Elmiron Eye Disease Lawsuits
Elmiron, a prescription given to combat Interstitial Cystitis (IC), or painful bladder syndrome. However, this drug has been linked to a number of eye diseases and complications. Studies show that this drug can be linked to Retinal Maculopathy, blindness, and other serious vision impairments. Despite the growing evidence, manufacturer Jansen Pharmaceutical has not warned the public of these risks. Millions of people in the US take Elmiron for their IC, without knowing the potential risk it poses to their health and safety.
Elmiron and Hidden Risks
Multiple studies, carried out since 2015, have linked Retinal Maculopathy to pentosan polysulfate sodium, the active ingredient in Elmiron. Since then, Jansen Pharmaceutical has not listed eye disease as a potential side effect of the drug. Hundreds of thousands of people can be at risk of developing severe eye complications, and the manufacturer must be held responsible.
Retinal Maculopathy and Elmiron
Maculopathy is a progressive disease that can lead to vision loss and other complications in the eyes. The disease affects a part of the retina, known as the macula. The macula is the central focusing unit of the eye, which translates light and color into whatever we are focusing our eyes on. The rest of the retina processes vision for our periphery. Maculopathy will usually progress to both eyes and can lead to total vision loss. Overall, this disease can be devastating to those who suffer from it, as they may lose the ability to focus their eyes or even go blind. Signs of macular degeneration can include:
- Blurry spots in the center of vision
- Blank or dark spots in the center of vision
- Difficulty reading
- Objects appear distorted
- Straight lines that appear crooked or wavy
- Loss of clear color vision
Lawsuits on behalf of injured parties have already begun. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Maculopathy, or are suffering from other degenerative eye diseases after taking Elmiron, you may be entitled to compensation. Bite back, and get the money you deserve.
At D’Agostino & Associates, our team of lawyers can help you sort through all the details, understand what you are entitled to, and fight to get what you deserve. D’Agostino & Associates P.C. has offices in New York and New Jersey. Contact us, or call us at 1-888-245-2924 to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.