Anticipated Value of Your Elmiron Claim

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Highly Experienced Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Victims Who Have Suffered from Retinal Damage Caused by Taking Elmiron in Buffalo, New York.

Person in pain According to the American Urological Association, an estimated 3 to 8 million women and 1 to 4 million men endure symptoms related to interstitial cystitis bladder pain syndrome. Elmiron is the only drug approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for treating pain and discomfort related to interstitial cystitis bladder pain syndrome. The drug was developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and works by coating the bladder to help protect against irritation. Nevertheless, scientists at Emory University discovered that many of the patients who suffered from macular degeneration were taking Elmiron for interstitial cystitis bladder pain syndrome. Subsequent studies not only confirmed the connection between the drug and macular degeneration but also discovered that the longer a patient took Elmiron, the higher chances they had of developing macular degeneration.

As a result, numerous lawsuits claiming that Elmiron’s active ingredient, pentosan polysulfate sodium, causes macular degeneration have been filed throughout the country. Macular degeneration causes the retina to wear down over time, which can result in prolonged light to dark adaptation and blurred vision. If you, or a loved one, have taken Elmiron and developed macular degeneration or other eye problems, you should contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his battle-tested lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. as soon as possible. Our veteran team will fight for the monetary compensation that you deserve for all of your damages.

Every day, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of elite attorneys strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims who have needlessly developed macular degeneration or other eye issues due to Janssen’s negligence. Our seasoned lawyers possess the experience and knowledge required to analytically investigate your Elmiron-related eye injury and ensure that you are in a position to receive the highest possible recovery for all of your damages. Our caring lawyers will treat you with the respect and compassion that you deserve. Contact our best of the best law firm today at (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Treatment for Macular Degeneration

Although there is no known cure for macular degeneration, there are several medical treatments that can help slow the disease and keep patients from suffering from severe loss of vision. If you are taking Elmiron, it is vital to pay close attention and test your vision once per week. Effective treatment options that you can take include:

  1. Laser Therapy: High-energy laser lights shined into the eye can help destroy abnormal blood vessels that grow due to macular degeneration.
  2. Anti-Angiogenic Medications: These drugs are injected into your eye to stop new blood vessels from forming. Additionally, the medication blocks leakage from abnormal blood vessels that cause wet macular degeneration.
  3. Photodynamic Laser Therapy (PDT): During the 1st step of this 2-step treatment, a drug is injected into the blood and absorbed by the abnormal blood vessels in the eye. Then, the doctor beams a specialized laser into the eye to activate the medication, which destroys the abnormal vessels.
  4. Taking Vitamins: The National Eye Institute of National Institutes of Health conducted the Age-Related Eye Disease Study, which demonstrated the benefits of Vitamins C and E, zinc, beta-carotene, and copper. This combination of supplements decreases the risk for vision loss from people suffering from intermediate to advanced dry macular degeneration.

Please consult with your eye doctor about the best way to manage your macular degeneration.



Calculating Damages in Your Elmiron Lawsuit

Person using calculator The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team acknowledges that victims unfortunate enough to develop eye diseases because of Elmiron may be fighting to maintain their vision. Our battle-tested eye injury lawyers strongly believe that no medication approved by the FDA should result in macular degeneration or blindness. Victims diagnosed with any Elmiron-related eye injuries may be entitled to seek monetary compensation for damages through a product liability claim, which may include the following compensation:

  1. All past, present, and future medical expenses resulting from your macular degeneration and other related eye problems;
  2. All lost wages from missed work;
  3. Diminished future earning capacity;
  4. Pain and suffering caused by your macular degeneration, as well as treatment and recovery;
  5. Permanent loss of eyesight suffered;
  6. Loss of consortium;
  7. Loss of enjoyment in life; and
  8. Any other unanticipated damages related to your AMD.

Additionally, if our veteran attorneys can establish that Janssen acted with gross negligence or recklessness, punitive damages may be obtainable. Punitive damages are designed to discourage other pharmaceutical manufacturers from disregarding patients’ wellbeing. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is dedicated to safeguarding the legal rights of victims who experienced serious eye complications after taking dangerous medications.

Accurately calculating the anticipated value of your case takes into consideration the types and scope of all your injuries. A variety of different components can meaningfully influence how much compensation you will receive, such as your vision before developing macular degeneration, age, occupation, the pain and side effects resulting from your treatment, any crucial future treatment, and total life expectancy.

If you, or a loved one, have taken Elmiron and suffered an associated eye injury, you must contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team of Elmiron-related AMD injury attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today! Janssen must be held liable for recklessly neglecting to properly warn patients about the dangers of macular degeneration associated with Elmiron. Our top rated product liability attorneys will not allow Janssen to get away with pursuing higher profit margins over patients’ health and vision. Our best of the best team is disciplined, dedicated, and determined to get you the best possible result for your macular degeneration in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our exceptional law firm will fight to provide you with the highest level of personal injury service. Call us today at (716) 839-3939 for your free consultation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s extraordinary team of attorneys can be reached 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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