Valsartan Lawsuit Attorneys

September 19, 2018 | By Riddle & Brantley Accident Injury Lawyers
Valsartan Lawsuit Attorneys

Valsartan, an ingredient used in several drugs to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, has been recalled due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is known to cause cancer. The attorneys at Riddle & Brantley are actively taking cases for people who have taken valsartan or any medication that contains valsartan and have been diagnosed with liver damage, tumors, or cancer. For over 30 years, our firm has handled lawsuits against large drug companies and have helped recover millions of dollars for our clients. (need disclaimer here) If you’ve been injured by valsartan or another type of dangerous drug, contact our product liability lawyers today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

What is Valsartan?

Originally marketed by Novartis and approved by the FDA in 1996, valsartan is an “angiotensin II receptor blocked” or “ARB” used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), heart attacks, and heart failure. The usual oral dosage of the product for adults is 80 to 160mg per day and reduces blood pressure normally within 4 weeks. Patients who take valsartan after a heart attack or heart failure often require a higher dosage. Angiotensin, formed in the blood, is a powerful chemical that attaches to angiotensin receptors found on muscle cells of blood vessels. This attachment causes the vessels to narrow which can lead to an increase in blood pressure. When taken, valsartan helps block the angiotensin receptor and dilates the blood vessels. This process over time reduces blood pressure.

Why are Valsartan Lawsuits Being Filed?

After discovering that drugs containing valsartan may have been contaminated in the Chinese and India manufacturing plants, several drug manufacturers have recalled their products. Some of these companies include Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, Prinston Pharmaceutical; Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and AvKARE. For a complete list of drugs containing valsartan, visit the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDAs) website on the Valsartan Recall. The key reason for the current Valsartan Lawsuit is that certain batches of the drug may have become contaminated with the chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical formally used in the production of rocket fuel, antioxidants, additives for lubricants, and softeners for copolymers. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NDMA is not currently produced in pure form or commercially used in the United States but Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals and Hetero Labs Limited, who help produce valsartan, may have cross-contaminated the drug causing patients to suffer from liver damage, development of tumors, and cancer.

Are you eligible for a valsartan lawsuit?

You may be eligible for financial compensation if you've taken valsartan and been diagnosed with any of the following cancers:
  • Stomach
  • Small Intestine
  • Colorectal
  • Esophageal
  • Liver
  • Prostate (But it is a hard decline for anyone who was over 65 at the time of diagnosis)
  • Pancreatic
  • Leukemia
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
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Valsartan Injuries and Side Effects

N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a known carcinogen. Since certain batches of valsartan have been contaminated with the chemical, there is a risk of patients who take the drug to develop life-threatening side-effects. Short-term exposure to NDMA has been known to cause liver damage such as liver fibrosis and scarring. Some long-term side-effects include a risk of liver, kidney and lung tumors. Since NDMA is a carcinogen, it can also cause cancer if exposed to it over a long period of time. Some of the immediate symptoms of NDMA exposure can include:
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Jaundice
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Enlarged liver
  • Reduced function of the liver, kidneys or lungs
  • Dizziness

Compensation Available for Valsartan Injuries

If you or a loved one were taking any form of valsartan and it was contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), you may be at risk of liver damage, tumors, or even cancer. If you’ve suffered any of these injuries, compensation may be available and can be used for:
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future pain and suffering as a result of your injuries
  • Loss of wages
  • Other economic losses experienced due to your injuries
Since 1985, the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley have been fighting for the rights of injured victims, including those injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. Fighting against large pharmaceutical companies is tough but our lawyers have the resources to stand strong on your behalf. If you’ve been injured by valsartan or another dangerous drug, the time to act is now. Call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation with a valsartan lawsuit attorney today. The consultation is free and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation. Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let's talk. We would love to help you fight for justice if we can. Our attorneys provide free, confidential case evaluations and you don’t pay any fees unless we win your case. Don’t wait – contact our legal team today for your free case review.