Manufactured by a pharmaceutical company called Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Elmiron is a drug that prescribed to people who have a bladder condition, such as bladder pain and interstitial cystitis. Interstitial cystitis is a condition designed to treat bladder pain or bladder pressure, which often results in people who have bladder urgency and have to use the bathroom a great deal.
Studies have shown that Elmiron is toxic to the retina, which is in the eye, and can even cause people to lose their vision. Unfortunately, Elmiron has been prescribed to thousands of people since the mid 1990’s. Studies have also shown that women were the primary demographic who received Elmiron.
THE DANGERS OF ELMIRON
Clinical studies conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology have shown that approximately 25% of patients who have taken Elmiron showed the signs of eye damage. Many patients have felt pain in their stomach, head, and other parts of their body while taking Elmiron. In addition, people have experienced blindness as a result of pigmentary maculopathy. Below are the common symptoms associated with Elmiron:
- Dark pigmentation within the retina
- A permanent loss of vision
- Swelling in the vessel and capillary
- Atrophy within the retina
- Blurred vision
- Problems reading
Despite numerous reports of problems with Elmiron, the FDA has not yet recalled the drug. To date, there are over 130 lawsuits against the manufacturer of Elmiron. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of blindness or eye-related problems while taking Elmiron, feel free to call the Jackman Law Firm to discuss your case.
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HOW THE JACKMAN LAW FIRM CAN HELP YOUR ELMIRON VISION LOSS CASE
If you have been diagnosed with an eye problem after taking Elmiron, the Jackman Law Firm stands ready to help you. We can help you recover money for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and any out of pocket expenses you may have. You have a limited window to bring your claim in court, so it is best to reach out to us immediately. We have the experience and deep knowledge to successfully win your case.