Valsartan Lawsuit Lawyer
Valsartan Class Actions & Individual Lawsuits
Valsartan lawsuits have been springing up across the country in relation to injuries allegedly caused by the drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Recently, a Valsartan class action lawsuit has been filed against several sellers and the manufacturer as well. If you or a loved one has developed cancer you suspect is a result of the use of Valsartan, you should consult a Valsartan lawsuit lawyer regarding your rights today. You may be entitled to legal compensation.
On July 17, the FDA issued a press release announcing the voluntary recall of “several drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan.” The announcement was in response to the discovery of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a carcinogen found in the recalled products. The American Cancer Association defines carcinogens as substances and exposures that can lead to cancer.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with cancer after taking valsartan, consult an experienced products liability attorney today. At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., we provide free case evaluations for individuals who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of another party. Call us at 800-298-0111 or chat with us below.
What is Valsartan?
Valsartan is an oral medication given to patients with high blood pressure, heart failure or patients who have had a heart attack. Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist; which is a class of medication that works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, ultimately relaxing the blood vessels and putting less strain on the heart.
FDA Issues Voluntary Recall on Valsartan Products
The product manufacturers listed in the recall include:
- Major Pharmaceuticals
- Solco Healthcare
- Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
In addition to Valsartan, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., must also recall their Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) medication. “We have carefully assessed the valsartan-containing medications sold in the United States, and we’ve found that the valsartan sold by these specific companies does not meet our safety standards. This is why we’ve asked these companies to take immediate action to protect patients,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Injuries Associated with Valsartan
The link between Valsartan and three types of cancer is under investigation. This list includes:
- Lung Cancer
If you have taken Valsartan for an extended period of time and then been diagnosed with an of those types of cancer, you may have acclaim for compensation.
Lawyers for Valsartan Injury Claims
Currently, there have been no lawsuits filed. However, the link between Valsartan and cancer is being investigated. Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. to get connected with an attorney investigating Valsartan today if you have been diagnosed with lung, liver, or kidney cancer after prolonged use of Valsartan.