Currently, no Truvada lawsuits have been settled or gone to trial. If you suffered side effects from Truvada, there is still time to seek compensation through legal action.
What Is the Basis of the Truvada Litigation?
MedlinePlus describes Truvada as a daily, oral medication used to treat and prevent HIV. The medication works by slowing the spread of HIV in the body. According to Gilead, makers of Truvada, side effects may include:
- Kidney problems and/or kidney failure
- Bone pain, thinning, or softening, which may lead to fractures
- Severe liver problems
- A severe and potentially fatal increase of lactic acid in the blood
- Depression and anxiety
- Weight loss
- Stomach pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle and bone pain
While many drugs have side effects, pending Truvada litigation claims its maker, Gilead, could have offered patients a safer, alternative drug. Lawsuits allege the company neglected to do so because it was less profitable.
If You Suffered Complications Because of Truvada, You Might Be Entitled to Financial Awards
The amount of money you can receive for your injuries varies from case to case. In general, our attorneys can help you recover the costs of your past and future medical treatment and other out-of-pocket expenses related to your Truvada injury. This may include:
- Diagnostic testing
- Medical procedures
- Lost wages and/or a reduction in loss of future earning capacity
- The cost of household services
You may also seek compensation for your pain and suffering. These damages include awards for mental anguish, reduction in quality of life, physical pain, depression, and permanent disabilities.
Who Can File a Truvada lawsuit?
If you took Truvada and suffered complications, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. If you lost a loved one because of injuries caused by Truvada, you might have the right to sue on their behalf. You could join thousands of other plaintiffs as part of a class-action lawsuit or multidistrict litigation (MDL).
Class action Lawsuits and MDLs
According to the Legal Information Institute (LII), class action lawsuits allow one or more plaintiffs to represent a larger “class,” or group of plaintiffs. This type of action benefits plaintiffs by lessening their individual legal burden and allowing them to share in the legal expenses. There is currently a Truvada class-action lawsuit in California.
MDLs move civil cases from across the country to one court. MDLs must have the same legal issue and same defendant. This legal procedure is commonly used in cases involving defective or dangerous drugs or products.
Proving Truvada Caused Your Injuries
We can help you prove Truvada harmed you or your loved one. We can help you obtain evidence proving you took Truvada, which led to physical harm and financial losses. Documentation related to your case may include:
- Prescription and pharmacy records
- Medical bills
- Medical insurance records
- Receipts related to medical expenses, such as medications, medical devices, and health care services
- Mental health records
- Employment and wage records
- Photographs of your injuries
- Expert medical opinions
There Is a Time Limit for Taking Legal Action
Truvada litigation is bound by the statute of limitations, which differs from state to state. In general, you must file your lawsuit before the statute expires, or you cannot seek compensation.
Our attorneys can help you learn more about the statute of limitations where you live and if any circumstances exist that may extend your window of time. The courts are yet to rule on pending Truvada litigation, and cases may take months or even years to resolve. The sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can start on your case.
Working with an Attorney
Standing up to a major pharmaceutical company can be intimidating. Gilead likely has teams of lawyers and deep pockets. Having an attorney on your side can protect your interests. We will:
- Handle negotiations and work toward an advantageous settlement
- Represent you at trial, if necessary
- Combine your legal efforts with that of other plaintiffs, if applicable
- Collect evidence and prove your case
- Calculate your damages
- Handle communications with involved parties
Can You Afford a Lawyer?
Our team will take your case on contingency. We will help you seek compensation at no out-of-pocket cost to you. Our fees come from your successful settlement or verdict. If we do not win your case, you owe us nothing.
Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC
Our firm is committed to helping victims seek justice. We do not shy away from tough cases. We have helped past clients seek compensation through class action lawsuits, and we have taken on major manufacturers, like Johnson & Johnson.
If you would like to learn about the Truvada litigation and how you can pursue awards, contact our offices at (800) 959-1444. A member of our team can get you started with a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.