Does Elmiron Cause Eye Damage? The Answer Will SHOCK You – Elmiron Lawsuits
Elmiron is a blockbuster drug to treat a chronic condition which causes inflammation of the inner lining of the bladder called cystitis, or bladder inflammation. It is said to affect over 5 million Americans, with the majority being women. Elmiron helps tamp down the inflammation, which then halts the progression of the disease. However, individuals that have been using Elmiron for years have noticed worsening eyesight, and reports are now coming out stating that Elmiron use may have the potential to cause permanent eye damage and even vision loss. What’s more shocking is that the makers of this drug were aware of the vision-damaging effects of their medication, but failed to inform patients who would have made an informed decision once presented with the facts on this drug. To this end, thousands of individuals may have slowly been losing their vision without a clear answer why, when the fact was that the drug they had come to rely on and trust so much to clear their interstitial cystitis was actually slowly killing the cells in their eyes. If you were affected by the vision side-effects of Elmiron, you may be able to join a class action lawsuit that would help you recover money damages in order to get treatment and hopefully save your eyesight, compensate you for lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, legal fees and so much more.
Are you looking for an Elmiron eye damage class action attorney? Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. The experienced class action attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience helping individuals just like you get the compensation they are duly owed after being taken advantage of by an individual or large corporation. The experienced Elmiron class action lawyers at McCready Law have extensive litigation experience which is vital when it comes to these cases – most personal injury law firms only settle with the insurance company for small amounts, and do not have the resources such as time and funds to dedicate to litigation. In addition, we have a bilingual staff (hablamos Espanol) and sufficient amount of malpractice insurance, making us your natural choice for Elmiron vision loss lawsuits. All cases are handled on contingency fee basis, which means that there are NO UPFRONT FEES whatsoever at any point in your lawsuit. Regardless of where you are in the country, if you were injured by Elmiron or suffered eye side-effects, call us at (773) 825-3651 so we can advise you on the next steps to take – the call is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Here are some of the known side-effects associated with Elmiron use:
- Bruising and skin rashes
- Blood in one’s stool
- Alopecia or hair loss
- Weight gain
- Acid reflux
- Abnormal liver counts
Some of the warning signs that Elmiron is affecting your eyesight include:
- Experiencing colors as being pale or washed out
- Blurry vision
- Changes in one’s retina color
- Your field of vision may be obscured by dark spots
- Having a hard time reading simple text
The Emory Eye Center in Atlanta was the first hospital and research center to notice that Elmiron has deleterious effects on people’s vision. After more than three patients came to the center complaining about vision problems, a doctor noticed that all these individuals have something in common – they were all taking Elmiron, or had been described the drug recently for their interstitial cystitis or IC. About 40 percent of all individuals that take Elmiron may have been affected by the medication’s eye-damaging effects. Sadly, a lot of these individuals may have developed PERMANENT EYE DAMAGE to which medication stoppage would not help or alleviate the damage already done.
Elmiron lawsuits will be heard in the form of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation. This is a form of class action lawsuit that is more efficient and streamlined given the fact that a few cases will be heard in order to determine the major side-effects of the drugs after which district courts would handle cases as they come. What’s great about Elmiron MDL lawsuits is that every case will be heard based on its own merit, therefore the compensation you will receive will be in line with the extent of harm you suffered while taking Elmiron
Individuals who sustained the following diseases may be able to file a lawsuit:
- Retinal dystrophy
- Macular retinopathy
- Retinal complications
- Dry macular degeneration
- Pigmentary maculopathy
- Pigmentation maculitis
Settlements for Elmiron lawsuits vary as no two cases are alike. Some individuals may receive a larger compensation amount given the number of working years the drug may have stolen from them, the extent of the eye damage, the number of dependants they have, and how long they took the medication for before they noticed that it was the proximate cause of their eye damage.
Experienced Elmiron Eye Damage Lawsuit Attorneys – Call Us NOW!
It is estimated that there are over 500 pending Elmiron lawsuits in the docket waiting to be heard. It is important to note that Elmiron lawsuits will not only help you hold the manufacturer accountable for their actions and failure to inform the public about the toxic effects of their medication, but it may also help save thousands of individual’s eyes, people who may have been considering taking the medication. All Elmiron lawsuits require no upfront payment on behalf of the plaintiff, so you don’t have to worry about affording our legal services – you only pay us when we recover compensation on your behalf. If you took Elmiron and are now suffering from diminishing or poor eyesight, you may be able to recover substantial compensation. Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more – the call is 100% FREE, and there’s no legal obligation. You could recover compensation for damages such as lost wages, cost of rehabilitation, cost of medical care, pain and suffering, legal fees and so much more. Thanks for choosing us, and we look forward to helping you.