Patients who have taken Valsartan and have been diagnosed with cancer, as a result, should read on to learn more about how they can hold the drug makers accountable.
Valsartan has been recalled due to possible nitrosamine contamination. Nitrosamines can cause tumors in the liver and other organs in lab animals and are thought to be carcinogenic in humans as well. It is believed that these blood pressure drugs were tainted during flawed manufacturing processes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration 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.”
The recalls began in July when the FDA found that some Valsartan products contained a potentially cancer-causing chemical. European regulators had already made the same discovery. The substance can form during manufacturing if the chemical reactions used to make the drug are not carefully controlled and monitored, the FDA said.
Valsartan is made by Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. These recalls are a product of greater FDA scrutiny of foreign drug imports, but FDA warnings alone will not ensure safe medications. In a culture where the profit motive exists, drug companies must be held accountable to cutting corners and sacrificing consumer safety. Read on for answers to four frequently asked questions in the Valsartan Lawsuit.
Have Lawsuits been filed over Possible Valsartan Side Effects?
Yes. Numerous lawsuits have been filed over possible Valsartan Side effects. In addition to Valsartan Cancer Lawsuits, sources say other Valsartan Side Effects include: kidney failure, liver failure, a lowered white blood cell count, and angioedema, the swelling of certain tissues in the body. This medication has been associated with birth defects and should not be taken by pregnant women for this reason. (Consult your physician for more information.)
What Do the Valsartan Cancer Lawsuits Allege?
Patients who filed Valsartan Cancer Lawsuits were prescribed Valsartan claim that drug manufacturers willfully disregarded required safety procedures at the plant where contamination occurred. The contaminant was undiscovered for years until revealed by random testing.
What Can I Get in a Valsartan Lawsuit?
Patients who file a Valsartan lawsuit could potentially get the following if the case is resolved successfully:
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
While it is possible for individuals whom these products might have injured to go it alone without knowledgeable representation, those who do so run the risk of receiving an unfair settlement — if they get anything at all. Because drug makers have large amounts of money to spend on lawyers, going up against them as an individual can be intimidating and difficult. With an experienced Valsartan Lawyer, you can have the best chance to stand up to these large companies and optimize your chances of being fully compensated.
How We Can Help You
If you or a loved one has received such a diagnosis after taking Valsartan contact us for a free, no-risk case evaluation. Call Valsartan Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today to see if you are eligible foe a Valsartan Lawsuit.
Timothy L. Miles, Esq.
Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles was recentely selected by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM as a 2022 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2022 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2022 Elite Lawyer of the South. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019). Mr. Miles has published over sixty articles on various issues of the law, including class actions, whistleblower cases, products liability, and more.
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