Nationwide Benicar Injury Lawsuits
Chicago Bad Drug Attorneys Representing the Injured for 30 Years
The Chicago bad drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently investigating Benicar side effect claims. An award-winning firm with 50 years of combined of experience, we are poised to represent you. We are prepared to travel to you, anywhere in the United States, to give you the representation you deserve. You can start by telling us about your Benicar situation in a free consultation.
As of 2013, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requires Benicar manufacturers to warn of a serious intestinal issue called sprue-like enteropathy. If you or a loved one suffered gastrointestinal issues after using Benicar, it’s a good idea to speak with a Chicago drug injury attorney from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
Why Does Benicar Cause Stomach Problems?
Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) is a blood pressure medication. It works by stopping a hormone called angiotensin II from attaching to muscle receptors around blood vessels, which helps lower blood pressure. The drug—which is manufactured by a company called Daiichi Sankyo—is very popular, over 11 million prescriptions written every year.
Unfortunately, Benicar is linked to sprue-like enteropathy, a serious intestinal condition
Side effects of sprue-like enteropathy include:
- Chronic diarrhea
- Rapid weight loss
- Severe intestinal damage
Do You Have a Lawsuit? Speak with an Illinois Drug Injury Lawyer
Manufacturer Daiichi Sankyo paid a $39 million fine after it cheated Medicare and Medicaid out of millions of dollars, by bribing doctors to prescribe Benicar. The company paid billions of dollars to promote Benicar and paid off doctors to encourage them to prescribe it.
From 2005 to 2011, Daiichi paid doctors to influence doctors to prescribe Benicar over other high blood pressure medications. Schemes like this are not only illegal, but put patients’ health and safety in danger. Someone now suffering from severe stomach problems may never have taken Benicar, were it not for Daiichi’s despicable scheme.
As part of the settlement with the Department of Justice, the company must undergo federal integrity monitoring, and lengthy reform measures for the next five years.
To date, more than1,300 people harmed by Benicar have sued the pharmaceutical giant for their injuries.
Bellwether Trials for Benicar Will Begin in 2016
Benicar injury cases are centralized in the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in New Jersey (No.2606) and will begin going to trial at the end of 2016. These people honestly believe – and have medical proof - that Benicar is the reason they are suffering. They, and everyone suffering from Benicar, deserve justice.
If you or a loved one suffered severe stomach problems from Benicar, you should speak with a lawyer. The sooner you obtain help, the better. An attorney from our Benicar team can advise you and help you make the best decision for your future.
Contact a Benicar Lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
Our personal injury lawyers in Chicago have handled over 10,000 cases. We are tough, knowledgeable, experienced, and equipped to serve clients nationwide. You deserve representation and you may be entitled to compensation.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 774-7120; set up a free case review wand learn more about your options.