Our class action lawyers are filing lawsuits alleging that Gilead exposed consumers to an unnecessary risk of bone and kidney damage with Atripla (generic: efavirenz + tenofovir DF + FTC) and its other tenofovir-containing HIV medications, when the drugmaker had the ability to release similarly-effective products that are much safer.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Atripla side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
Lawsuits allege that nearly 20,000 people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been diagnosed with kidney disease after taking Atripla and other similar medications that contain tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), all of which were manufactured by Gilead Sciences. Recent studies have also shown that TDF drugs may cause an increased risk for severe bone fractures. Nearly 6,000 bone breaks have allegedly been linked to the drug compound.
Atripla Side Effects
- Bone demineralization
- Loss of bone density
- Bone fractures
- Kidney damage
- Kidney toxicity
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
- Kidney failure (renal failure)
- And more
Despite its active ingredient being linked to the above serious side effects, Atripla has not been recalled, and continues to be prescribed to HIV patients around the country. However, in Oct. 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) downgraded Atripla from a “recommended” regimen to an “alternative” regimen for people just beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART).
Can I File a Class Action?
The lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, have decided against the filing of a class action lawsuit over injuries alleged from Atripla and similar HIV medications. It has been our experience that class action claims often result in low payouts and greater attorney fees to the client. However, this doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you’ve been injured by Atripla. Our attorneys are currently in the process of filing individual claims, which tend to offer greater compensation and greater control to the client over their own case. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I have an Atripla Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Atripla lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new kidney damage and bone fracture cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by the side effects of Atripla, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.