Frequently Asked Questions About Elmiron and Retinal Damage
Did you develop retinal damage after using Elmiron? If so, you may have questions regarding litigation that is already underway across the country. Individuals that have suffered retinal damage have filed Elmiron lawsuits against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the drug’s manufacturer.
Review the frequently asked questions below to learn more about Elmiron and retinal damage symptoms. The experienced attorneys at Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. are also here to help answer your specific questions during a free consultation. We offer a free initial case evaluation for anyone who has questions about pursuing Elmiron litigation after suffering retinal damage. Contact us today by calling (866) 575-7435 or by using our online form.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What Is Elmiron Used to Treat?
- Is There an Elmiron Recall?
- What Are Symptoms of Retinal Damage?
- How May an Elmiron Lawyer Help Me?
- Do I Qualify for an Elmiron Lawsuit?
What Is Elmiron Used to Treat?
Elmiron is a medication that is often prescribed to help with painful symptoms of interstitial cystitis (IC). IC is a bladder condition that affects up to 8 million women and 4 million men in the United States alone. There is no known cure for this condition, so individuals often seek relief from painful symptoms through medication and other therapies.
Is There an Elmiron Recall?
Even though multiple Elmiron studies have linked the long-term use of Elmiron to retinal damage, the FDA has not issued a recall. In 2020, Janssen added a warning to the Elmiron label warning about the possibility of a rare eye disease called pigmentary maculopathy that can cause vision impairment or blindness. The FDA subsequently updated their labeling of this drug but did not issue a recall.
What Are Symptoms of Retinal Damage?
Patients experiencing retinal damage may not realize how severe their vision impairment is without an extensive eye examination. For many people, one eye will compensate for the loss in vision. However, as vision loss worsens, patients may begin to experience some distinct symptoms, including:
- Difficulty reading or seeing in dim light
- Difficulty seeing objects that are close
- Vision dimming
- Color distortion
- Blurry vision
Learn more about the long-term side effects of Elmiron and eye damage here.
How May an Elmiron Lawyer Help Me?
Many injured patients may not realize that their use of Elmiron may be linked to their vision loss or macular problems. A lawyer experienced with Elmiron claims can help you understand your legal options, if any. If you are eligible for an Elmiron lawsuit, your lawyer can help you navigate the complicated legal process to seek the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced attorneys are investigating vision loss and retinal damage claims due to Elmiron. Contact our legal team today to schedule a free consultation.
Do I Qualify for an Elmiron Lawsuit?
You may qualify to file an Elmiron lawsuit if you experienced vision loss or retinal damage or other eye problems after taking the drug. Call us for a free consultation if you have suffered:
- Total or partial vision loss
- Blurred vision
- Reduced night vision
- Pigmentary maculopathy
- Degenerative maculopathy
- Halo vision
- Retinal pigment epithelium atrophy
- Unilateral or bilateral blindness
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Our experienced attorneys are investigating vision loss claims due to the use of Elmiron. Contact us by submitting the form or by calling us at (866) 575-7435 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.