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Carrollton Benicar Lawyer

The Carrollton dangerous drug lawyers of The Parian Law Firm, LLC are currently looking into the link between the popular blood pressure medication Benicar (also known as Olmesartan medoxomil, Azor, & Tribenzor) and a rare gastrointestinal disease called Sprue-Like Enteropathy. Our Carrollton Benicar lawyers handle these cases all over America and will likely take part in nationwide lawsuits seeking to hold Benicar’s manufacturer liable for the injuries caused.

Benicar Lawsuits

It is a type of blood pressure medication that works by blocking angiotensin receptors. The blockage of these receptors causes a hormone known as Angiotensin II to not set off the constriction of blood vessels. This causes the blood vessels to dilate, or loosen, thereby regulating blood pressure.

Benicar is not alone in the market of angiotensin receptor blockers. Many others exist (in fact these drugs generate over $7 billion for drug companies each year); however, Benicar is the only drug in the group that has been said to cause the rare gastrointestinal disorder known as Sprue-Like Enteropathy. The Carrollton Benicar attorneys of The Parian Law Firm, LLC hear from people weekly regarding Benicar side effects.

Sprue Like Enteropathy

Many times, Sprue Like Enteropathy is initially diagnosed as Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is a disorder where a person’s digestive tract cannot tolerate glutens. The symptoms of Celiac Disease include diarrhea, flatulence, and weight loss. A person with Celiac Disease would test positive when tested by an anti-tissue transglutaminase antibody (IgA-tTG) test.

Sprue Like Enteropathy has similar symptoms as Celiac Disease, but much more severe. A person usually suffers from chronic diarrhea, significant weight loss, continuous nausea, and a look of malnutrition. Opposite of Celiac Disease though is that a person with Sprue Like Enteropathy tests negative when tested by an anti-tissue transglutaminase antibody (IgA-tTG) test. Our Benicar lawyers in Carrollton have heard lots of stories on the effects of Benicar.

Potential Side Effects

The criteria set by the Carrollton Benicar lawyers of The Parian Law Firm, LLC are set out below. If you or a loved one has suffered the following, financial compensation could be sought.

  • Chronic Diarrhea Lasting At Least 4 Months; AND
  • Hospitalization After Taking Benicar for At Least 4 months

There has been no recall on Benicar for causing the serious disease described above. The Federal Drug Administration has recommended that the label on the drug be changed to make note of the possible link. The label also states that Sprue Like Enteropathy can occur more than two years after beginning Benicar treatments.

Contacting a Carrollton Benicar Lawyer

Our firm is currently accepting Benicar induced injury cases in all 50 states. Every state has different time limits on when injury claims can be filed. In many cases, if an injury claim is not filed in the Court against the parties responsible for injuries, the injured person is likely barred from ever bringing any claims against the responsible party.

You should contact our Carrollton Benicar lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. In some cases, your time limit for filing claims may be very near the end. We can help determine that for you! Our Georgia Defective Drugs Lawyers are Waiting to hear from you.