The blood pressure medication Benicar® has been linked to the gastrointestinal disorder sprue-like enteropathy, which can cause nutrient malabsorption and drastic weight loss. Taking Benicar® has also been linked to the possible risk of increased cardiac events like heart attack and stroke.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently announced it will require all Benicar labels to carry information about studies conducted on Type 2 diabetes patients who developed cardiac issues while taking Benicar.
Have you or someone that you love suffered serious side effects while taking the prescription drug Benicar®?
Benicar complications can lead to serious injury or even death. You could have grounds to file a lawsuit for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.
At the law offices of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, we are currently offering FREE case evaluations to anyone who believes they may have a Benicar claim.
Your first consultation is 100% FREE and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
Can I File a Benicar Lawsuit?
Only an attorney who is familiar with your claim will be able to determine whether you have a case.
However, our attorneys believe those who have been injured have grounds to file claims because Benicar's manufacturer, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., may have failed to adequately warn physicians and consumers of the potential complications associated with the drug.
FDA Safety Announcement
On June 24, 2014, the FDA announced it would not be recalling Benicar but that it will require Benicar's labeling to include language about the potential connection between cardiac events and the blood pressure medication.
Its decision to do so is based on a ROADMAP (Randomized Olmesartan and Diabetes Microalbuminuria Prevention) study that was meant to see whether olmesartan could delay kidney damage in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
What the study found instead was that these patients had an increased risk of cardiovascular death compared to those who were given a placebo. While the risk of non-fatal heart attack was lower in olmesartan patients, the FDA has taken steps to alert the public of the link.
Patients May Not Know Benicar is to Blame
The gastrointestinal side effects caused by sprue-like enteropathy include chronic diarrhea, weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration. Experts believe that many patients are unaware that this is actually a condition caused by Benicar, and instead may think they are suffering from a digestive problem similar to celiac disease.
Our attorneys encourage any person taking Benicar and experiencing unusual gastrointestinal side effects contact a doctor immediately to investigate the issue.
If you believe Benicar is to blame, consulting an attorney can help you determine the next step to take in recovering compensation and justice for your suffering.
Contacting our Benicar Attorneys for a Free Case Evaluation
Knowing who to contact and who you can trust when considering a legal solution to an issue can be a difficult, yet very important decision.
At the law offices of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, our personal injury attorneys have decades of litigation experience and the knowledge to build a robust argument for your damages lawsuit.
Our Benicar injury lawyers are currently offering a complimentary consultation to anyone seeking damages for the Benicar side effects they are suffering from.
We also firm work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless we obtain a recovery from your claim.
Don't delay. Contact Stephens, Anderson & Cummings today by filling out our Free Case Evaluation form.
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