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Have you or your loved one taken one of the following blood-pressure medications?

Do not stop using these drugs without first consulting with your physician.

FDA Recalls Several Valsartan Medications

Valsartan Lawsuit

The pharmaceutical ingredient valsartan has been at the center of multiple drug recalls and potential class-action lawsuits for a few months now. The valsartan, marketed by Novartis under the brand name Dioval, was approved in the United States in 1996 for the treatment of high blood pressure.

In July 2018, products containing valsartan became subject to a series of drug recalls, and have yielded at least one federal lawsuit seeking class-action status.

FDA Safety Alerts

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This recall is due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the recalled products."
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The specific valsartan recalled has been linked to liver damage (fibrosis, scarring, abnormal liver function tests) along with kidney and liver tumors.

Several drug manufacturers have voluntarily recalled their blood pressure and heart medication that contains valsartan after it was discovered that the medication might have become contaminated in the Chinese and India manufacturing plants where it was produced.

The drug companies involved include Major Pharmaceuticals; Solco Healthcare; Prinston Pharmaceutical; Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.; Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; AvKARE; A-S Medication Solutions; Bryant Ranch Prepack; Northwind Pharmaceuticals; Torrent Pharmaceuticals; and NuCare Pharmaceuticals.

Several valsartan drugs are contaminated with NDMA. Potential injuries include liver damage, tumors, and cancer.

Not all valsartan drugs have been recalled. Do not stop taking recalled products without first contacting a physician.

What is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), and why it is dangerous?

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The amounts of NDMA found in the recalled batches of valsartan exceeded acceptable levels.

"N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is considered a chemical that can increase the risk of cancer in humans", says the EPA.

NDMA is very harmful to the liver of animals and humans. People who were intentionally poisoned on one or several occasions with unknown levels of NDMA in beverage or food died of severe liver damage accompanied by internal bleeding. The high level short-term and low level long-term exposures that caused noncancerous liver damage and/or cancer also usually resulted in internal bleeding and death.

Based on records from the manufacturers of the recalled valsartan medications, some levels of the impurity may have been in the valsartan-containing products for as long as 4 years.

Valsartan Lawsuit

In 2018, a lawsuit has been filed in the Southern District of New York against two drug makers and two drugstore chains for their role in manufacturing, distributing, and selling generic valsartan-containing drugs that were contaminated with NDMA, a substance the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has categorized as a “probable human carcinogen”.

The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of the plaintiffs Elizabeth and John Duffand all similarly situated consumers, accuses Solco Healthcare and Prinston Pharmaceutical of manufacturing and distributing the potentially harmful drugs and blames drugstores Walgreen Co. and Throggs Neck Pharmacy of selling the drugs to consumers.

Valsartan Lawsuit

The Relion Group is evaluating cases for product liability litigation for anyone who used valsartan after January 1, 2012. Valsartan cases are different from other generic drugs lawsuits as these cases involve manufacturing defects that lead to contaminated products, not labeling defects.

If you or your family member were taking any of the valsartan medications that were potentially contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine, and have experienced liver damage or cancer, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering resultsting from your injuries
  • Wage loss or other losses experienced due to your injuries
  • Punitive damages

Liver injuries following use of Valsartan

If you or a loved one developed digestive tract, liver, pancreatic or kidney problems since January 1, 2012, contact the Relion Group immediately!

Valsartan attorneys in Relion Group's Legal Network are reviewing potential lawsuits for people who have used valsartan medications and then suffered from:

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  • Kidney Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Injury

If you or your loved one took any of the valsartan medications that were potentially contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine, and have experienced liver damage, tumor, or cancer, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit today.

Valsartan Lawsuit Eligibiity Check

Financial compensation may be available for people who have suffered from liver injuries after taking valsartan medications.

If you or your loved one has suffered from liver, colorectal or pancreatic cancer or liver injury due to use of blood-pressure medication containing valsartan, please contact us immediately to have an attorney determine if you have a valid valsartan case.

Experienced valsartan lawyers in our legal network have the required knowledge to review the facts of your situation to help determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit against valsartan manufacturers and distributors. Attorneys within Relion Group Legal Network provide free consultations.

DO YOU QUALIFY TO FILE VALSARTAN LAWSUIT

If your answers meet the requirements for a valsartan lawsuit, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for NDMA damages upon settlement of your case.

There are strict deadlines that must be met for valsartan lawsuit settlements!

Missed deadlines can result in ineligibility to receive a future settlement. To secure the best chance of being awarded a settlement, you should begin the process immediately. Call or fill out the form right now to have a free evaluation of your valsartan case.

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