Azor, a hypertension drug, has recently been linked to a rare gastrointestinal (GI) side effect called sprue-like enteropathy. This condition causes symptoms that resemble those produced by celiac disease, which may include abdominal pain and bloating, persistent diarrhea, vomiting and unusual weight loss. Symptoms of celiac disease may be managed with a gluten-free diet, but in patients with Azor-induced enteropathy, this treatment is ineffective.
Free Azor Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by Azor side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the Problem?
Celiac disease is often difficult to diagnose because it affects people differently. There are thought to be around 300 known symptoms that can occur in the digestive system or other regions of the body. Some patients may experience no symptoms at all. However, every person who has celiac disease is at risk of developing long-term side effects, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.
What are the Symptoms of Celiac Disease?
- Bone/joint pain
- Bone loss
- Tingling numbness in the hands and feet
- Migraine headaches
- Missed menstrual periods
- Infertility/recurrent miscarriage
- Canker sores
- Itchy skin rash
The following factors may affect the severity of celiac disease symptoms a patient experiences:
- How long the patient was breastfed as a child
- Age when patient began eating gluten-containing foods
- How much damage was done to the intestines before celiac disease was diagnosed
- If the patient is being treated with Azor, or if they have taken other olmesartan-containing hypertension medications in the past
Some patients will not have any symptoms because their intestine is still healthy enough to absorb enough nutrients. However, celiac disease will still affect the individual over time. The disease must be treated early to avoid long-term side effects, which may include:
- Liver disease
- Cancer of the intestine
It is critical to identify the symptoms of celiac disease and adopt a gluten-free diet for life. In children, the disease can hinder the growth process and delay the onset of puberty. Premature hair loss and dental problems may also occur in celiac disease patients who eat gluten.
Can I File an Azor Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Daiichi Sankyo, the maker of Azor, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of Azor, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Daiichi Sankyo failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of sprue-like enteropathy.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of Azor, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your enteropathy, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I have an Azor Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Azor lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Azor Enteropathy cases in all 50 states.
Free Azor Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed symptoms of celiac disease after taking Azor, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an Azor Suit and we can help.