Elmiron Lawyers in Columbus, OH
What is Elmiron?
Elmiron is a medication used to treat a chronic condition called interstitial cystitis, bladder and pelvic pain. Recently, scientific research has discovered a link between Elmiron and pigmentary maculopathy—one of the leading causes of blindness in American adults. Symptoms of maculopathy, or macular degeneration, can include gradual loss of vision, blurry vision, sensitivity to light and loss of low-light visibility. Unfortunately, these symptoms can be irreversible.
Were you taking Elmiron?
Elmiron and Its Risks
Elmiron is a popular medication used to treat interstitial cystitis and painful bladder syndrome. According to the Urology Care Foundation, they estimate that 1 to 4 million men and 3 to 8 million women have symptoms of IC/BPS. At the moment, Elmiron is the only FDA approved medication to treat this condition. Because of this fact, thousands of people have been exposed to this medication and its side effects over many years. Doctors recommend patients consult with their urologist regarding their use of this medication along with yearly screenings for patients who are not currently exhibiting signs of pigmentary maculopathy.
The drug has recently been associated with a significantly increased risk of pigmentary maculopathy, which results from chronic and permanent damage to the retina. Injuries can range from irreparable vision impairment to blindness, which can progress even after patients stop taking the drug.
Specific diagnoses and side effects of Elmiron include:
• Blindness (bilateral)
• Blurred vision
• Macular degeneration
• Pattern Dystrophy
• Pigmentary maculpathy
• Vision disturbances
• Vision impairment
• Vision loss
Do you believe your eye problems are linked to Elmiron?
Are You Eligible for a Claim?
If you or a loved one has developed blindness after taking Elmiron, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your potential case.
Like millions of Americans, you may have taken this drug that was deemed to be safe and effective. Now you may be unfortunately stricken with a life-threatening disease that will physically, emotionally, and financially burden you and your loved ones. Let us help you and your family get justice. Call us today! You will receive:
- Free consultation over the phone
- Easy consultation, with no obligations
- Case review from an experienced drug injury lawyer
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous drug, such as Elmiron, contact us for a free consultation today. You may be entitled to financial compensation.
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