A growing number of lawsuits have been filed by people who took recalled generic Valsartan medications before developing cancer.
Need a Texas Valsartan 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 was diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Valsartan Recall Lawsuits Centralized in New Jersey
February 2019 — Federal judges have chosen the U.S. District Court for New Jersey under Judge Robert B. Kugler to centralize all injury lawsuits from people who took generic Valsartan medications before developing cancer, liver damage, or other injuries.
Lawsuits have been filed by people who took generic Valsartan medications that were recalled due to a toxic impurity. The impurities — called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) or NDEA — are known to cause cancer and liver damage. Drug-makers such as Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Company of China were allegedly aware of the impurity in 2012.
Valsartan Blood Pressure Drugs Contaminated with Carcinogens
Valsartan is a generic blood-pressure medication that was originally sold in 1996 under the brand-name Diovan®. In mid-2018, investigators determined that certain Valsartan drugs were contaminated with NDMA, a toxic impurity that was left over from industrial drug-making processes.
The first recalls for Valsartan were announced by the European Medicines Agency in July 2018. A few days later, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued similar recalls.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our lawyers are not filing a Valsartan class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who took a recalled Valsartan medication and were diagnosed with a side effect, such as:
- Stomach cancer
- Small intestine cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Prostate cancer (only under 65 year olds)
- Liver cancer
- Blood cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
About Class Actions
Class action lawsuits are typically filed on behalf of a very large group of people with similar legal claims. Lawyers fight for compensation on behalf of everyone in the lawsuit. If compensation is awarded, the payout is divided and shared among everyone who joins the lawsuit.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
When individuals have very serious injuries from dangerous medications, class actions can have major disadvantages. This is especially true for individuals who have far more serious injuries than the average person.
Our lawyers help people with injuries from dangerous medications. If you experienced a serious side effect of Valsartan, you could be eligible to seek financial compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more.
Need a Valsartan Lawyer in Texas?
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