Do I Have An Elmiron Eye Damage Injury Claim?

Do I Have An Elmiron Eye Damage Injury Claim?

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Elite Team of Litigators at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Greatest Outcome for Victims Who Suffered Chronic Retinal Problems After Taking Elmiron in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

Elmiron Eye Damage Injury

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team has documented an unacceptably high number of victims of dangerous and defective medications. Countless victims who were prescribed Elmiron, pentosan polysulfate sodium, have emerged with pigmentary maculopathy and vision loss. Research uncovered that as many as 25% of patients who took Elmiron long-term developed visible retinal damage. The American Urological Association estimates that 3 to 8 million women and 1 to 4 million men deal with interstitial cystitis (IC), commonly known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS). Elmiron is the only oral medication approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for treating the painful and unpleasant symptoms of interstitial cystitis. Developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the drug relieves pain by coating the bladder to protect against irritants in the urine.

Unfortunately, ophthalmologists discovered a notable connection between Elmiron and a rare type of maculopathy, called pigmentary maculopathy. Further studies revealed that the longer patients took the drug, the greater danger they had of suffering retinal damage. Pigmentary maculopathy is an eye disease that deteriorates the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula. While Elmiron users might not suffer any symptoms in the beginning, gradually, maculopathy leads to vision impairment. To make matters even worse, maculopathy can develop years after ending Elmiron use. Without proper treatment, pigmentary maculopathy can worsen, causing irreversible eye damage or even blindness.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s consultations are complimentary and confidential. There is absolutely no risk in reaching out to arrange a free case evaluation and no obligation to pursue legal action. Our highly experienced attorneys will never pressure you into retaining us. For over 20 years, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York attorneys have done everything possible to provide clients with remarkable personal injury representation. Insurance companies and careless pharmaceutical manufacturers have paid over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s clients, for their injuries and related damages. Our best of the best team promises to treat you with the respect that you deserve. We are available anytime, day or night, at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. There is never a fee unless we help you win your case!

Am I Qualified To Pursue An Elmiron Claim? Elmiron Claim

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-hardened team is deeply dedicated to fighting for the rights of Elmiron eye injury victims. The specific details of your case must be thoroughly reviewed to establish your lawsuit eligibility. Typically, to be entitled to pursue a lawsuit against Janssen, you should have been prescribed Elmiron for at least 6 months and been diagnosed with eye damage. Although severe eye damage, such as pigmentary maculopathy, frequently arises in patients who have taken Elmiron for lengthy periods or in high quantities, retinal damage has also been found in interim and low-dose users. We would be honored to have an opportunity to determine your eligibility. During your free case consultation, our seasoned team will ask you various questions, including:

  1. Were you prescribed Elmiron for the treatment of interstitial cystitis?
  2. How long did you take the drug?
  3. When did you stop taking Elmiron?
  4. Did you take the dosage your doctor prescribed?
  5. What symptoms of eye damage or vision loss have you suffered?
  6. When did you first tell your doctor about the symptoms?
  7. Have you been diagnosed with pigmentary maculopathy or any other eye problems?
  8. How has your eye damage impacted your daily life?
  9. How has your vision loss affected your career?
  10. Are you currently receiving medical treatment for your eye damage?
  11. Has your maculopathy worsened after discontinuing Elmiron?
  12. Do you have any future surgeries or treatments scheduled?

Please contact your doctor as soon as possible if you have noticed even slight changes in your vision after taking Elmiron. Regular eye examinations are highly recommended for the early detection of pigmentary maculopathy.



Elmiron Pigmentary Maculopathy Lawsuits

Millions of victims with interstitial cystitis trusted Elmiron to relieve their bladder pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, after suffering irreversible vision loss, many Elmiron users got much more than they bargained for. Janssen Pharmaceuticals must be held responsible for recklessly failing to warn doctors and patients about the risks associated with taking Elmiron. Our outstanding dangerous drug lawyers refuse to allow Janssen to escape punishment for its blatant disregard for consumers’ health and wellbeing. Pharmaceutical companies have a legal obligation to ensure that their drugs do not cause injury. Many victims who took Elmiron and have developed macular degeneration are actively pursuing lawsuits against Janssen. After suffering irreversible vision loss, victims can hold Janssen accountable under the following claims:

  1. Developing and manufacturing a dangerously substandard drug;
  2. Marketing Elmiron as a safe and dependable treatment for interstitial cystitis;
  3. Intentionally ignoring numerous studies and research linking pentosan polysulfate sodium to retinal toxicity and permanent vision loss;
  4. Neglecting to advise doctors and patients about the known risks of pigmentary maculopathy;
  5. Waiting 24 years to update the Elmiron’s warning label regarding retinal damage and vision loss; and
  6. Continuing to manufacture and profit off of Elmiron despite the documented long-term dangers.

Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our brilliant law firm will fight to provide you with the highest level of personal injury service. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested lawyers can be reached twenty-four-seven at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

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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