If You’ve Suffered Vision Loss, Our Elmiron Lawyer May Be Able to Help.
Has Elmiron harmed your eyes? If so, you may be able to receive compensation through an Elmiron lawsuit. Many people have reported vision loss and even blindness after taking this drug. If you are one of them, you should know that you have recourse. Sight is one of the most precious senses we have. When it is damaged or taken away, your entire life can change. If your eye injuries are due to a defective drug, our drug injury attorneys will review your case and help you explore your legal options.
Elmiron is a prescription drug used to treat a painful bladder problem called cystitis. With long-term use, Elmiron may cause maculopathy, or macular degeneration. Macular degeneration affects the retina of the eye and can cause major eye damage, including blurred vision and even blindness.
If you have been using Elmiron and are having vision problems, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Houston law firm will examine your case to determine whether you might have a legal claim. Call an experienced Elmiron lawyer at the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant. We provide free consultations, and you won’t pay anything unless we win your case. We can be reached at (713) 973-8888.
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Scientific Studies Link Elmiron to Serious Eye Damage
Scientific studies have shown that Elmiron can cause severe eye damage. In spite of these studies, Elmiron is still on the market. A study of Kaiser Permanente patients that was presented at the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) concluded that about one-quarter of the people who took Elmiron showed definite signs of eye damage.
The extent of damage caused by Elmiron appears to be far reaching. The drug has been prescribed for decades to treat bladder cystitis. It is the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the problem. According to the AAO, about one million people in the United States, mostly women, are estimated to have the bladder cystitis condition. Hundreds of thousands of people have potentially used the drug. Many of them have used it long term.
Scientists studying the drug recommend that people who take Elmiron who experience vision issues talk to their doctors about discontinuing use. They further recommend that people on the drug who show no symptoms be screened for retina damage.
If you are one of the many people who has taken Elmiron and you are experiencing eye problems such as blurred vision or other symptoms, you have the right to pursue a legal claim against the drug manufacturer. Even if you are not currently showing symptoms, our drug injury attorneys from our Houston law firm can answer your questions. As doctors concede, eye issues caused by the drug may not show up right away. You may be suffering from maculopathy even if you are not yet showing symptoms. Call us today for a free consultation at (713) 973-8888.
You have the right to bring a legal claim for the damage to your eyes. You might also be part of an Elmiron class action lawsuit. We can explain your legal options.
What is an Elmiron Class Action Lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit is a legal claim brought by a large group of people who are harmed by the same thing, such as a prescription drug. One lawsuit is filed on behalf of all of the injured people, rather than everyone bringing separate claims. We can advise you about joining a class action lawsuit for your macular degeneration caused by using Elmiron. Call an Elmiron lawyer at our firm by dialing (713) 973-8888.
Compensation an Elmiron Side Effects Lawyer May Be Able to Help You Get
If your eyesight is seriously damaged or lost, you will face many difficult challenges. These challenges can last for the rest of your life. You may not be able to work anymore. Or you may have to take a lower paying job. Your enjoyment of life will suffer if you can no longer take part in favorite activities. Relationships with family members who may need to care for you now that your eyesight is damaged can become strained. As you can see, your entire world may change for the worst.
If you have eye damage from taking Elmiron, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses – This includes the costs of both current and future medical bills.
- Lost income – You may miss time at work because of eye damage, or you may never be able to work again. Lost income includes both present and future losses.
- Future loss of income if you can no longer work for an extended period of time or at all.
- Pain and suffering – Pain and suffering damages take into account your long-term physical pain from your eye problems.
- Mental and emotional anguish – Many people who are injured suffer mental and emotional trauma.
- Loss of enjoyment of life – If you can’t take part in activities you enjoy or if you, sadly, can no longer see your loved ones’ faces, you can lose your joy in life.
- Punitive damages – Punitive damages are meant to punish responsible parties. These damages may be awarded in cases of extreme negligence.
Our drug injury attorneys have extensive experience helping clients harmed by prescription medications. Call the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant at (713) 973-8888 for assistance.
What Are Symptoms of Macular Degeneration?
You may not be sure that the eye issues you are experiencing are due to macular degeneration. Following are common symptoms of this eye disease that can be caused by Elmiron:
- Difficulty reading
- Eyes have a hard time adjusting to the dark
- Difficulty seeing close objects
- A dark spot at the center of the field of vision
- Dimmed vision
- Distorted vision
- Full or partial vision loss.
As you can see, these are very serious vision problems. If you are suffering any of them, you should speak to your doctor right away. You should also get the assistance of a skilled law firm that can advise you of your legal options. Our Texas Elmiron lawsuit attorneys will fight for your interests. Contact us by calling (713) 973-8888 or filling out our online form.
Who Is Responsible for Making the Drug Elmiron?
Elmiron is made by the drug company Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson, a multibillion-dollar corporation. Many people who have taken Elmiron and now have problems related to macular degeneration are bringing claims against Janssen. Claims state that the drug company failed to warn people about the dangers of taking Elmiron.
Big drug companies should not be let off the hook when their drugs injure patients. We can help you be compensated for what you have lost because of the drug company’s negligence. Filing a claim may not only help you financially, but it will send a message to drug companies that they must be more careful in the future.
You can talk to an Elmiron side effects lawyer by calling the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant at (713) 973-8888. We have a successful track record of taking on big drug companies.
How Do I Know Whether I Have an Elmiron Lawsuit Case?
If you have been taking Elmiron and are experiencing any problems with your eyesight, you may very well have a legal claim against the manufacturer. Even if you are not showing symptoms at this time but have been on the drug for a long time, you should have your eyesight checked. If your doctor determines that your eyesight might be affected, contact us and we can review your possible options to join a lawsuit. It is important to speak to an attorney right away if you have been taking this drug for bladder cystitis and your eyesight is now showing changes. Don’t delay or you may miss the opportunity to be compensated.
Why You Shouldn’t Delay in Getting Help from an Elmiron Lawsuit Attorney
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for filing drug injury lawsuits. What this means is that you have two years from the date you discovered your injury to file a legal claim. If you don’t file a legal claim within this timeframe, you could lose out on substantial compensation.
You should not delay in speaking to an attorney if you believe you may have suffered eye injuries from the drug Elmiron. We can advise you about whether you may have a case and help you explore all of your legal options. Don’t let time run out on you. If you do, you risk losing money that could greatly benefit you and your family in the future if your vision is damaged.
A drug injury attorney from the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant in Houston can help you understand your rights. Contact our firm today by calling 713-973-8888 for a free, no-obligation, consultation. We are here for you when you are facing difficult challenges caused by a defective medication.