Miami Valsartan Lawyer
Valsartan is prescribed to adults and children over the age of six as a medication to help with high blood pressure. It also has been prescribed for treating heart failure and as a way to improve a person’s survival rate post heart-attack. The drug works by blocking substances that restrict the blood vessels, thereby allowing blood to flow more smoothly through the heart. On occasion, valsartan is also used to treat diabetic nephropathy. Keeping blood pressure under control can help prevent heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure, heart failure, loss of vision, and other serious health concerns. Unfortunately, the drug valsartan carries its own risks. Several drug products that contain valsartan have been found to contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a cancer-causing chemical. If you have taken a product with valsartan and have since developed cancer, you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer through a lawsuit. The Miami valsartan lawyers of Spencer Morgan Law are here to help.
Food and Drug Administration Recall of Valsartan
According to Drug Watch, the Food and Drug Administration recalled a number of drug products that contain valsartan back in 2018 due to the high presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is believed to cause cancer, even in very small amounts. The FDA found that high levels of NDMA may have been present in valsartan products for up to four years before the recall took place in 2018. Untold numbers of people have taken valsartan due to the fact that more than 30 drug manufacturers produce and sell valsartan under various brand names. The four most popular brand names of valsartan are Diovan, Entresto, Exforge, and Byvalson.
Types of Cancer Our Clients Have Developed After Taking Valsartan
Below is an incomplete list of cancers that can develop as a result of taking valsartan:
- Rectal cancer
- Liver cancer,
- Colon cancer;
- Esophageal cancer,
- Prostate cancer,
- Stomach cancer,
- Pancreatic cancer,
- Multiple myeloma;
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; and
Many of these cancers, depending on when they are detected, are incurable, or have a very low rate of survival. If you have been diagnosed with any type of cancer, and were prescribed a blood pressure medication that included the drug valsartan, you may be able to sue the manufacturer for damages.
Statute of Limitations for Valsartan Victims
As with any type of dangerous drug or product, there is a statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Here in Florida, that statute of limitations is four years, as per statute 95.11. As such, you have three years from the time that your cancer was detected to file a lawsuit against the appropriate party.
Contact the Miami Valsartan Lawyers at Spencer Morgan Law
If you have been suffering through a cancer diagnosis and believe it could be linked to taking a medication containing valsartan, it is time to speak with a skilled Miami lawyer who can help you seek compensation. Compensation can cover medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of joy of life, and more. Call Spencer Morgan Law today at 305-423-3800 to schedule a free consultation.