Elmiron Vision Loss Lawyer
For several millions of Americans suffering from painful bladder conditions, the prescription drug Elmiron has been a first-line treatment to relieve daily bladder pain and discomfort. However, recent studies have discovered alarming evidence showing that Elmiron can cause vision loss or blindness. Evidence also shows that the manufacturer may have failed to warn the public despite new research on Elmiron vision loss risk.
Our firm is actively investigating Elmiron vision loss claims. If you’ve suffered vision loss or eye damage potentially caused by Elmiron, please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
In this blog post, we explain how one of Riddle & Brantley’s Elmiron vision loss lawyers can help evaluate your claim and seek compensation for your permanent retinal damage caused by this potentially dangerous drug.
The Link Between Vision Loss and Elmiron
Elmiron is a popular U.S. bladder medication. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996 and is the only FDA-approved oral medication to treat bladder pain caused by interstitial cystitis (IC).
In 2015, doctors at Atlanta’s Emory Eye Center began observing an unknown eye condition in a handful of Elmiron patients. The condition was diagnosed as a form of retinal damage with no known cause, but further investigation into these cases revealed that all the patients had been taking the prescription drug Elmiron for years.
Subsequent studies released in 2018 and 2019 revealed that there is a strong link between Elmiron and permanent retinal degeneration, although it is still unknown exactly how the medication causes this condition.
Over the past few years, several studies have revealed a strong link between Elmiron and pigmentary maculopathy. Maculopathy is a term used to describe the degeneration of the macula, which is the central part of the retina. Maculopathy often starts with subtle symptoms that progressively get worse – often beginning with blurred vision, trouble focusing, or other vision impairments, and eventually leading to total and permanent blindness.
The Elmiron-vision loss link is real and dangerous. For a FREE consultation with an experienced injury attorney handling Elmiron vision loss claims, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There is no obligation and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your Elmiron claim.
Recent studies have shown that nearly one-quarter of otherwise healthy Elmiron patients have developed some form of maculopathy. With millions of Americans having taken Elmiron over the past two-and-a-half decades, there is the potential that hundreds of thousands of Elmiron patients are unknowingly taking a drug that may one day cause irreversible vision damage.
Riddle & Brantley believes this would represent a great injustice, and our Elmiron vision loss lawyers are ready to fight on your behalf to hold Elmiron manufacturers responsible for the damage and suffering their drug may have caused many thousands of consumers.
“Am I eligible for an Elmiron vision loss lawsuit?”
If you or your loved ones have taken Elmiron and now been diagnosed with maculopathy or other eye damage, our Elmiron vision loss lawyers are ready to help you seek compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by your diagnosis.
We can handle the entire process of how to file an Elmiron lawsuit and help you seek compensation.
Elmiron has been linked to several types of eye disease and injury, including:
The current Elmiron lawsuits allege that drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, knew that long-term Elmiron usage could result in permanent vision loss, yet failed to disclose this finding to the public or warm patients about this risk.
If you have experienced any the following symptoms of retinal disease after taking Elmiron, consult with your doctor right away:
- Blurred vision
- Vision disturbances or impairment
- Distorted vision or
- Vision loss
- Unilateral or bilateral blindness
- Halo vision
- Difficulty adjusting to darkness
- Dark spots in the center of vision
If you have suffered any of the above vision changes and taken the bladder medication Elmiron for at least one year, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Even if you have not yet been diagnosed with retinal disease, you may still qualify for an Elmiron injury lawsuit.
Our Elmiron vision loss lawyers are currently reviewing Elmiron retinal damage cases for individuals who:
- Have taken Elmiron bladder medication for at least one year
- Have been diagnosed with any qualifying retinal disease after taking Elmiron for a minimum of 1 year, or
- If not yet diagnosed, those who suffer from any of the qualifying bilateral vision loss symptoms after taking Elmiron for at least 3 years
Riddle & Brantley’s experienced Elmiron lawyers want to help you seek the justice you deserve for retinal damage potentially caused by Elmiron.
If you are eligible for an Elmiron vision loss lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation.
Let Riddle & Brantley Help
Riddle & Brantley’s experienced attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for clients who have suffered life-changing injuries as the result of others’ negligence (see disclaimer below).
If you’ve suffered vision loss and suspect Elmiron is responsible, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation, please call 1-800-525-7111.
Our firm has spent more than 35 years holding potentially negligent drug manufacturers accountable for dangerous or defective prescription drugs and we would love to help you seek justice for your injuries.
“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”
–Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client
Our Elmiron vision loss lawyers are actively reviewing claims for litigation.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with one of our Elmiron vision loss lawyers so we can evaluate your claim for the compensation you deserve.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.