Elmiron Lawsuit

Patients Taking Elmiron May Develop A Rare But Serious Eye Disease Called Retinal Maculopathy

Eye Damage Associated with Elmiron

Recent studies show that patients taking Elmiron may develop a rare but serious eye disease called retinal maculopathy.

What is Elmiron?

Elmiron (also known as pentosan polysulfate sodium, or PPS) is a drug prescribed to treat osteoarthritis and interstitial cystitis, or “painful bladder syndrome.”

Elmiron Possible Injuries & Side Effects

  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty reading
  • Difficulty adapting to dim lighting
  • Dark spots in center of vision
  • Straight lines appearing curved or squiggly
  • Muted, less vivid colors

Recent Studies of Elmiron

In 2017 the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, Georgia began studying a new eye disease, “retinal maculopathy” in patients.  Emory discovered that every patient in the study with this eye disease had been taking Elmiron.  Shortly thereafter, Kaiser Oakland found even more patients in their database with retinal maculopathy and eye damage who has taken Elmiron.  In December 2019, the Interstitial Cystitis Network conducted a survey of its members taking Elmiron, and the results were shocking:  over half of the patients on Elmiron who participated in the study suffered from retinal disease.

The Manufacturer Knew of the Link Between Elmiron and Eye Damage

While the medical community has only recently learned of this connection, Elmiron’s manufacturer Janssen has known of the link between Elmiron and eye damage for over 20 years.  In early clinical trials of patients who took Elmiron for up to four years, both vision and eye-related adverse events were reported.

Although Janssen knew of the link between Elmiron and eye damage for more than 20 years, the company never added warnings to the label or conducted further research on the link between Elmiron and eye damage.  Instead, they ignored the risks and went on to earn billions of dollars selling Elmiron.  Now they are facing thousands of lawsuits from patients that suffered severe eye damage.  If you have taken Elmiron and experienced eye damage, contact us today.

Elmiron Lawsuits

Drug manufacturers are responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of their products before marketing them for public consumption. Failure to do so is considered negligent and grounds for litigation.  The attorneys of Aylstock, Witkin Kreis & Overholtz handle litigation across the United States for victims injured by defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices.  We have successfully represented and obtained substantial compensation for thousands of patients who have been harmed by prescription drugs.

If you believe that you may have suffered vision loss or have been diagnosed with macular degeneration or a similar condition, please call us today at 1-877-810-4808 or email us at [email protected] so that we may provide you with additional information about your legal rights.

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