Truvada lawsuits have not been settled to date despite that a large number of plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against Gilead Sciences, Inc., in California and other states. Lawsuits against the company started to surface in 2018. While multiple suits are pending, there have been no reports of any settlement negotiations yet.
Generally, dangerous drug cases can take years to conclude as there is a lot at stake for a pharmaceutical company. A drug manufacturer will typically use their vast resources to fight any legal actions with vigor and could file appeal after appeal. Dangerous drug cases also require a considerable amount of evidence against the at-fault parties, and they typically rely on expert witness opinion. Therefore, it could take some years before plaintiffs might receive settlements in Truvada lawsuits.
Dangerous Side Effects of Truvada
The controversy around the HIV drug Truvada largely concerns the active ingredient, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), which has been shown to cause serious and potentially life-threatening complications in some individuals.
According to Stanford Health Care, most Truvada users experience mild side effects, such as nausea, rash, stomach cramps, and headaches. However, in a few individuals, especially those taking the medication long-term, Truvada may cause detrimental conditions.
Lactic acidosis is a dangerous buildup of lactic acid in the blood that can be life-threatening without emergency medical care. Lactic acidosis can be a result of liver or kidney failure.
Truvada can cause bone thinning in some individuals. Loss of bone density and bone thinning can eventually lead to osteoporosis and brittle bones. Individuals may experience a greater risk of bone fractures.
Individuals taking Truvada for long periods may be at risk of developing severe liver disease and liver failure. Symptoms of liver disease include jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), excess fluid in the body, and others.
Acute kidney failure can be one of the more severe side effects of Truvada. The medication can also cause chronic kidney disease and a problem with the kidney tubes, a condition known as Fanconi syndrome. Symptoms of kidney failure can include trouble breathing, irregular heartbeat, and decreased output of urine.
If you or a loved one suffered any of these serious side benefits or others, consider speaking to a Truvada lawsuit lawyer as you can. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer. In a lawsuit, you could pursue compensation for your financial damages and injuries.
You Could File a Truvada Lawsuit
If you took Truvada and developed osteoporosis, kidney failure, or liver disease, you may wish to determine whether you could file a lawsuit. Dangerous drug lawsuits typically fall into one of the following three categories:
Although drugs are required to go through a vast amount of research, clinical trials, and scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), some design defects can show up once a drug hits the market. When this happens, users could suffer severe and unexpected injuries.
Flaws in manufacturing can occur during the production process. Drugs could become contaminated or receive the wrong packaging and label.
Failure to Warn
Marketing defects, such as a failure to warn, can occur when a drug manufacturer omits important information about any risks or side effects of a drug. A manufacturer, doctors, and pharmacists could be liable for a victim’s injuries if they withhold pivotal information.
To have a case, victims of a dangerous drug will have to prove they took the medication in question and suffered injuries as a direct consequence. They will also have to prove their damages, such as medical bills and loss of income, with appropriate documentation. A Truvada lawsuit lawyer can help build a case and gather the necessary documentation and proof.
Dangerous Drug Lawsuits Have Time Limits
It is important to note that victims of dangerous drugs do not have unlimited time for taking legal action. Waiting too long before seeking legal advice could leave you without legal recourse and the right to pursue compensation.
The deadline for dangerous drug lawsuits is called a “statute of limitations.” Statutes can vary from one state to another, but in general, the time starts ticking on the day of your injury or the day you or your doctor discovered your injury, depending on the state you live in.
While there can be some rare exceptions to these deadlines for filing a lawsuit, it is generally advised to consult with an attorney well before the statute in your state has run out.
Truvada lawsuits have not settled yet, and any decisions might still be months or years away. However, consider that the sooner an attorney can get working on your case, the sooner you could receive a settlement.
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