Niagara Falls, New York, Elmiron Injury

Elite Vision Loss Caused By Elmiron Attorneys In Niagara Falls, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Renowned as a New York Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer of America, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Persuasively Negotiate to Obtain the Best Outcome for Victims Who are Suffering from Macular Degeneration After Taking Elmiron in Niagara Falls, New York.

Doctor with patientThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Elmiron in 1996. Elmiron, manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is the brand name for a drug called pentosan polysulfate sodium. The drug belongs to a class of anticoagulant drugs called low molecular weight heparins. Currently, Elmiron is the only medication approved to treat interstitial cystitis (IC). Interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a urinary tract condition that causes chronic pelvic and abdominal pain. As many as 12 million Americans suffer from painful bladder syndrome. Although interstitial cystitis can happen at any age, it is most common in adults, and women are roughly two times as likely to be affected as men.

Since Elmiron was placed on the market, it has been prescribed to millions of patients worldwide. The drug helps treat symptoms of interstitial cystitis by relieving swelling and irritation of the bladder wall. Elmiron functions by forming a synthetic mucus layer around the bladder wall to guard against irritating substances in the urine. However, researchers have determined that long-term use of pentosan polysulfate sodium can result in degenerative eye disorder called pigmentary maculopathy. The eye disease can cause partial vision loss or even blindness. While Janssen Pharmaceuticals knew about the connection between Elmiron and eye damage, they failed to warn physicians and patients for decades. As a result of Janssen’s carelessness, numerous patients have been negligently exposed to unnecessary risks of eye injury and vision loss.

Victims who have developed eye problems and poor eyesight after being prescribed Elmiron may be entitled to pursue compensation in a product liability lawsuit. If you, or someone close to you, has taken Elmiron and sustained vision loss, let the Elmiron vision loss lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. provide you with a complimentary and confidential consultation. For over two decades, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively litigated severe personal injury and product liability cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully fought to obtain more than $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Niagara Falls, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team has witnessed far too many devastating consequences caused by defective medications. Our highly experienced attorneys have a stellar reputation for winning the highest possible compensation for clients. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s righteous devotion to surpassing your expectations is one of the countless reasons why you should consider hiring us. Our seasoned team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (716) 839-3939, or by completing the online consultation form. There are never any legal fees unless we PREVAIL for you!

Identifying the Signs of Elmiron-Related Eye Damage

Discount Retail Store The macula is the central area of the retina responsible for clear vision. Taking Elmiron can cause permanent and irreparable harm to the macula. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the drug’s destruction masquerades as age-related macular degeneration. Before researchers discovered the connection between chronic exposure to pentosan polysulfate sodium and pigmentary maculopathy, countless patients were misdiagnosed. Signs of eye impairment accompanying Elmiron use include:

  1. Trouble adapting to dim lighting;
  2. Difficulty reading;
  3. Seeing dark spots in the center of vision;
  4. Perceiving colors less vividly; and
  5. Blurred vision;

Taking Elmiron can also lead to the following problems:

  1. Vision loss or impairment;
  2. Halo vision;
  3. Metamorphopsia;
  4. Scotoma; and
  5. Unilateral or bilateral blindness.



Am I Eligible to File an Elmiron Lawsuit?

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly qualified Elmiron eye damage attorneys would be honored to evaluate your eligibility during a free case assessment. Various factors unique to your particular claim need to be reviewed to determine whether you are eligible to take legal action. Our battle-tested team will ask you a series of questions regarding your Elmiron usage. Some of our inquiries may include:

  1. Why were you prescribed Elmiron?
  2. Did you take the recommended dose?
  3. How long did you take Elmiron?
  4. Have you stopped taking it?
  5. What signs of eye impairment or vision loss have you suffered?
  6. Have you been diagnosed with maculopathy or any other eye diseases?
  7. How has your vision loss impacted your daily life?
  8. Have you received any medical treatment for your eye damage?

Unfortunately, tragic stories of vision loss and other eye ailments caused by Elmiron use have become rampant. Studies show that as many as 25% of patients who used Elmiron for an extended time have developed ocular damage.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and his elite team of Niagara Falls, New York Elmiron injury attorneys have decades of experience representing victims injured by faulty pharmaceutical products. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. would welcome the opportunity to evaluate your condition and determine if you have a viable claim against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. We believe that all victims who were irresponsibly exposed to maculopathy-causing drugs deserve justice. You may have a right to monetary compensation for all present and future medical expenses, lost time from work, reduced future earning capacity, permanent vision loss, and pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, and much more. Our top rated team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by dialing (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. We are the uncompromising, tenacious, and dependable personal injury attorneys who are prepared to fight for the compensation that you deserve!

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 Niagara Falls, 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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