Our Benicar lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent patients who have suffered sprue-like enteropathy as a result of taking the hypertension drug Benicar. According to the FDA, sprue-like enteropathy can lead to severe and chronic diarrhea accompanied by substantial weight loss. These symptoms are very similar to those of Celiac Disease, and patients are sometimes misdiagnosed as having a gluten intolerant digestive system. Benicar is the only drug in its class that has been linked to sprue-like enteropathy.
Side Effects of Benicar
Benicar has been linked to a series of side-effects that range from mild to life-threatening. Some of these side-effects include chronic diarrhea, vomiting, rapid and excessive weight loss, dehydration, and cardiovascular problems. Benicar has been linked to several deaths from intestinal inflammation and other gastrointestinal problems. In these rare situations, the victim’s family may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the drug manufacturer.
Sue For Complications From Benicar
Patients suffering from complications resulting from the use of Benicar do have legal rights and may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, Daiichi Sankyo. Lawsuits have already been filed alleging that Daiichi Sankyo did not adequately warn consumers of the risks of taking Benicar. These lawsuits seek compensation for those who have been harmed or killed by the drug.
Legal Rights For Benicar Users
If you or your loved one suffers from complications arising from Benicar, learn your rights by calling our top rated legal team today at (800) 606-1717. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, including costs of additional surgeries, loss of wages, loss of spousal consortium, and losses to quality of life. Call today for your free, no obligation consultation so we can determine if you can file a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer.