Elmiron

Morgan & Morgan attorneys are reviewing claims on behalf of Interstitial Cystitis (IC) patients who took the prescription drug Elmiron and now may be suffering from a severe eye disease called maculopathy as a result. 

Elmiron Eye Disease Lawsuit 

Since 1996, millions of patients have been prescribed Elmiron in order to treat their interstitial cystitis (IC), otherwise known as painful bladder syndrome. But there is now reason to believe that this drug may cause a serious eye condition in those taking it, one that may result in blindness. 

This condition is a form of maculopathy – the degeneration of the macula, the central part of the retina. Maculopathy’s first symptoms are blurred vision, dark spots, trouble focusing, and other impairments: as it progresses, it may lead to total blindness. 

As the evidence has piled up, the manufacturer of Elmiron – Janssen Pharmaceuticals –  has failed to warn the public about these risks. Millions of people are taking a drug that may one day rob them of their vision, and an untold number may have already suffered serious health conditions. 

Lawsuits on behalf of the injured have already begun. If you or a loved one took Elmiron and has since been diagnosed with maculopathy, you may be eligible for compensation. Call today to have your case reviewed for free.

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A New Danger Come To Light  

The potential risks associated with Elmiron were unknown until 2015, when doctors at Atlanta’s Emory Eye Center encountered an eye condition they hadn’t seen before in six women. This form of maculopathy didn’t seem to have a cause, but further investigation revealed that all six women had been taking Elmiron for years. 

Further studies released in 2018 and 2019 further support the link between Elmiron and this eye condition. It is currently unknown how Elmiron causes this condition. 

Common symptoms of the specific form of Maculopathy linked to Elmiron include:

  • A change in the color of the retina itself
  • Dark spots in visions 
  • Straight lines turned curved or squiggly
  • Muted, less vivid colors
  • Trouble reading
  • Blurred vision, including in the center of the field of view
  • A hard time adjusting to dimmer lighting 

Eye disease is still not listed as a possible side effect by the manufacturer, despite evidence. There's no telling how many people have already suffered a serious eye injury due to their use of Elmiron, and hundreds of thousands of people are still putting themselves at risk. 

Let Us Help With Your Elmiron Claim 

If you or a loved one took Elmiron and have been diagnosed with maculopathy, you could be owed compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. We want to help you fight to get it. 

At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys have been fighting for people like you for over 30 years, and we’ve recovered more than $7 billion for our clients to date. Our clients never have to pay any fees upfront, and the consultation is always free and discreet. 

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FAQs

Should I Stop Taking Elmiron?

Anyone taking this drug should talk to a healthcare professional about their options.

What symptoms should I look out for?

Talk to a healthcare professional if you’re taking or have taken Elmiron and are worried that your eyes may be affected. Symptoms commonly seen in connection with this condition include:

  • A change in the color of the retina itself
  • Dark spots in visions 
  • Straight lines turned curved or squiggly
  • Muted, less vivid colors
  • Trouble reading
  • Blurred vision, including in the center of the field of view
  • A hard time adjusting to dimmer lighting 

Who Is Eligible for an Elmiron Lawsuit?

If you took Elmiron and were diagnosed with maculopathy, you should consider taking legal action against the drug’s manufacturer. If you meet these criteria, you may have a case:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Diagnosed with maculopathy after taking Elmiron
  • Are filing on behalf of yourself, a minor or other family member who fits these criteria

What Can I Recover from an Elmiron Lawsuit?

Every case is unique, but people who successfully file drug or medical device lawsuits can recover money for some of the following damages:

  • Past and future medical bills (including medication, hospital stays, and in-home care)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer?

It costs nothing upfront to hire us. Morgan & Morgan operates on the contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully resolve your case. Our fees come out of a favorable settlement or jury award, not out of your pocket.

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