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Boston Truvada Lawyer

Boston Truvada Lawyer

All medications have side effects. However, defective medications and dangerous drugs cause adverse reactions that outweigh the potential benefit of using the drug. In many cases, a drug manufacturer may have made errors during the manufacturing process, or the drug could have been inherently dangerous and defective in its design. 

The Boston defective drug lawyers of Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, have been fighting to protect the rights of injury victims in Boston, MA, for over a decade. When you need help with a personal injury claim regarding dangerous drugs, you can trust that our lawyers understand product liability laws and know how to win. 

Contact our law firm at (617)-391-9001 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Boston Truvada lawyers to discuss your case. 

How Our Boston Product Liability Lawyers Can Help if a Defective Drug Injures You

Defective Drug

Defective drug cases are complicated. You have the burden of proving each element of a product liability claim. To win your case, you need attorneys who have experience handling these types of personal injury cases.

At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, our legal team has developed considerable skills and resources in the decades they have been practicing injury law in Boston, Massachusetts. Our Boston personal injury lawyers do not stop investigating and pursuing claims until we are sure we have exhausted all sources of compensation for your injuries and damages.

When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate the drug and the drug manufacturer 
  • Consult expert witnesses to determine if the drug was defective
  • Work with you and your physicians to document your injuries and damages
  • File insurance claims and negotiate settlements that are in your best interest
  • Monitor deadlines for filing product liability lawsuits and other causes of action
  • Keep you informed of the progress of your case and discuss options to maximize your chance of a positive outcome throughout the case

Our Boston dangerous drugs attorneys want to help you hold the parties responsible for your injuries liable for your damages. We encourage you to contact our law office to request a free consultation with one of our Boston defective drug lawyers. 

What is Truvada?

For about 40 years, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has been a global public health crisis. The virus attacks healthy cells in your body that fight infection. Having the virus can make you more susceptible to other diseases and infections, such as AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). 

At this time, there is no effective cure for HIV or AIDS. However, medical research has resulted in several medications used to treat the conditions. One of the newer medications to treat HIV is Truvada. 

Drugs such as Truvada are being used to try to control the spread of HIV. Doctors may also prescribe Truvada with other HIV drugs to treat the symptoms of the disease.

Truvada contains the drugs Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) and Emtricitabine (FTC). These components can help control HIV development in patients who have tested positive for HIV.

Truvada is also being prescribed as a preventative measure against HIV. Individuals who do not have HIV but are at high risk of coming into contact with the virus can take Truvada as a preventative remedy.

Potential Side Effects and Complications of Using Truvada 

Truvada has to be taken in high doses to be effective. 

TDF, a main component in Truvada, has been linked to numerous complications and side effects, including:

  • Bone fractures
  • Bone deterioration, bone loss, or osteoporosis
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Kidney problems, including decreased urination and declining kidney function
  • Kidney failure
  • Acute renal failure
  • Fanconi Syndrome
  • Tooth loss, tooth decay, and other dental complications 

Individuals taking drugs containing TDF have experienced complications and harmful side effects. TDF drugs include Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera, and Stribild.

Filing a Truvada Lawsuit Seeking Damages

Filing a Truvada Lawsuit

Gilead Sciences manufactures Truvada. Existing Truvada lawsuits claim that the drug’s manufacturer knew about the dangers of TDF when it marketed the HIV drug. The lawsuits further allege that the company also created an HIV drug known as tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF) around the same time.

TAF can be taken in smaller doses, which is safer for patients. However, Truvada victims claim that Gilead decided to market Truvada first because the patent did not expire until 2015. After that, it began selling TAF-based drugs as an improved version of the TDF-based drugs.

The victims claim that the company knew the TDF drugs were more harmful than the TAF drugs, but it chose profits over consumer safety. The company intentionally exposed consumers to higher risks when it had a safer alternative ready to market. 

If the plaintiffs successfully prove a product liability claim’s legal elements, they could receive compensation for damages. 

Damages could include:

  • Cost of medical treatment and care
  • Expenses related to personal care and in-home health care
  • Loss of income and benefits, including future wages and decreases in earning potential
  • Disabilities and permanent impairments
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of quality of life

If you believe you have been harmed after taking Truvada, act now. Your time to file a lawsuit is limited by the Massachusetts statute of limitations

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Boston Truvada Lawyers

Do not wait to contact an attorney about your case. Please call us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our Boston product liability lawyers. We are here to help you get justice and compensation for injuries caused by a defective drug. 

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