Manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Benicar is a popular drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the treatment of hypertension. Despite being linked to serious kidney, liver, and gastrointestinal problems, neither the drug’s manufacturer nor the FDA have made any moves to pull it from the market. However, even though the drug hasn’t been recalled, patients who were harmed by Benicar can take legal action to pursue compensation for their injuries and other damages.
Sprue-Like Enteropathy a Serious Concern
Although the FDA hasn’t recalled Benicar, the agency did require Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. to update Benicar’s label with information about sprue-like enteropathy, a debilitating gastrointestinal condition that causes severe, chronic diarrhea, malnutrition, and significant unintended weight loss. Some cases may require hospitalization or the use of a feeding tube to stabilize weight. The condition is serious and, without the proper treatment, can be deadly.
Unfortunately, the proper diagnosis of sprue-like enteropathy is often delayed, as the symptoms of the illness can mimic those of celiac disease, an allergy to the protein gluten found in wheat, barley, and rye products.
Did You Suffer Serious Side Effects or Complications While Taking Benicar?
If you suffered from chronic, severe diarrhea, malnutrition, dramatic, unintended weight loss, or other serious side effects while taking Benicar, you may be eligible to seek compensation from the drug’s manufacturer for damages, including related medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, reduced enjoyment of life, and other circumstances. When going head-to-head with a large corporation such as Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., having knowledgeable and reputable legal representation can help level the playing field.
McGartland Law has 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases—including dangerous drug cases—for clients all across the country. Our firm works on contingency, so you don’t pay any legal fees until we resolve the case in your favor. Contact McGartland Law today to schedule an appointment for a no-cost, no-obligation case consultation.