The prescription drug Elmiron (pentosan sulfate sodium), is used to treat interstitial cystitis (IC) bladder pain and discomfort. It has been criticized for its association with serious eye damage. Elmiron users in the United States claim that it may cause vision problems.
Elmiron lawsuits claim that Elmiron did not disclose the connection between Elmiron and severe vision damage.
Eye damage and blindness linked to Elmiron
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Elmiron’s maker, updated the drug labeling in June 2020 to warn about vision problems. The company recommends that everyone who uses Elmiron have their eyesight checked regularly.
Elmiron can alter the pigments of the retina. This could cause blurred vision, reading difficulties, and sensitivity in low light.
The label also states that patients’ eyesight may continue to decline even after they stop taking Elmiron. These changes might not be reverseable.
This warning is not only helpful for Elmiron users in the future, but it is too late for people already suffering from severe eye damage.
For eye damage, file an Elmiron Lawsuit
Those who took Elmiron, an IC drug, have reported various vision impairments across the country.
Adjusting to darkness: Issues
Many families have filed Elmiron eye injury lawsuits to seek justice and hold Janssen Pharmaceuticals responsible.
Who can file an Elmiron Eye Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has Elmiron interstitial Cystitis, you may be eligible for a lawsuit.
For at least two years, you should have taken Elmiron (or pentosan-polysulfate sodium).
Suffer any of the macula-based visual problems mentioned above
These vision problems may have begun while you were taking Elmiron, or after a few years.
If you have been diagnosed with age-related maculardegeneration before taking Elmiron, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
How do Elmiron Eye Damage Lawsuits work?
Without the assistance of a competent legal team, filing an Elmiron lawsuit to recover damages for your eyes can be very difficult.
An experienced Elmiron lawyer can assist you in every stage of your legal process.
Investigating your case to determine if you are eligible to pursue legal action
Gather evidence to support your case
You must file your Elmiron lawsuit by the deadline set by the state
You can accept an Elmiron settlement offer without ever going to trial
If an Elmiron settlement has not been reached, we will fight for your rights in court.
What to look for in an Elmiron lawyer
If you are looking for the best Elmiron lawyer to represent your case, you should look for one that offers these services:
No-obligation Case Reviews: Can the law firm provide a free consultation regarding your Elmiron legal case?
A Track Record of Success: Has Elmiron had success in cases like these (verdicts or settlements) in the past?
Decades Of Experience: Is the law firm still around and have they the experience to represent your Elmiron case.
A National Reach: These lawyers can work in a national setting to make sure that every stone is taken into consideration.
Settlement amounts for Elmiron Lawsuit
It can be hard to predict how much an Elmiron settlement amount will be. Settlements for Elmiron lawsuits depend on a variety of factors, including:
How severe was your vision impairment?
How long did you take Elmiron prescription drugs?
This eye injury can cause income or wages to be lost.