Since the mid-‘90s, Elmiron has been the only FDA-approved drug used to treat interstitial cystitis (aka painful bladder syndrome). Manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Elmiron has been associated with mild side effects like diarrhea, nausea, and headaches. However, in recent years, it’s been discovered that there is a link between prolonged use of Elmiron and eye and vision problems.
What is Elmiron?
Elmiron is the brand name for pentosan polysulfate sodium. This is a prescription drug used to treat pain from a bladder disorder known as interstitial cystitis. Interstitial cystitis causes bladder pressure and pain. Elmiron has been shown to help restore the inner surface of the bladder. This protects the bladder wall from irritating substances in urine. The medication essentially functions by forming a layer on the bladder wall and shielding it from these substances.
Research has linked the long-term use of Elmiron to medication toxicity that causes a novel type of damage to the retina. Despite many studies linking Elmiron to serious eye injuries, Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn patients about the risks associated with the medication.
Because Elmiron has been prescribed for decades, hundreds of thousands of people are believed to be at risk for harm from the medication. Patients who have used Elmiron long-term have filed lawsuits, alleging the drug caused them to suffer vision loss and Janssen, the manufacturer, failed to warn them of the dangers.
If you or someone you love used Elmiron and have been diagnosed with maculopathy or another serious eye condition, you could be entitled to financial compensation. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Mass Tort Alliance will fight tirelessly for the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Our lawyers have extensive experience handling defective drug claims like these. We are ready to hold the drug maker accountable for the harm you’ve suffered, and we will seek the maximum compensation for you.
We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, which means our consultations are always 100% free, and you won’t owe us a penny unless we win your case.
Types of Injuries
Numerous studies have found a possible connection between Elmiron and serious eye disorders that can cause blindness. Potential eye problems associated with long term use of Elmiron include:
- Difficulty reading
- Blurred vision
- Distorted vision
- Decreased night vision
- Eye pain
- Macular retinopathy
- Macular dystrophy
- Malattia leventinese
- Pigmentary maculopathy
It is possible that eye problems will persist even after a patient has discontinued Elmiron. Elmiron users have reported a number of other adverse side effects, such as:
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Acid Reflux
- Skin rash
If you have suffered from any of these side effects after taking Elmiron, it is very important that you discuss these symptoms with a physician as soon as you can.
What should I do if I have been injured by Elmiron?
If you have suffered serious eye issues after using Elmiron, it’s highly recommended that you see an eye doctor right away. Also, be sure to document any and all vision problems you might be experiencing. Find out if you have a family history of retinal disease. This could potentially rule out what is genetic and what might have been caused by Elmiron. Be sure to schedule a consultation with a skilled Elmiron attorney to discuss your options.
Our defective drug lawyers are committed to helping clients get justice and compensation when a medication they expected to make them better causes them harm. We have secured numerous successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we’re ready to put our experience to work for you.
It’s crucial to contact an experienced Elmiron injury lawyer right away to discuss your rights and legal options. Time is limited to take action. With so much on the line, you’ll want to have a skilled legal team on your side to demand answers, justice, and fair compensation.
When you reach out to us, we’ll act quickly to investigate your injury claim, secure crucial evidence, and build the strongest possible case on your behalf. We will demand that the pharmaceutical company compensate you for all of the pain you’ve suffered and financial losses you’ve incurred.
Because vision problems can impact almost every aspect of your life, from work to the things you enjoy doing, it’s crucial to seek fair compensation for what you’ve endured. With the right legal team on your side, you can rest easier knowing that justice will be served.
What Types of Compensation Are Available?
Common types of compensation you could receive from an Elmiron lawsuit include:
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Wrongful death
- Punitive damages
The amount of compensation available to you will depend on the facts and circumstances of your case. A knowledgeable Elmiron eye injury lawyer will be able to determine what compensation you’re owed, and will know how to build a strong case on your behalf.
Contact an Elmiron Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has used Elmiron and have experienced side effects, contact us now. Our skilled and compassionate attorneys are seeking vision loss settlements and filing lawsuits against Janssen Pharmaceuticals on behalf of patients injured by Elmiron.
Taking on the powerful pharmaceutical companies can be challenging, but we have the right skills and resources to get the results you need and deserve. We won’t be intimidated by the other side, and we won’t rest until you get the full compensation you need.
Don’t wait. Contact us today to find out how we can help.