Daiichi Sankyo manufactures the drug Benicar, a treatment for high blood pressure. There are some associated side effects with Benicar, and it has been found to be unsafe for pregnant women. Daiichi Sankyo listed minor side effects and drug interactions as obligated on packaging and advertising and put the drug on the market for prescription use.
The manufacturer began promoting Benicar in 2002 as a safer and more effective angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) drug. But the drug may have the potential for certain dangerous side effects. This could leave to pain and suffering and other damages for patients who took the drug. Some pursue lawsuits with help from our personal injury lawyers.
Side Effects of Benicar
Benicar has been linked to serious intestinal side effects that mimic the symptoms of Celiac disease. These symptoms can result in severe illness and hospitalization.
- chronic diarrhea.
- intestinal damage.
- weight loss.
- and, malnourishment.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has since issued warnings stating the potential for severe gastrointestinal problems known as sprue-like enteropathy. However, there have been multiple cases of complications and side effects in the meantime, and affected patients and families may seek compensation for damages.
In addition, villous atrophy is another potential side effect. Villous atrophy is a complication that causes the texture of the intestinal lining to change and lose its ability to absorb nutrients properly. This disorder can result in malnourishment and digestive problems.
Lawsuits against Daiichi Sankyo with Help from Benicar Injury Lawyers
In July 2013, the FDA issued its initial warning regarding the sprue-like enteropathy side effects. It didn’t take long after the FDA’s statement in 2013 for injured individuals to file suit against Daiichi Sankyo.
For patients who have taken Benicar and suffered gastrointestinal side effects, the damages can be significant. If you’ve experienced severe complications after being prescribed Benicar, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
Which party is liable for your injuries depends on the circumstances of our particular case. For example, if a medical professional was negligent in prescribing you Benicar, then he or she may be liable. In such medical malpractice cases you must prove that the doctor was negligent and the doctor’s negligence caused your injuries, i.e., you took Benicar because of a doctor’s prescription and suffered complications as a result.
On the other hand, others have filed product liability lawsuits against the manufacturer, Daiichi Sankyo, for producing a dangerous product. In this case, you must establish that the manufacturer produced a dangerous drug that caused serious damages. Discuss liability with Benicar injury lawyers who can review which parties might be responsible for your damages.
Expenses such as medical bills and lost wages can be included in your claim as well as restitution for your pain and suffering. Other damages may be recoverable as well, depending on the case details. You will need to contact an attorney who is familiar with filing and managing defective drug cases to help you.
Get Help with Benicar Injury Lawyers at Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C.
Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. has worked with individuals and families who have been affected by the pharmaceutical industry’s errors and omissions. We can go over your case, the liable parties for your injuries, and help you determine and explore the damages you may recover in your product liability or medical malpractice claim.
Call us today at (800) 550-0000 to set up a free consultation to review your case and your legal options. You can also contact us online to schedule your appointment with the attorneys at our firm.