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In 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered that several generic angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) medications were contaminated with nitrosamine. The FDA determined that nitrosamine contamination found in certain ARB medications was not associated with the drug in general but rather with issues linked to specific manufacturing of generic versions of the medicine. Nitrosamine is a dangerous impurity linked to possible cancers in humans, and it is considered a known carcinogen. Nitrosamine contaminants are not limited to medications. They are also seen in other products and goods because it is a known environmental impurity. Nitrosamine contaminants can also be found in food and water. The impurities have been connected to a chemical reaction during the manufacturing process. This reaction is thought to occur when certain cleaning chemicals respond to the compounds used to manufacture the drug.
If you know you’ve used Valsartan, contact our Attorney Brett H. Oppenheimer. He can review the details of your case and help you plan a strategy. Call now at (502) 242-8877 to schedule a consultation today!
Valsartan Recall, Sides Effects, & What You Need to Know
Valsartan is a common drug used to treat congestive heart failure and high blood pressure, and its recall is one of the largest in FDA history. Around 2 million Americans have associations with the medication. Those 2,000,000 Americans received letters from the FDA alerting them to the recall and their increased risk from using the contaminated drug. ARB drugs are commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and it does so by increasing the size of blood vessels to control blood pressure. These changes help the heart function more efficiently. The impurity found in batches of Valsartan is a known carcinogen linked to several cancers. The nitrosamine found in Valsartan, N-Nitrosodidimethylamine (NDMA) is one of the most common and basic nitrosamines. It is highly toxic and was found to cause many cancers when tested in laboratories.
Exposure to NDMAs has been linked to:
• Liver cancer
• Colorectal cancer
• Kidney cancer
• Stomach cancer
An exhaustive list of possible side effects is not yet available, but the combination of NDMA and Valsartan has been linked to a heightened risk of liver damage. The liver filters NDMA from the human body, which is directly impacted by exposure to the known carcinogen.
Exposure has also been connected to severe side effects, such as:
- Enlarged liver
- Reduced organ function
We have worked as legal representatives for many victims seeking damages in cases throughout Kentucky and across the United States. Attorney Oppenheimer has been the choice of many victims in this region because he has shown his commitment to fighting for victims.
• $100+ Million Recovered
• Fighting for Patients & Families Since 1991
• Top 100 KY Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers
• Client-Recommended, One-on-One Service
• Attorney Oppenheimer Handles Cases Personally and/or Puts Together a Team to Work on Every Case
What Do Valsartan Cancer Lawsuits Allege?
Many patients who were prescribed Valsartan by their physician, used the drug as advised, and have been diagnosed with cancer may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturers of Valsartan.
The Valsartan cancer lawsuit also alleges these contaminated drugs cause many ills besides cancer. Their use has also been linked to:
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
- Decreased white blood cell count
- Numerous congenital disabilities in pregnant women
Being stricken with illness from no fault of your own may entitle victims to compensation for damages, financial and otherwise. You will need an attorney to help you fight for damages. Large manufacturers have many resources to fight, and individuals can file a lawsuit alone. However, the more prudent option is to secure legal assistance to ensure that if they offer a settlement, it’s fair and just. Introducing and selling contaminated pharmaceutical goods represent a possible negligent act on the manufacturer’s part.
If you or someone you love has been harmed from using this medication, contact Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC today to have your Valsartan Questions answered and to have your Valsartan Claim or Valsartan Lawsuit considered. Call us at (502) 242-8877 to schedule a consultation today!