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Elmiron Lawsuits Have Begun – What You Can Do If You Have Been Harmed

May 12, 2020
Colson Hicks Eidson

Elmiron is a prescription medication taken by those who need treatment for interstitial cystitis, also known as “bladder pain syndrome.” This medication has been on the market for decades, and is the only known treatment for interstitial cystitis. Unfortunately, research has shown that this medication can cause irreversible eye damage. The team at Colson Hicks Eidson has now filed a lawsuit on behalf of a plaintiff who has been harmed due to this harmful prescription drug.

What is going on with this Elmiron lawsuit out of Florida?

The award-winning attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson has been following issues related to Elmiron for some time, and we have now filed a lawsuit on behalf of a victim who has sustained eye damage due to this prescription medication.
The plaintiff in this case, Tara O’Flaherty, alleges that Janssen Pharmaceuticals and other companies involved knew or should have known of the risks that Elmiron posed to those taking the medication.

Over the last few years, research has emerged that those taking Elmiron (also known as pentosan polysulfate sodium) are more likely to suffer from retinal damage and maculopathy due to an accumulation of the medication in their retinal cells over time.

Tara O’Flaherty began taking this medication as prescribed by her physician around the year 1994 and continue taking it through 2019. She was given no warning and had no knowledge of the serious risk this medication could pose to her vision. According to the lawsuit, O’Flaherty now suffers from maculopathy, blurriness, and distorted vision. All of these symptoms have been described by researchers as negative side effects of Elmiron that the manufacturers never warned patients about.

Attorney Francisco R. Maderal is handling this case. For more than a decade, Attorney Maderalhas successfully handled important and complex cases for his clients. He plays a key role in the firm’s pharmaceutical and product liability mass torts cases and is ready to ensure that the makers of Elmiron are held accountable for their actions in causing harm to patients.

Our team is ready to help you through this

If you or somebody you love has taken the prescription drug Elmiron, you may need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. If this medication has caused you any eye damage, you may be entitled to compensation. The nationally recognized team Colson Hicks Eidson is heavily involved in these cases, and we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Our goal is to investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need, which can include:

  • Coverage of all eye disease-related medical costs
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

When you need an Elmiron attorney in Florida or anywhere throughout the United States, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7400.