If you suffered an injury after taking Viread, you could be entitled to compensation. According to Viread’s maker, Gilead Sciences, Inc., serious side effects of Viread include kidney, bone, and liver problems, as well as other potentially life-threatening complications.
More about Viread and TDF Side-Effects
According to MedlinePlus, Viread is the name-brand of the drug Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF), used to treat Hepatitis B (HBV) and to treat and prevent HIV. Tenofovir also is in the HIV drug Truvada. Severe and possibly fatal side effects of Viread and other TDF drugs include:
- New or worsening kidney problems
- Kidney failure
- Bone pain
- Thinning and softening of the bones, which may lead to fractures
- Severe liver problems
- Immune Reconstitution Syndrome
- Too much lactic acid in the blood (lactic acidosis), which can lead to death
Gilead Is Facing Several Lawsuits Over its TDF Drugs
There is litigation pending against Giliead by plaintiffs who suffered injuries after taking Truvada. Currently, there is a class-action lawsuit in California, as well as several other civil suits from across the country. As of now, these cases are not settled and have not gone to trial. Part of the suit alleges Gilead knew of a safer, cheaper alternative to TDF yet chose to continue to market drugs containing it because of their profitability.
If you took Truvada, Viread, or another TDF drug, you might have the right to seek financial compensation. An attorney familiar with the ongoing litigation can speak with you about your case and help you learn more about your legal options.
You Could Win Financial Awards for Your TDF-related Injuries
You can seek compensation for your past and future medical care, including:
- Diagnostic testing
- Rehabilitation services
- Medical equipment
- Long-term nursing care
You can also pursue compensation for your lost wages and household services. If you cannot return to work because of your injuries, you can seek awards for your loss of future earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering damages compensate victims for the reduction in quality of life caused by their injuries. You may be able to recover pain and suffering damages for:
- Permanent physical and mental disabilities
- Depression and anxiety
- Chronic pain
- Loss of mobility
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If your loved one died because of side effects caused by a TDF drug, you might be able to seek compensation on their behalf. This includes awards for their final medical care and funeral and burial expenses.
You may be eligible to pursue other damages, depending on the wrongful death laws in your state. An attorney can tell you more, but, in general, this may include:
- The value of the deceased’s lost wages and services
- Damages for your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Damages for your loss of companionship, support, and/or consortium
How Can You Prove a TDF Drug Caused Your Injuries?
If you took Viread, Truvada, or another medication containing TDF, our lawyers can help you build your case. The more documentation you can provide your attorney, the better. This may include:
- Receipts for medications
- Medical records
- Bank statements and payment records showing your lost wages
- Photographs of your injuries
- Proof your health care provider prescribed a TDF drug
- Logs documenting your physical pain and mental health
Our attorneys can help you obtain this evidence. We can also locate and collect testimony from eyewitnesses and medical experts.
How Else Can One of Our Lawyers Help You?
Big pharmaceutical companies like Gilead have vast financial resources and teams of lawyers working on their defense. Our lawyers have worked on past cases involving major manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson. We know what it takes to stand up for your rights. We will:
- Handle all communications related to your case
- Fight for an advantageous settlement
- Review settlement offers and negotiate on your behalf
- Take your case to trial, if necessary
- Keep you updated on the progress of your case
Get Started on Your Case Before the Statute of Limitations Runs Out
Each state establishes its own statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death cases. This may be anywhere from one year to several years. In general, if the statute of limitations expires before you file your case in civil court, you may not be able to seek compensation. Your lawyer can tell you about the statute of limitations in your state and any circumstances that may shorten or lengthen your window of time.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Take Your Case on Contingency
Ben Crump Law, PLLC can take your case at no upfront cost to you. If we do not get justice for you, you owe us nothing. Call our offices at (800) 959-1444 for a free consultation. A member of our team can tell you more about seeking compensation for your TDF drug injuries.