In recent years, many patients have taken Valsartan or similar drugs to reduce their blood pressure. Unfortunately, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found traces of cancer-causing compounds in Valsartan.
If you or your loved one developed cancer while taking Valsartan or a similar, generic blood medication, you may be eligible to seek legal relief. A Valsartan lawyer can help build a case against the drug’s manufacturer to help you get the monetary compensation you and your family deserve for the physical, mental, and financial struggles you have endured as a result of these manufacturing mistakes. The dangerous drug attorneys with Braddock Law Firm, PLLC are ready to help you fight for a favorable outcome.
Background on Valsartan and Similar Prescription Drugs
In 2014, pharmaceutical manufacturers introduced Valsartan, and similar drugs like Losartan and Irebsartan, to help patients treat their hypertension, or high blood pressure. The purpose of these drugs was to reduce the risk of heart failure by acting as receptor blockers. However, in 2018, the FDA recalled these drugs after discovering that large batches of them had been contaminated during the manufacturing process. The FDA found traces of nitrosamines, which medical researchers believe to be carcinogenic, or cancer-causing. While all medications have potentially harmful side effects, Valsartan is particularly dangerous because doctors believe that the nitrosamines found within the drug can cause significant damage even at very low levels.
If you suspect you have a Valsartan claim, you should consult an experienced attorney with Braddock Law Firm, PLLC. Our legal team will explain your rights and discuss the options available to you.
Who Can File a Valsartan Claim and On What Grounds?
If you develop cancer while taking one of these drugs you might have a legal claim. Medical experts believe that taking Valsartan can cause certain cancers, such as intestinal cancer, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, and liver cancer.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers have a duty to design and manufacture medications that are both safe and effective. For this reason, you might be able to sue the manufacturer in a product liability suit for creating a defective drug.
While some potentially harmful side effects are unavoidable, new drugs should never cause more harm than good. The drug companies made a mistake by allowing Valsartan and other similar medications to become contaminated during the manufacturing process. Instead of producing a safe medicine for patients that need it to survive, they created a dangerous drug with life-threatening side effects.
The seasoned counsel at Braddock Law Firm, PLLC has extensive experience with Valsartan lawsuits. We know what steps to take to ensure that a claim prevails.
Reach Out to a Valsartan Attorney Today
People rely on medication to help them, not hurt them. If taking Valsartan or a similar blood medication caused you or a loved one to develop cancer, you deserve justice. A Valsartan lawyer can work with your family to get you the guidance you need for the compensation you deserve.
This is not something you have to face alone. The team at Braddock Law Firm, PLLC will help you and your family fight back. We are not afraid to stand up to large pharmaceutical companies and hold them accountable for their negligence. Reach out now to arrange a meeting and see how we can help.