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Boston Elmiron Vision Loss and Maculopathy Lawyer


For years, millions of people have taken Elmiron to treat interstitial cystitis. Unfortunately, there is mounting evidence that indicates taking Elmiron for long periods of time can increase the risk of developing maculopathy, an eye condition that can lead to vision loss.

Do you have reason to believe you’ve developed this condition as a result of taking Elmiron? If so, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other such losses.

Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can help you fight for the money you deserve. Our Boston Elmiron vision loss and maculopathy lawyers are prepared to offer the aggressive representation you need when facing off against major pharmaceutical companies and their insurers. To learn if you have grounds to file a claim or lawsuit, call us today at (617)-391-9001 and schedule your free consultation.

How Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP Can Help You Win Your Boston Elmiron Vision Loss and Maculopathy Case

If you’ve experienced vision loss after taking Elmiron, call our Boston defective drugs lawyer for help. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the drug’s manufacturer, won’t be inclined to pay victims what they deserve if they can avoid it. You’ll have a difficult time negotiating for a fair settlement if you don’t have legal representation.

Our award-winning Boston personal injury law firm has been fighting for injury victims in Beantown for more than a decade. Collectively, our attorneys have more than 100 years of legal experience. This can all benefit you when you call us for help with your Elmiron injury lawsuit. for

You can count on us to:

  • Investigate and gather evidence to show you deserve to be compensated
  • Work closely with leading injury experts to assess the value of your claim based on the severity of your losses
  • Handle all negotiations with the pharmaceutical company and insurance providers
  • Have our accomplished trial attorneys litigate your case before a judge and jury in court, if necessary.

Your priority should be focusing on your own needs when struggling with complications resulting from maculopathy. We’ll unburden you by handling the claims process. We’ve won awards and successfully recovered compensation for our various clients over the course of more than a decade thanks to our meticulous approach.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Maculopathy?

Research has consistently shown a link between taking Elmiron and an increased risk of developing maculopathy. Maculopathy is a condition in which the macula, a critical part of the retina, begins to break down

Symptoms of maculopathy include the following:

  • Seeing dark spots
  • Difficulty reading
  • Image distortion, such as seeing a straight line as being more curved or squiggly
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty adjusting to dim lighting
  • Muted colors
  • Eye pain

Eventually, maculopathy can result in total blindness. Again, since 2008, multiple studies have shown that taking Elmiron for several years appears to increase one’s chances of being stricken with maculopathy. While Janssen Pharmaceuticals has finally listed vision problems as being a possible side effect of taking Elmiron, for many years, they failed to do so, despite evidence.

Thus, many who were prescribed this medication took it without knowing that doing so could result in partial or total vision loss. If you’re one of them, you deserve to be compensated accordingly.

How Common Are Vision Loss and Maculopathy Caused by Elmiron?

Because the link between taking Elmiron and developing maculopathy has only been discovered fairly recently, it’s not known precisely how common these cases are. 

However, researchers at Emory University conducted a study in which they discovered nearly 2,500 patients who’d taken Elmiron for up to four years developed serious vision problems. 

This indicates Elmiron may cause vision loss at an alarmingly high rate.

Who’s Liable for Vision Loss and Maculopathy in Elmiron Injury Lawsuits?

Despite documented evidence of the link between Elmiron and maculopathy, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Elmiron’s manufacturer, has failed to adequately warn patients about the potential risks of taking the drug. Under Massachusetts state law, this means that the pharmaceutical company can be strictly liable for resulting harm. 

Strict liability means that injured victims don’t have to prove negligence or that the company wasn’t careful in creating the drug. Rather, the company is responsible for injuries because their products contained a design defect, weren’t manufactured properly, or because the company failed to provide adequate warnings about potential risks.

The fact that you took Elmiron and also developed vision problems doesn’t mean you’re immediately entitled to a payout from Janssen Pharmaceuticals or their insurer. To avoid paying you what you’re owed, they might claim that there’s no proof your vision problems resulted from taking Elmiron. They could argue another factor may have been the cause.

This is one of the top reasons to hire a qualified attorney when seeking compensation. We’ll work to gather evidence showing Janssen Pharmaceuticals knew about the risks associated with taking the drug but failed to give you that information. In turn, we can work toward building a successful mass torts case on your behalf and set you up to get the money you deserve.

What’s My Elmiron Injury Case Worth?

It depends on the extent of your injuries and the degree to which you’ve suffered emotional harm. 

Your financial award could include economic and non-economic damages for:

  • Medical bills (past, present, and future)
  • Lost income and wages
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapy
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of quality of life, and more.

Our experienced attorneys will work closely with leading medical and injury specialists to make sure that we properly identify your damages and fully understand what they’re worth. By taking this comprehensive approach, we can back our demands for compensation with proof to get you the full financial award you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Boston Elmiron Vision Loss and Maculopathy Lawyers

Have you developed maculopathy as a result of taking Elmiron because you weren’t warned of the risks? You may be entitled to compensation, and the Boston Elmiron vision loss and maculopathy attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can help. Call us today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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