Valsartan is one of the world’s most widely prescribed medications for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is effective for treating high blood pressure and heart failure, and for reducing the chance of cardiovascular mortality following a myocardial infarction. Unfortunately, a recent nationwide recall revealed that many batches of the drug already distributed and given to patients contained cancer-causing substances that put the lives of hundreds of thousands of people at risk.
In July 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with several health and safety agencies in other countries, issued recalls for numerous medications containing Valsartan after discovering the presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known carcinogen. Thereafter, in September 2018, the FDA learned that three batches of Valsartan manufactured by Torrent Pharmaceuticals also contained traces of another carcinogenic impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).
Berman & Simmons is pursuing Valsartan and Losartan-related claims
As of March 2019, the FDA’s list of recalled products contains dozens of variations of Valsartan-containing medications from multiple manufacturers. If you took Valsartan or Losartan and were subsequently diagnosed with cancer of the digestive track such as colorectal, stomach, liver, bladder, and pancreatic cancer, you may deserve compensation for your illness and losses.
Berman & Simmons is pursuing compensation for the damages suffered by individuals in Maine and throughout New England who may have claims against Valsartan and Losartan manufacturers for the cancer they developed after taking the drug. We have the experience, legal skill, and medical resources to get you full compensation and to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the harm they inflict when they put their profits ahead of the safety of those who use their products.
What to do if you are currently taking Valsartan or Losartan
If you are currently taking Valsartan, Losartan or medications containing the drug, the FDA advises you to:
Contact your physician or pharmacist so they can advise you about alternative treatments.
Continue taking your current medication, as the risk of harm to your health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative.
Contact your physician or healthcare provider if you have experienced any problems that may be related to using these medications.
You should also reach out to Berman & Simmons as soon as possible to arrange for your free initial consultation to discuss the possibility of filing a lawsuit for compensation.
We work to get you full compensation for your Valsartan or Losartan case
For over 100 years, countless personal injury victims in Maine and throughout New England have placed their trust in the lawyers of Berman & Simmons to help them through the challenges that follow a serious injury or the loss of a family member. With unmatched experience and more talent and resources than any personal injury law firm in Maine, we get our clients the largest amount of compensation available for their injuries and damages. We have obtained several of the largest personal injury jury verdicts and settlements in Maine, recovering over $1 billion in compensation for our injured clients.
Contact Berman & Simmons today to discuss your Valsartan or Losartan claims
Please contact the Maine dangerous drug lawyers at Berman & Simmons today at (207)784-3576 to arrange for your free Valsartan or Losartan injury consultation. You pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you by settlement or jury verdict. We welcome the opportunity to assist you.
What compensation can I receive if I was harmed by Valsartan or Losartan?
Under state and federal law, victims of dangerous medical devices have the right to recover financial damages for various categories of loss, including:
Pain, suffering, and emotional distress, past and future
Interference with your enjoyment of life
Medical expenses, past and future
Time lost from work
Loss of future earnings
Wrongful death damages (for the estate)
Paralysis due to mismanagement of
Catastrophic injuries in a head-on car accident
Wrongful death case involving negligent
Plaintiff Rear Ended by
Delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer
Significant Head Injury Car Accident
What do I prepare for the first call or meeting with you?
For your first meeting with us, simply tell us your story and explain in your own words what happened and how your life has been affected. If you’re meeting with us in person, you can bring notes about what happened to you, driver insurance information, names of any witnesses, photos of the accident damages or injuries, medical records, and other related paperwork if you have it and if it’s applicable, but that information isn’t necessary. Really all you need to do is be yourself, speak with us honestly, and be willing to tackle your problems with us.
Initial conversations between potential clients and our staff members are often done over the phone. Rest assured that everything we discuss is confidential and protected under law.
How much will a lawyer cost me?
The lawyers at Berman & Simmons work on a contingency basis. That means you pay nothing up front and nothing unless we settle or win your case. We will consult with you, evaluate your situation, and do initial research free of charge. This is true even if we decide you don’t have a valid claim. We will also cover all necessary case expenses and you will not be obligated to reimburse us until and unless we recover monies on your behalf. if we do take your case and win a settlement or a jury verdict in your favor, a percentage of the compensation goes to pay for our costs and the work done by our legal team.
How will I know if I have a case?
To pursue a case, we will need to prove that you suffered a substantial personal injury and the injury was directly caused by the negligence of another party. A bad result alone is not enough to establish negligence. We let you know upfront if we are able to move forward with the legal process, or if we don’t think you have a case. Generally, we will know if you have a case after our first phone call or meeting.
If we believe you have a valid claim and decide to move forward with litigation, our attorneys and staff will then take it from there and do everything else that needs to be done, including obtaining and reviewing records relevant to your case, such as accident reports and other law enforcement documents, employer records, medical records, and other information.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
Every case is different, and there is no way to predict how long it will take for your case to be resolved. Some cases end in a matter of months, while the most complex and challenging cases, such as a medical malpractice case, can span several years. The vast majority of cases, however, are resolved before a trial and usually within a year.
The goal is to make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, no matter how long it takes whether that comes in the form of a pre-trial settlement, or with a jury verdict in your favor.
How much is my case worth?
There are many factors that need to be considered when determining the value of your case. Every case is unique and it takes a team effort — including your attorney, staff researchers, and outside experts — to determine the extent of your damages and how much your case is worth. There are two types of damages for which you could receive
compensation: Economic and non-economic.
If your case goes to trial and a jury agrees you deserve compensation, the jury members will decide how much the money you should receive for each category of damages.