Lawsuits are being filed against Elmiron manufacturers on behalf of patients who developed eye problems after using the drug as directed. The allegations against the makers of the drug include failing to warn the medical community and patients about the increased risk of developing permanent eye damage with use of Elmiron. Our firm is actively investigating claims across the country on behalf of those who have been affected.
What You Can Do If You Are Affected
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If you or a loved one developed vision problems after being prescribed Elmiron, complete the form on this page, and one of our team will contact you to start your free evaluation.
How a Lawsuit Can Help
For the individual, a lawsuit can provide needed compensation for medical expenses, vision aids, home renovations, and other measures that can help improve quality of life. But lawsuits can also hold the manufacturers responsible for the products they produce and create positive change within the medical industry and for patients everywhere.
How Much Does It Cost?
Learning about your rights and how to protect them should never come with a price tag. Speaking with one of our team about potential Elmiron injuries does not cost anything either, and neither does the evaluation.
Our attorneys want to hear from anyone who suffered vision damage after using the prescription drug Elmiron. We are investigating claims across the country on behalf of patients who may be entitled to file a claim for medical bills and other damages.
To learn more about your rights, the alleged injuries Elmiron can cause, and whether you are entitled to financial compensation for damages, fill out the form on this page.
Research Associates Long-term Use of Elmiron with Severe Vision Damage and Blindness
Studies have shown that long-term use of Elmiron can lead to a significantly higher risk of maculopathy, which is damage to the area of the eye that handles detail and clarity, and accurate vision.
Unfortunately, more than one million people in the United States suffer from interstitial cystitis, and Elmiron is the only oral medication approved by the FDA to treat the condition. Because Elmiron (generic name pentosan) is the only treatment approved by the FDA, patients who suffer from interstitial cystitis may be treated with the drug for a long time. This means hundreds of thousands of patients may have been treated with Elmiron and are potentially at risk of severe eye damage and even vision loss.
Adverse events associated with Elmiron include:
- eye pain
- blurry vision
- impaired vision
- difficulty adjusting to low light
- macular degeneration
While medical communities are still studying the side effects of Elmiron, research suggests that the injury may continue to progress after the use of the medication is stopped.
Patients who suffered these injuries say they were not warned that the use of Elmiron could lead to loss of vision, and they are holding the manufacturer liable for their injuries.
What Happens When You File a Claim?
Once you submit your information for a free case evaluation, an attorney will determine if you have a claim. You and the attorney will determine how to move forward based on the specifics of your case, and your attorney will file documents with the court.
These documents make up your ‘complaint’ or lawsuit and detail the specific facts about your case, like how long you were treated with the drug and how vision damage has impacted your life. It will also contain facts about the costs and expenses you have incurred.
Your complaint will also list the allegations being made against the makers of Elmiron, including that the makers:
- knew or should have known that treatment with Elmiron could increase the risk of severe vision damage and even blindness, but
- failed to warn the medical community and patients about the risks associated with Elmiron, and
- was negligent in the design, manufacturer, and marketing of the drug, and
- failed to take reasonable action to protect patients from harm.
How Much Will a Claim Cost?
Our firm is Elmiron vision damage cases on a contingency fee basis only, which means that your attorney will take a percentage if you get a settlement or award. However, if you do not get a settlement or award, then you pay nothing.
What Compensation Could You Be Entitled to Receive?
Your complaint would seek justice and compensation from paraquat manufacturers for injuries and damages you sustained due to Elmiron vision damage.
Some of the damages you may be entitled to receive include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Therapy costs and expenses
- Medication costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of expected wages or earning capacity
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
We fight for the rights of the injured. We use every legal measure available to ensure our clients get the justice they deserve and the compensation they need for the injuries they suffered. If you developed suffered vision loss after being treated with Elmiron, contact us now to learn more about how we can help.