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Benicar is a blood pressure medication that blocks certain receptors known as angiotensin receptors. Angiotensin is a hormone that causes the blood vessels to constrict. By inhibiting the action of this hormone, as well as reducing the secretion and production of other hormones involved in regulating blood pressure, blood vessels become dilated.
There are a number of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) on the market, but only Benicar has been implicated in the development of the intestinal disorder known as sprue-like enteropathy. Often misdiagnosed as celiac disease, sprue-like enteropathy prevents the intestinal system from properly absorbing nutrients from food. In essence, a patient who is not treated for this condition literally starves to death.
Every state has maximum time limitations on when an injury claim can be filed. These time restrictions are known as statutes of limitations. If a claim is not filed against the manufacturer, retailers, and healthcare providers before the statute of limitation expires, the injured persons are forever prevented from bringing a claim against the entities and persons who may be liable for their injuries.
If you have been potentially injured by the use of Benicar, your statute of limitations may already have expired, or may expire in the very near future. Unfortunately, there is no way for us to tell you without first reviewing the individual facts of your situation. The one thing we can absolutely state is that every day you wait to retain an attorney may be the last day you can bring a claim.
Call Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury attorneys today at 1-800-229-7989 for a free consultation.