Truvada Lawsuit Attorneys
Truvada is a drug that contains the active ingredient tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). Truvada is used to reduce the risk of developing complications that are associated with HIV. However, the drug is also being linked to kidney failure and bone density loss. Lawsuits are being brought against the makers of Truvada, Gilead Sciences Inc., for a variety of reasons. The main complaints are that Gilead Sciences failed to warn users of the potential side effects and that they have withheld a safer alternative to maximize profits.
If you took Truvada and suffered harm due to its side effects, you could be owed significant compensation. If this has happened to you, be sure to hire an experienced defective pharmaceutical attorney to represent you and your interests. Gilead Sciences is a large pharmaceutical company that has teams of lawyers on their side, so you should have qualified counsel on your side as well. To begin working with a pharmaceutical defect lawyer on your Truvada lawsuit, call Chris Hudson & Associates 24/7 at 888-991-8011.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Mass tort cases can be complicated and require a firm with experience. Mass tort claims are brought when a large number of people have been harmed by a defective product, as is the case for Truvada users. Even though the same product has harmed you and others who were prescribed Truvada, your injuries or issues may be unique. That is why an individual lawyer will handle your claim but resources can be used collectively to help prove your claims. While a mass tort claim has benefits, it can still be complex and messy. A legal advocate is required if your claim is going to be effective and efficient.
Along with providing legal guidance, a lawyer can become a personal advocate. A seasoned firm has seen many injuries and cases and has built a network of experts to aid their clients. Your lawyer can guide you to medical specialists, counselors, and other resources that can help in your recovery. An attorney can also shield you from the harassment that comes with taking legal action against a powerful pharmaceutical company. Insurance company lawyers, adjusters, and company representatives may try to reach out to you and bully you into accepting a low-ball settlement offer. Working with an attorney can prevent both the harassment and the unfair settlement advances that may be made by Gilead Sciences, Inc., and their representatives.
Why Should I Choose Chris Hudson & Associates?
At Chris Hudson & Associates, we have experience in handling successful mass tort claims here in Georgia. This experience is crucial in obtaining a favorable outcome when taking on large companies with deep pockets and extensive legal representation. For over a decade, our firm has built a reputation for quality and comprehensive care as we aim to treat every client with respect and empathy. We have helped those here in the Savannah region recover millions of dollars and can help you recover the full and fair compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
Our team will be able to offer guidance that other, less experienced firms simply cannot. We can provide you with the crucial information you need, including:
- If you should start or join a mass tort case
- How we can protect your claim while you focus on your physical recovery
- Our ability to make sure you are treated fairly in a mass tort action
- The compensation you may recover in a mass tort action
We believe that information is power, and our job is to arm you with the facts, enabling you to make the best decisions for you and your loved ones. Our consultation will be free and confidential; if you decide our firm is the right advocate for you, we can begin building a comprehensive and robust case on your behalf.
What is TDF?
TDF is the active ingredient found in Truvada and other drugs. The drug isn’t used to cure any diseases but can be used to diminish complications suffered by HIV+ patients and prolong life. TDF works to slow or prevent the spread of viruses throughout the body and can be used as a preventative measure against certain viruses as well. TDF was approved by the FDA as a treatment for HIV complications in 2001, and can be effective, but has a host of minor and significant side effects.
What Drugs Contain TDF?
Truvada is not the only drug that contains the active ingredient TDF. A variety of drugs manufactured by Gilead Sciences include TDF such as:
- AccessPak for HIV PEP Expanded with Kaletra
- AccessPak for HIV PEP Expanded with Viracept
Truvada is found to be the most common medication prescribed containing TDF, and lawsuits against Gilead Sciences over Truvada use are already underway. Consult with a lawyer if you have suffered side effects while being prescribed any of these medications. An attorney can determine if joining or starting a mass tort suit is appropriate under your circumstances.
Complications Associated with Truvada Use
Drugs containing TDF are linked with a number of side effects. Some side effects may be considered less serious, and suffering from them would not warrant any legal action. Side effects of this type include:
- Sleep disturbances
Despite some side effects being considered ‘par for the course’ other incredibly harmful complications from the use of the drug have become common. Those prescribed Truvada have reported:
- Broken bones
- Kidney disease
- Kidney failure
These side effects are incredibly harmful to the health of those taking Truvada. A major tenet of the mass tort claims against is that Gilead Sciences mislead consumers by not properly informing them that these side effects were not only possible but common. Additionally, complaints have been made that Gilead Sciences withheld a safer drug not linked with these catastrophic side effects in order to improve profit margins.
Failure to Warn and Safer Drug Withheld Claims
The main claims of those participating in mass tort lawsuits against Truvada’s maker Gilead Sciences are based upon a failure to warn and safer alternatives being withheld.
As far back as 2001, Gilead Sciences acknowledged that Truvada was “highly toxic” and could cause “permanent and possibly fatal damage to the kidneys and bones,” even when taken at recommended dosages. Despite having this knowledge, those who were prescribed the drug claim that they were never adequately warned by Gilead Sciences Inc.
Additional claims have been made that Gilead Sciences had developed a safer TDF-containing medication called enofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF). Despite this development, Gilead Sciences decided to prevent the release of these drugs in order to get the most out of the patent life of their toxic products. These efforts prolonged the prescription of Truvada for years and exposed thousands of patients to the toxic ingredient TDF, solely in the name of greed.
These actions are now costing Gilead Sciences financially and has tarnished their reputation. This company has proven to be lead by greed with no concern for the well being of their intended consumers. If you have suffered serious side effects as a result of Truvada use, consult our attorneys right away as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
What Compensation Might I Recover from a Truvada Lawsuit?
If you are a victim of the deceptive marketing and sales techniques used by Gilead Sciences to distribute Truvada, you have likely greatly suffered physically, emotionally, and financially. Complications from using the drug you were lead to believe was safe has likely forced you to undergo additional and costly treatments. You may also be forced to take time off or work to recover which can compound the financial strain you are facing, as a result of the actions taken by Gilead Sciences Inc. A successful lawsuit may lead to the recovery of compensation to cover damages including:
- Current or future medical costs
- Loss of wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
Recovering compensation from a company that has caused you to suffer a great deal is fair and a crucial part of our country’s legal system. Working with our team at Chris Hudson & Associates can help you recover the compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
Contact a Truvada Lawyer Today
If you have suffered liver or bone density issues after taking Truvada, your pain and frustration is likely immense. Our team here at Chris Hudson & Associates has the experience and compassion you need to comfortably recover crucial compensation. For a free case review, call our Truvada lawsuit team 24/7 at 888-991-8011.