If you suffered Valsartan side effects, contact Nashville Valsartan lawyer Timothy L. Miles today
Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Additionally, it can be taken to improves someone’s chances of having a longer life after having a heart attack. Valsartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) which work in by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. It works by blocking a substance in the body that causes blood vessels to tighten. Valsartan relaxes the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.
Patients who have taken Valsartan and have been diagnosed with cancer, as a result, should read on to learn more about how they can hold the drug makers accountable through Valsartan cancer lawsuits.
Valsartan has been recalled due to possible nitrosamine contamination. Nitrosamines can cause tumors in the liver and other organs in lab animals and are thought to be carcinogenic in humans as well. It is believed that these blood pressure drugs were tainted during flawed manufacturing processes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated that these contaminants “are of special concern to global regulators because, unlike most impurities in drugs, they have the potential to cause harm at very low levels.”
The recalls began in July when the FDA found that some Valsartan products contained a potentially cancer-causing chemical. European regulators had already made the same discovery. The substance can form during manufacturing if the chemical reactions used to make the drug are not carefully controlled and monitored, the FDA said.
Valsartan is made by Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. These recalls are a product of greater FDA scrutiny of foreign drug imports, but FDA warnings alone will not ensure safe medications. In a culture where the profit motive exists, drug companies must be held accountable to cutting corners and sacrificing consumer safety. Read on for answers to eight frequently asked questions.
Why Are Valsartan Drugs Being Recalled?
Certain products containing valsartan are being recalled due to the recent discovery of a dangerous chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is suspected to cause cancer and create other serious health problems.
Are All Valsartan Products Being Recalled?
No. Only valsartan-containing products from the following manufacturers and re-packaging companies are being recalled:
What Should I Do if I Am Using a Valsartan Product that Has Been Recalled?
ou should speak to your prescribing doctor and your dispensing pharmacist before you stop taking your medication because it may be more hazardous to your health to stop taking your valsartan medication than to continue doing so, depending on your condition and the severity of your symptoms.
Have Lawsuits been filed over Possible Valsartan Side Effects?
Yes. Numerous lawsuits have been filed over possible Valsartan Side effects. In addition to Valsartan Cancer Lawsuits, sources say other Valsartan Side Effects include: kidney failure, liver failure, a lowered white blood cell count, and angioedema, the swelling of certain tissues in the body. This medication has been associated with birth defects and should not be taken by pregnant women for this reason. (Consult your physician for more information.) If you or a loved one has received such a diagnosis after taking Valsartan contact us for a free, no-risk case evaluation. Call Valsartan Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today to see how he can help you.
What Do the Valsartan Cancer Lawsuits Allege?
Patients who filed Valsartan Cancer Lawsuits were prescribed Valsartan claim that drug manufacturers willfully disregarded required safety procedures at the plant where contamination occurred. The contaminant was undiscovered for years until revealed by random testing.
What Can I Get in a Valsartan Lawsuit?
Patients who file a Valsartan lawsuit could potentially get the following if the case is resolved successfully:
Compensation for pain and suffering
Compensation for medical bills
Lost wages and other financial losses
Funeral expenses in the event of a loved one’s death
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
While it is possible for individuals whom these products might have injured to go it alone without knowledgeable representation, those who do so run the risk of receiving an unfair settlement — if they get anything at all. Because drug makers have large amounts of money to spend on lawyers, going up against them as an individual can be intimidating and difficult. With an experienced Valsartan Lawyer, you can have the best chance to stand up to these large companies and optimize your chances of being fully compensated.
How We Can Help You?
If you or a loved one has received such a diagnosis after taking Valsartan contact us for a free, no-risk case evaluation. Call Valsartan Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today to see how he can help you.
Valsartan Lawyer Timothy L. Miles
Nashville attorney Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles has dedicated his career to representing shareholders, employees, and consumers in complex class-action litigation. Whether serving as lead, co-lead, or liaison counsel, Mr. Miles has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for defrauded investors, shaped precedent-setting decisions, and delivered real corporate governance reforms. Judges and peers have repeatedly recognized Mr. Miles’ relentless advocacy for the underdog, as well as his unbendable ethical standards. Mr. Miles was recently selected by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM as a 2022 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2022 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2022 Elite Lawyer of the South. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association,Class Action: Class Action: Top 9National Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association (2023), a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019); a Top Rated Litigator by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM (2019-2022); America’s Most Honored Lawyers 2020 – Top 1% by America’s Most Honored (2020-2022). Mr. Miles has published over sixty articles on various issues of the law, including class actions, whistleblower cases, products liability, civil procedure, derivative actions, corporate takeover litigation, corporate formation, mass torts, dangerous drugs, and more. Please visit our website or call for free anytime.
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