Valsartan is a prescription drug, called an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), that’s used to treat high blood pressure, recent heart attacks, and heart failure. It works by blocking a substance in the body that causes blood vessels to tighten. Valsartan relaxes those blood vessels and lowers blood pressure, which increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.
The drug was approved by the FDA in 1996. However, it wasn’t until 2018 that the FDA issued an alert to health care professionals and patients in regards to a voluntary recall of several drug products containing Valsartan, which were found to have a manufacturing impurity known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
It’s important that users taking Valsartan know that NDMA is a probable human carcinogen that is linked to an increased risk of liver, colorectal, stomach, pancreatic, and kidney cancer.
Williams Hart has successfully represented thousands of clients injured by negligent pharmaceutical companies. When you take prescribed medication to treat challenging health conditions like high blood pressure and heart failure, you expect to lead a healthier life. Unfortunately, massive pharmaceutical companies have routinely put profit above the safety of people just like you. The Valsartan lawyers at Williams Hart will not stand for this and are ready to fight for you. Contact us today to learn more.
FIND OUT IF YOUR PRESCRIPTION IS PART OF THE RECALL
If you are taking Valsartan or a combination drug that includes Valsartan, you should locate the name of the drug’s manufacturer and the lot number either on the prescription bottle label or in the warning insert that accompanies the medication. Then, check with your pharmacist or search the FDA’s recall list for the manufacturer and lot number.
Not all drugs containing valsartan are under a recall. The defective drugs have been linked to the following Valsartan manufacturers:
- Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical (China)
- Hetero Labs Limited (India)
- Mylan Pharmaceutical Company
Your team at Williams Hart is carefully monitoring all news released by the FDA regarding valsartan-containing drugs so that we are on top of the defective brands and lot numbers that could be detrimental to your health.
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HOW OUR VALSARTAN LAWYERS CAN HELP
Your wellbeing may be dependent on the medication you take to lead a healthy life. When these medications are unsafe – and can actually cause you harm – you deserve justice. The Valsartan attorneys at Williams Hart are actively investigating claims on behalf of faultless patients who took Valsartan at the direction of their physician and who have suffered a personal injury related to the drug.
Fighting a pharmaceutical injury can seem like a daunting task without the right guidance to do so. Our trained team of Valsartan lawyers has the resources and experience to take on these corporations and their legal defense teams who will do whatever it takes to make sure you receive less than you deserve. When you put Williams Hart on your side, you can be sure that we will secure maximum compensation for the suffering you’ve endured as a result of a Valsartan injury.
We believe that pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to put the safety of their consumers before profit and have helped thousands of clients who were put in harm’s way. We can do the same for you. Contact our Valsartan injury lawsuit attorneys at Williams Hart today to schedule your FREE, no-obligation consultation.
DO YOU HAVE A CLAIM?
Individuals who believe they have suffered a Valsartan-related injury should consider the following criteria. These standards are set in place to ensure that only those dealing with legitimate health-threatening issues related to valsartan-containing medications are able to seek out the recovery they need.
With more than three decades of experience handling product liability cases, including defective drug claims, our team has the experience, skill, and resources needed to successfully litigate your claim. Working with a team of experts that include medical professionals, investigators, and other law field professionals, we’ll develop a comprehensive claim so that you get every bit of compensation you deserve.
1. You suffered from the following type of cancer or injury between 2016 to present:
- Liver cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Kidney Cancer
2. You used a drug containing valsartan or any combination for at least 180 days between 2015 to present.
3. You used Valsartan for at least six months before developing cancer.
OUR DEDICATION TO VALSARTAN INJURY VICTIMS
As a nationally recognized team of pharmaceutical injury attorneys, Williams Hart has the skill and dedication to bring the Big Pharma companies who have harmed you or your loved one to justice. We have recovered billions for our clients who were injured through no fault of their own, and we can do the same for you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does Valsartan work?
Valsartan works by blocking a substance in the body that causes blood vessels to tighten. Valsartan relaxes those blood vessels and lowers blood pressure, which increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.
What are the side effects of taking Valsartan?
The side effects of taking Valsartan include fatigue, low blood pressure, diarrhea, joint and back pain, and higher risk of developing kidney disease.
Why is Valsartan dangerous?
Several drug products containing Valsartan were found to have a manufacturing impurity known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen that is linked to an increased risk of liver, colorectal, stomach, pancreatic, and kidney cancer.
Do I need to hire an attorney for a Valsartan lawsuit?
Fighting a pharmaceutical injury can seem like a daunting task without the right guidance to do so and their legal defense teams will do whatever it takes to make sure you receive less than you deserve. Our trained team of Valsartan lawyers has the resources and experience to take on these corporations and secure maximum compensation for your suffering.
What is the statute of limitations on filing a Valsartan injury claim?
The statute of limitations for filing pharmaceutical injury claims in Texas is two years from the date you discover your injury.
What damages can I recover?
Depending on the circumstances of your claim, as well as the injuries suffered from taking Valsartan, our dedicated product liability lawyers at Williams Hart will fight to recover damages for but not limited to:
- Medical Expenses – When you file a defective drug injury claim, you can fight for compensation to cover current and future medical expenses related to your injury.
- Pain and Suffering – These damages cover quality of life changes and will vary by case.
- Loss Wages and Future Earnings – Your product liability lawyers at Williams Hart will fight for the recovery of any lost or future wages if your injury does not allow you to return back to work.
- Loss of Consortium – Serious injuries that occur as a result of a defective drug do not only affect the victim but their loved ones as well. Loss of consortium damages will help to cover injuries that affect your relationships with your spouse and/or children.
- Funeral Expenses – If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death as a result of taking Valsartan, your lawyers at Williams Hart will help families to secure funeral expenses and other wrongful death related damages.
- Punitive Damages – This type of compensation is awarded when it is proven that the negligent company or manufacturer acted in a malicious, fraudulent, or grossly negligent behavior.