Janssen Pharmaceuticals is facing lawsuits from patients who were diagnosed with dementia after using Ditropan (oxybutynin) or Ditropan XL for overactive bladder symptoms.
Need a Texas Ditropan Class Action Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one had dementia after using Ditropan (oxybutynin) for overactive bladder symptoms, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Ditropan and Ditropan XL
Ditropan treats overactive bladder symptoms by relaxing muscles that cause involuntary muscle contractions in the bladder. This prevent urinary incontinence, frequent urination, or an urgent need to urinate.
What is Dementia?
Dementia is a progressive brain-damaging disease that occurs in older adults, but it is not a normal part of the aging process. Instead, dementia is a disease that is caused by the destruction of nerve cells in the brain — sometimes due to toxic side effects of medications.
Ditropan and Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Ditropan relaxes the bladder muscles by blocking acetylcholine, which is also a neurotransmitter that is crucial for memory and learning.
This is why it is well-known that Ditropan can have cognitive side effects, such as confusion or memory loss, especially in older adults who are just starting Ditropan or increasing the dose.
The label on Ditropan includes warnings about confusion, hallucinations, worsening of pre-existing dementia or Parkinson’s disease — but there may be severe long-term risks, like dementia.
50% Increased Risk of Dementia Linked to Overactive Bladder Drugs
In June 2019, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine estimated a 50% increased risk of dementia for patients on overactive bladder drugs, as well as many other common medications in the same drug-class (called anticholinergic drugs) that also work by blocking acetylcholine.
Can I Join a Class Action Lawsuit?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. We are currently filing lawsuits for individuals who were diagnosed with dementia after using Ditropan or Ditropan XL.
Symptoms of Dementia in Older Adults
- Memory loss
- Trouble talking or understanding speech
- Hallucinations, delusions, paranoia
- Problems with daily activities (sorting mail, making food, paying bills, buying groceries, getting lost, etc.)
- Loss of ability to think, remember, and reason to a degree that affects daily life and activities
About Class Actions
When a large number of people are harmed by a medication with dangerous side effects, judges may decide to create a Multi-District Litigation (MDL). The MDL process is similar to a class action, because many lawsuits are centralized in one court, under one judge.
As the MDL moves forward, judges will typically pick a few case to go to trial. These trials might end in a jury awarding compensation to the victim, or deciding the drug-maker was not at fault.
Depending on how a jury responds to the evidence, the outcome of these trials can help lawyers negotiate a settlement or another resolution in most of the other lawsuits in the MDL. This process is far more efficient than having every single case go to trial.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits
Our lawyers are filing individual lawsuits so that we can focus on helping each client seek justice and financial compensation.
If you or a loved one were harmed by Ditropan or Ditropan XL, we may be able to help you file a lawsuit and seek compensation for your medical expenses, long-term care, decreased quality of life, and more.
Need a Ditropan Class Action Lawyer in Texas?
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