If you suffered Valsartan Side Effects, contact Valsartan lawyer Timothy L. Miles today
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.
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 (FDA) 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.
If you or a loved one took Valsartan and later were diagnosed with cancer or other serious Valsartan Side Effects, contact Valsartan lawyer Timothy L. Miles today to see if you meet the Valsartan lawsuit criteria and may be entitled to substantial compensation.
What Prompted the Valsartan Recall?
In July 2018, the FDA announced the Valsartan Recall due to contamination. The recall was prompted because of the discovery of a cancer-causing agent in the drug. The FDA launched an investigation into the cause and impact of the contamination which led to several additional recalls over the following year. The FDA also found that other blood pressure drugs contained impurities.
The first recall was prompted by the finding of the impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Later, the FDA later discovered the second impurity,N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). While neither compound has been studied in humans, both have been shown to cause cancer in animal studies.
What Is Valsartan?
Valsartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB). Valsartan is a blood pressure medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also prescribed after a heart attack to lower blood pressure and help the patient live a longer life. The medication should not be taken while pregnant because it may be harmful to an unborn child.
What are the Valsartan Side Effects?
In addition to cancer, sources say other Valsartan Side Effects include:
Have Lawsuits been filed over Possible Valsartan Side Effects?
Yes, 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.
How Do I Know if I Meet the Valsartan Lawsuit Criteria?
If you took Valsartan and subsequently were diagnosed with cancer, or experienced other serious Valsartan side effects, then you may meet the Valsartan lawsuit criteria and may be eligible for substantial compensation. Contact Valsartan Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today and see if are eligible for a Valsartan lawsuit.
Call a Valsartan Lawyer about a Valsartan Lawsuit
If you or a loved one have received a cancer diagnosis or experienced other serious Valsartan side effects after taking Valsartan, contact us for a free, no-risk case evaluation to see if you meet the Valsartan lawsuit criteria. We might be able to help you pursue compensation for the harm you and your loved ones have suffered if you meet the Valsartan lawsuit criteria.
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TIMOTHY L. MILES, ESQ.
Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder and consumer rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles was recently selected by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM as a 2023 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2023 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2023 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, 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). Mr. Miles has published over sixty articles on various issues of the law, including class actions, whistleblower cases, products liability, and more.
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