Anyone who has taken the medication can be affected by Truvada. Truvada has several potential negative effects.
Potential Negative Effects of Truvada
Truvada has been used for 10 years to help lower the risk of contracting HIV. While the medication has been successful, there are several potential negative effects of Truvada use. They include:
- Liver problems (can be fatal)
- Lactic acidosis (buildup of lactic acid in the blood, can be fatal if left untreated)
- Bone thinness, bone pain, or bone softening (can cause fractures)
- Kidney damage/kidney failure
If you suffered any of these effects, you may be able to recover compensation.
Plaintiffs Claim That Gilead Sciences, Inc. Knew of These Problems Early On
As of January 2020, dozens of plaintiffs in several states have filed lawsuits against Gilead Sciences, Inc. for injuries Truvada allegedly caused. The lawsuits claim that the manufacturer knew of these problems and failed to rectify the issue or warn consumers of the issues.
The lawsuits also claim that the manufacturer had created a safer product years before and failed to release it to the public until the patent on the original type of medication ran out. This decision allowed countless people to suffer preventable negative side effects while Gilead Sciences, Inc. continued to make billions of dollars in profit.
If You Were Affected by Truvada, You May Be Entitled to Compensation
Because anyone who took Truvada can be affected, almost anyone can file legal action. If you or a loved one suffered bone density loss, bone softening, bone pain, liver problems, kidney damage, kidney failure, or lactic acidosis, you may be able to recover compensation. Compensation might include:
- Medical bills (current and future)
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- And possibly more
If you lost a loved one due to Truvada use, you may be able to recover compensation through a wrongful death claim. Your compensation could include:
- Funeral or burial expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of guidance
- Medical bills
- And more
The compensation you can recover depends on your unique circumstances. When you enlist our help, we can determine the value of your case.
We Want to Help You Recover Compensation for the Injuries You Suffered Due to Truvada Use
The team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers wants to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Working directly with the partners, we can help you determine if you might want to join an ongoing class action or file an individual lawsuit. We will investigate your case, determine its value, and work to negotiate a fair settlement or jury award.
In addition to recovering the compensation you deserve, taking legal action can also hold the manufacturer accountable and possibly protect others from the same fate. Legal action tells the manufacturers that they cannot put profits ahead of consumer’s health and wellbeing.
We work on a contingency basis, which means you pay us nothing upfront and owe us no attorney’s fees unless and until you win your case. There is no risk when you enlist our services.
Call us today for your free consultation at (855) 529-0269. Let us get started on your case today.