Lawsuits recently filed charge Gilead Sciences, the maker of widely-prescribed class of HIV medications that includes Viread, with bringing a defective drug to market, and of unnecessarily exposing the public to a risk of serious side effects when there are a variety of safer, less dangerous HIV drugs available.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been harmed by the side effects of Viread or another tenofovir-containing HIV medication, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Gilead Sciences and our lawyers can help.
What is Viread?
Viread (generic: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) is an antiviral medication used to treat chronic hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the condition that leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The drug works by preventing the enzymes needed for the viruses to reproduce from working properly, and may help lower the amount of hepatitis / HIV virus in the body by decreasing the ability of the virus to multiply and infect new liver cells.
What’s the Problem?
One lawsuit recently filed against Gilead Sciences alleges that HIV patients suffered from up to a decade of “additional accumulated kidney and bone toxicity” from tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, the active ingredient in Viread and other similar medications, while the manufacturer withheld an equally effective yet safer product from the public. Lawyers claim that Gilead knew that their HIV drugs had to be given in high doses to be effective, which meant they could damage the kidneys and bones, yet the company failed to adequately warn patients or doctors about these side effects on the products’ labeling.
Viread 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 Viread, other HIV drugs that may cause the above side effects include:
Am I Eligible to File a Suit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences, the maker of Viread, 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 Viread, 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 bone fractures and kidney damage.
Do I have a Viread Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Viread 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 suffered a bone fracture / break, or had any kidney problems after taking Viread, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.