What Is Elmiron®?
Pentosan polysulfate sodium is sold under the brand name Elmiron®. It is a popular prescription drug used to treat interstitial cystitis, which causes bladder pain.
In 1996 the FDA approved it as the only oral medication to treat this condition. Elmiron® is used by millions of people daily, and its manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), continues to profit handsomely from its sale.
Further research has linked Elmiron® use to vision damage, and sufficient evidence has been gathered to support product liability lawsuits against Janssen Pharmaceutical for failing to timely warn patients about the known risk. The following diseases have been linked to Elmiron®:
- Retinal Maculopathy
- Macular degeneration
- Maculopathy with pigmentation
Elmiron® may cause the following side effects:
- Eye pain
- Distorted vision
- Issues adjusting to darkness
- Vision disturbances
- Vision loss
Lawsuits Against Elmiron® Have Already Been Filed
Hundreds of Elmiron® users who have suffered vision loss or other harm have already filed lawsuits. These lawsuits are pending in a federal court consolidation action. However, it is not too late to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries.
Speak with a member of Scout Law Group
If you have taken Elmiron® and experienced vision problems, you may be entitled to compensation. Scout Law Group offers a free case evaluation to answer your questions about your claim and help you seek compensation. Contact us today at 866-259-0869.
Elmiron Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions
Can Elmiron® cause blindness?
Yes, Elmiron® has been linked to serious eye conditions that can lead to severe vision loss and even blindness. Recent studies highlight the risk of developing macular degeneration or maculopathy, both of which cause gradual changes in eyesight if left untreated.
How does Elmiron® cause eye damage?
Long-term use of the medication Elmiron® has been associated with damage to the part of the retina called the macula. This damage is permanent, but discontinuing the use of this medication may prevent further damage.
Am I eligible to file an Elmiron® Lawsuit?
You may be eligible to file an Elmiron lawsuit if you used the drug for at least two years and experienced vision impairment during use or after stopping use. You must have been diagnosed with macular degeneration or maculopathy, or experienced symptoms such as difficulty reading, blurry vision, or vision loss after using Elmiron®.