Valsartan Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
Did you or a loved one take the drug Valsartan for high blood pressure? N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and/or N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contamination may have occurred with some batches of Valsartan, exposing patients taking the drug to a known chemical carcinogen. Lawsuits are being filed against manufacturers of Valsartan who may have distributed tainted batches and sold the drug to consumers. Those affected by NDMA or NDEA found in Valsartan may experience liver damage, tumors and cancer.
NDMA is not commercially produced in the U.S., nor were batches of Valsartan tainted with the cancer-causing chemical made in the U.S. However, pharmaceutical companies may have purchased Valsartan that was produced by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals or India-based company Hetero Labs Limited, which had tainted batches containing NDMA. Even short-term use can have long-term side effects on the liver. These long-term effects can increase the risk of liver damage, cancer and tumors.
Symptoms of NDMA Overexposure
Those that have had overexposure to NDMA may experience immediate and long-term symptoms. Some of the known signs of NDMA exposure include:
- Abdominal cramping and pain
- Vomiting and nausea
- Enlarged and reduced function of the liver
- Kidney and lung dysfunction
Over time, NDMA exposure can increase the risk for liver damage, cancer and tumors. In some cases, you may not have had immediate symptoms of NDMA overexposure but still may have long-term health problems resulting from taking tainted Valsartan.
If you believe you have been exposed to NDMA toxicity from taking Valsartan, you may be eligible to seek damages through a defective drug lawsuit. Contact our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. Victims of health problems caused by NDMA-tainted Valsartan may be able to make a claim for restitution to cover medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages.