Filing a lawsuit can be an intimidating endeavor to accomplish, especially if you have never been a part of the process. Questions linger, making your decision that much harder to make.
To save you some time, however, we here at Onder Law Firm have compiled an extensive list of questions that many past clients have asked before they decided to take on big pharmaceutical companies.
In an effort to ease any anxiety you may have regarding your potential case, review the following questions so that when it is time to fight for the compensation you deserve, it won’t be so much of an overwhelming experience for you.
The Truvada lawsuit attorneys of Onder Law Firm are actively looking for those that have been racked with debilitating side effects caused by Gilead’s TDF-based drugs like Truvada and want justice. Contact us at (314) 310-7924 for your FREE legal consultation with our best Truvada lawsuit attorney today.
Founded back in 1987, Gilead Sciences Inc. is a biotechnology pharmaceutical company based in America that researches, manufactures, and markets many different types of medications meant to treat hepatitis B and C, influenza, and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Lately, Gilead has come under legal fire as information has come to light alleging that the company withheld a safer medication than the one they originally marketed—called Truvada—in the early 2000s. Claims state that the company did this to keep control of the patent and raise pricing of these medications to maximize profits.
Now, users of their tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) based medications like Truvada, Atripla, Viread, Complera, and Stribild that have developed bone and kidney complications and failures are looking to get the compensation they deserve from a company that deliberately placed them in harm’s way for the sake of profit.
Truvada is a HIV drug that offers those who are suffering from HIV a means to control its spread within their body in tandem with other medications. It also keeps those who have a high risk of being infected with the virus safe from developing it, too. However, the dangerous side-effects are most likely to develop in those taking the drug for HIV treatment.
The drug achieves this through the main ingredient listed above, TDF. This ingredient reduces the function of reverse transcriptase, a hormone the virus uses to replicate more HIV-infected cells.
TDF was recently found to be linked to the loss of bone mineral density, meaning that the bones would begin to lose the minerals that kept them strong. Loss of bone mineral density would ultimately cause the bones to become brittle and easy to fracture.
On top of the damage done to bone, TDF-based medications require large doses of TDF to be effective at suppressing HIV-infected cells. This excess is delivered to the kidneys where it pools and can cause kidney failure at worst, as well as a whole myriad of other kidney complications.
Recent studies show that the debilitating side effects caused by Truvada—namely bone demineralization, osteoporosis, and kidney failure—mostly affect people of color and those that already have preexisting kidney damage or conditions.
In truth, however, these side effects affect anyone who takes Truvada, which is around 136,000 people throughout the United States.
HIV positive individuals are the most at risk to develop dangerous kidney and bone symptoms.
Individuals taking Truvada or other TDF-based medications and suffering from osteoporosis, brittle or broken bones, renal failure, and kidney failure may all qualify for monetary compensation. If any of this resonates with you or someone you love, seek out medical attention immediately. Then, contact our law offices at (314) 310-7924 for the best in Truvada lawsuit legal representation as soon as possible.
With Onder Law Firm, you don’t have to worry about any upfront costs when filing a product liability claim against Gilead for their defective medication Truvada. Our law firm works on a contingency basis, meaning that we don’t charge any legal fees unless we win your case.
There are several ways to reach out to us to get started on your claim. Our online chat feature and the contact form is one way to do so, but you can also contact us at (314) 310-7924 for a FREE, no-obligation legal consultation with our best Truvada lawsuit attorney. There, we can discuss your case in depth and see what kind of options you have.
Normally, when a defective product affects thousands of users, thousands of product liability claims may be filed in retaliation. The sheer amount of cases can take a long time to get resolved unless the courts classify it under a class action suit or a Multi-District Litigation (MDL). This simply means that the cases are being consolidated into one case.
Currently, national Truvada lawsuits are being gathered into an MDL for the sake of efficiency. While this may seem like it leaves you with an opportunity to make much less in terms of compensation, you actually will receive a settlement that covers the damages incurred and the individual injuries sustained by you, the plaintiff.
At Onder Law Firm, we want you to focus more on your recuperation process over all of the legal intricacies and steep medical bills you may already be overwhelmed with.
To achieve this, our experienced Truvada lawsuit attorneys would love to speak with those that have been affected by Gilead’s questionable business practices and defective TDF-based medications in a FREE, zero-obligation legal consultation to analyze their case and offer the best—and realistic—approach to getting the compensation that is owed to you.
To get started on this process, contact our law firm at (314) 310-7924 today.
Most states have what are called statute of limitations when it comes to product liability, which is essentially a time limit where a victim injured by a defective product can file a product liability claim to seek out damages against the manufacturer, distributor, or the marketer.
In the case of Truvada, the majority of its users may fall within that time period to file if they reach out to an experienced Truvada lawsuit attorney like the ones at Onder Law Firm relatively soon. Failure to meet this deadline essentially states to the civil court that you are forfeiting your right to receive compensation from Gilead Sciences Inc.
If for any reason you feel uncomfortable filing a lawsuit, you don’t have to go through with it. Do keep in mind that if Gilead and their deceptive business practices caused you any serious injuries, medical treatment for them may be long-term, if not life long.
As medical costs continue to rise and these treatments become more and more expensive, you may find it difficult to pay off what is owed for medical treatment. Suing Gilead for taking advantage of the users of their drug Truvada only provides relief to a problem that the company caused.
Should a loved one pass away because of these bone and kidney complications, suing for compensation to cover funeral expenses also offers relief during a difficult time. While it offers little in terms of consolation, it makes the manufacturer of the drug realize the damage that it has caused, hopefully encouraging them to issue out a product recall, or at least issue out greater warnings regarding the products that they manufacture.
In its own way, filing a product liability claim steers the offending corporation into the right direction while bringing greater awareness to the medications we all take, encouraging other pharmaceutical companies to act in kind.
If you have any other questions regarding Truvada, the side effects they caused to you or your family member, or the resulting lawsuit procedure, our Truvada lawsuit attorneys are eager to speak with you. Contact us at Onder Law Firm to get started on your FREE, no-obligation legal consultation today.
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