For nearly three decades, people across the United States have relied on Elmiron for the treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). Without reliable treatment, this condition can be extremely painful and debilitating. Although Elmiron was believed to be safe and effective in providing relief for users, it was later discovered that the use of Elmiron had a potential connection to the development of a serious eye disease known as maculopathy.
Despite evidence in support of this claim and these findings, the manufacturers of the product, Janssen Pharmaceutical, failed to warn the public of any potential risks associated with the use of the product. For this reason, injured parties may have legal options available to help them get justice. Our mass tort lawyers at Rebein Brothers are currently evaluating claims from patients who experienced maculopathy following the use of Elmiron. Contact our law firm at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and potential legal options available to help you recover.
About Lawsuits Surrounding Elmiron Eye Disease
In 1996, Elmiron was brought to the market to help patients treat IC. Patients suffering from IC have generally been prescribed dosages of around 300 milligrams of the medication daily. In severe cases, the dosage may increase to between 800 milligrams and 1500 milligrams daily. Over the years, millions of people have relied on this medication for relief and to help with their suffering.
In 2015, researchers began conducting studies surrounding a potential connection between the development of maculopathy and the use of Elmiron. To date, the manufacturers of Elmiron have not taken any action to warn the public of potential risks associated with the use of the product. Additionally, they have not stopped offering the product for use. As a result, countless people continue to suffer as a result of using the product.
Although there have been countless questions surrounding the links between Elmiron use and the development of this eye disease, no actions have been taken to address the issue. Patients who suffered from vision loss, maculopathy, or any eye disease following the use of Elmiron are encouraged to seek legal guidance immediately. Victims may have legal options available to help them recover.
The Hidden Dangers of Taking Elmiron
Prior to the studies conducted in 2015, no one was aware of any potential risks associated with the use of Elmiron. In 2015, a group of doctors with Atlanta’s Emory Eye Center encountered six different patients, all women, who experienced symptoms associated with maculopathy. Further investigations found that all six women have relied on the medication Elmiron for long-term IC treatment.
In 2018 and 2019, further studies were conducted surrounding the 2015 findings. However, studies that determined a direct link as to how the medication caused maculopathy have not yet been concluded.
Even after mounting evidence in support of the potential link was presented, the eye disease has not been listed as a potential side effect of using Elmiron by the manufacturer. As a result, there is no way to determine the true number of patients who have suffered from this eye disease as a result of using the medication. However, there are hundreds of thousands of users who are still potentially at risk of being harmed.
If you have taken Elmiron, and you were subsequently diagnosed with maculopathy, you must reach out to our law firm as soon as possible. Our team will review your case and determine the most appropriate steps moving forward. You may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate some of the financial burdens you face moving forward.
Recoverable Damages from an Elmiron Lawsuit
When victims suffer irreversible damages due to the use of Elmiron, it is imperative that they act quickly to protect their legal rights. Should you suffer maculopathy following the use of Elmiron, you may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate some of the damages you face moving forward.
At Rebein Brothers, our mass tort lawyers are committed to helping our clients recover the maximum amount of compensation for various damages they face, including:
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Lost wages incurred from taking time off work to recover from the illness
- Lost earnings for those who are unable to return to work due to the impacts they face from the use of the product
- Medical expenses victims face due to treating resulting illnesses or injuries
- Mental and physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If you have suffered maculopathy following the use of Elmiron, contact our mass tort lawyers as soon as possible to see how we can help you.
Who is Eligible to file an Elmiron Lawsuit?
If you took Elmiron and were diagnosed with maculopathy, you may have legal options available to help you recover. In order to pursue legal actions against the drug’s manufacturer, you must meet the following criteria:
- You are over the age of 18.
- You were diagnosed with maculopathy following the use of Elmiron.
- You are filing a legal claim on behalf of yourself, a minor, or another family member who does not have the ability to pursue legal action on their own.
Seeking legal guidance as soon as possible will help to determine what legal actions are available for you.
We Will Fight to Get You the Justice You Deserve
If you have suffered vision loss associated with maculopathy following the use of Elmiron, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. Seeking legal guidance as soon as possible will provide you with the best chances of holding negligent parties accountable so you can recover.
Our mass tort attorneys at Rebein Brothers are committed to helping each client we work with get the justice they deserve. Our team has extensive experience with handling some of the most complex claims surrounding mass torts across the nation. We strive to help our clients hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve.
Contact our personal injury lawyers by calling (813) 305-7285 at your earliest convenience. Our team is available to meet with you to discuss your case and the legal options available to help you recover.