Truvada Attorney Chicago
Lawsuits for Truvada’s Link to Kidney Disease & Bone DamageThe popular prescription HIV infection medication Truvada – a brand name for emtricitabine – has been linked to side effects like kidney disease and bone damage. Truvada users across the country have since begun to file lawsuits against Truvada and its manufacturers for failing to warn them about the drug’s most dangerous side effects. Gilead Sciences, the main producer of Truvada, has also been accused of refusing to release a safer product because Truvada’s profits were steady. Other HIV medications that are also named in the lawsuits include:
Why Truvada is Being Sued: Behind the Truvada LawsuitRepeated use of Truvada has been shown to increase the user’s risk of serious organ damage and cause other serious side effects. Gilead apparently knew that the drug was dangerous by design due to the toxicity levels of TDF, or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, one of the active ingredients in Truvada. Yet, the company and other Big Pharma companies continued to make and market Truvada and similar medications without warning users of this inherent risk so they could pursue safer alternatives. Using Truvada as prescribed has been linked to:
- Kidney damage
- Renal failure
- Bone problems like frequent bone fractures
Can You Sue Truvada for Damages?People who will be eligible to file a Truvada lawsuit are those who have:
- Proof: You will need to be able to prove that you took Truvada or a similar HIV medication. Prescriptions are useful.
- Diagnosis: Plaintiffs with valid Truvada claims will have received a kidney disease and/or bone damage diagnosis after using it.
- Connection: Taking Truvada once is probably not enough to cause any dangerous side effects. Successful claims are expected to have a clearer connection between the dangerous drug and a diagnosis, like taking Truvada for at least a year.
Contact our Chicago Truvada lawyers today to learn more.