Long-term exposure to Elmiron may cause maculopathy, an eye disorder affecting the retina and a major cause of blindness.
WHAT IS ELMIRON USED FOR?
Elmiron is a drug prescribed to treat Interstitial Cystitis, which is an ailment in the urinary tract system that causes abdominal and pelvic pain.
Interstitial Cystitis is also sometimes referred to as Bladder Pain Syndrome and mostly affects women. The pain can be chronic or intermittent and the condition often leads to frequent urination.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ELMIRON?
Recent medical research has connected Elmiron, a prescription medication used to treat bladder conditions like Interstitial Cystitis, to severe eye disease. This eye damage is progressive and worsens with time, often before symptoms begin.
HOW DOES ELMIRON CAUSE EYE DISEASE?
In 2018, researchers at the Emory Eye Center at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, alerted the public that taking Elmiron is linked to maculopathy (serious retina injury)
- Maculopathy is any pathological condition of the macula, an area of the retina that is associated with highly sensitive, accurate vision.
Researchers say that all patients in the study showed signs of retinal disease and that the youngest patient in the study was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis at 23 years of age. That patient began taking Elmiron daily and began showing visual symptoms (difficulty with near vision as well as reading) by the age of 30.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS AND INJURIES OF ELMIRON?
Recent studies have found that patients using Elmiron have developed Maculopathy, an eye disorder that can lead to blindness.
Early symptoms of Maculopathy, an eye disease linked to Elmiron, include:
- Loss of vision
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty adjusting to darkness
- Dark spot near center of vision
- Dim or distorted vision
- Progressive blindness
Medical experts are now recommending that patients who have used the drug Elmiron have an examination for early detection of maculopathy.
CAN I FILE A LAWSUIT FOR ELMIRON EYE DAMAGE?
Yes. There is no excuse for drug-makers who fail to warn patients about severe side effects. Those who have suffered vision loss or blindness after taking Elmiron may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
We are taking this fight directly to Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the maker of Elmiron, and are ready to secure the compensation you deserve.
Compensation from an Elmiron lawsuit can include:
- The cost of your current and future medical bills
- Recovery of income lost if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against a company or manufacturer
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