If you or a loved one has suffered from broken bones or kidney failure from Truvada, you may eligible to file a Truvada lawsuit against the drug maker, Gilead Sciences. Truvada kidney failure claims and Truvada osteoporosis lawsuits give individuals and families harmed by Truvada problems the means to seek compensation for damage caused by this drug and the corporation’s choices.
Clinical research shows Truvada increases the risk of both kidney and bone problems, including kidney failure, renal impairment, and broken and brittle bones. Research conducted at the University of California – San Francisco on outcomes in 10,000 HIV positive patients showed a clear connection between kidney failure and Truvada: patients taking Truvada in this study had higher incidences of proteinuria, which is an elevated urine protein content that can lead to significant decline in kidney function, chronic kidney disease, and acute kidney failure. Another set of research concluded that Truvada causes bone mineral density (BMD) to decrease by 2-6% in the first two years of Truvada treatment.
Experts say ten years of Truvada kidney failure and bone density problems could have been avoided if the drug maker had prioritized patient safety instead of focusing only on maximizing profits. Most drugs have a risk of some negative side effects patients; in the case of Truvada, we now know a safer alternative was developed by Gilead shortly after Truvada became available in the United States. Early clinical testing showed TAF offered positive outcomes without the risk of Truvada kidney failure or bone damage. However, testing on the new tenofovir compound, known as TAF, was halted in 2004 and not resumed again for a decade, just before the patent on Truvada was set to expire. Critics say the drug company intentionally withheld the new compound in order to prolong its global dominance of the enormous tenofovir market, valued at $11 billion annually. By delaying the development of the TAF by a decade, Gilead extended its patent and market dominance until 2032.
Globally, Truvada is the most widely-used pharmaceutical in its class–nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). NRTIs are an essential component on highly active antiretroviral therapy, commonly known as HAART, which is widely used to prevent the onset of AIDS for HIV positive patients around the world. More than 9 million patients rely on tenofovir drugs like Truvada around the world; 600,000 people take drugs like Truvada in the United States.
While many American families would prefer not to become involved in a legal claim, filing a Truvada lawsuit is the only means families have to hold the drug maker accountable for Truvada broken bones and kidney problems, and Gilead’s overall neglect of patient safety. If you or a loved one developed osteoporosis, suffered from bone fractures, or was diagnosed with kidney failure while taking Truvada, you may qualify to file a Truvada lawsuit to recover compensation for damages and medical expenses. Filing a lawsuit is in fact the only way to secure compensation for the medical bills, lost time at work, pain, suffering or loss that may have been caused by Truvada side effects. Our lawyers accept Truvada lawsuits from around the United States, and provide a free, no-obligation Truvada lawsuit case review anyone matching this description. To discuss your situation in detail with an attorney and to learn about Truvada lawsuit time limits in your state, please complete our online contact form. One of our attorneys handling Truvada lawsuits will contact you promptly.
It is common for those who have been harmed by Truvada osteoporosis and kidney problems to wonder if there will be any point to filing a Truvada lawsuit. Our attorneys representing families in Truvada lawsuits assure clients that filing a claim is the only method to obtain the real compensation your family deserves. Truvada kidney and osteoporosis lawsuits will not be class action lawsuits in which those who file a claim can expect only a small, symbolic settlement. Instead, attorneys for Truvada lawsuits believe persons and family members of persons who have diagnosed with osteoporosis or kidney problems while taking Truvada may be entitled to significant compensation. Truvada lawsuits may be combined through Multi-District Litigation (MDL), in which each claim will be handled on its own merit and compensation will be determined based on the degree of suffering of each plaintiff.
We will represent all persons involved in a Truvada lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning our lawyers never charge legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our Truvada attorneys for broken bones and kidney failure will contact you to answer any of your questions.
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