Benicar Injury Lawsuit
The Steinberg Law Firm is evaluating claims for a Benicar Injury Lawsuit. The Mayo Clinic between 2008 and 2011 recorded patients prescribed Benicar have been hospitalized and suffered symptoms similar to enteropathy-like conditions. These symptoms include chronic diarrhea, vomiting, intestinal inflammation and weight loss. The doctors prescribed standard treatment of placing the patients on gluten free diets. The symptoms furthered continued from this misdiagnosis and ended once the patients discontinued use of Benicar. The Food and Drug Administration recently issued warnings regarding the use of Benicar in which the drug has caused an increase in death from heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues. If you or a loved one has suffered from these enteropathy like conditions after taking Benicar or a loved one suffered with these conditions and died, you may be entitled to financial compensation and should contact our law firm.
What is Benicar?
Benicar is classified and known as an Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) drug. Diichi Sankyo, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies, manufactured Benicar and patients have been prescribed the drug for hypertension or high blood pressure. Studies have shown that patients have suffered for years from chronic diarrhea and stomach problems and develop damage to their intestines that have used Benicar. The manufacturer has failed to research and provide adequate reports to the medical community regarding the side effects of Benicar prescribed to patients.
Sprue-like Enteropathy • Benicar Risk & FDA Warnings:
Sprue-like enteropathy is a condition similar to Celiac disease and includes symptoms such as Severe Diarrhea, Chronic Diarrhea, and Weight Loss. The FDA has released safety warnings to alert patients that Benicar can cause these intestinal problems known as sprue-like enteropathy.
Benicar Lawsuit Inquiry
The reports issued by the Mayo Clinic and FDA have warned patients that have been prescribed Benicar could suffer from these symptoms. Our law firm encourages if you or a loved has taken Benicar and suffered from these symptoms to contact our office immediately to see if you qualify for possible financial compensation. All inquiries provided will be kept strictly confidential. Our law firm will contact promptly (typically same day or next business day) if your inquiry is accepted for further review.
Consult a Doctor for all Medical Issues
Please consult your doctor, not your lawyer, on matters relating to your health. It could be dangerous to stop taking medicines, especially abruptly. Patients should talk to their physicians to decide whether the benefits and risks of using Benicar and the side effects caused by usage make it the right choice for them.