loss in the field vision
- Difficulty adjusting to dim light or darkness
- Difficulty reading
- Problem with seeing objects close up
- Vision dimming
What type of Retinal Maculopathy is linked to Elmiron?
Retinal maculopathy is a disease related to the center of the retina called the macula. When the macula becomes damaged, it can lead to irreversible vision loss. Maculopathy is a general term that refers to any condition that affects the retina. It is also the type of vision loss that is associated with long-term use of Elmiron.
The specific type of maculopathy linked to Elmiron is identified as pigmentary maculopathy of unknown etiology. This type of macular injury has no known cause. However, symptoms include any or all of the following:
Parafoveal pigmented deposits
This condition occurs when capillaries and small blood vessels around the macula become abnormal. Parafoveal can lead to permanent vision loss.
Also called adult pattern macular dystrophy, when this condition is present, round and yellowish lesions form underneath the macula.
Retinal pigment epithelium atrophy
In instances of blindness, this a common of symptom of age-related macular degeneration.
Patients with hyperpigmented or dark on the retina may also be an indication of maculopathy.
What did Janssen Pharmaceuticals do wrong?
In 2018, researchers began documenting the irreversible damage caused by Elmiron. Janssen Pharmaceuticals lists side effects and other warnings but does not mention the risks of maculopathy. On its packaging, the company lists the following side effects:
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Skin rash
- Sleep disorders
- Gastroesophageal reflux
Elmiron has been on the market since the late 1990s. It is the only drug approved to treat interstitial cystitis. If patients had known that the drug was associated with blindness they may have opted not to take Elmiron. Hundreds of thousands of people may taken the drug without knowing its potential to cause permanent vision loss.
If you are one of the people who took Elmiron, contact our law firm to speak with a qualified lawyer right away. These are individual lawsuits that our Elmiron Lawyers will work to file on your behalf.
What should I expect when I contact an Elimiron Lawyer?
A compassionate Elmiron Lawyer from The Carlson Law Firm will begin your individual lawsuit by determining the extent of your injuries. Our lawyers understand the pain you are experiencing as a result of Jenssen Pharmaceuticals’ dangerous medication. Our attorneys offer free consultations and will be with you every step of the way.
An Elmiron Lawyer from our firm can help you recover the following damages as a result of your injuries:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotion damages
- Lost wages (past and present)
- Disability and disfigurement
- Physical therapy
- Longterm care
A successful Elmiron Lawsuit requires the experience of a skilled Mass Torts attorney, backed by a firm with the in-house resources to prove your case. The Carlson Law Firm has a team of in-house nurses, investigators and a fully staffed legal team that will be dedicated to demonstrating your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are available 24/7.
The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
You have legal options if you’ve suffered vision injuries after using Elmiron. A free, no-obligation with a qualified Elmiron Lawyer can help you begin the financial recovery process. Your vision is arguably your most important sense. Vision loss severely limits your ability to earn money or participate in everyday activities. Contact a qualified Elmiron Lawyer to get started on your case right away.