Valsartan Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys in North Carolina
The drug Valsartan, also called Diovan, is a popular treatment for hypertension and congestive heart failure. The drug is classified as an angiotensin II receptor blocker. Doctors prescribe the medication to increase a patient's lifespan after he or she suffers a heart attack. The medication is known to relax the blood vessels of the patient and improve the patient's blood flow. It can also help lower blood pressure, prevent kidney malfunction, and prevent stroke in patients with diabetes.
Millions of Americans have been prescribed and taken Valsartan for these conditions. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that the drug was contaminated by a chemical linked to cancer in July 2018. They found traces of the carcinogenic N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical that had formerly been used in rocket fuel. As a result, the drug was recalled.Mass Tort Litigation Due to Valsartan
As a result of the discovery of a carcinogenic substance that can cause cancer, mass tort litigation has sprung up throughout the country. This litigation is working its way through the federal court system as a MDL (multidistrict litigation). Exposure to chemical NDMA can cause serious damage to a person's liver. It can also increase the risk of cancer in the kidneys, colon, liver, and gastrointestinal tract.
This risk of cancer increases even when a person is exposed to trace amounts of the chemical. Scientists have discovered that even trace amounts of this chemical have caused cancer in animals. Research suggests that the chemical is a "probable" cancer-causing agent in humans.Our Lawyers can Help
If you or a loved one has developed cancer in the stomach, bladder, kidney, or colon and has been taking the drug Valsartan, you might be entitled to compensation. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we are committed and focused on fighting drug companies that create drugs that have a probable cancer-causing effect.
You may feel alarmed and confused if you or your loved one has taken Valsartan between 2015 and 2019. If you have taken the drug during this time period, you should speak to a doctor as soon as possible for testing. If you have developed one of the cancers mentioned and you also took the drug during that time frame, you should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. There are statutes of limitation in place that apply to cases against drug manufacturers. You do not want to wait too long before filing your personal injury lawsuit.Do You Have a Valid Lawsuit?
The drug recall lawyers at Arnold & Smith, PLLC have been monitoring lawsuits involving Valsartan across the United States. Our office is located in Charlotte and we can provide you with the latest information on drug recalls as well as any pending litigation that involves monetary damages.
We understand that thinking about filing a lawsuit can be overwhelming and challenging. You are probably concerned about your health, especially if you have already received a diagnosis of cancer. We offer our potential clients a free initial consultation with no pressure on them. We will evaluate your case free of charge and advise you as to whether or not you have a valid lawsuit. If you meet the criteria below, you might have a valid Valsartan lawsuit:
- You used the drug Valsartan between the years 2015 and now
- You have a diagnosis of liver, colon, or stomach cancer
- You suffered liver damage that required hospitalization
- You used the drug Valsartan for at least one year before your cancer diagnosis
If you used the drug Valsartan, it is wise to be aware of symptoms of cancer, which include the following:
- Changes in bowel habits
- Rectal bleeding
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blood in your stool
- Persistent abdominal discomfort
- Feeling bloated after eating
- Feeling full after a small amount of food
- Stomach pain
- Weight loss
- Persistent heartburn
- Vomiting or nausea
If you have become diagnosed with cancer and you used the drug Valsartan, you might be entitled to damages. It is worth your time to schedule a free initial consultation to speak with one of our experienced lawyers as soon as possible. Recovering damages for your injuries could help you and your family significantly. If you do have cancer, recovering financial compensation for your treatments and surgery could help your family tremendously. Contact our experienced personal injury lawyers as soon as possible to schedule your free initial consultation.