What is Elmiron?
Elmiron (Pentosan) is available by prescription only and used for the treatment prescription of various bladder conditions and discomfort, as well as acting as a blood thinner. Elmiron works primarily by attaching itself to the wall of the bladder and providing a barrier for substances that cause discomfort and irritation. The drug is primarily used to treat the following symptoms:
- Interstitial cystitis (IC)
- Bladder pain syndrome (BPS), a chronic bladder health issue
Despite Elmiron being used to treat bladder conditions for decades, unfortunately, it wasn’t tested thoroughly by its manufacturer. Recently, this oversight has been uncovered to have led to serious warningless side effects for some patients.
What is the Problem with Elmiron?
In users of all ages, studies have shown that Elmiron is linked to an increased risk of eye damage. The most common condition associated with the usage of Elmiron is called Maculopathy. Maculopathy is a progressive disorder that can lead to partial vision loss and even total blindness, in both eyes. It affects the back portion of the eye behind the retina, called the macula. Vision problems found to be associated with Elmiron use includes:
- Areas of vision loss (paracentral scotoma)
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty adjusting to dim lighting or the dark
- Difficulty seeing objects that are close
- Having a hard time reading
- Macular Degeneration
- Vision dimming
- Vision impairment
- Vision loss
If you have used, or are currently using Elmiron and experienced any of these conditions, contact your physician immediately.
Why Join the Elmiron Lawsuit
There have been many people affected by the negative side effects of Elmiron. Rather than filing individual lawsuits, the victims of Elmiron’s devastating side effects have joined together to form a mass tort lawsuit.
Mass torts allow individuals who have been injured by the same product or event to jointly file a lawsuit against the negligent party responsible for their injuries. Joining a mass tort allows all victims to be justly compensated while also holding the responsible party accountable. This type of litigation hopefully prevents patients from experiencing these harmful side effects in the future, along with deterring similar companies from future malpractice.
Another benefit of a mass tort is that anyone can join regardless of where they are located. Our firm is available to take Elmiron for affected individuals throughout the United States.
Hire an Experienced Mass Tort Lawyer Today
At Kwartler Manus, LLC, our Philadelphia Elmiron attorneys take an aggressive stance against the makers of this and other defective drugs. When someone is injured by a medication or product that was supposed to help them, the makers should be held fully accountable for any injuries and other damages suffered by the victims. Our job is to protect the legal rights of our clients and keep drug companies who fail to warn of dangerous side effects in check.
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with a vision problem after using the bladder condition treatment drug Elmiron (Pentosan)? You may be able to join a lawsuit against the manufacturer and receive compensation for your losses. Contact the experienced and compassionate mass tort attorneys at Kwartler Manus online, or by phone at (267) 457-5570 to help you pursue the compensation you rightly deserve. Kwartler Manus will pursue the compensation you deserve.
We don’t charge any upfront fees and you only have to pay us if we secure a settlement on your behalf. If you don’t win any money, we don’t get paid—it’s that simple.