When you take any drug for a medical condition, you have a right to expect that, while it might necessarily carry the risk of side effects, it will not pose an avoidable threat to your life. It was therefore deeply disturbing when the FDA recalled Valsartan, a drug widely used to treat high blood pressure, because certain lots included a toxic impurity that could have resulted in cancers of the liver and kidneys or damage to those organs. At May Lightfoot, PLLC, located in Washington, D.C., we are committed to seeking compensation for anyone who faces the threat of cancer as a result of this tragic mistake. Contact our drug injury attorneys online or call us at (202) 919-6463.
How Our Washington D.C. Valsartan Injury Lawyers Build Your Case
Valsartan, Losartan and Irbesartan are part of a class of drugs used to treat hypertension, heart failure and certain effects of diabetes. While the active ingredients of the drugs themselves are not at issue, the FDA has recalled lots from certain manufacturers whose generic versions have been found to contain NDMA or NDEA. These substances are known to be carcinogenic, with the potential of causing digestive tract and liver cancer.
There have been numerous lawsuits brought on behalf of victims nationwide claiming Valsartan-linked cancer. These suits allege that even though the manufacturers knew about the problems with these generics in 2012, they took no action to remedy it. If you’ve been prescribed this drug and have suffered a serious adverse effect linked to the tainted lots, we will work to hold the manufacturers accountable. That means we can take action against not only the company that allowed the impurity into Valsartan but any company that used the tainted Valsartan in a drug you consumed. We have an in-depth knowledge of products liability law, which we put to use in holding drug companies accountable for the harm their products cause.
How Our Washington D.C. Lawyers Seek Damages for Injured Valsartan Consumers
While FDA investigations have led to recalls of Valsartan, not all Valsartan is contaminated and not all users of contaminated Valsartan have contracted cancer as a result. If you live in Washington, D.C. or Maryland and believe that you might have cancer as a result of using Valsartan, we are ready to represent you. Once you retain us as your counsel, we will determine whether the Valsartan you were prescribed came from a tainted lot and whether you are at risk of cancer. If so, we will bring suit against all of the potentially liable parties and work hard to pursue all potential damages. Whether we negotiate a settlement or proceed to trial, you can depend on our firm to fight vigorously on your behalf.
Contact Our Washington D.C. Valsartan Injury Attorneys
If you live in Washington, D.C. or Maryland and fear you may have contracted cancer from contaminated Valsartan drugs, we are ready to represent you to recover damages for the harm you’ve suffered. For a free consultation in our D.C. office, call May Lightfoot, PLLC at (202) 919-6463 or contact us online.