Gilead Sciences, Inc., manufactures Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) TDF. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the once-daily oral medication treats and prevents HIV infection.
There Is Pending Litigation Against Gilead Over Truvada
Gilead is facing lawsuits over Truvada and its side effects. This includes a class-action lawsuit in California and multiple personal injury lawsuits from around the country. These cases have not yet settled or gone to trial.
The litigation alleges Gilead knew of Truvada’s serious side effects and could have offered patients a safer, less expensive alternative. The suit claims the company withheld the cheaper drug from the market to increase profits.
Dangerous Side Effects of Truvada
According to Gilead’s website, truvada.com, the drug can cause severe health problems, including:
- Bone pain, softening, or thinning, which can lead to fractures
- Severe and potentially fatal liver problems
- Lactic acidosis, an emergency medical condition caused by too much lactic acid in the blood
- Kidney problems and kidney failure
If you have a hepatitis B (HBV) infection, Truvada can cause the condition to worsen. MedlinePlus lists other complications, including depression, anxiety, stomach pain, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, and irregular heartbeat.
If Truvada Harmed You or a Loved One, You Can Seek Compensation
If you suffered an injury because of Truvada, an attorney familiar with Truvada litigation can help you seek financial awards. We can assist with a product liability case against Gilead. You could win compensation for your economic and non-economic losses.
Economic damages compensate you for past and future out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury. They may include medical treatment, travel expenses related to medical treatment, medical devices, medications, rehabilitation services, and nursing care. These damages also include your lost wages and loss of future earning capacity.
These damages are also known as awards for pain and suffering. They attempt to compensate victims for the negative physical and mental impact of their injuries. They may include compensation for permanent disabilities, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Wrongful Death Compensation
If your loved one died because of a Truvada injury, you can seek damages on their behalf. In general, wrongful death compensation includes awards for your family member’s final medical care and burial and funeral expenses.
Some states allow surviving family members to seek compensation for their loved one’s pain and suffering, as well as their own pain and suffering over their loss. You may also be eligible to recover awards for the loss of your loved one’s wages and household services. Our attorneys can help you learn more about the laws where you live.
How Can Our Truvada Attorneys Serve You?
Huge pharmaceutical companies like Gilead have a lot of money they can use to flex their legal muscles. We are not afraid to take on tough cases. We will represent you throughout the legal process, taking your case all the way to trial, if necessary.
If you were harmed by Truvada and suffered financial losses, we can prove liability using:
- Medical bills and records
- Documentation and receipts showing you were prescribed and took Truvada
- Proof of purchase for medical devices and other health care needs
- Employment and wage records
- The value of household services
- Photographs and/or videos of your injuries
- Expert medical opinions
- Eyewitness testimony
How Can You Help with Your Case?
Keep detailed records and receipts pertaining to your medical treatment and other expenses. Attend all of your medical appointments and follow the recommendations of your physicians.
If an insurance agent, lawyer, or representative of another party involved in your case contacts you, provide them with only the most basic information. You do not want to say or do anything that could harm your case. Be polite and tell them all future contact should go through your attorney.
Contact Us Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
One of the most important things you can do is reach out to a lawyer while you still have time to take legal action. Each state sets its own statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death cases. If you do not file suit within the time limit mandated by the statute, you may be unable to seek compensation. Your lawyer can tell you more about the time limits in your state.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, for a Free Consultation
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, wants to help give victims a voice. Drug companies like Gilead should not be allowed to get away with selling a product that harms its users.
Call our offices at (800) 959-1444 to find out more about how we can help you stand up for your rights. The call is free, and we take cases on contingency.