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Elmiron Vision Loss Lawsuit: Do You Have a Claim?

Elmiron is a brand name for pentosane polysulfate sodium (PPS). It is used to treat interstitial cystitis (IC), a bladder condition affecting roughly 1 million U.S. residents. Elmiron vision loss lawsuits claims that long-term exposure to Elmiron causes pigmentary maculopathy and other types of eye damage.

IMPORTANT: As of January 2024, we are no longer investigating or taking new Elmiron cases. 

Other eye conditions allegedly caused by Elmiron have been cited in Elmiron vision loss lawsuits, including:

Elmiron Vision Loss Lawsuit - Riddle & BrantleyHave you suffered eye damage potentially due to Elmiron? You may qualify for an Elmiron vision loss lawsuit and our attorneys are ready to help — call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE consultation. 

Those taking Elmiron are encouraged to talk with their doctor about potential eye damage risk associated with PPS.

If you’ve been diagnosed with maculopathy, retinopathy, scotoma, or vision loss after taking Elmiron, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation concerning a potential Elmiron vision loss lawsuit.

In order to qualify for an Elmiron lawsuit or injury claim, you generally must have been diagnosed with a retinal disease such as pigmentary maculopathy or experienced one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty reading
  • Blurred vision
  • Visual disturbances
  • Distorted vision
  • Vision loss
  • Difficulty adjusting to dark conditions
  • Dark spots in the center of vision
  • Straight lines appearing curved or squiggly
  • Less vivid colors

Your symptoms must have appeared within 2 years of using Elmiron, and in general, Elmiron must have been used for at least 3 years. The scientific evidence supporting these claims is particularly strong in cases involving bilateral blindness (vision loss in both eyes).

Elmiron and Vision Loss

In 2018, an article was published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology which stated six patients treated at Emory Eye Center between 2015 and 2017 experienced pigmentary maculopathy of an unclear cause. Each of these patients had taken Elmiron for a prolonged period of time.

This article led to additional studies, each of which linked Elmiron to eye damage. Elmiron vision loss lawsuits began to be filed shortly thereafter.

Elmiron Vision Loss Lawsuits

IMPORTANT: As of January 2024, we are no longer investigating or taking new Elmiron cases. 

The main legal issue with Elmiron is the manufacturer of this drug allegedly failed to warn doctors and patients of the potential vision-related side effects associated with taking the drug for extended periods of time.

If you’ve suffered eye damage after taking Elmiron, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a free case review concerning a potential Elmiron vision loss lawsuit or injury claim. 

You may be entitled to compensation and our Elmiron lawsuit lawyers would love to help however they can.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.

Justice Counts for victims of eye damage potentially caused by Elmiron and we are ready to help you fight for justice if we can.

Maculopathy and Elmiron: What’s the Connection?

Elmiron and Eye Damage - Riddle & BrantleyMaculopathy is a general term that refers to any pathological condition affecting the macula, the central part of the retina. The macula is located near the center of the retina and its function is to give us clear vision and the ability to see fine detail.

There are several forms of macular degeneration. The type most often associated with Elmiron is identified as “pigmentary maculopathy of unknown etiology.” This condition may differ slightly from one patient to another.

Symptoms of pigmentary maculopathy and other eye conditions potentially caused by Elmiron may include:

  • Blind spots in the field of vision (scotoma)
  • Blurry vision
  • “Floaters” (spots or lines in the field of vision)
  • Trouble adjusting to low light conditions
  • Distorted vision
  • Eye pain
  • Eye strain
  • Full or partial blindness
  • Muted colors
  • Eye color changes

If you have taken Elmiron and have maculopathy or other serious eye damage it is important to seek legal counsel.

Riddle & Brantley can help seek compensation for you, including any past and future medical expenses to treat your injuries, past and future pain and suffering resulting from your injuries, any lost wages (if any), economic losses and punitive damages (if pertinent).

IMPORTANT: As of January 2024, we are no longer investigating or taking new Elmiron cases. 

For a FREE consultation with an experienced Elmiron lawyer about a potential injury claim or Elmiron vision loss lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111.

There are no upfront costs and we don’t get paid unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

If you don’t receive compensation in your Elmiron vision loss lawsuit or injury claim, you won’t pay any attorney fees. It’s as simple as that.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.

Our team of attorneys has more than 220+ years of combined legal experience and we are ready to assist you and your loved ones however we can.

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Elmiron Vision Loss Lawsuits - Riddle & BrantleyRiddle & Brantley has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients and we’re proud of the words they use to describe their experience working with us (see disclaimer below).

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced dangerous drugs attorney handling Elmiron claims, please call 1-800-525-7111. 

There is no obligation and if you decide to hire us, we will fight tirelessly for your right to compensation in a vision loss claim against Elmiron.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.

Justice Counts.