In July 2013, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that Tribenzor, a blood pressure drug, can cause a rare intestinal complication called sprue-like enteropathy which can result in chronic diarrhea with rapid weight loss. FDA is requiring the manufacturers of Tribenzor to update the drug’s warning label, and has indicated that intestinal problems are not associated with other similar drugs. If you’ve been injured by Tribenzor, and are interested in filing a class action lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries, our lawyers can help.
Free Tribenzor Class Action Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by the side effects of Tribenzor, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Tribenzor and we can help.
What is Enteropathy?
Enteropathy is a disease of the intestinal tract that can take a number of different forms ranging from moderate to life-threatening. The symptoms associated with Tribenzor are similar to those of gluten-sensitive enteropathy, or celiac disease, which may include:
- Chronic diarrhea
- Intestinal inflammation
- Weight loss
While chronic diarrhea can be a mere nuisance for otherwise healthy individuals, it can represent a potentially fatal problem for some patients.
What is Tribenzor?
Tribenzor is prescribed alone or with other drugs for the treatment of high blood pressure. Tribenzor belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists which increase blood flow to the heart, and help it pump more efficiently. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 68 million Americans have high blood pressure. Olmesartan, the main active ingredient contained in Tribenzor, was prescribed to approximately 1.2 million Americans in 2010 alone.
About Tribenzor Class Actions
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Tribenzor Class Action Suit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who have been injured after using Tribenzor.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Tribenzor Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Tribenzor 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 Tribenzor lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Tribenzor injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Tribenzor Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by the side effects of Tribenzor, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Tribenzor Suit and we can help.