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Elmiron® Linked to Vision Problems

If you or a loved one took Elmiron® to treat interstitial cystitis and developed vision loss or vision problems, contact Goldwater Law Firm right now.

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Elmiron® is the only drug approved to treat bladder pain associated with interstitial cystitis, or IC. Vision damage and even permanent vision loss have recently been linked to the use of Elmiron®. Now, allegations have been made that appropriate warnings from the manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, were never issued about the potential for eye disorders.

If you’ve suffered vision damage after using Elmiron®, you have rights. The Goldwater Law Firm and our partners can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact our office today to learn more about your legal options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve suffered vision loss or any kind of eye disorder after taking Elmiron®, you may be entitled to compensation.

The first step to seeking compensation for your suffering is contacting Goldwater Law Firm. We work with industry experts and lawyers who are experienced in handling big drug lawsuits and know how to protect your rights. We also work nationwide, so you won’t even have to leave your house to get the help you need! Simply call or fill out our online form and, if we believe we can help, we’ll connect you with an experienced attorney right away.

If you file a lawsuit against a big pharmaceutical company, you’re going to have experienced corporate lawyers arguing against you. In this situation, you need an experienced Elmiron® lawyer on your side who isn’t afraid to take on these deep-pocketed companies. This will give you the best chance at receiving the full amount of compensation you deserve.

When you contact Goldwater Law Firm, you won’t have to worry about paying an attorney’s fee unless you get money from a settlement or verdict first. Our contingency-fee basis allows you to retain our services without paying any upfront or hidden fees.

 

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Elmiron® Linked to Ocular Toxicity

In 2018, an article was published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology drawing the first connection between Elmiron® and ocular toxicity. Over the course of just two years, doctors at Emory Eye Center found that six patients were treated for maculopathy that had no clear cause. The one thing the patients all had in common was regular use of Elmiron®.

A year after the article was published, doctors published an expanded study of 10 patients and recommended that patients experiencing symptoms of vision damage stop taking the drug.

Elder woman experiencing vision damage

Maculopathy: Degeneration of the Macula

Maculopathy is a serious disease that affects the macula, or the back of the retina. There are three types of maculopathy, and they can all result in loss of vision:

  • Age-Related: Degeneration due to aging.
  • Cellophane: Degeneration due to the formation of scar tissue on the macula’s nerve cells.
  • Malattia Leventinese: Congenital disease in which a honeycomb pattern grows on the macula.

The type of maculopathy linked to Elmiron® doesn’t fit precisely into any of the well-known types listed above and is known as pigmentary maculopathy of unknown etiology.

Complications of Elmiron®

Anyone who regularly takes Elmiron® could be affected by its connection to maculopathy and other vision problems. Several symptoms are commonly associated with the type of maculopathy linked to Elmiron® use, including:

  • Abnormal blood vessels and capillaries around the macula
  • Adult pattern macular dystrophy
  • Retinal pigment epithelium atrophy
  • Hyperpigmented or dark spots on the retina

Other complications from Elmiron® use include:

  • Blurred visions
  • Halo vision
  • Reduced night vision
  • Scotoma
  • Unilateral or bilateral blindness
  • Vision impairment
  • Vision loss

Do You Qualify for an Elmiron® Lawsuit

If you’ve suffered serious vision problems after using Elmiron®, you have rights. At the Goldwater Law Firm, we’ll work alongside our experienced experts to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

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Elmiron® Lawsuits Allege That Manufacturers Failed to Warn About the Risk of Vision Damage

Elmiron® lawsuits are being filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Elmiron®, alleging that the company failed to warn consumers about the risk of maculopathy and other serious vision problems for regular users of the drug.

Because the connection was only recently discovered as of April 2020, all of the lawsuits are still pending and there have been no major settlements or verdicts as of yet. Interstitial cystitis affects millions of people every year and Elmiron® is prescribed to help patients deal with pain from this chronic condition. Hundreds of thousands of people may have taken the drug and been exposed to the risk of potentially permanent vision damage.

Drug manufacturers producing Elmirion®

What Can a Lawsuit Do for Me?

If you or someone you care about is suffering from vision problems after taking Elmiron®, you deserve justice. Don’t wait to hold Big Pharma responsible for its negligence that put the health and safety of innocent people at risk.

You may be able to recover damages including but not limited to:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

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If you’re dealing with vision damage or vision loss after taking Elmiron®, don’t leave your chances of justice and compensation up to chance. Contact Goldwater Law Firm right now to find out if you qualify. It’s 100% free and there’s never any obligation.

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