Update: Judge Clears Suit Alleging Gilead HIV Medications Defectively Designed
May 11, 2019 – U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar has greenlighted a lawsuit filed by a group of patients accusing Gilead Sciences Inc. of negligence, products liability, and a host of other allegations surrounding its tenofovir disoproxil fumarate- containing HIV drugs, but agreed to narrow the scope of the case by tossing allegations that Gilead hid knowledge that the medicines are “unreasonably and unnecessarily unsafe.” Tigar cleared various other claims made in the suit, including design defect, negligence and product liability claims.
In one recent study, it was found that the bone mineral density (BMD) of HIV patients treated with Truvada declines 2-6% within 2 years of initiating the regimen. A study out of the University of San Francisco that examined outcomes of 10,000 HIV patients found that Truvada increases the risk for proteinuria (abnormal protein levels in the patient’s urine), rapid decline in kidney function, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and kidney failure.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been harmed by the side effects of Truvada, 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?
Complera Side Effects
- Bone demineralization
- Loss of bone density
- Bone fractures
- Kidney damage
- Kidney toxicity
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
- Kidney failure (renal failure)
- And more
Which Other HIV Medications Have Been Linked to These Side Effects?
In addition to Truvada, other tenofovir-containing HIV drugs that may cause these side effects include:
Can I File a Truvada Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences, the maker of Truvada, 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 Truvada, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Gilead failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of kidney disease and bone breaks.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of Truvada, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your injury, 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 a Truvada Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Truvada lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new kidney injury and bone fracture cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by the side effects of Truvada or another HIV drug in its class, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.