What to Do If You’ve Been Affected by the Valsartan Recall
Men and women in Texas who have experienced high blood pressure or have had a heart attack may have been prescribed the drug Valsartan by their doctor. Valsartan has been commonly distributed to alleviate the after-effects of high blood pressure and damage to the heart after an attack, but certain strains of the medication are the subject of a recall issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Texas product liability lawyers at Carabin Shaw are prepared to help those who have been affected.Valsartan Recall USA 2018
When the patent for Valsartan expired, new manufacturers of the drug distributed their version of the medication to the general market. While the drug had proven effective in treating heart attack victims and those with high blood pressure, the new versions of the drug include a dangerous, life-threatening substance.
Chinese pharmaceutical companies Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. (ZHP) and Zhejiang Tianyu Pharmaceuticals of China, as well as Hetero Labs Limited of India, distributed forms of Valsartan contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). Both of these substances are known to cause cancer.
As a result, the FDA issued a voluntary recall of the drug.Valsartan Cancer US
If you live in Texas and have concerns about taking Valsartan, it’s essential for you to take immediate action.
First, determine when you took the drug and for how long. If you took the drug for six months or longer starting in 2014, you might be at risk for developing cancer.
Second, if you do fall within the timeframe indicated, contact your physician immediately. They will be able to provide further details related to your risk and use of the drug.
Third, contact any of the many Texas product liability lawyers who have stepped up to assist those affected by this dangerous drug. Carabin Shaw attorneys have decades of experience with product liability cases ensuring our clients receive the compensation they need and deserve.Valsartan Lawsuit USA
Several states have initiated a Valsartan recall lawsuit to hold the drug company accountable for releasing a dangerous product for public use.
Patients deserve to know the medications prescribed to them are safe and free of any unreasonable side effects. The problem is large drug companies looking for quick profits will release products before they have been thoroughly tested and put the health of millions at risk.
The Texas attorneys of Carabin Shaw believe the protection of your health is too valuable to be sacrificed for profit. We are committed to holding drug companies selling defective products accountable for their actions. That’s why we are working hard to help men and women in Texas receive the compensation to which they’re entitled.
We understand the notion of taking on a large pharmaceutical company is an intimidating endeavor. That’s why we’re offering you our decades of experience. We want you to know you have someone prepared to fight hard to protect your rights as a patient.Carabin Shaw Will Fight for You
If you live in Texas and have used Valsartan for high blood pressure or a heart attack, we want to meet with you. Call our office and schedule a free consultation with one of our Texas attorneys. This gives us the opportunity to learn the details of your case and determine what compensation you may be able to receive. Once you decide to let us work for you, we will pursue the responsible party and will never charge you any fees until we win your case.
Schedule a conversation with one of our Texas attorneys today by calling toll-free, 800-862-1260.