The prescription medication Elmiron, manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is used to treat interstitial cystitis, a condition that causes extreme bladder pain. However, over the last year, significant evidence has arisen that Elmiron can cause irreversible eye damage and vision problems. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our nationally-recognized attorneys have discussed this case here multiple times. Now, we are seeing lawsuits being filed against several parties regarding the effects of this drug.
The Elmiron lawsuits will continue
Now is the time for anybody who has taken Elmiron and sustained eye damage to speak to an attorney. This medication, most commonly used to treat a painful bladder condition known as interstitial cystitis, has been linked to a degenerative eye disease called pigmentary maculopathy.
Maculopathy is a condition that affects the center of a person’s retina, and damage to this area can dramatically affect vision. Studies have shown that Elmiron patients have experienced a range of symptoms, including:
- dimming of vision
- vision loss in part of their eye
- near-vision difficulties
- distorted vision (straight lines become wavy)
In response to these findings, some patients have filed a lawsuit against the makers of Elmiron. In one lawsuit, Pelczar v. Teva Branded Pharmaceuticals R&D, et al., patients allege that Janssen Pharmaceuticals and other companies failed to properly warn patients and physicians about potential eye damage and vision problems associated with the medication. This case was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut on March 26, 2020.
At Colson Hicks Eidson, we want to point out that now is the time to come forward if you have taken Elmiron and have sustained eye damage. Our product liability attorneys will ensure that you are properly evaluated by a trusted medical professional to determine the extent of the damage you have sustained. Just because a lawsuit has already been filed relating to Elmiron does not mean you have missed your opportunity. In fact, this lawsuit adds to the legitimacy of any future claims.
Our team will handle every aspect of this case for you, and we take these claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that any client injured by Elmiron will pay no upfront or out-of-pocket costs related to their case. We only collect legal fees after securing a favorable settlement or verdict on behalf of our clients.
Let us get to work on your case
If you or a loved one have taken the prescription medication Elmiron to treat your interstitial cystitis, you may need to seek legal assistance. At Colson Hicks Eidson, we understand that this medication can cause irreversible eye damage, and we are here to help victims recover the compensation they deserve. This can include:
- compensation for any medical bills related to the eye damage
- Recovery of lost income or loss earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against Janssen Pharmaceuticals
When you need an Elmiron eye damage attorney in Florida or anywhere in the United States, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7442. Our product liability lawyers are nationally recognized and are not afraid to take on major companies or insurance carriers to obtain the compensation necessary.