Patient Zero Files Elmiron Lawsuit for Failure to Warn
Lawyers File Elmiron Lawsuit For Failure to Warn
On June 9, 2020, attorneys filed a product liability lawsuit in New Jersey against the makers of Elmiron. The suit alleges, among other things, that the manufacturers failed to warn their client, Valerie Hull, about the risk of developing severe eye injuries and vision problems, including macular degeneration.
The Elmiron lawsuit was filed in Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County. The complaint names several entities as defendants, each having a role in either the manufacturing, marketing, or distribution of Elmiron. Some of the defendants are Janssen Pharmaceuticals, other Johnson & Johnson entities, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products R & D.
The Plaintiff in Elmiron Lawsuit is “Patient Zero” From Eye Study
Valerie Hull is a South Carolina Resident who took Elmiron from 2001-2018. Like many patients, Hull took Elmiron to relieve severe bladder pain associated with cystitis. Doctors also sometimes recommend Elmiron for osteoarthritis, but it is most often used to treat IC, Interstitial Cystitis.
Hull now suffers from loss of night vision, significant worsening of her vision, pigmentary maculopathy, and other injuries. She sought medical attention at the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, GA.
The doctors at Emory Eye Center, including Hull’s ophthalmologist Dr. Nieraj Jain conducted a study with Hull being documented as “patient zero.” The study included five women who shared the same unique eye injuries. The common factor between the participants in the study is that they took Elmiron. Subsequent studies indicate that almost ¼ of Elmiron users suffer these same eye injuries.
People Are Filing Lawsuits For Failure to Warn of Elmiron’s Risks
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken Elmiron. Most of them are women. Yet, the manufacturers of Elmiron still do not warn patients of the risk of developing severe eye damage, macular degeneration, and blindness. Manufacturers of drugs have a duty to warn patients of the risks and dangers of taking their products. Failure to warn can result in legal liability and compensation for the patients who have been injured.
As news of the dangers of Elmiron continues to emerge, and the manufacturers continue to sit idly by, injured victims are beginning to file lawsuits. Elmiron still has no warning on its labels. Elmiron has not been the subject of a recall. Despite its dangers, doctors are still prescribing Elmiron to unsuspecting patients.
Are You Wondering: “Do I Have an Elmiron Lawsuit?” Call our Elmiron Lawyers to Find Out
Our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, are reviewing Elmiron lawsuits now. Please call us if you or a member of your family took Elmiron and developed any of the following:
- Vision changes
- Night vision loss
- Macular degeneration
- Other eye injuries
We want to know the facts of your Elmiron eye injury. For a free evaluation of your Elmiron lawsuit, call our lawyers today at 800-403-6191.