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Taking Legal Action For Clients Affected By Elmiron

For patients suffering from interstitial cystitis (IC), doctors have regularly prescribed Elmiron to help reduce bladder pain, pressure or pelvic area pain. For years, Janssen Pharmaceuticals has been approved to sell this drug as a treatment for these conditions.

However, studies have identified links between Elmiron’s extensive use and pigmentary maculopathy, an eye condition that affects the retina and can cause blindness or other vision problems.

Your Right To Pursue Legal Recourse

If you have taken this drug and believe that your vision has been damaged, turn to our team at Montgomery Ponder, LLC in Birmingham. Our personal injury attorneys believe that your cure shouldn’t be more harmful than the condition it treats. We represent injured patients and their loved ones across the country who have been harmed by various dangerous drugs, including Elmiron.

What To Know About Elmiron

Janssen Pharmaceuticals created Elmiron, known as pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) in the scientific community, to serve as a longtime treatment for individuals suffering from IC. The drug was approved in 1996 to treat this condition. However, patients began reporting problems in 1997 that ranged from dimmed vision to loss of vision in low-light conditions.

In addition to these serious vision problems, patients have also noted that they’ve suffered from side effects that include:

  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Skin rashes and bruising
  • Sleeping problems

In Jun 2020, Janssen Pharmaceuticals updated its label to include warnings of possible vision damage, but this was years after scientific studies released results of its harmful side effects and after updates were made in countries outside the U.S.

How We Can Help

Our attorneys share 50+ years of trial experience that they will put to work for you. We have the legal, financial resources and dedication to pursue compensation for the damages that you or your loved one suffered while taking this dangerous drug.

You may be eligible to fill a claim if you:

  • Used Elmiron for at least two years
  • Have suffered from vision problems while taking the drug as prescribed or continue to have vision problems after you stopped taking the drug
  • Were not diagnosed with vision problems or diabetes before taking the drug

When drug manufacturers fail to warn doctors of potential side effects, these manufacturers put your health and your future at risk. We are ready to hold responsible parties financially accountable for their actions.

Contact Us To Learn More

Schedule an appoint to talk to us about your situation and possible options we can pursue. Call our Alabama office at 205-606-6855 or send us an email. All consultations are free.