Truvada Lawsuit Attorneys
Are You Suffering From Health Complications After Taking the HIV Medication Truvada? You May Have a Case.
Hundreds of lawsuits claim that the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug, Truvada, causes kidney problems and bone loss. Additionally, they allege that the manufacturer, Gilead Sciences Inc., knew of Truvada’s harmful effects, did not disclose them to patients, and even allegedly withheld a safer alternative, tenofovir alafenamide, or TAF, to keep profiting off the drug.
Drugmakers like Gilead that prioritize profits over patients' wellbeing need to be held accountable for their actions. If you've taken Truvada and have later suffered bone loss or kidney problems, our dangerous drug attorneys are here to help. Contact Grimes Teich Anderson by calling 800-533-6845 or submitting a free case evaluation form online today.
What To Know About Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) Lawsuits
Currently, there are hundreds of lawsuits pending against drug maker Gilead in California state and federal courts, including one class-action lawsuit. While most cases are in California, some are in other states, such as Louisiana and Delaware.
These lawsuits claim that Gilead knew, or should have known, that TDF - the active ingredient in Truvada - is “highly toxic in the doses prescribed and risked permanent and possibly fatal damage to the kidney and bones.” Moreover, Gilead ignored and misrepresented the risks instead of conducting additional studies and informing the public to “continue to raise its market share with TDF.”
Gilead intends to fight these claims, though the company has expressed concern that plaintiff victories could mean significant monetary losses. While they sought to dismiss the California cases, the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles allowed victims’ claims to move forward.
So far, there have been no settlements or trials yet. However, this is an active lawsuit, and legal representation is crucial for victims to be fully compensated for their injuries, damages, and losses. Defective drug lawyers expect more HIV/AIDS patients to come forward and file claims
for drugs containing TDF such as Truvada, Viread, Atripia, Complera, and Stribild. If you've taken any of these medications and suffered bone loss or kidney damage, our attorneys are here to help. Contact Grimes Teich Anderson by calling 800-533-6845 or by submitting a free case evaluation form online today.
Side Effects of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) Consumption
Truvada is a drug that utilizes two active ingredients: emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF).
TDF is a toxic chemical meant to prevent HIV cells from spreading in the body. However, this chemical absorbs poorly in the body, causing potentially fatal damage to the kidney and bones. If you experienced the following adverse effects of TDF, you might have a lawsuit:
Kidney Problems. Including:
- Acute kidney injury or acute renal failure
- Chronic kidney disease or declining kidney function
- Fanconi’s syndrome – a disorder where substances usually absorbed into the blood are excreted in the urine instead
- Kidney tubular dysfunction
Kidney issues could be indicated by symptoms such as bone pain that does not get better or gets worse, pain in arms, legs, hands, or feet, broken bones, and muscle pain or weakness.
Bone Density Loss. Including the following conditions:
- Bone fractures
Symptoms of bone density loss include bone pain or softening or thinning of the bones. This could lead to fractures and depleted bone mineral density.
What To Do if You Have Suffered Side Effects After Taking TDF
If you have suffered serious side effects after taking Truvada or a similar HIV drug containing TDF, consult with your medical provider right away. Then, contact the experienced attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson to learn about your legal options and your rights at no upfront cost. To secure maximum compensation for your injuries stemming from Truvada or TDF consumption, you must act quickly.
How to File a Lawsuit for Adverse Effects of TDF
Before you file a Truvada or TDF lawsuit, you must consider the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the period between when you were harmed by Truvada’s side effects and the last day you’re allowed to file a compensation claim. This time varies based on your state.
Next, hire a reputable defective drug attorney to represent your TDF lawsuit and walk you through the litigation process. At Grimes Teich Anderson, our compassionate attorneys are ready to get to work to ensure that you receive the settlement you need to move forward.
We Protect the Vulnerable People of The Carolinas. Contact Grimes Teich Anderson Today.
If you or a loved one has suffered from kidney complications or bone density loss after taking Truvada, or a similar HIV medication containing TDF, you need compensation that will cover you now and in the future. The attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson will protect your rights throughout the entire claims process and ensure that you receive the best possible settlement for your experience.
Contact the defective drug attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson by filling out and submitting a contact form below or calling our office toll-free at 800-533-6845 for a free case evaluation today.