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Nebraska Truvada Lawsuit Attorneys

In 2001, Gilead Sciences, Inc., began manufacturing the antiretroviral drug known as Truvada. This was a blessing to the thousands of individuals in the United States living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). When taken with other HIV medications, Truvada helps to stop the replication process of HIV-infected cells, essentially preventing the progression of the condition in users.

The drug is made effective through two active components known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). These two primary components include:

  1. Emtricitabine (FTC)
  2. Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF)

The TDF component is especially effective but, unfortunately, at a steep price for users. Not only did Gilead Sciences charge exorbitant amounts of money for Truvada but the TDF in the drug has been associated with serious side effects.

Users of Truvada have begun to experience bone density loss (demineralization) and even kidney damage. A drug intended to help users protect themselves has instead been shown to cause them dangerous injuries instead.

Gilead Sciences must pay for their deception and negligence.

The Nebraska Truvada lawsuit attorneys of Onder Law Firm are ready to deliver your message to this pharmaceutical giant. You do NOT deserve to be harmed and we will make sure that you obtain the financial recovery you need to heal.

Contact our Nebraska defective drug attorneys of Onder Law Firm right now at (314) 310-7924 to schedule your no-cost, zero-obligation FREE case review today.

The Dangerous Side Effects Caused by Prolonged Truvada Use

While the benefits of antiretroviral drugs like Truvada cannot be overlooked, it is still unacceptable that Gilead Sciences would purposely fail to provide users with the necessary information needed to protect themselves. Those who have suffered serious injuries after prolonged use of Truvada should have been forewarned of the potential side effects, but instead, the company placed profit over people.

While Gilead Sciences has noted some of the more common side effects such as rashes, bruising, headaches, depression, fatigue, and numerous others, the company failed to notify users (and prescribing doctors) of the more severe types.

The two major causes of concern for users include bone density loss, which can lead to other serious conditions, and kidney damage. If you have taken Truvada frequently for some time, it is in your best interest to seek out medical attention immediately. If not properly treated, these side effects can eventually lead to fatal damages.

Bone-related health issues that have been noted by users include:

  • Pain and discomfort in extremities (arms and legs)
  • Muscle pain
  • Bone pain
  • Dental complications (i.e. tooth decay or loss)
  • Other orthopedic complications

Over time, bone demineralization can evolve to osteopenia, which is reduced bone mass but of a lesser degree than osteoporosis. However, if not steps are taken to reduce the bone loss, then users can begin to suffer from osteoporosis, which greatly increases the potential for bone fractures and breaks.

If you have begun to suffer from muscle weakness or bone pain, consult with your doctor immediately. Tests can be done to check for bone loss; early detection is key to preventing more serious injuries caused by bone loss.

Unfortunately, bone loss is not the only issue Truvada users have faced. The TDF component in the drug can cause excessive damage to kidneys. Over time, kidneys begin to lose their ability to function properly and cannot filter out the excess TDF. When this begins to occur, users’ kidneys may begin to overproduce serum creatine, which is one of the first signs of chronic kidney disease.

As the condition progresses, life-threatening kidney damage can occur, including:

  • Declining kidney function
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Acute renal failure
  • Fanconi Syndrome
  • Complete kidney failure

Signs of kidney disease include:

  • Anemia
  • Bruising
  • Changes in skin color
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to urinate
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Swelling
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

If you or a loved one are suffering from bone-related or kidney-related health issues, know that there is a team of lawyers you can trust and who are ready to fight for you. Contact the experienced and dependable Truvada lawsuit attorneys of Onder Law Firm right now at (314) 310-7924 for a FREE case evaluation.

Overview of Nebraska HIV Facts and Statistics

As a large portion of those who take Truvada are people living with HIV, it is, unfortunately, this same demographic group who is also facing bone and kidney complications as a result of usage. The following HIV-related statistics from Nebraska highlight just how many people could be affected because of using Truvada.

As per the 2016 Epidemiological Profile for Nebraska:

  • At the end of December 31, 2015, there were 2,247 people living with HIV/AIDS in Nebraska.
  • The rate of individuals living with HIV/AIDS was 119 per 100,000 population.
  • Between the years of 2006 through 2015, there were an average of 95 new HIV diagnoses.
  • Males have accounted for nearly 80 percent of all HIV diagnoses since 2006.

In terms of racial/ethnic statistical breakdowns:

  • Blacks, non-Hispanic and Hispanic males were over-represented statistically when population sizes were taken into account.
  • Black and non-Hispanic males had an HIV diagnosis rate more than 6 times higher than white, non-Hispanic males.
  • Hispanic males had an HIV diagnosis rate twice as high as white, non-Hispanic males.
  • Black, non-Hispanic females had an HIV diagnosis rate nearly eight times as high as white, non-Hispanic females.

The areas hit hardest by HIV in Nebraska include:

  • Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy counties; these three counties account for 54 percent of the state’s population and 82 percent of HIV diagnoses in Nebraska.

AIDSvu.org provides additional statistics to further understand which demographics are most affected by HIV in Nebraska. As per the organization:

  • Non-Hispanic Whites accounted for 50.7 percent of all individuals living with HIV in Nebraska in 2016.
  • Non-Hispanic Blacks accounted for 28.1 percent of all individuals living with HIV in Nebraska in 2016.
  • Hispanic/Latinx accounted for 15.7 percent of all individuals living with HIV in Nebraska in 2016.
  • In terms of transmission:
    • Male-to-male sexual contact accounted for 73 percent of all transmission types.
    • Heterosexual contact was the primary form of transmission in women (83.2 percent).

The individuals who are most likely to be affected by the dangers of Truvada already face health-related challenges. Individuals working hard to manage their condition should not have to face further danger from the same drug that is intended to help them.

What Is My Truvada Injury Worth?

Product liability claims can be very complex because of the various laws and parties involved in the situation. That is why seeking out the legal guidance of an experienced defective drug attorney can be especially important in order for you to secure full and fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered.

Just as every case is unique, the amount of compensation that can be recovered for your specific situation will also be unique to you. While your attorney will not be able to provide you an exact number for the potential compensation you can obtain, they can still help you to develop a better understanding of the value of your case after they have thoroughly reviewed its details.

Depending on the specifics of your injuries, you may be able to secure compensation for but not limited to:

  • Medical Bills (past, present, and future)
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages (past, present, and future)
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Quality of Life
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Emotional Damages
  • Wrongful Death Damages (should the victim lose their life)

It is also worth noting that in the State of Nebraska, individuals have two years to file a product liability claim against the pharmaceutical company that has harmed them. Time is of the essence and it is essential that you seek out the dependable Truvada lawsuit attorneys of Onder Law Firm immediately if you have suffered bone and/or kidney-related injuries after taking the drug.

Why Choose the Nebraska Truvada Lawsuit Attorneys of Onder Law Firm

At Onder Law Firm, we are committed to bringing justice to the residents of Nebraska. We fight hard to honor the trust you have placed on us and we take your pain seriously. Depend on our attorneys to deliver the results you need to begin healing.

Together with a supporting team of medical specialists, investigators, researchers, and other legal professionals, we will thoroughly investigate your claim to develop the strongest case possible. We do NOT take defective drug cases lightly and know exactly what it takes to get the job done right.

When you choose the Nebraska lawsuit attorneys of Onder Law Firm, know that you are choosing:

  • No fees unless we win your case.
  • Over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements.
  • A history of fighting large corporations.
  • A nationally-recognized team of attorneys.
  • A team that will be with you every step of the way.
  • A team that fully advocates and fights for YOU.

You are not alone in your fight against Gilead. Depend on our Nebraska Truvada lawsuit attorneys when you need them most.

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