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Chicago Truvada Attorneys

Lawsuits for Truvada’s Link to Kidney Disease & Bone Damage

The popular prescription HIV infection medication Truvada – a brand name for emtricitabine – has been linked to 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 – 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:

  • Atripla
  • Complera
  • Stribild
  • Viread

If you live in Chicago and need help determining if you should sue Truvada, too, then call (312) 313-2888 right away and connect with Walner Law. Our Truvada lawsuit attorneys would be happy to help you explore your options and pursue compensation if able.

Why Truvada is Being Sued

Repeated use of Truvada has been shown to increase the user’s risk of serious organ damage. 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.

Using Truvada as prescribed has been linked to:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney damage
  • Renal failure
  • Frequent bone breaks

Truvada has also been linked to lactic acidosis, a blood disease that can be fatal in some situations. It occurs when the kidneys have been damaged and cannot remove lactate acid from the bloodstream at usual levels. Typical symptoms of lactic acidosis include frequent nausea and vomiting, but it can also escalate to respiratory weakness.

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 drug and a diagnosis, like taking Truvada for at least a year.

If you think you have all three prerequisites, then you should call our law firm at (312) 313-2888 immediately. We can help you determine if you do have a case and what damages might be owed to you, like those related to your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You might also have an option to join a class action lawsuit against Truvada and Gilead. We can assist you with such cases as well.

Contact our Chicago Truvada lawyers today to learn more.

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