For the uninitiated, Elmiron is a drug that’s used for treating interstitial cystitis (IC). The drug was approved by the FDA in 1996 and hasn’t been recalled yet. Elmiron is also the only drug that’s used for the treatment of IC, which is more prevalent in women. In recent years, Elmiron has been dragged into many controversies. Patients have claimed that the drug caused pigmentary maculopathy and vision problems, which is the crux of Elmiron lawsuits. If you, or a loved one, has suffered the side effects of this drug, you may have the scope to file a lawsuit, such as other Elmiron victims. In this post, let’s discuss the basics of Elmiron vision damage lawsuits.
What are the grounds for filing Elmiron lawsuits?
Most Elmiron lawsuits state that the manufacturer of the drug, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, failed to warn physicians and patients that the drug can possibly cause blindness and vision problems, such as pigmentary maculopathy. The lawsuits also say that the warning label of Elmiron didn’t mention all the risks, including maculopathy, before June 16, 2020. This means that doctors didn’t know that Elmiron could have caused maculopathy, and if they did, they wouldn’t have prescribed it for many patients. As for the patients, they could have decided if they want to take the drug.
How to file an Elmiron lawsuit?
The good news is there are many law firms that are taking Elmiron lawsuits in different states. Your lawsuit will be filed separately but will eventually join a multi-district litigation (MDL). With multi-district litigation (MDL), it is possible to streamline the whole process of litigation, reducing the time required for each case. Depending on their injuries and overall circumstances, all MDL plaintiffs will get separate settlements. While there has been no settlements as yet, lawyers are seeking huge compensation for patients, who have suffered because of Elmiron’s side effects.
Other things to know
So, do you have a valid Elmiron lawsuit? It depends on your circumstances, but your lawyer should be able to guide you further. If you were prescribed the drug for at least two years and have suffered vision issues or developed maculopathy, you may have a valid case. Find a law firm in your city or state that’s currently taking Elmiron lawsuits, and their lawyers can guide you better on all aspects.
Lawyers are seeking settlements that will cover for medical bills, therapy, loss of past and future earnings, and other losses.