Defective and dangerous drugs compromise the proper care of patients. Drug companies owe a responsibility to their consumers to create reasonably safe and effective medications. Although the law does not expect drugs to work on every patient, it does expect due diligence from manufacturers to ensure the reasonable safety of its products. Unfortunately, many Big Pharmaceutical companies develop unsafe, dangerous, and even deadly medications. Then, they intentionally conceal known risks to increase profitability.
Gilead Sciences is a pharmaceutical company that may be liable for injuries and illnesses connected to its HIV-1 medication, Truvada. If you are experiencing severe kidney and/or bone problems after taking Truvada, contact Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC for a free product liability claim evaluation with our Truvada lawsuit lawyer.. Gilead may owe your family compensation. Call us at (888) 640-DRUG
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What Is Truvada?
Truvada is a medication doctors prescribe to help control HIV-1 infections, used in conjunction with other HIV medications. It treats symptoms of HIV to enable a patient to manage this chronic condition. Doctors also prescribe Truvada to help prevent HIV-1, as well as to slow disease progression and prolong life. Truvada is a powerful drug that patients must take in high doses. Unfortunately, this medication might not be safe for most patients to take.
Truvada may cause severe kidney and bone damage in patients due to poor bioavailability, meaning the body cannot properly absorb the drug. The ingredients in Truvada may cause kidney disease, kidney failure, Fanconi Syndrome, bone loss, osteoporosis, weakened bones, broken bones, or osteomalacia.
Truvada Side Effects
Common side effects of Truvada range from depression and weight loss to headaches, nausea, abdominal pain, dizziness, diarrhea, muscle pain, trouble breathing, and skin rash.
Do You Have a Product Liability Claim?
The basis of a product liability claim is the allegation that a product manufacturer or distributor created an unreasonably dangerous product. Most product liability suits allege that the product in question contained a defect and that the defect caused the illness or injury. A medication defect could refer to an issue with its design, ingredients, production, marketing and/or distribution.
Truvada lawsuits and mass torts allege that a drug design defect can cause serious kidney disease, organ damage, and bone problems in patients and that Truvada’s manufacturer intentionally delayed a safer drug to boost profits. Lawsuits hold that Gilead Sciences knew of Truvada’s potential risks for patients yet failed to debut a safer drug for about a decade to maximize profits from the Truvada patent.
The safer HIV drug is a tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), which does not pose the same risks as Truvada, a tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) drug. Other TDF drugs by Gilead that may expose patients to undue health risks include Atripla, Cimduo, Complera, Stribild, Symfi-Lo, and Viread.
Compensation Available for Truvada
You might have a Truvada lawsuit if you took this drug and later experienced kidney and/or bone problems. Many patients are currently involved in a mass tort lawsuit against Gilead for its dangerous TDF drugs. The Truvada lawsuit attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC may be able to help you join a Truvada mass tort. A successful claim could lead to compensation for your drug-related medical bills, physical injuries or illnesses, pain and suffering, physical therapies, lost wages, legal fees, and more.
Contact a Truvada Lawsuit Lawyer Today
You do not have to accept injuries or complications due to a defective drug without a fight. Our Truvada attorneys may be able to help you take a stand against Gilead Sciences for failing to warn consumers of the known potential risks of Truvada, as well as for intentionally withholding a safer drug from consumers. Discuss grounds for a potential consumer lawsuit today. Contact our attorneys online or by calling (888) 640-DRUG to request a free initial consultation.