Valsartan Injury Lawyers in Jackson, MS
Did You Suffer Side Effects from Valsartan?
If you took or are taking valsartan and have experienced serious health problems as a result, you could have grounds for a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company or another at-fault party. ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP is currently investigating claims against valsartan manufacturers for exposing patients to an increased cancer risk due to nitrosamine impurities. Certain valsartan medications have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to this risk.
To find out if you have a case, call our Jackson valsartan lawsuit attorneys at (601) 265-6869.
Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Recalls
Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker, or ARB, which works to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) in adults and children over the age of six. Valsartan works by preventing the blood vessels from narrowing, which helps to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.
In the summer of 2018, the FDA discovered that valsartan and other ARBs contained nitrosamine impurities that exceeded FDA safety standards. Certain valsartan, irbesartan, and losartan medications were recalled, affecting millions of American patients.
Nitrosamine Impurities Found in Valsartan Products
Nitrosamines are naturally occurring compounds that are known to be carcinogenic, which means they can cause cancer in humans. In addition to being found in tobacco products, nitrosamines can be found in certain foods. Nitrosamines include N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), and N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA).
Nitrosamines have been linked to health problems such as:
- Stomach cancer
- Liver cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Insulin resistance
Prolonged exposure to low levels of nitrosamines may be associated with:
- Fatty liver disease
After seeking medical attention, we highly recommend that you discuss your legal options with a Jackson valsartan injury lawyer at our firm to see if you have grounds for an individual personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit or can participate in a class action to pursue financial compensation for your medical care, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and much more.
Serving Clients Across Mississippi
If you were exposed to nitrosamines in valsartan or any prescription drug or other product, ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP is here to help. Our attorneys are experienced and dedicated to fighting on behalf of injured consumers and their families across Mississippi who have suffered the consequences of pharmaceutical greed and negligence. Your case is our commitment.
Contact our team today for a free review of your valsartan claim.
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