If you or someone you love has been taking Elmiron, you are at risk of vision loss. Elmiron is taken by those suffering from a painful bladder disease and is the brand name of the drug Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium. Researchers have linked this to a serious eye disease. The award-winning team at Colson Hicks Eidson is now taking these cases throughout the state of Florida and across the US. We will work to investigate your claims, determine if you have been affected by Elmiron, and secure the compensation you are entitled to.
A common question is – How does a bladder pain medication lead to vision loss. Elmiron is the brand name of Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium, and researchers have shown that this medication can lead to a toxic buildup in a person’s retina, causing a retinal injury called maculopathy. Though this drug has been on the market for nearly 25 years, it was not until last year that Dr. Nieraj Jain, a researcher at the Emory Eye Center at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA discovered the links between Elmiron and vision loss.