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FDA Valsartan Recall Updates

Blood pressure and heart patients in Texas could be at risk for developing cancer if their doctor prescribed the drug Valsartan as part of their treatment regimen. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug over twenty years ago to treat those suffering from high blood pressure and heart failure. The drug seemed to pose little risk aside from typical side effects such as dizziness, headaches, and nausea. But, as the patent for the drug expired and new companies started manufacturing Valsartan, problems arose. The FDA issued a Valsartan recall, and cancer-causing substances are the reason.

What You Need to Know About FDA Valsartan Recall Updates

In July 2018, the FDA announced the recall of Valsartan, particularly for batches of the drug manufactured by China-based Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical. In the first round of studies, the FDA detected a substance called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a known cancer-causing material, and the FDA joined with counterpart agencies in Canada and Europe to announce the Valsartan recall latest news.

Two months later, a second substance, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), was detected, which raised additional concerns about the safety of the drug.

Managing a Valsartan Recall Lawsuit

Texas product liability lawyers have joined states throughout the country in a class action lawsuit to hold the drug manufacturer responsible and seek compensation for victims affected by its use.

Heart and high blood pressure patients in Texas who have used the drug for at least six months from 2014 on should contact a Texas attorney with Carabin Shaw immediately. The effects of the cancer-causing substances take time to develop, and if you have been taking the drug over a long period, you should contact your physician as well for instructions.

Valsartan Recall Options: What You Can Do

As a patient, you have the right to expect doctors to prescribe you safe drugs. When this is not the case, it’s essential to hold the drug companies responsible for putting you at risk. Contaminated Valsartan prescriptions are no exception. Texas lawyers are prepared to meet with you and discuss your experience with the drug and determine if you are entitled to compensation.

The office of Carabin Shaw Attorneys at Law is on alert regarding FDA Valsartan recall updates. We have the latest information and developments regarding the situation and are ready to leverage our resources and experience to serve you. We believe that drug companies earning billions of dollars from their products owe patients a responsibility when they put those patients at risk. That’s why our Texas attorneys are available to meet with you.

Reach Out to a Carabin Shaw Lawyer Today

If your doctor has prescribed Valsartan to you, contact the Texas product liability lawyers of Carabin Shaw immediately. We will schedule a free consultation with one of our Texas lawyers at no obligation to you. This meeting will give us the opportunity to review your medical treatment and discuss any issues you have faced after taking Valsartan.

A class action lawsuit can be a lengthy process. Given a large number of states involved, it’s not unusual to expect a resolution will take time. As we receive FDA Valsartan recall updates, our team at Carabin Shaw will keep you informed along the way so you will have the latest information pertaining to your case.

The Texas attorneys of Carabin Shaw are committed to protecting patients’ rights, and we’re ready to assist you at any time. We understand that the circumstances you are facing are challenging, but we want you to remember that you do not have to face them alone. We will advocate tirelessly on your behalf, and we will always treat you with compassion and respect.

Call Carabin Shaw toll-free in Texas at 800-862-1260 to speak with one of our attorneys.

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