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If you contracted cancer as a result of using generic blood medication containing Valsartan’s, it’s within your legal rights to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the product. An analysis of products and medication containing Valsartan found that they contained carcinogens. Findings like these are what’s compounding things further for pharmaceutical companies that make Valsartan products due to recall lawsuits.
What Issues Have Led to Valsartan Lawsuits?
Valsartan is basically an Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker/ARB and is the primary active ingredient in a majority of medications used to treat high blood pressure or hypertension. The drug is also used to treat a variety of conditions that are related to hypertension, including types of heart failure.
Just like with most prescription drugs, Valsartan use does have several side effects. Despite that, the main focus in a majority of the lawsuits consumers are filing against the drug has been on the carcinogens present in some generic Valsartan medicines. As a result, most manufacturers have had to recall three types of ARBs. These are 1. Valsartan, 2. Losartan, and 3. Irbesartan. This is after the Food and Drug Administration found that the drugs actually contained substances that are likely to cause cancer.
Side Effects Associated with Valsartan Use
The team of lawyers at Rueb Stoller Daniel is, at the moment, looking into potential lawsuits for people who’ve developed any type of cancer as a result of taking medication containing Valsartan. Some of the noteworthy kinds of cancer linked to the use of Valsartan include:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Small intestine cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Bladder cancer
- Leukemia or blood cancer
- Prostate cancer in people under 65 years at the time of diagnosis
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
What’s NDMA or N-Nitrosodimethylamine?
According to the EPA or the Environmental Protection Agency, the recall of products containing the compound was issued due to concerns that they were probably contaminated with NDMA or n-nitrosodimethylamine, an organic substance that is semi-volatile and which is categorized as a potent N-nitrosamine carcinogen family.
While the chemical is still commercially-produced in the US, it is made in its purest form and for research purposes. Before, the compound was used to make additives for lubricants, rocket fuel, and antioxidants as well as for use in the commercial production of co-polymer softeners.
Are There Valsartan Lawsuits That’ve Been Filed to this Point?
The first recall of Valsartan-based medication set the stage for the filing of a handful of individual legal actions against the compound. To this point, there have been several class-action suits filed against the drug.
The First Class-Action Suits Against The Drug
Eric J. Erwin, who took Valsartan-based medication to help manage high blood pressure, was the first to file a class-action suit back in August 2018. This suit was against four pharmaceutical companies – Huhai US, Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Solco Healthcare. He filed two lawsuits, one for himself and the other on behalf of people who have been affected by the use of drugs that contain Valsartan.
In his argument, Eric stuck to the fact that the defendants (the manufacturers) were fully aware that the compound contained carcinogens, something they knew since 2012, but continued to manufacture and distribute medication containing the compound. In his suit, he also claimed that the manufacturers and pharmaceuticals acted fraudulently and were deceptive. He filed the lawsuit in the New Jersey District Court.
Valsartan MDL or Multidistrict Litigation 2875
In October 2018, a motion to relook eleven unresolved Valsartan lawsuits, including that filed by Eric J. Erwin, that were already submitted. The motion pushed to have all the cases compiled into one Multidistrict Litigation or MDL, and the New Jersey District Court was to oversee the litigation.
Not long after, Movant Robert Kruk filed another class-action suit in the Northern District of Illinois, another U.S District Court. In his case, Movant pushed for all outstanding Valsartan suits with relatable, and similar questions of fact to be transferred to New Jersey for consolidated and coordinated pretrial purposes. According to Movant, this was for the sake of making it more convenient for witnesses and parties to streamline discovery and prevent inconsistent class certification rulings and certification of overlapping classes.
In the month of November in 2018, a few more complainants who’d filed separate Valsartan suits also submitted a motion agreeing with the one Mr. Kruk had made. On the fourteenth of February 2019, the MDL Judicial Panel passed a new Multidistrict Litigation, allowing all lawsuits filed against Valsartan to be heard. The Valsartan Products Liability Litigation MDL 2875 currently has fifty-five suits filed across different court districts in the U.S.
As of December 2019, there are over 160 Valsartan legal actions filed in the MDL.
Who Can File a Legal Action against Valsartan?
If, after consuming drugs containing Valsartan, you have been diagnosed with cancer, you are eligible to file a lawsuit against manufacturers of the drug. The same applies to anyone whose loved one was diagnosed with cancer after taking medication containing Valsartan. Some cancers you can sue for include:
- Intestinal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Stomach cancer
If you or your loved one have been found to have cancer due to taking medication containing Valsartan, give us a call today and request a free legal consultation. We, at the law firm of Rueb Stoller Daniel, would like to help you understand everything there is to know about Valsartan lawsuits, what your legal rights are, and the steps to take as you seek compensation.
What Settlement Should One Expect from a Valsartan Claim?
Currently, no settlement or verdict has been issued when it comes to the Valsartan legal actions that have been filed to date. At the moment, the compensation range is still hypothetical. However, you can seek compensation for some of the damages listed below:
- Cost of treating cancer, which includes the cost of ongoing care, follow-up appointments, and the management of associated side effects of cancer treatment
- The pain and suffering caused by cancer and its treatment
- Loss of income due to the illness, this includes loss of potential future wages due to unemployment or time off from work
- Emotional and mental suffering
- Where applicable, punitive damages as a penalty for misconduct on the part of the pharmaceutical or manufacturer
Should I Hire a Valsartan Lawsuit Lawyer?
Lawsuits filed against major corporations like big pharma tend to be weighty, which is why a lot of consumers who file cases against them find it very hard to handle them on their own. This is because, as ordinary people, most of them lack the legal expertise and knowledge needed to take on such corporate giants. For a better shot of winning your case, you really should consider having an experienced and qualified Valsartan lawsuit attorney represent you. With an attorney by your side, the process becomes less stressful while improving your chances of receiving the compensation you so rightly deserve.
At the law firm of Rueb Stoller Daniel, we’re committed to providing people like you the assistance they need with their suit against Valsartan manufacturers. Our attorneys are highly-skilled legal professionals that are conversant with everything related to Valsartan lawsuits. We are here to provide you with all the legal guidance, assistance, and advice you need as you seek compensation from the big pharma companies responsible for your woes.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire The Services of a Valsartan Suit Attorney?
A Valsartan lawsuit, much like with any other prescription drug lawsuit, is accepted only on a contingency basis – you pay for services rendered once the case is won, and you have been compensated for your troubles. Contact Rueb Stoller Daniel today and speak to one of our qualified and professional attorneys.
If the use of medication containing Valsartan has negatively impacted your life and health or that of someone you know, then consider getting in touch with us for legal advice and expert representation.
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