Have you or a loved one experienced vision damage or vision loss due to Elmiron©? New studies reveal that people who take Elmiron© (pentosan polysulfate sodium) for an extended period have an increased risk of developing pigmentary maculopathy, a type of eye injury which may be misdiagnosed as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) or other maculopathies. Pigmentary maculopathy is a progressive and incurable eye disorder that could lead to blindness. Symptoms associated with Elmiron© maculopathy may include:
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty adjusting to dim/low lighting
- Blurry vision
These symptoms can get worse over time, leading to permanent vision damage or blindness the longer someone takes Elmiron©. Symptoms can continue to progress even a year after stopping the medication. Therefore, it’s crucial to report side effects to your primary doctor. Also, communicate with your eye doctor if you believe Elmiron© has affected your vision. These communications can help to build your case.
Current Elmiron© class action lawsuits allege that Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn doctors and patients that Elmiron© side effects included vision damage – in fact, Janssen did not include vision damage as a side effect until June 2020. This likely came after Drs. Adam M. Hanif and Nieraj Jain published a study in July 2019 that described the effects of Elmiron© as “preventable, vision-threatening medication toxicity that could masquerade as other known maculopathies.”
Pharmaceutical companies can be tough to fight legally, but they must be held accountable for distributing defective and harmful products. Let our Elmiron© attorneys at Rinehardt Injury Attorneys help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.
What is Elmiron©?
Elmiron© is a blood thinner that is used to treat bladder pain or discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis, and it is the only FDA-approved drug that treats this condition. Some of its most common side-effects include bruising, hair loss, nausea, diarrhea, headache and swelling. More serious side-effects include pigmentary maculopathy, and increased bleeding through nosebleeds, bleeding gums, and blood in stool.
Consequences of Vision Loss
The consequences of vision loss are physically, emotionally and financially staggering to one’s quality of life. Vision loss can lead to:
- Needing assistance for routine tasks, like cooking and cleaning
- No longer being able to drive
- Increased risk for falls
- Home alterations to accommodate vision impairment
- Ongoing need for medical care
- Loss of independence
- Loss of income
This shows just how much every facet of life can be negatively affected by vision loss. It’s imperative to hold the creators of Elmiron© medication accountable for these costly life changes. With so much at stake for the affected, do not wait to contact our Ohio Elmiron© lawyers.
Contact our Elmiron© Lawyers
The lawyers at Rinehardt Injury Attorneys are dedicated to helping those that suffered eye damage due to Elmiron©.
Our main goal is to help you recover financial losses incurred while dealing with vision loss. Our law firm provides full transparency through the process, and we will always keep an open line of communication to answer your questions and concerns.
Call us at 614-686-2020 or 419-529-2020 for a free legal consultation today.