If you or a loved one suffered serious detrimental health conditions due to taking the HIV drug Truvada, you might wonder who can file a Truvada lawsuit claim. Your best next step can be consulting with a Truvada lawsuit lawyer regarding your specific claim. An attorney can advise you on whether you can file a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death suit on behalf of a loved one who has passed away.
Generally speaking, anyone who has suffered injury and damages due to the drug Truvada can potentially file a lawsuit against the manufacturer and other liable parties. If you are a close relative, such as the spouse or child of someone who passed away from a serious condition caused by Truvada, you could potentially file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Defective Drug Lawsuits
Some drug companies try to get away with putting profit before public health and the health of their consumers. There are several ways in which pharmaceutical companies can act unethically and immorally, for example, by manipulating clinical trial data or by failing to warn of serious side effects. Grounds for a lawsuit could also arise if the drug was impacted by a manufacturing defect.
Consumers can face considerable risks from so-called “bad drugs,” including aggravation of an existing condition, new and serious medical problems, and even death.
However, the law generally provides legal recourse for individuals that got hurt by a bad drug. Those who suffered significant injuries and damages can either file an individual personal injury lawsuit or sometimes have the option to group together with several other plaintiffs who suffered similar damages. A so-called “mass-tort” can be beneficial for plaintiffs as they gain strength in numbers. Mass torts may also produce a faster settlement as a pharmaceutical company may want to get a claim over and done with rather than having to deal with possible negative media attention.
Truvada Has Potentially Deadly Side Effects
Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension states that the main ingredient in the drug Truvada, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), can cause kidney and bone toxicity with potentially detrimental consequences. However, the drug also has a number of other potentially dangerous side effects, including liver failure and lactic acidosis. Some of these conditions can potentially lead to the death of patients.
If you have taken Truvada or another drug containing TDF, and a doctor diagnosed you with any of the following conditions or others, you might be able to file a claim.
Truvada can cause kidney problems, including kidney failure and Fanconi syndrome. Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys can no longer filter waste from an individual’s bloodstream. In some cases, kidney failure can cause death.
Truvada, in particular the ingredient TDF, can lead to loss of bone density and osteoporosis. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management links TDF to bone problems in children and young adults. Those suffering from bone density loss and osteoporosis may be at risk of developing fractures.
Lactic acidosis is a serious and potentially fatal condition that is caused by a buildup of lactic acid in the blood. Truvada and similar drugs containing TDF can lead to lactic acidosis in some individuals.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed a link between Truvada and liver disease. Truvada can potentially cause significant liver damage and liver failure. Complete liver failure can be fatal.
Failure to Warn Consumers of Side Effects
Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of Truvada, stands accused of failing to warn consumers of the more serious side effects of their drug. “Failure to warn” is a legal term describing incorrect labeling of a medication. If the label omits significant side effects or includes incomplete instructions, a consumer may have a claim against the manufacturer or other parties. However, in order to be able to file a Truvada lawsuit claim, claimants must also have verifiable injuries and damages, such as medical bills and loss of income.
There have been several lawsuits against Truvada’s manufacturers recently, citing failure to warn as well as other complaints.
Consult with a Truvada Lawsuit Lawyer
Drug manufacturers have seemingly endless resources which they can and will put to use while fighting bad drug claims in court. Pharmaceuticals may file numerous appeals and delay decisions, time and time again. Hence, defective drug claims can drag out for years. However, that should not put off injured individuals from seeking justice and compensation. If a drug manufacturer caused your injuries and expenses, we could potentially help you get justice.
We are not afraid to stand up to large pharmaceutical companies and hold them to account for their immoral and illegal practices. When we accept a claim, you do not incur financial risks, as we work on a “no win no fee” basis on defective drug claims. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC now to secure your appointment for a free consultation with one of our dedicated team members at (800) 983-6116.