Patients and their family members who sustained health issues or loss of life after taking Truvada can file a Truvada claim. The medication treats and prevents the synthesis of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, studies have proven that the drug causes significant problems in the bones and kidneys, which may result in death.
If you or a family member experienced any injuries or lost their life after taking Truvada, it is helpful to explore your options for legal restitution with a personal injury lawyer. He or she can provide information as to how you can pursue a claim and receive compensation for your financial, physical, and emotional losses.
Current Litigation Proceedings Against Truvada’s Manufacturer
The manufacturer of Truvada, Gilead Sciences, Inc., is now the front-and-center defendant in a 2018 personal injury lawsuit filed in California under product liability laws. Essentially, the plaintiffs allege that the drug company knew about the severe side effects of Truvada, like kidney damage and bone loss, and failed to issue a warning to the public about them.
The active ingredient, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), is a cause of Truvada injuries. Common diagnoses patients may receive include kidney failure, osteoporosis, and lactic acidosis. Anyone diagnosed with any of these after taking the drug might be able to file a Truvada claim.
Other HIV Prevention Medications That Cause Health Issues
While Truvada is the most high-profile brand of TDF medications, other drugs caused health problems and injuries. Studies dating back to 2001 demonstrate that TDF drugs caused significant damage to the kidney and bones, even in otherwise healthy adults. Gilead Sciences exclusively held a patent on the compound and developed five brands of TDF drugs, including:
You may be able to file a compensation claim related to the use of any TDF drug that caused your injuries or a family member’s death. If you are concerned that Truvada caused your injury or your loved one’s death, speaking with a personal injury lawyer will provide the knowledge and insight that you need to move forward with the claim’s process.
Injuries Associated With Taking Truvada
You may be able to file a Truvada lawsuit claim if you experienced injuries after taking Truvada or using Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The most common health complications associated with Truvada and other TDF drugs include:
- Kidney failure
- Kidney damage
- Fanconi syndrome
- Lactic acidosis
The preceding list of conditions is not entirely comprehensive, nor should it be taken as medical advice. Our personal injury lawyers care about you and your health, which is why you must speak with your primary care physician to confirm or deny an injury associated with taking Truvada and other TDF drugs. It is the only way you may ascertain whether you can initiate the claims process.
Time limits exist on your ability to file a claim at the class-action or civil court level. Therefore, you will want to speak with a legal professional before your time to act passes. He or she can work with you to help you understand the legal procedure, gather evidence, and answer any questions you may have.
While no sum of money can genuinely make up for all of your losses, you might be able to obtain peace-of-mind knowing that the responsible parties are paying for the damage they caused.
Contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers About Your Truvada Claim
No matter what type of injury or emotional loss you sustained, the partners at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will stand by your side. We will work with you directly to help you clearly understand how to pursue financial compensation. Contact our main office for a free consultation today at (855) 529-0269.