Have you or a loved one suffered from cancer or any other serious illness after receiving Valsartan?
Our team of experienced attorneys is taking claims that the antihypertensive drug Valsartan is causing cancer and other serious side effects in the months after taking the drug. If you or a loved one has experienced a health problem after receiving the drug Valsartan or Losartan, we want to hear from you. Fill out our free, no obligation form to speak with our litigation team.
Valsartan Recall Lawsuit
Valsartan is a prescription drug used to treat hypertension and other various heart conditions. Adults use this drug to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart problems as well as ventricle dysfunction after suffering a heart attack.
The FDA recalled Valsartan after finding the probable human carcinogen NDMA had contaminated the drug. This carcinogen has been linked to other serious illness such as liver, kidney, colorectal, and stomach cancer.
The Environmental Protection Agency states that NDMA is a semi volatile organic chemical that forms in both industrial and natural processes. It can be unintentionally produced in and released through chemical reactions that involve alkylamines from industrial sources. It also is an unintended byproduct of chlorination of wastewater at wastewater treatment plants.
After the FDA issued a recall of Valsartan in July of 2018, many patients were switched over to Losartan. Losartan then was also recalled in November of 2018 after detecting traces of NDEA.
Did you receive a Valsartan recall letter?
According to a recent update by the FDA, there are acceptable intake levels of each drug containing certain levels of carcinogens NDMA, NDEA, and NMBA that are reflected in the drug label. There are indicated safe limits for human intake of these cancer-causing agents, however, the recalled valsartan pills exceed those limits.
The FDA recalled products list states that the drug Valsartan has been recalled from companies that include Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries LTD. Check the list in the link above to compare your prescription and determine if it was recalled.
What are the side effects of the drug Valsartan?
Taking the contaminated Valsartan with exposure to N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) has been known to produce side effects that include:
- Upper respiratory infections,
- Flu symptoms,
- Tiredness and fatigue,
- Dizziness and lightheadedness,
- Nausea and diarrhea,
- Sore throat, sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, cough and other cold symptoms,
- Blurred vision
- Stomach pain
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Unexpected weight loss
- Swelling around the eyes or lips
- Rapid weight loss
- Unusual increase urinating volume
- Shortness of breath occurring with just mild exertion,
- High potassium response including a tingling sensation, muscle weakness, week pulse, or slowed heart rate.
- Chest flutters, pounding heart beats, loss of appetite, increase thirst, confusion weakness,
- The sensation of passing out
These side effects are often related to more serious illnesses or cancers that are caused by losartan or valsartan. The most common related illnesses that are included in the current litigation are as follows:
- Lower Esophageal Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Intestinal Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer (diagnosed before age 60)
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
Compensation in a Valsartan Lawsuit
If you were taking any of the valsartan medications contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine, and have experienced liver damage, tumor, or cancer, we will be seeking the following damages for you:
Past and future medical expenses to treat your injuries.
- Past and future pain and suffering that results from your injuries, both from a physical and mental standpoint.
- Wage loss, if any.
- Other economic losses experienced because of your injuries.
- Punitive damages, if appropriate.
If you believe that you may be eligible to participate in a Valsartan/Losartan lawsuit, please contact the McEwen Law Firm right away.
At McEwen Law Firm, our team is dedicated to holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for their actions and making sure our clients are fully compensated for their injuries and suffering.
No fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.