In the United States, thousands of people are hurt because of dangerous drugs like Valsartan. Patients facing all kinds of ailments tend to take their doctors at their word, even when they recommend or prescribe medications that are unsafe. This can lead to serious medical complications, dangerous side effects, and even death.
At Bertram & Graf, L.L.C., we believe in making things right. If you or someone you love has suffered after taking a dangerous medication, we may be able to help you pursue justice and a fair outcome. Our legal team is experienced in dealing with dangerous drugs and product liability claims, and we have helped many people like you obtain compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, and other costs that stem from hazardous prescription medications.
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Valsartan (also known by the brand name “Diovan”) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It works by blocking the body’s angiotensin receptors in order to alleviate tension in blood vessels and improve blood flow. Valsartan is often given to people who experience heart attacks in order to reduce their risk of experiencing subsequent episodes.
In reducing blood pressure, Valsartan can sometimes produce dizziness, fainting, weakness, and an abnormally slow heart rate. If you or someone you know is taking Valsartan and exhibits any of these symptoms, seek medical attention right away.
In July and August of 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued voluntary recalls of valsartan-containing products from the following producers and medication re-packagers:
According to the FDA, these are the specific valsartan drugs included in the recall.
Not all valsartan-containing products on the market are being recalled and not all of them are necessarily considered unsafe at this point in time (as of August 16, 2018). However, valsartan-containing products from the above producers and re-packagers have been found to contain a carcinogenic chemical known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
You must secure legal counsel right away if you or someone you love has fallen ill, received a cancer diagnosis, or experienced serious medical complications since taking a valsartan medication. It could be the result of the presence of NDMA or another danger posed by the drug. In any case, the types of injuries you may sustain because of valsartan-containing medications can put your life at risk and require costly treatment.
We may be able to help you cover your costs and ensure the responsible parties are held accountable for the damages you suffer.
Call Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. at (888) 398-2277 today.