The nationally recognized product liability attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson have been discussing the dangers of Elmiron with you for more than a year now. This product is the only prescription medication approved by the FDA to treat interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome. However, researchers have discovered that Elmiron can also lead to a dangerous form of maculopathy, a degenerative eye disease. Now, it seems that others across the country are taking this dangerous medication seriously as well. These lawsuits are in the early stages, but the ground is being set for a battle against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Elmiron.
Now Is The Time To Speak To An Attorney About Elmiron
When we turn to data available from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), we can see that interstitial cystitis is fairly common. Data suggests that this condition may affect anywhere between 3 million and 8 million women and between 1 million and 4 million men across the country. Unfortunately, there is no cure for interstitial cystitis, and Elmiron is the only medication that is approved to help alleviate some of the symptoms.
The FDA is now encouraging both patients and health professionals to report any side effects of Elmiron to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, finally acknowledging that there is a risk associated with this medication, has recently changed the label of the drug to indicate that patients could experience irreversible eye damage.
This medication is not yet under recall, that does not mean that those who have been adversely affected by Elmiron cannot take steps to ensure their well-being right now. As soon as you are aware that you may have suffered from eye damage caused by Elmiron, you should consult with an attorney.
Your eye health is important, and irreversible eye damage can significantly impact your quality of life. However, securing compensation in these cases can be incredibly difficult, and nearly impossible for a person without an attorney. Most individuals do not have the resources necessary to stand up to a major pharmaceutical company like Janssen. However, this is what we do at Colson Hicks Eidson. We proudly stand up for the rights of patients harmed by medications, and we are already involved in Elmiron lawsuits.
We Offer A Free Elmiron Eye Damage Consultation
If you or somebody you love has taken the prescription medication Elmiron and Has subsequently been diagnosed with eye damage, you need to speak to Elmiron eye disease attorneys about your case as soon as possible. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our nationally-recognized team has been at the forefront of these lawsuits, and we are already standing up for victims injured by this defective prescription medication. If you have been injured after taking Elmiron, let us investigate your case and do what we can to secure compensation for your medical bills, any lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7442.