Users who took Elmiron and suffered maculopathy or other serious vision problems may be eligible to file an Elmiron lawsuit. If you or a loved one have had a long history of using the prescription drug Elmiron and have developed vision problems or permanent vision loss. Contact us today. We are experienced lawyers who are dedicated to holding large pharmaceutical companies responsible for their negligence.
Prescription Medicine Causes Blindness
Researchers have found the drug Elmiron ® also known as Pentosan polysulfate has been proven to cause an eye disorder called maculopathy and other disorders of the retina that may lead to blindness. Users who took Elmiron ® and suffered maculopathy or other serious vision problems may be eligible to file an Elmiron ® lawsuit.
Elmiron’s ® current prescribing information provided by Janssen Pharmaceuticals lists the drug’s side effects and warnings but has no information about the risks of maculopathy, a type of disease that affects the macula, or other visual changes or conditions. Victims of this drug could receive significant compensation due to their injuries.
Elmiron ® Lawsuit Claims
This lawsuit claims Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to properly warn the public about the risk of vision side effects. Studies linked the interstitial cystitis (IC) drug, also known as pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), to ocular toxicity and irreversible vision damage.
Research presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2019 by Drs. Robin A. Vora, Amar P. Patel, and Ronald Melles revealed that patients taking Elmiron ® showed clear signs of toxicity.
“It’s unfortunate,” Vora said in an American Academy of Ophthalmology news release. “You have a patient with a chronic condition like interstitial cystitis, for which there is no cure and no effective treatment. They get put on these medications because it’s thought to have few side effects and few risks, and no one thinks about it again. And year after year, the number of pills they’re taking goes up and up.”
Elmiron ® Recall Lawyer
Contact us if you or a loved one have had a long history of using the prescription drug Elmiron ®. If you have developed vision problems or permanent vision loss, seek representation now. Hire experienced lawyers who are passionate about holding large pharmaceutical companies responsible for their negligence.
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