Another common question is what is the Elmiron lawsuit about? It is a legal claim for compensation by patients diagnosed with pigmentary maculopathy after taking the bladder medication. Often, patients file an Elmiron eye damage lawsuit to claim compensation for their sight issues.
The main claim in the Elmiron medication lawsuits is that the company had withheld the information about the drug’s dangerous side effects from doctors and users. Before June 2020, the package and label of the Elmiron drug did not in any way state that its use could lead to maculopathy. Hence, medical practitioners claimed to be unaware of the life-threatening adverse effect.
Presently, Elmiron represents the sole medication certified by the FDA for treating bladder issues associated with IC. Millions of people take it daily, and its manufacturer still makes a fortune from the sales, thus increasing the number of Elmiron lawsuits. However, the main questions are can Elmiron make IC worse, and when did the manufacturing company become aware of the potential side effects of this medication? Although Janssen may argue that they knew very late (when the complaints became more frequent), that may be unconvincing and unbelievable to the jury and general public. Nevertheless, users approach the courts for an Elmiron eye damage lawsuit to claim compensation.
Besides, after June 2020, the package and label of the Elmiron drug now state:
Pigmentary adjustments in the retina, highlighted in the publication as pigmentary maculopathy, have been linked with prolonged usage of ELMIRON™® (see ADVERSE REACTIONS). Although a majority of these instances became apparent after 3 years of use or longer, cases have been seen with a shorter duration of use.
While the etiology is unclear, cumulative dose appears to be a risk factor.
As a result of this new warning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that Elmiron users get eye exams that include auto-fluorescence imaging and optical coherence tomography. Notwithstanding, users continue to file Elmiron lawsuits.