Recent studies have shown that patients who were prescribed and used Elmiron developed Maculopathy, an eye disorder that can lead to blindness. The manufacturer of Elmiron failed to fully test the drug prior to its release and warn patients of its potential dangers.
If you or a loved one is an Elmiron user and has suffered the eye disorder maculopathy, please contact us now. You may be entitled to financial compensation.
What is Elmiron?
Elmiron is a drug prescribed to treat interstitial cystitis, a condition in the urinary tract system that causes abdominal and pelvic pain. The pain can be chronic or intermittent and the condition can lead to frequent urination.
Elmiron works by attaching itself to the wall of the bladder and providing a buffer between irritating substances and the bladder. However, recent studies have shown users of the drug Elmiron are at increased risk of developing Maculopathy that could also lead to eye injuries and blindness.
Medical experts are now recommending that patients that use the drug Elmiron have an ophthalmic examination for early detection of maculopathy.
What Are the Symptoms of Maculopathy?
As reported in the Journal of Ophthalmology, patients who were prescribed and used the drug Elmiron developed Maculopathy. The studies found that patients who use Elmiron may experience the follow symptoms:
- Difficulty Reading
- Difficulty of Eyes Adjusting to Darkness
- Difficulty of Seeing Close Objects
- Dimmed Vision
- Spot of Vision Lost in the Field of Vision
Why File a Lawsuit Against Janssen Pharmaceuticals?
Drug manufacturers are expected to provide safe products to consumers. They should alert doctors and consumers about any potential dangers posed by taking this drug. When drug makers fail to do this, they can be held legally responsible for paying the enormous costs resulting from a consumer’s injury or illness.
If you’re considering filing a lawsuit to get compensation from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Elmiron, our team can help you calculate all the costs your condition has caused, which may include:
- Medical Bills Related to Vision Loss
- Income Loss Due to Inability to See
- Assistance and/or Special Care
- Anxiety, Depression, or Diminished Quality of Life Damages
No two individuals are affected by vision loss in the same way. People who took Elmiron and suffered maculopathy or other serious vision problems may be eligible to file an Elmiron lawsuit. When determining compensation, our team will review your many expenses to determine how much you may be owed from Janssen Pharmaceuticals.