You probably hear about prescription drug recalls on a regular basis. Even though the medications that make it to consumers are supposed to undergo thorough testing, there are times when the full effects of a prescription drug or not known until later. The nationally recognized team at Colson Hicks Eidson wants to discuss the drug recall process and whether or not the prescription drug Elmiron has been recalled. If you or a loved one have taken Elmiron and suffered eye damage, we are here to help. Our firm is taking Elmiron cases In Florida and throughout the United States.
How do prescription drugs get recalled?
As we discover more and more information about how the prescription drug Elmiron, or sodium pentosan polysulfate, can cause permanent eye damage and those who take the medication, we want to discuss the recall process used by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As of this writing, Elmiron has not been recalled. This is despite alarming evidence coming from multiple studies that Elmiron could cause the following adverse effects:
- Difficulty reading
- Eye pain
- Difficulty adapting to dim lighting
- Vision disturbances or distorted vision
- Trouble seeing things up close
According to the FDA, “A drug recall is the most effective way to protect the public from a defective or potentially harmful product. A recall is a voluntary action taken by a company at any time to remove a defective drug product from the market.”
The FDA has three classes of recalls:
- Class I – A dangerous or defective product that could cause serious health problems or death.
- Class II – A dangerous product that might cause temporary health problems or pose a slight threat of a serious nature.
- Class III- A product that is unlikely to cause any adverse health reaction but that violates FDA labeling or manufactures laws.
According to Dr. Nieraj Jain, a researcher at the Emory Eye Center at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, and AlamHallan, the director of a pharmacy at Guelph General Hospital in Ontario, Canada, there is certainly evidence that Elmiron could classify as falling into one of the FDA’s classes or recalls.
We can help you through your Elmiron case
If you or a loved one have been harmed due to a defective prescription drug, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Colson Hicks Eidson, we are known throughout the country for taking on major companies who’s negligent actions harm consumers. If you have been harmed, we will work to secure the compensation you deserve. This could include:
- Cost of your current and future medical bills
- Recovery of income lost if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the company or manufacturer