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Elmiron Lawsuits

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Elmiron is the brand name of the medication pentosan polysulfate sodium and is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals which is owned by Johnson & Johnson. Janssen, as well as the pharmaceutical companies Teva, Bayer, Alza, Centocor, Ortho-McNeil, and IVAX are all defendants in Elmiron lawsuits so far. This means they are who the lawsuits are filed against. Elmiron was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the consumer market on September 26, 1996 for the treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC) which is a very painful bladder condition. Elmiron is also indicated for bladder pain syndrome (BPS). In October 2019, almost 25 years after Elmiron was released to market the American Academy of Ophthalmology shared results linking maculopathy, an eye condition that can result in vision loss and blindness, to prolonged use of this bladder drug. If you have taken Elmiron, or the generic form pentosan polysulfate sodium, and have experienced any type of eye condition, disease, pain or vision loss you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Please do not hesitate to call or email our vision injury lawyers handling Elmiron lawsuits nationwide. They offer free case reviews and charge nothing if they do not recover benefits and financial compensation for you.

Serving victims of dangerous medications such as Zantac, Invokana, Taxotere, Belviq, Truvada and Elmiron throughout Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C.

How Is Elmiron Harmful?

Elmiron is not at all a medication for the eyes. It is actually for a very painful bladder condition known as interstitial cystitis, or IC. There is no cure for IC nor is there really any effective treatment. Patients with IC have suffered maculopathy, vision loss, and in some cases total blindness, due to Elmiron. These victims claim that the manufacturer did not properly warn them, and the general public, of the risk of vision loss. In addition, studies in recent years have illustrated that Elmiron, the generic name of which is pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), is linked to long term vision loss and ocular toxicity.

Elmiron And Anatomy Of The Human Eye

In the human eye the retina senses light and it in turn sends a signal to the brain resulting in our ability to see. If the retina is damaged in anyway our ability to see is negatively impacted.

On the posterior of the retina lies the macula. If the macula becomes diseased the term for it is maculopathy. Elmiron results in a condition known as pigmentary maculopathy and this vision disorder is only seen in patients who take Elmiron for IC.

Pigmentary maculopathy due to Elmiron can be reversed if caught early on. However since the drug has been sold for almost the last 25 years many patients have already suffered long term, permanent and irreversible vision loss.

Benefits In Elmiron Vision Loss Claims

The exact benefits and financial compensation you are entitled to depends entirely on your individual case, the extent of your eye damage, vision loss and the impact it has had on your life. No Elmiron settlements have happened as of yet as the litigation is in its’ infancy and there are thousands of anticipated Elmiron lawsuits that will ultimately be filed. Our Washington DC vision injury attorneys anticipate seeing similar benefits as in other injury cases such as lost wages, pain, suffering and diminished quality of life benefits. Please connect with our Elmiron vision injury attorneys to begin discussing your case, your rights and how they will get you the max compensation.

Contact Our Maryland Eye Injury Lawyers Handling Elmiron Lawsuits

An Elmiron lawsuit is what is known as a mass tort lawsuit. This means that damage, harm and losses impacted a large number of people but each victim files their own individual lawsuit against the at fault party, in this case Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Please reach out to our Delaware vision injury lawyers now to discuss filing your Elmiron claim. They charge no fees unless they recover for you.

With offices in Wilmington, DE & Baltimore, MD they serve the Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, Dover, Georgetown, Lewes, Seaford, Elkton, Bel Air, Towson, Baltimore, Annapolis, Rockville, Bowie, Laurel, College Park & Washington D.C. areas.