Hendler Flores Law represented the family of a decorated Navy Veteran who was exposed to asbestos while serving on a warship in Vietnam. He later died from mesothelioma, leaving his wife to provide for their 3 young daughters. Scott Hendler and co-counsel Michael Brickman negotiated several settlements with asbestos companies for the family, and also won a $13.8 million verdict against Owens Corning Fiberglas, a company that made asbestos pipe covering for Navy vessels. The compensation recovered was more than enough to secure the financial future of the family.
Helping People Who Took Elmiron & Developed Pigmentary Maculopathy
Elmiron, also known as pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), is a blood thinner used to treat interstitial cystitis, a chronic condition that causes irritation and inflammation of the bladder. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people have used Elmiron. The majority of Elmiron’s side effects are mild and include conditions such as diarrhea, hair loss, nausea, and headaches. However, there is mounting scientific evidence that Elmiron can be toxic to the retina, the tissue behind the eye that senses light.
In 2018, the Emory Eye Center found that long-term use of Elmiron caused maculopathy, a disease that affects the eye’s macula and can lead to a central vision loss. The use of Elmiron specifically causes a rare type of maculopathy called pigmentary maculopathy, and the vision loss typically occurs in both eyes.
Hundreds of Elmiron Lawsuits Filed
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Elmiron, is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. Since 2020, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against them after individuals reported vision problems leading to blindness, including pigmentary maculopathy. These lawsuits claim that Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn doctors and patients of Elmiron’s potential to cause serious vision problems until they updated Elmiron’s prescribing information in June 2020.
Qualifying Injuries for Elmiron Lawsuits
Hendler Flores Law is representing people who took Elmiron for more than one year and subsequently developed serious vision problems such as pigmentary maculopathy. The only known cause of this type of maculopathy is Elmiron. The condition is rare difficult to diagnose. As a result, we are taking cases of individuals who took Elmiron and were either diagnosed with pigmentary maculopathy OR experienced the following injuries:
- Difficulty reading
- Distorted vision
- Vision loss or disturbances
- Dark spots in the center of vision
- Straight lines appearing curved
- Difficulty adjusting to darkness
- Muted, less vivid colors
Legal Help for Elmiron Users Who Developed Pigmentary Maculopathy
As your legal representatives, we will help you determine the financial impact of your injuries up to the present date and looking ahead to the future. Financial compensation in your case should take into consideration the following:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost wages (past & future)
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and emotional suffering
At Hendler Flores Law, we understand that no amount of money can truly compensate for the effect this catastrophic condition on your life, however holding the responsible parties accountable can help bring you peace of mind.
Contact Us and Get the Help You Deserve
If you or someone you know took Elmiron regularly for at least one year and was diagnosed with a retinal disease, contact our Elmiron attorneys to find out if you might have a legal claim against the manufacturer.
To download a fact sheet about Elmiron, click here.