Have you or a loved one taken Valsartan to treat hypertension or heart failure and developed severe complications like liver damage or cancer of the liver, kidneys or lungs? You might be eligible for compensation.

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What is Valsartan?Side Effects and Cancers Linked To ValsartanValsartan Lawsuits: How A Lawyer Can Assist

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What is valsartan?

Valsartan is a medication widely prescribed to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. However, recent findings have revealed that certain batches of Valsartan were contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), both recognized as probable human carcinogens. This contamination has raised serious health concerns and led to widespread product recalls. Individuals who have taken contaminated Valsartan and have been diagnosed with cancer are now seeking legal representation to pursue claims against the drug manufacturers. 

Consulting with a lawyer about your experience with Valsartan can provide critical insight into your rights and options for seeking compensation through a Valsartan lawsuit. Compensation can cover medical expenses, loss of income, pain, and suffering and provide a measure of accountability for the harm caused by the contaminated medication.

Along with the above, Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys can provide you with the following benefits:

  • Legal Knowledge about Dangerous Drugs 
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Focus and Dedication 
  • Commitment to Compensation 
  • Motivation to Proceed with Your Claim
  • Free Consultation

Side effects and Cancers linked to valsartan

N-nitroso-diethylamine (NDMA) is an impurity found in Valsartan products. It has been labeled as a probable human carcinogen, which can lead to damage and even cancer of the lungs, kidneys, and liver. NDMA is commonly found in very small amounts in drinking water, air pollution, certain foods, and industrial processes.

Side effects of Valsartan include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain

In addition, patients considering a Valsartan lawsuit should be aware of the types of cancer most frequently associated with the drug’s contamination, including:

  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Stomach (gastric) cancer

How an Experienced Lawyer can help with a valsartan lawsuit

Navigating the complex world of drug contamination litigation demands a high level of expertise in pharmaceutical law, a specialty of the team at Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys.

Our seasoned legal professionals possess the knowledge and skill to effectively maneuver through intricate legal and regulatory frameworks, ensuring comprehensive handling of your case. But, the presence of statutes of limitations means that it is crucial to act swiftly to preserve your right to file a claim.

Legal experts at Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys are prepared to evaluate your situation, compile essential evidence, and champion your rights, aiming to achieve the most favorable resolution. If you suspect you have been impacted by Valsartan contamination, we encourage you to promptly seek a legal consultation to discuss your potential for securing justice and compensation.

If you or a loved one has taken valsartan to treat hypertension, heart failure, or dysfunction, you may be at risk of developing severe complications, including lung, kidney, and liver damage and cancer. Our attorneys are standing by to discuss your free consultation.

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How do I know if my Valsartan medication was affected?

If you’ve taken Valsartan, checking whether your medication was part of a recall is crucial. You can find this information through the FDA’s website, which lists specific lots and brands that were recalled. Your pharmacist or healthcare provider can also help you determine if the specific Valsartan you received was recalled.

What should I do if I believe my cancer is related to taking contaminated Valsartan?

First, ensure you have documentation of your Valsartan prescription and any medical records that relate to your diagnosis. Consulting with a healthcare professional about the potential link between your cancer and Valsartan use is crucial. Then, speak with a personal injury lawyer experienced in pharmaceutical litigation. They can help you understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation.

What kind of compensation can I seek in a Valsartan lawsuit?

Individuals who developed cancer due to contaminated Valsartan may be eligible for compensation that covers medical expenses, including costs for cancer treatment and related healthcare. Additionally, compensation might include lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and potentially punitive damages if negligence on the part of the drug manufacturer is proven. The specifics will depend on the details of your case, including the severity of your illness and your legal representation’s strategy.

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