Dedicated Elmiron Attorneys in Las Cruces & El Paso
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our Elmiron lawyers in Las Cruces & El Paso are experienced mass torts attorneys who are dedicated to pursuing the financial recovery our clients deserve when a drug manufacturer or company’s products have caused them significant harm from its use.
Currently, reliable studies have established a link between Elmiron — a Janssen Pharmaceutical drug used to combat Interstitial Cystitis (IC), also called painful bladder syndrome — use with maculopathy which can cause vision loss and lead to blindness.
If you or someone you love has suffered severe vision injuries from Elmiron use, contact the Ruhmann Law Firm in both Dona Ana County & El Paso County today to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the drug company liable for your financial recovery.
What is Elmiron and What is it Used For?
Elmiron has been prescribed to millions of people worldwide for a condition called Interstitial Cystitis, which is a painful bladder syndrome.
The drug has been on the market since 1996 and is the only FDA approved drug for the treatment or IC.
Unfortunately, the connection has been made between long-term Elmiron use and Retinal Maculopathy, which can lead to vision loss and blindness.
Since the initial cases were linked, further studies have confirmed the connection between Elmiron use and Retinal Maculopathy, Pigmentary Retinal Maculopathy, and Macular Degeneration.
When the manufacturer became aware of the association between Elmiron and retinal eye damage, they withheld the information and chose not to warn prescribing physicians, or their patients of the irreversible dangers associated with the drug’s use.
As a result of the negligence, countless patients continued to take Elmiron and were placed at risk for permanent eye injury.
If you or someone you love is suffered from vision loss due to Elmiron use, contact our experienced Las Cruces & El Paso personal injury lawyers today to learn how we can help you hold the pharmaceutical company accountable for their reckless conduct.
What are the Common Symptoms Associated with Elmiron-Induced Retinal Maculopathy?
Long-term Elmiron users have reportedly experienced a series of vision-related symptoms.
Those reports have included:
- Dark spots in the center of the vision field
- Difficulty adopting vision in low-light situations
- Difficulty seeing close up
- Difficulty reading
- Vision irregularities
- Pain in the eye region
- Permanent vision loss
Contact Our Dedicated Elmiron Attorneys in New Mexico and Texas to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you were taking Elmiron for IC, and suffered permanent eye damage as a result, contact our dedicated personal injury attorneys in New Mexico and Texas to schedule a free consultation by calling 575-222-2653 or 915-206-5263 today to discuss your injuries and how we can help you pursue the pharmaceutical company for the financial compensation you deserve.
We are available to discuss your case 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and only work on a contingency basis. That means, if we do not produce a positive outcome for your Elmiron claim, you do not pay our legal fees. Call us now to learn more about your legal options.