Coping With Pigmentary Maculopathy

Recommendations for Living With Pigmentary Maculopathy Caused by Elmiron

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Battle-Tested Team of Elmiron Eye Injury Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Skillfully Litigate to Pursue the Highest Possible Compensation for Victims Diagnosed with Macular Degeneration After Being Prescribed Elmiron in Buffalo, New York, Throughout New York State, and Beyond.

Recommendations For Living With Pigmentary Maculopathy Pigmentary maculopathy is a type of maculopathy associated with Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium), an interstitial cystitis medication. Many patients who have been prescribed the drug for treating bladder pain and other symptoms developed pigmented deposits in their macula. In 2015, ophthalmologists at Emory Eye Center realized that several of the patients being treated for maculopathy had all been prescribed Elmiron. The research concluded that the drug’s active ingredient, pentosan polysulfate sodium, was extremely toxic to users’ retinal tissues. Additional studies conducted by researchers at Kaiser Permanente not only verified Elmiron’s connection to maculopathy but also showed long-term users had a heightened risk of suffering eye damage. Other eye problems commonly reported include difficulty reading, dimming vision, trouble seeing at night, failing to recognize objects nearby, noticing colors are less vibrant, and even total blindness.

Many victims have already filed Elmiron lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, alleging that they were never warned about the risk of pigmentary maculopathy. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team acknowledges that victims unfortunate enough to suffer eye damage because of Elmiron may be struggling to preserve their vision. Our veteran personal injury attorneys strongly believe that no medication approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should ever cause irreversible vision loss. If by any chance you, or someone you know, are struggling with maculopathy in the aftermath of taking Elmiron, we actively encourage you to contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. as soon as possible. Our seasoned litigators can systematically evaluate your circumstances to determine whether you are eligible to pursue a claim.

With more than 2 decades of experience in aggressively fighting for victims of careless drug manufacturers, Jed Dietrich, Esq. is extremely dedicated to protecting your legal rights. Nothing would please Jed Dietrich, Esq. more than making Janssen pay for the harm that you have suffered. Our mission is to obtain the highest possible compensation for all of your damages. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite Buffalo, New York defective drug attorneys would be honored to help you get through this challenging period. For more information, kindly contact our highly experienced negotiators at (716) 839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.

Tips for Dealing With Maculopathy

Recommendations For Living With Pigmentary Maculopathy Researchers found that there is a strong relationship between Elmiron’s retina toxicity and the emergence of pigmentary maculopathy. Pigmentary maculopathy is a progressive degenerative eye disease that primarily affects the small central part of the retina in the back of the eye, known as the macula. While the macula is only about 5mm, it is responsible for our central vision, observing most of the fine details in objects, and our color vision. Additionally, the macula contains an extremely high density of photoreceptor cells, which convert light into signals that are transmitted to the brain. Due to the loss of central vision, vision distortions, and blind spots, victims with maculopathy often face challenges in completing routine tasks. Although pigmentary maculopathy is irreversible, it is possible to use your peripheral vision and adapt your surroundings to live a safe and meaningful life. Our kindhearted team of Elmiron eye damage attorneys recommends the following for dealing with your maculopathy:

  1. Consult with your ophthalmologists about using low vision glasses and other devices specifically designed for vision loss;
  2. Use contrasting, bright-colored tape to mark steps and changes in floor levels;
  3. Mount grip bars in the bathtub;
  4. Strategically arrange night-lights throughout your home;
  5. Install warm-colored, bright LED light bulbs;
  6. Hand-held magnifiers and high-powered reading glasses can help you read;
  7. When viewing an object, try turning your eyes or head to the side to use your peripheral vision;
  8. Mark the stove and oven dials with glue or tape to indicate the temperature settings;
  9. Talk to a mental health professional about any feelings of depression, anger, and helplessness related to your vision loss;
  10. Use audio and large print books;
  11. Try to learn new skills to accommodate your low vision; and
  12. Most importantly, stay positive while discovering rehabilitation services and resources that can help you.



How Much is Your Elmiron Claim Worth?

To correctly calculate the anticipated value of your Elmiron claim, it is important to take into account the nature and severity of all your injuries. Various elements can significantly impact the amount of monetary compensation you will obtain, such as your age, profession, eyesight before taking Elmiron, necessary future treatments, and expected lifespan. Victims diagnosed with pigmentary maculopathy or other Elmiron-related retinal damage may be eligible to pursue compensation through a dangerous and defective drug lawsuit, which may consist of the following:

  1. All past, present, and future medical costs due to your macular degeneration and other related injuries;
  2. Costs related to any necessary low vision apparatuses;
  3. Expenses for essential visual impairment adaptations to your home and vehicles;
  4. Pain and suffering caused by your retinal damage, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and surgery;
  5. Permanent loss of vision suffered;
  6. Loss of consortium;
  7. Loss of enjoyment in life;
  8. All lost wages and other benefits from missing work;
  9. Diminished future earning capacity; and
  10. All other unforeseen damages related to your eye damage.

If our seasoned litigators can show that Janssen Pharmaceuticals operated with gross negligence or recklessness, punitive damages may also be available. Punitive damages are intended to deter other drug manufacturers from neglecting consumers’ health and wellbeing. While a lawsuit can secure vital compensation to help pay for your eye treatment, most importantly, it will hold Janssen responsible for their deplorable conduct and deliver justice.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. sympathizes with your feelings of grief, resentment, and anger after suffering vision loss or blindness. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has the expertise and proven results to demand the huge settlement that you deserve. Insurance companies and negligent drug companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve his clients’ cases. Our battle-tested team promises not to let Janssen get away with wrecking your eyesight. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite and highly experienced Buffalo, New York Elmiron maculopathy attorneys are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by dialing (716) 839-3939. Please do not hesitate to contact us, and we would be happy to answer all of your questions.

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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