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Have You Used Valsartan Between 2014 and 2018?: Our Texas Attorneys Can Help

Do you suffer from high blood pressure? Are you currently or have you used Valsartan between 2014 and 2018? If yes, Texas attorneys are willing to help you with your case. Valsartan, a blood pressure medication, has been recalled for possible cancer risk. The medication has been contaminated with NDEA and NDMA, both cancer-causing chemicals, according to the National Institute of Health. If you have used Valsartan for at least 30 days between 2014 to the present, there may be a latency issue--meaning, there could be a potential cancer diagnosis. If you have used Valsartan for at least six months to a year before receiving a cancer diagnosis, you may be qualified to partake in a product liability case with our Carabin Shaw Texas attorneys. If you are in the Texas area, there is still a chance you can be compensated for your damages.

Valsartan Medications

Numerous medications produced with Valsartan have been under recall. A full list of Valsartan recall drug names can be found on the FDA website. These include numerous types of dosages, from 40 mg to 320. Some variations include HCTZ or Amlodipine. It is important to check if you are using an affected medication. If you are, and have used Valsartan between 2014 and 2018, Texas attorneys are willing to take your case. Valsartan has been on recall since July of 2018. If you are continuing to use an affected medication, it is imperative to speak to your doctor and pharmacist about an alternative medication. Numerous blood pressure medication recalls have occured this year, so it is important to remain up-to-date on the safety of your medications.

If you are in Texas, a trusted Texas attorney at Carabin Shaw will be able to help you prepare for a case.

Cancer Risk

The chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine, or more commonly called NDMA, is an “organic chemical that forms in industrial and natural process,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Though the chemical is no longer produced in its pure form, the chemical is still formed as a byproduct to these processes.

Because of its potential cancer risk, products containing Valsartan have been recalled. The Valsartan recall cancer risk is low for those short term users, according to CNN. However, this means that those long-term users have a high risk of forming cancer. If you have used Valsartan, it is important to talk to your doctor about its risks. If you have suffered complications due to Valsartan, Texas product liability lawyers are waiting to hear you and take your case.

Valsartan Alternatives

If you are a user of Valsartan, the best thing you can do is consult your doctor and pharmacist for alternatives. They may suggest a generic brand of valsartan. Valsartan, an ARB, or angiotensin receptor blocker, is a class of drug. Fortunately, there are other ARBs that are on the market. Again, before making a complete switch--talk to your doctor and pharmacist. If you have taken Valsartan between 2014 and 2018, Texas attorneys want to hear your experience so that you may be compensated for your damages.

What to do Next

If you have been a user of Valsartan in Texas, the most important thing to do is to consult your doctor. Seeing a doctor will help test for and mitigate risk. The next thing you can do after receiving a diagnosis is reach out to a Valsartan recall attorney. A Texas attorney at Carabin Shaw will want to talk to you about your diagnosis and go over next steps for a potential product liability case. A product liability case would hold the pharmaceutical companies responsible for your loss and damages. Pursuing a case with a Texas product liability lawyer would ensure your chance for compensation.

Product liability cases rely on the foundation that the product in question (Valsartan) is dangerous. There are four components of a product liability case. They are:

  1. Defect: the product you were using is defective
  2. Causation: the victim, or plaintiff, must prove that the product caused their damages
  3. Injury: the victim must show that their injuries are due to the product
  4. Duty: the manufacturer of the product had a duty to create something safe and effective

If Valsartan has caused damages to you and you wish to continue a case with a Carabin Shaw Texas attorney, it is integral to keep records of your injuries that you have subsisted due to Valsartan.

If you have used Valsartan and are in Texas, you may have a chance to receive compensation for your damages. Call us for a free initial consultation today.

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