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Valsartan is a common medication available only with a doctor's prescription that is used to control high blood pressure. In some instances, it is also referred to by the brand name Diovan. In recent years, it was shown that using Valsartan was associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. 

If you were given a prescription for Valsartan between the years 2015 and 2019, you may be entitled for financial compensation as part of a class action lawsuit about the drug. 

Why is Valsartan Part of a Legal Case in the First Place?

Valsartan, which is also sold under the brand name Diovan, is a medication that is frequently used for the treatment of hypertension. In some cases, doctors will recommend taking it to help reduce the risk of having a stroke or kidney problem. Since 1996, consumers in the United States have had access to Valsartan as a treatment option. Over one million people in the United States have been given prescriptions for Valsartan. 

In the recent past, a significant number of people who use Valsartan have been diagnosed with cancer. Valsartan was found to have high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine contamination, according to the findings. NDMA is a group 2A carcinogen, which is a substance that is known to cause cancer in humans[1]

The law places a responsibility on pharmaceutical companies to ensure that the pharmaceuticals they sell are suitable for human use. Some medications could cause undesirable effects, however in most cases, they are momentary, infrequent, and disappear after the patient stops taking the medication in question. 

If using a prescription medicine leads to the development of a debilitating illness that frequently results in death, such as cancer, the pharmaceutical company that made the drug must be held accountable for the negligence that went into making such a hazardous product.

As part of this responsibility, you are obligated to compensate those who have been hurt. This is accomplished by the filing of a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product. 

Should I File a Lawsuit Against Valsartan?

If you or a member of your family has been given a prescription for Valsartan, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the drug. Even at low doses, the substance has the potential to cause cancer. This indicates that even if you did not use Valsartan for a very lengthy period of time, it is still possible for it to be the cause of cancer in your body. 

In 2018, the FDA initiated the first recall of Valsartan owing to the possibility that the drug might cause cancer. There are a number of different cancers that have been linked to the use of Valsartan, including cancers of the following organs: 

  • Liver
  • Colon
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Stomach 
  • Esophagus
  • Pancreas

There is a possibility that Valsartan is also associated with the emergence of the following: 

  • Multiple Myeloma 
  • Lymphoma of non-origin Hodgkin's 
  • Leukemia 

If you have been diagnosed with any of these types of cancer and have used Valsartan, there is a possibility that the medicine is to blame. 

You should be aware of the possibility of getting cancer if you have used Valsartan for any period of time, regardless of how long you have been taking it.

If a cancer diagnosis has not yet been made, you should be aware of the following early warning indications that cancer may be forming in your body: 

  • Loss of weight 
  • Fever
  • Changes to the skin
  • Fatigue

Cancer treatment is oftentimes most adequate when the cancer is detected early and before it has developed to a later stage.

Be aware of the dangers that come with taking Valsartan, and don't brush off the warning signals that you could be getting cancer. 

If you have any indications of cancer, you should contact your physician as soon as possible. 

Am I Eligible to Receive Compensation?

The amount of compensation awarded in a successful case over a defective medicine can be substantial. This is especially the case when the consequence is a life-threatening disease like cancer.  

Your compensation ought to cover the costs of medical care as well as your diminished earning capacity. In the case of a disease like cancer, it may be possible to receive compensation for damages including physical pain and suffering as well as mental anguish. 

You may be able to file a wrongful death claim if you've lost a loved one to cancer and you feel that Valsartan played a part in the patient's sickness and subsequent death. In this scenario, you would have to prove that Valsartan caused the patient's disease. 

How Can Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki Help You

If a medication such as Valsartan was to blame for your condition, you will need the assistance of a law firm that is experienced in product liability if you wish to pursue legal action and be awarded compensation. 

A lawyer will investigate your situation and compile information to support a claim for financial compensation. Your attorney will determine an appropriate compensation figure for you by taking into account the severity of your condition and the accompanying losses. 

The unfortunate occurrence of developing cancer after having used a tried-and-true medication like Valsartan is a tragedy. Even though there is no amount of money that will bring back your health, receiving compensation can give some relief from the extremely high costs of cancer treatment. 

Call the Jacksonville Product Liability Attorneys Today! 

If you or a loved one has been injured by Valsartan or any medication, it is highly recommended that you seek the counsel of an accomplished group of product liability attorneys.

The attorneys at Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki have decades of combined legal experience fighting for victims like you. Our expert legal team can help you along this complicated and intricate process.

Please do not go through this process alone.

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