Elmiron Lawsuit Settlements – How Much Can I Get?
Internal cystitis is a painful condition that affects the kidneys and urinary system as a whole, and it manifests as pain when urinating, the sensation of one’s bladder always being full, pain around the flanks as this is where the kidneys are located, and the frequent urge to urinate. Men and women are equally as affected, and it’s not uncommon for men to experience penile, testicle and pelvic pain. It is treated using antihistamines, analgesics or pain relievers, NSAIDs and nerve pain medication. Elmiron is a drug prescribed to people suffering with internal cystitis, or IC, and it works by forming a coating of mucus on the bladder wall, thereby preventing bladder irritation, easing the pain and discomfort experienced by people living with this chronic condition. That said, Elmiron has recently come under fire for being potentially damaging to the macula of the eye, causing permanent vision loss in individuals that take it for an extended period of time.
Did you experience vision loss or complications after taking Elmiron? It has been revealed that the makers of Elmiron knew about the vision complications associated with their drug but failed to let the public know, thereby opening themselves up to a product liability claim. McCready Law is a renowned injury law firm whose attorneys handle defective drug class action lawsuits around the country. We have combined legal experience spanning OVER 90 YEARS, and we’ve recovered over $30 million in compensation for our clients in just the last 20 years. If you were hurt by Elmiron, we’d love to speak with you so we can take you through the steps associated with filing an Elmiron class action lawsuit. Please contact us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to receive your 100% FREE Elmiron class action lawsuit.
Elmiron and Eye Damage – The Truth Comes Out
Elmiron-related maculopathy wasn’t seen until sometime in 2015 when a physician examined a few women during different times that showed a similar pattern when it came to their eye issues. On further investigation, the doctor discovered that all these women had been taking Elmiron for a number of years.
Here are some of the symptoms of Elmiron-associated eye damage
- Dark spots in your field of vision
- Having trouble reading
- Blurred vision
- Colors seem less vivid, or are muted
- The retina may change color
- Experiencing poor adjustment to low light environments
To qualify for an Elmiron lawsuit, you must have been diagnosed with the following:
- Dry macular degeneration
- Pigmentation macular degeneration
- Pigmentation maculitis
- Pigmentation maculopathy
- Retinal maculopathy
Elmiron, the only oral drug that was approved by the FDA to treat internal cystitis back in 1996 was primarily prescribed for women that experience IC, which is a relatively rare disease that is mostly seen in women.
Here are the most common injuries associated with Elmiron
- Halo vision
- Blurred vision
- Vision impairment
- Pigmentary maculopathy
- Bilateral or unilateral blindness
- Complete vision loss
Elmiron Lawsuit Settlement Attorneys – Call Us Today!
Elmiron could be the proximate cause of the eye issues that tens of thousands of individuals may be currently facing. It is alleged that had Janssen Pharmaceuticals shared the fact that blindness could be a possible side-effect of Elmiron, these individuals may have opted to not take the drug. By filing an Elmiron vision issues lawsuit, you’ll take the manufacturer to task and hold them accountable for their failure to inform the public so it doesn’t happen again or affect other patients in the future. Please contact our Elmiron lawsuit settlement attorneys NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We look forward to hearing from you.