Individuals who have taken Valsartan, Losartan, or Irebsartan and have subsequently been diagnosed with cancer may have a legitimate claim for compensatory damages at the expense of the drug manufacturers who failed to protect patients from the harmful, non-advertised side effects of these medications. If you or a loved one contracted cancer after taking a medication containing Valsartan, contact a personal injury attorney from Altman & Altman LLP right away to get started on a claim.
Drug manufacturers have a serious responsibility to produce safe medication for the patients that rely on such medication for their survival. Allowing medication to become contaminated and putting patients at risk of developing various cancers is a serious breach of public trust, and those manufacturers must be held accountable to the full extent of the law.These Drugs Were Released to the Public Despite Possible Contamination
As of July 2018, Valsartan, Losartan, and Irbesartan products have all been recalled by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to possible nitrosamine contamination. Nitrosamines are organic compounds that have been observed to cause tumors in lab tests and are thought to be carcinogenic (cancer causing) in humans as well.
It is believed that these drugs - which were intended to be used for blood pressure regulation - were tainted during flawed manufacturing processes. The FDA has stated that these contaminants "are of special concern to global regulators because, unlike most impurities in drugs, they have the potential to cause harm at very low levels."
Anyone who has taken Valsartan, Losartan, or Irebsartan as prescribed by their doctor and has since been diagnosed with cancer might be eligible to pursue compensation from Valsartan, Losartan, or Irbesartan manufacturers. A lawsuit verdict or settlement may provide compensation for financial and non-financial losses caused by taking these products.Contact Altman & Altman LLP if You Believe You Have Been Affected
It is reported that the contaminated drugs entered the market in the United States around 2014, meaning for multiple years these supposedly safe drugs were prescribed regularly by physicians around the country. Tainted drugs were traced back to manufacturing operations out of China and India, but to be sure of whether or not your prescription could have been a part of the contaminated batches, you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney to find out for you.
The number of lawsuits filed against valsartan manufacturers has been growing, and reached 88 as of last summer. The time to join the growing list of claims is now, and one of our attorneys can help you get started on the process right away.
As many as 3 million people are estimated to be potentially affected by the contaminated drugs, meaning that as time goes on, more people may find out that they have developed cancer as a result of using the drug. We will ensure that you have every resource made available to you in order to make the strongest claim and give you the best chance at collecting a settlement or other form of financial compensation, which could be used for medical expenses or to recover lost wages from being unable to work while undergoing cancer treatment.
Our attorneys have over 50 years of experience fighting for our clients in Boston, Cambridge and throughout Massachusetts when drug manufacturers fail to act in their best interest by ensuring a safe product - as is the case with valsartan manufacturers who allowed a large amount of their drugs to become tainted by a carcinogenic compound.
Contact us online or call for a free consultation regarding your valsartan case today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199. We are available 24/7.