Some patients who have taken the bladder medication have been diagnosed with pigmentary maculopathy. These patients have filed an Elmiron lawsuit accusing the manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals of failing to warn the doctors and patients that the medication could lead to vision issues such as maculopathy and potentially blindness.
If you have taken Elmiron and are diagnosed with eye issues related to the retina or macular, you may have a case against the drugmaker. An Elmiron attorney can investigate Elmiron vision issues and provide free consultations.
What Did Janssen Do Wrong?
In 2018, scientists started documenting the irreversible damage that Elmiron caused. Its maker lists side effects and other warnings; however, it failed to mention the risks of maculopathy. The product’s packaging lists side effects such as bruising, alopecia, sleep disorders, headaches, skin rash, and gastroesophageal reflux.
According to the plaintiffs, the drug maker did not reveal the link of the drug to blindness. As a result, hundreds of thousands of those who have taken the drug did not know it may cause permanent vision loss.
Are you Qualified for an Elmiron Lawsuit?
To be qualified for this lawsuit, you must have taken Elmiron for at least two years and suffered vision issues. Typically, those who have filed for this type of lawsuit alleged that they were diagnosed with maculopathy and visual injuries. Victims of the drug have reported experiencing symptoms such as blurred vision, loss of night vision, vision loss, halo vision, trouble focusing, difficulty reading, and others. If you have been taking the drug for a long time and are experiencing any of these symptoms, you must get examined by an eye doctor.
What your Lawyer can Do for You
An experienced attorney who specializes in Elmiron cases will start your lawsuit by determining the extent of your injuries. They understand the pain you are dealing with because of the dangerous medication. They can provide free consultations and will be with you each step of the way. They can help you recover damages such as medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, mental and emotional damages, physical therapy, disability and disfigurement, as well as long-term care.