Elmiron, or pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) is a prescription drug to treat pain and discomfort linked to a chronic bladder condition termed as interstitial cystitis. The drug has been in use for decades. However, new researches and reports have come up with strong evidences of a strong link between Elmiron use and potential retinal damages, poor vision and even blindness.
Elmiron is categorized under Urinary Analgesic (which relieves pain) and poor anticoagulant (which prevents blood clotting).
Patients, who took the prescription drug, developed usual changes to the centre of the retina and their macula responsible for flawless and focused vision. Hundreds of thousands of people in the USA took Elmiron and they are supposedly at higher risk of suffering maculopathy. The disease can cause permanent loss of eyesight. If you or any of your loved ones took the drug to get rid of pain and discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis and developed vision problems overtime, you are entitled to an Elmiron Lawsuit Filling.
Talk to an attorney, who has experience of handling Elmiron Vision Loss Cases, to discuss whether you are eligible for compensation and how to receive a fair and square deal.
Elmiron Lawsuits for Vision Loss and Blindness
Patients, who developed vision problems and maculopathy after taking Elmiron for a long time (at least, a couple of years), accused the drug’s manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, of failing to warn the public about the risks of potential ocular toxicity, permanent vision damage or even vision loss. American Academy of Ophthalmology Researchers presented their findings in 2019 to show the correlation between PPS use and changes in the macula and vision-threatening eye problems.
If you are prescribed Elmiron and have developed vision-related changes after its intake, you are entitled to an Elmiron vision loss and blindness lawsuit. The first step to sue the company and extract compensation from them for the vision damages you have suffered is to contact a lawyer with rich experience in handling such cases.
Elmiron Side Effects
The commonest side effects enlisted by Janssen Pharmaceuticals are as follows:
- Hair Loss
- Upset Stomach
- Upset Stomach
- Blood in Stool
- Abnormal Liver Functions
- Weight Gain
The manufacturer did not warn the potential consumers about potential vision problems or loss. According to a study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, patients might experience other symptoms in addition to what has already been stated above. These additional symptoms include:
- Vision Loss
- Drug Toxicity
- Vision Problems While Reading and Focusing
- Macula/Retinal Damage
- Problems in Adjusting to Dark/Dim Lighting
Am I Entitled to an Elmiron Lawsuit?
If you have developed eye disorders, maculopathy or any other type of vision problem while taking the medication for at least two years, you are eligible for filing the lawsuit. Injuries and symptoms might include though are not restricted to macular degeneration, unilateral or bilateral blindness, night blindness, vision impairment or loss, retinopathy and macular dystrophy.
It’s important for you to contact only a learned and experienced lawyer who has a convincing profile of success in handling such cases.