If you have experienced eye damage following the use of the medication, Elmiron, contact an Elmiron lawsuit attorney at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC. Our lawyers understand that when most people decided to take Elmiron, they did it under the impression that it would treat bladder pain and help ease their discomfort – not cause new problems for them.
At Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC, we can help you file a lawsuit for financial compensation and hold those responsible for misleading you, accountable for their actions. Call our law firm at (800) 220-0984 to schedule a free consultation. We represent injured clients throughout the United States.
What Is Elmiron?
Elmiron is an oral prescription drug used to treat bladder pain or discomfort from a bladder disorder called interstitial cystitis, which more commonly impacts women. It has been on the market since the late 1990s, and it is the only prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat interstitial cystitis, which affects millions of people every year.
Side Effects of Elmiron
Outside of problems in vision, the most common side effects for Elmiron reported to the FDA include:
- Alopecia, or patchy hair loss
Does Elmiron Cause Eye Damage?
Since 2018, studies have been conducted linking long-term exposure to Elmiron to the risk of potentially permanent eye damage. In June 2020, both FDA and Elmiron manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals added a change to the drug’s safety-related labeling – linking Elmiron to eye damage. More specifically, the label mentioned that long-term use of Elmiron has been shown to cause pigmentary changes in the retina (also known as pigmentary maculopathy). The retina is a thin layer of tissue in the back of our eye that receives and processes light, allowing us to see.
Eye Damage Symptoms
When Elmiron damages the eye, it can cause the following symptoms:
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty viewing objects up-front
- Difficulty adjusting to dim lighting or the dark
- Fields of vision are lost causing paracentral scotoma, or blind spots
If pigmentary maculopathy is caught early on, there is a chance damage can stop. However, at its later stages, the disease can lead to permanent loss of vision.
Contact an Elmiron Lawyer at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC Today
If you are experiencing the following problems with your vision after taking the bladder medication, Elmiron, contact our attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group. Loss of vision – in any amount – is difficult to deal with, and it is especially difficult when you feel that you weren’t given any warning.
Our attorneys represent injured people nationwide, and we are here to help you file a lawsuit and seek justice. We understand that a lawsuit won’t turn back time, but it can:
- Connect you with the best possible resources available for your recovery
- Receive financial compensation to pay medical bills
- Improve your quality of life for the future
- Hold the manufacturers of Elmiron accountable
To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call (800) 220-0984, or fill out our form online.