South Carolina Elmiron Claim Attorneys

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    South Carolina Elmiron Claim Attorneys

    We Fight for the Full & Fair Compensation You Deserve.

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      Everyone there was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My car was totaled, and I was a little intimidated talking with a couple of other lawyers in Greenville. But with Christian and Christian, not only did they answer my questions, but they did so in a way that made what could have been a hectic situation, easy. Overall, an excellent experience with high quality lawyers who truly go above and beyond and really try to get you the results or answers you need.

      —Rob Young

      I met Josh like 4 years ago when my Son was injured at Daycare. He was very concerned about the well being of my Child and Me. Very Understanding Professional and Just a great Staff. If You need a Lawyer that’s all about YOU this is the Place. I just closed a Case on 6/23/2021 from a injury on a Property. They handled everything because no one else would help Me. I’m forever grateful for Your hard Work and Time. Once again Thank You Josh and Sally.

      —Rezillai Henderson

      My husband was referred to this law firm from another lawyer after his mother passed away while residing in a nursing home. Matt took on his case and we are pleased with how everything turned out. It took a long, long time to finally settle, but it was worth the wait. The staff here is friendly and I’d be happy to recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance.

      — Jen

      I was referred to Harold by a family friend, and I couldn’t be happier. He took the time to listen to my case, answered all my questions and truly treated me like a friend not a client. His knowledge of medical malpractice is priceless he actually successfully won, one of the first medical malpractice cases in Greenville County.

      — Lindsey

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      About Our Firm

      Founded in 1975, Christian & Christian has deep roots in the community. Our lawyers have worked hard to build a strong, caring legacy of legal advocacy and protection for injured people. We stand up to injustice and help injury victims in their fight against well-funded insurance companies.

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      Only Serving People, Never Companies

      About Our Firm

      Founded in 1975, Christian & Christian has deep roots in the community. Our lawyers have worked hard to build a strong, caring legacy of legal advocacy and protection for injured people. We stand up to injustice and help injury victims in their fight against well-funded insurance companies.

      Learn more about our attorneys

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      South Carolina Elmiron Claim Attorneys

      Representing Those Harmed by Dangerous Drugs

      Elmiron is advertised as the best option for the treatment of interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder condition. Despite the drug manufacturer’s promises of safety, the use of Elmiron can cause additional health troubles for people who are already struggling with a painful ailment. More specifically, Elmiron has been linked to reports of eye damage and vision issues.

      Elmiron’s side effects of eye and vision damage can result in financial and emotional distress for patients. If you used the bladder drug and developed a condition which impacted your vision, contact Christian & Christian to speak with our Elmiron lawyers in Greenville.

      Schedule a free consultation with us by contacting us today.

      About Elmiron

      Elmiron is a medication, manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, that is prescribed for the treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). Interstitial cystitis is also known as “painful bladder syndrome,” a condition in which the bladder retains urine after kidney filtration. The symptoms of IC vary between people, and may include pain, frequent urination, and bladder pressure.

      Elmiron works in part by protecting the wall of the bladder from substances in the urine, however, the properties of the medication may also create other issues.

      Elmiron Side Effects and Injuries

      Though Elmiron is a medication used to treat interstitial cystitis, known as painful bladder syndrome, it’s also been said to affect vision, sometimes leading to blindness. While some of the substances in Elmiron are used primarily to treat painful bladder syndrome, the properties in this drug can also affect other areas of your body leading to maculopathy. If you’ve started to experience blurred vision or distortion, it’s vital to see your eye doctor right away to see where the vision loss is stemming from. Typically, the center of the eye (primary field of vision) is affected first, then works it’s way out. If you’ve started to experience vision issues and have taken Elmiron in the past, we’re your go-to attorneys for filing your medication case.

      While Elmiron doctors warn of some side effects like headaches, trouble sleeping, bruising, rashes or intermittent hair loss, Elmiron did not warn of vision damage until 2020. If you’ve started to experience blurred vision, you may feel asymptomatic or not realize that you’ve been affected by your Elmiron medication. Other important symptoms to look for if you’re unsure are:

      • Dark spots in your eye(s)
      • Yellowness
      • Lesions underneath your macula
      • General vision loss or distortion

      Elmiron and Interstitial Cystitis

      Unfortunately, Elmiron is the only current drug (produced by Janssen Pharmaceuticals) that is FDA approved for treating interstitial cystitis. Since studies have consistently connected Elmiron to retina damage, the Mayo Clinic suggests that you can try treating interstitial cystitis with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs, nerve stimulation, bladder distention’s or medications instilled into the bladder.Pros and Cons to Elmiron

      While we cannot tell you to take or not take the Elmiron drug to help your interstitial cystitis (IC) diagnosis, we can give you the pros and cons to the drug. To start, researchers don’t know the exact way in which Elmiron works, but it has been said to protect your bladder from irritants in urine that something as widely known as Tylenol cannot relieve. Because IC can be extremely uncomfortable and Elmiron is the only FDA approved drug for pain relief, you may consider taking Elmiron for a short period of time. Typically, IC is not a long-term medical diagnosis, so it can be safe to take Elmiron for a brief time period. If you’ve taken Elmiron for an extended length of time, your risks are greater. While most pharmaceuticals can cause mild side effects, Elmiron has been linked to retina damage that is completely irreversible. This has led to numerous lawsuits against the producers of the medication due to false marketing and failure to warn of potential permanent vision loss.

      On top of severe vision loss, according to Drug Watch, just 2,627 patients were tested during the Elmiron trial before it was approved AND after three months at the start of the second trial, 52% of these members were ineligible for further analysis and medication. Because about half of the patients didn’t qualify for further treatment after three months, the producers of Elmiron deemed the drug effective enough to relieve IC pain.

      Filing a Lawsuit at Christian & Christian Law

      While some people taking Elmiron started to file lawsuits and vision loss side effects as early as 2002, Janssen didn’t tag Elmiron with any type of warning until June of 2020 when it finally added “pigmentary maculopathy” on it’s label. If you’ve been experiencing pigmentary maculopathy, blurred vision, retinopathy and other vision impairments and have also taken the Elmiron drug in the past, you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the drug. We encourage you to reach out to our Greenville, South Carolina team today for a free initial review.

      I Use Elmiron — What Should I Do?

      Although the FDA is aware of the research that links Elmiron to vision loss, they have not responded to the claims with a recall or advice for patients. In any case involving dangerous drugs, you should discuss the risks and benefits of stopping the medication with your doctor. Your doctor can recommend alternative treatment options or explain whether or not the risks of Elmiron use are worth the potential side effects. It is important to monitor your condition and be aware of any potential side effects while using Elmiron.

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      People who have developed maculopathy or other vision loss issues after taking Elmiron may be entitled to compensation. The damage caused by Elmiron can be permanent, which is why it is of the utmost importance to seek justice from the liable party. A patient who suffers from vision loss may require surgery, medication, and medical assistance to address the resulting issues. Additional damages may include lost wages, pain and suffering, and the cost of alternative interstitial cystitis treatment.

      Contact our firm if you are interested in pursuing a claim against Janssen pharmaceuticals and other liable parties.

      If you are suffering from Elmiron’s side effects of eye and vision damage, reach out to our South Carolina Elmiron claim attorneys.

      Client Reviews

      Everyone there was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My car was totaled, and I was a little intimidated talking with a couple of other lawyers in Greenville. But with Christian and Christian, not only did they answer my questions, but they did so in a way that made what could have been a hectic situation, easy. Overall, an excellent experience with high quality lawyers who truly go above and beyond and really try to get you the results or answers you need.

      Rob Young

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