Truvada a drug manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc. used to help treat and prevent AIDS and HIV. Recently studies have shown that the primary “ingredient/drug” (Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate or TDF) that makes up Truvada has been linked to many serious side effects including but limited to broken bones, osteoporosis, and an intense decrease in bone density. Other additional severe effects such as lactic acidosis and kidney failure have also been connected to TDF. TDF has also been found in several other Gilead drugs, such as Symfi-Lo, Complera, Atripla, Stribild, Genvoya, and Cimduo.
If you have taken Truvada or any of the other drugs (listed above) containing TDF, and are experiencing any of the serious side effects, it is important that you contact the team of experienced Connecticut product liability attorneys at Wocl Leydon immediately. We will take the time to listen to you, review your case, and discuss your options regarding the Truvada lawsuit, including how they will fight to seek fair compensation for you.
At Wocl Leydon we treat you like family and your case is personal to us. It is important that you don’t delay in reaching out to us. The statute of limitations could run out and you will be left without any way to receive compensation for your injuries. So, contact us today so that we can talk to you about your best legal options. Your visit, case review, and consultation are free and confidential. You owe it to yourself. You owe it to your family.
Truvada Complications and Product Liability in Connecticut
Recent Truvada fact sheets from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show that Truvada can cause serious side effects. These severe effects include kidney, liver, and bone issues. The Truvada fact sheets also show a high probability that serious complications are linked to product liability.
Most of the Truvada lawsuits against Gilead claim that the manufacturer clearly knew about these serious risks and side effects long before they ever disclosed them to the FDA or public, but chose to put patients in serious danger anyway withholding information about those Truvada side effects.
In addition, the suits also claim that to boost profits, Gilead intentionally delayed the production and manufacturing of tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), a safer and more effective drug that had been developed. Once again, continuing to put patients at risk of suffering the severe side effects of TDF and Truvada.
Liability for Truvada Side Effects in Connecticut
If you are suffering from serious complications that you think might have been caused by Truvada, consult a doctor as soon as possible. A medical professional can run tests to help determine whether you’re experiencing Truvada kidney, liver, or bone problems. This way the doctor can begin to treat your medical conditions as soon as possible and try to stop them from becoming even more serious. In addition, these tests will be vital evidence if you decide to file a Truvada lawsuit at some point in the future.
Once you have seen a doctor, it is very important that you contact an experienced dangerous drug attorney like the team of attorneys at Wocl Leydon. We will utilize these results from the doctor’s medical tests along with other vital pieces of evidence to determine liability for Truvada for your complications. Our experienced product liability team will listen to you, thoroughly investigate your case, and make sure your claim is filed before the statute of limitations expires.
The “statute of limitations” is a state-set deadline requiring that you file a suit within a certain period after you discovered you were injured by Truvada’s side effects. If you miss this filing date, the court will likely reject your claim, no matter how strong the evidence or how liable Truvada is.
Connecticut’s statute of limitations requires that victims must file a claim within three years of the date the victim noticed the injury or should have discovered it. Connecticut also has a “statute of repose,” which forbids suits if it’s been more than 10 years since the victim had possession of the product.
Types and Symptoms of Truvada Complications
Truvada and TDF have been linked to some common side effects as well as life-threatening symptoms.
Common side effects include:
- Problems sleeping
Truvada has also been linked to severe complications and even death. Serious conditions and symptoms might include:
- Lactic acidosis – This is one of the most severe conditions linked to Truvada. Complications can be fatal if the drug causes lactate to accumulate in the bloodstream and alter pH levels. Symptoms can include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Stomach or muscle pain
- Cold extremities
- Kidney problems – Victims report Truvada causes kidney damage and even renal failure because prolonged consumption of this high-dose drug puts such high stress on the kidneys. Symptoms can include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Skin color changes
- Decreased urine
- Muscle cramps
- Trouble breathing
- Bone problems, such as deterioration – Truvada has been linked to a decrease in bone density, which can lead to fractures or even chronic issues like osteoporosis. Symptoms include:
- Bone pain
- Muscle pain
- Discomfort in limbs
Connecticut Truvada Injury Attorney: Potential Damages
Although no amount of money can ever truly compensate you if you were injured or if you have had a loved one die due to the complications from Truvada side effects and ultimately the negligence and product liability of Gilead Sciences, Inc. in their manufacturing of the drug-containing TDF. Gilead carelessly put lives at risk, and you deserve compensation for the many ways you have suffered from the serious side effects from this dangerous drug.
Possible damages include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral and burial expenses
How Can Wocl Leydon Will Help Me in Connecticut?
The skilled dangerous drug attorneys at Wocl Leydon LLC are here to help if you suspect you were injured or your loved one was killed due to complications from the drug Truvada. With decades of experience dealing with medical product liability cases, we have helped individuals and families throughout Connecticut get millions of dollars for the injuries they have suffered due to drug manufacturer’s negligence, and we are here to do the same for you.
Past clients and industry peers have praised the excellent work, attention to detail, and zealous advocacy of our compassionate team of experienced medical product liability attorneys with positive testimonials, referrals, and distinguished awards. Our recent accolades include recognition on the Best Lawyers in America and the Best Law Firms lists.
We take our clients’ cases personally and approach every case as if we were protecting our own family. Our lawyers understand how frightening it is to suffer a tragic and serious injury or loss, so we are here to listen to you, to answer all your questions, do our best to fight for you, and keep you updated as your case progresses.
It is extremely important not to wait until it’s too late to file your Truvada lawsuit. Call us today to set up your free, no-obligation, completely confidential consultation. We understand how overwhelming this can be, so we have also made it easy to contact us by filling out an online contact form or chatting live with our knowledgeable legal representatives. You owe it to yourself. You owe it to your family.