Elmiron Eye Damage Claims and Lawsuits
Do you qualify for an Elmiron lawsuit? Have you taken the popular bladder medication Elmiron and suffered serious Elmiron side effects? Alarming new research suggests there is a potential link between Elmiron bladder medication and severe eye damage.
According to a recent study, use of Elmiron was linked to eye damage in approximately one-quarter of patients studied, and Elmiron lawsuits are being filed.
If you’ve taken Elmiron and been diagnosed with retinal damage or other eye damage, you may be eligible for an Elmiron lawsuit — and you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Our Elmiron lawsuit lawyers have been holding negligent drug companies accountable for more than three decades. If your eye injury is due to potential negligence on the part of Elmiron manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson), distributors, or another party, we believe that’s wrong and you deserve justice.
About the Elmiron Lawsuits
Elmiron lawsuits are being filed by people who have suffered severe side effects after taking Elmiron, a prescription medication used to treat interstitial cystitis. This condition is characterized by pain and discomfort in the bladder and pelvic area. Elmiron is the only FDA-approved oral treatment for this condition, but it is now linked to a severe eye disorder called pigmentary maculopathy. People who have taken Elmiron and developed this eye disorder may be eligible to file an Elmiron lawsuit.
The lawsuits allege that Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn doctors and patients about the potential risks of taking Elmiron. It is believed that long-term use of the drug causes permanent damage to the macula, a part of the eye that is responsible for sharp vision. Symptoms of pigmentary maculopathy include blurred vision, difficulty reading, and difficulty adjusting to bright light.
The attorneys handling these lawsuits argue that Janssen should have been aware of the potential risks of taking their drug and should have warned doctors and patients about them.
If you or someone you love has taken Elmiron and developed pigmentary maculopathy (or another qualifying condition — see below), you may be eligible to file an Elmiron lawsuit. At Riddle & Brantley, one of our experienced lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and determine whether you have a valid claim. You may also be able to join an existing class action lawsuit against Janssen. Contact us at 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation to learn more about your options if you have developed pigmentary maculopathy or other eye disorders after taking Elmiron.
Elmiron Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL
In December 2020, all the lawsuits against Elmiron were consolidated into a class action multi-district litigation (MDL). This MDL was assigned to Judge Brian Martinotti in New Jersey, who identified the parameters for a series of bellwether test trials.
Before being consolidated into an MDL, under 100 Elmiron lawsuits were pending against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Since the establishment of the MDL, over 2,000 individual lawsuits have been filed and transferred into the MDL.
Elmiron Bellwether Trials Selected
Based on Judge Martinotti’s criteria, three cases were selected for the initial bellwether trials to determine the likely outcome of the Elmiron lawsuits. The first of these cases was initially scheduled to be heard in January 2023 but has since been postponed and will now occur in March 2023.
What’s Next for Elmiron Lawsuits?
The outcome of the bellwether trials will determine the next steps in the Elmiron lawsuits. These trials will demonstrate what kind of an outcome most of these lawsuits may have when presented to a jury, which will determine how the legal teams will proceed once these trials are concluded.
Legal experts and claimants will watch these lawsuits closely to see what outcomes and potential settlement amounts may be ordered once these cases are heard.
“Am I eligible for an Elmiron lawsuit?”
You may be eligible to file or join an Elmiron lawsuit if you’ve taken Elmiron for bladder pain or discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis and suffered serious side effects resulting in eye damage.
Side effects that may be eligible for an Elmiron eye damage lawsuit include:
For those eligible to file or join an Elmiron lawsuit, these serious side effects may have resulted in any of the following conditions:
- Vision impairment
- Vision loss
- Blurred vision
- Halo vision
- Unilateral or bilateral blindness
If you’ve suffered any of these retina or eye injuries potentially due to the bladder medication Elmiron, our Elmiron lawsuit attorneys would love to help you seek justice if we can.
MDL and Updated Elmiron Lawsuit Criteria
Elmiron lawsuits were recently consolidated in multi-district litigation (MDL) in federal court in New Jersey, and you may qualify for an Elmiron claim if you meet the following critiera:
- Must have been diagnosed with an eye disorder or vision problems
- Must have taken Elmiron for at least one year
Qualifying injuries for an Elmiron lawsuit include:
- Pigmentary maculopathy
- Degenerative maculopathy / macular degeneration
- Macular retinopathy
- Macular / pattern dystrophy
- Retinal pigment epithelium atrophy
- Vision loss
- Vision impairment
- Scotoma (area of loss of vision or blind spot)
- Halo vision
- Unilateral blindness (in one eye)
- Bilateral blindness (in both eyes)
- Blurred vision
- Metamorphopsia (distortion of linear objects or lines such that they appear curved)
- Reduced night vision
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IMPORTANT: If you’ve taken Elmiron and suffered any of these side effects or conditions, it is recommended that you talk with your prescribing medical provider immediately.
Have you suffered eye injury due to Elmiron?
If you’ve taken Elmiron for interstitial cystitis and suffered serious retina damage or another eye injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Riddle & Brantley injury lawyer handling Elmiron lawsuits.
Those who have been injured due to potential negligence by drug manufacturers or distributors deserve justice, and we would love to help however we can.
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Why Riddle & Brantley
For more than 35 years, Riddle & Brantley attorneys have been fighting for the rights of those injured due to others’ negligence. Our injury attorneys have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience and we have secured many five, six and even seven-figure settlements and verdicts on behalf of our deserving clients (see disclaimer below).
“We believe Justice Counts and are committed to holding potentially negligent drug companies accountable.”
-Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner, Riddle & Brantley
Founding partner Gene Riddle is a member of Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, Super Lawyers, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. He is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award and has earned the prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell (see disclaimer below).
If Janssen Pharmaceuticals or any other company’s negligence resulted in injury, we believe that’s wrong and that victims deserve justice and compensation.
You don’t have to go through this alone.
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