Valsartan Lawsuit Filing and Update in 2021 – More Inside
Drug Injury , Mass Tort
Hypertension is one of the killer diseases common in modern society due to lifestyle factors such as a poor diet as well as lack of exercise, and a high-stress lifestyle. As we get busier, people have no time to make nutritional meals as well as take time out to work out. As a result, more and more people are opting to eat sodium-laden artificial foods as well as choosing to unwind in front of the TV instead of heading out to jog their stress away. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can be deadly as it puts undue pressure on the heart and blood vessels, priming the latter to rupture if the situation goes on unchanged. In addition, high blood pressure is usually seen in conjunction with other illnesses such as obesity and diabetes, making it vital that one treat all comorbidities together in order to ensure a successful resolution of their health issues. One of the ways doctors do this is by prescribing a medication called Valsartan, which works by blocking a receptor called angiotensin, leading to the widening of one’s blood vessels, thereby alleviating elevated blood pressure. However, it was recently discovered that Valsartan could cause the development of various cancers due to its contamination with nitrosamines.
Are you looking for a Valsartan lawsuits attorney? If you’ve been injured by this blood pressure lowering medication or developed cancerous tumors after taking it for an extended amount of time, you may be eligible for compensation. Please call our Valsartan cancer lawsuits attorneys NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. The attorneys at McCready Law bring to the table over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience, and we’d love to put this to work for you by engaging the makers of Valsartan in negotiations so you can get the maximum compensation you deserve. We take on all cases on contingency fee basis, and what this means is that we try your case to completion without you having to pay ANYTHING for its duration, and you only pay us our cut when we recover compensation on your behalf. Call (773) 985-5139 NOW for your 100% FREE, no-commitment consultation into Valsartan lawsuits in 2021.
Valsartan Contamination Leads to Cancer Worries
In July of 2018, a number of companies that make Valsartan issued a voluntary recall for Valsartan after it was discovered that batches dating back all the way from 2012 were contaminated with a substance that has now been shown to potentially cause cancer. This happened due to negligence in the manufacturing process in two medication manufacturing plants in China and India.
The carcinogens linked to Valsartan include:
- N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)
- N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA)
- N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA)
It is alleged that these carcinogens could possibly cause:
- Colon cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
Here are the manufacturers that issued a Valsartan recall:
- Torrent Pharmaceuticals
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Major Pharmaceuticals
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Prinston Pharmaceuticals
- Camber Pharmaceuticals
- Aurobindo Pharma
- American Health Packaging
- Northwind Pharmaceuticals
- Bryant Ranch Prepack
- NuCare Pharmaceuticals
- Rising Pharmaceuticals
Do I Qualify for a Valsartan Lawsuit?
Before thinking of filing a Valsartan lawsuit, it is important that you determine the length of time you took Valsartan, and what type of cancer you consequently developed. Individuals that took Valsartan for over a year, and those that developed the cancers we listed up above may be eligible to file a Valsartan class action lawsuit.
Constant exposure to NDMA and NDEA, known carcinogens affects the kidneys and the liver the most as these are the organs used by the body to filter carcinogens from the body.
Some of the most common side-effects of Valsartan include:
- Jaundice or the yellowing of one’s skin and eyes
- Cramps, vomiting and nausea
- Organ function abnormalities
- Joint pain
If you’re currently taking Valsartan, it is vital that you do not stop until you find a replacement from your healthcare provider or pharmacist. In addition, seek medical care and have tests run to check on kidney and liver function. Subsequently, do not throw away the medication packaging or bottle as it contains the batch number which will be pivotal when it comes to determining where the batch came from, the year of manufacture and whether it was part of the contaminated batch.
Valsartan is one of the most widely-used medications in the country, with over 1.5 million taking it on a daily basis. In addition, the drug recalls issued back in 2018 led to extensive shortages, creating panic among individuals that had come to trust the medication to manage their blood pressure. It is likely that thousands of individuals have been affected by the Valsartan cancer risk and that due to the lack of outreach and public sensitization, many of these individuals haven’t made the link between their blood pressure lowering medication and their development of aggressive cancer.
Valsartan Lawsuit Settlements – What’s The Update?
To date, there have been no Valsartan settlements; lawsuit intake is still ongoing, and you have the chance to be part of ongoing multidistrict litigation which is a form of streamlined class action lawsuit for Valsartan where every case is judged on its unique merits and the severity of injuries or type of cancer the patient developed, as well as how it affected them in their lives. If you developed any cancer after taking Valsartan for over a year, you may be eligible for substantial financial compensation.
Valsartan Lawsuit Attorneys in 2021 – Call Us Today!
Please contact us NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about Valsartan lawsuit update 2021 as well as to speak with a Valsartan lawsuit attorney. You may be able to recover compensation for past and future medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, wrongful death if a loved one died due to complications of Valsartan-induced cancer, and legal fees among other damages. The call is 100% FREE, and there’s absolutely no legal obligation. Thanks for choosing McCready Law, and we look forward to helping you.