Truvada and other antiretroviral drugs containing the active ingredient tenofovir disproxil increase the risk of bone density loss, fracture, renal impairment, and kidney failure. Among the most popular HIV drugs in the world, Truvada has serious side effects that cause injury and permanent damage to persons already suffering from HIV. A safer version of tenofovir, known as TAF, is an effective antiretroviral that does not pose the same risk for kidney problems and bone density loss.
Despite early indications that TAF was a safer alternative with lower toxicity, the drugmaker halted clinical research for several years, resuming only when its patent on Truvada was set to expire. Truvada earned more than $11 billion annually at its height for Gilead Sciences, Inc. Critics says the company purposefully delayed TAF research in order to prolong its patent on tenofovir-containing drugs and safeguard its market dominance. Meanwhile, millions of HIV-positive Americans, including countless Maine residents, were exposed to a heightened risk for serious and permanent injuries including kidney failure, renal impairment, bone density loss, and bone fractures. Gilead received FDA Truvada warning letters on two occasions when drug company representatives were caught downplaying Truvada side effects and making false claims about the drug's safety.
Now Gilead Sciences, Inc., faces serious questions regarding the timeline of its development of TAF. Persons and the family members of persons in Maine who suffered from side effects such as broken and brittle bones, osteoporosis, and kidney failure after taking antiretrovirals including Truvada, Viread, Stribild, Atripla, Symfi Lo, AccessPak for HIV PEP Expanded with Kaletra, AccessPak for HIV PEP Expanded with Viracept, Complera, Cimduo, or Genvoya are filing Maine bone and kidney failure lawsuits against Gilead. Filing a Truvada lawsuit is the only means Maine individuals and families have to obtain the compensation they deserve for suffering, damage, medical expenses and loss related to Truvada kidney failure or osteoporosis in Maine. In addition, filing a Truvada lawsuit claim is the best method for Maine consumers to hold Gilead accountable for its unethical business practices.
If you or a loved one in Maine has suffered from side effects of antiretrovirals known as Truvada or TDF, you may have grounds to file a Maine Truvada lawsuit against the California-based drugmaker Gilead Sciences, Inc. Truvada kidney lawsuits and Truvada broken bones claims allow Maine persons and families harmed by Truvada side effects to seek compensation for the medical expenses, pain and suffering that have resulted from this dangerous drug.
Research indicates that Truvada users are more prone to both kidney failure and broken bones than other HIV positive patients. In one study, it was found that bone mineral density (BMD) declines by 2-6% in the first two years of Truvada treatment. A study out of the University of California - San Francisco examined outcomes of 10,000 HIV positive patients and found that Truvada increases the risk for proteinuria (abnormal protein levels in the patient's urine), rapid decline in kidney function, chronic kidney disease, and kidney failure. Countless Maine residents have taken Truvada and been exposed to this risk.
Critics say Gilead executives were in possession of a safer antiretroviral, tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), in the early 2000s but halted the development of this drug until 2010, allowing just enough time to complete clinical testing and submit for FDA approval before the Truvada (TDF) patent was set to expire -- which critics say was a strategic delay that prolonged Gilead's patent on tenofovir drugs in order to protect its market dominance of the highly profitable substance. Experts say ten years of Truvada kidney failure and bone density problems could have been avoided by releasing TAF when it was first developed. During the years HIV positive patients were reliant on TDF as a front-line retroviral treatment, Gilead received multiple FDA Truvada warning letters for marketing the drug as safe and failing to mention bone and kidney risks of Truvada.
Truvada is the most popular drug used worldwide in its class, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), which are a central component in HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) treatment. More than 600,000 Americans take tenofovir, including many people in Maine; this type of drug is prescribed to over 9 million people around the globe. Despite early indicators that TAF offered a safer alternative, Gilead officials chose not to pursue development of the drug; critics say the company held the drug until it was strategically advantageous to release it. By delaying the development of the TAF by a decade, Gilead extended its patent and market dominance until 2032.
If you or a member of your family suffered from osteoporosis, brittle or broken bones, or kidney failure from taking Truvada in Maine, you may qualify to file a Truvada lawsuit to recover compensation for damages you have suffered as a result of this dangerous drug. Filing a lawsuit is the only way Maine residents can secure compensation for medical bills, lost time at work, pain, suffering and loss that have resulted from Truvada kidney failure and bone density problems in Maine. Our attorneys accept Truvada lawsuits from Maine residents and offer no-cost, no-obligation Truvada lawsuit case review for persons in Maine who match this description. To discuss your situation in detail with an attorney helping families in Maine and to learn about Truvada lawsuit time limits in your state, please complete our online contact form. One of our attorneys handling Maine Truvada lawsuit claims will contact you promptly.
Many persons who have been harmed by Truvada broken bones and renal failure wonder if filing a Truvada lawsuit will result in meaningful compensation for their family. Truvada kidney and osteoporosis lawsuits will not be class action lawsuits in which those who file a claim can expect only a small, symbolic settlement. On the contrary, lawyers handling Truvada lawsuits believe persons and family members of persons who have suffered from kidney failure or broken bones while taking Truvada or another TDF-containing antiretroviral treatment may be entitled to significant compensation. Truvada lawsuits are likely to be consolidated as Multi-District Litigation (MDL), in which each claim will be handled on its own merit and compensation will be determined based on the degree of suffering of each plaintiff.
We will represent all Maine persons involved in a Truvada kidney failure lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning our lawyers never charge legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our Truvada attorneys for broken bones on Maine will contact you to answer any of your questions.
This page contains answers to common Truvada lawsuit questions that apply to most Truvada claims for kidney failure and broken bones in Maine. To discuss your case in detail or ask specific questions related to your circumstances, contact our firm. Our team of attorneys accepting Truvada kidney lawsuit claims from Maine provides free, no obligation case review. Simply contact our firm and one of our experienced lawyers handling Truvada lawsuit claims for broken bones and kidney problems filed by residents of Maine will contact you in the near future to answer your questions, completely free of charge.
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Any person or family member of a person in Maine who has suffered from osteoporosis, broken or brittle bones, or kidney failure while taking Truvada or a similar drug may be eligible to make a claim by filing a Maine Truvada claim against Gilead.
National Truvada lawsuit claims are likely to be consolidated as MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, where each plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff. This process increases the efficiency of processing vast numbers of cases against a corporation, all related to one dangerous drug.
Most states have Truvada lawsuit time limits; however, the majority of all persons having used Truvada in HIV treatment will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for Maine, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys will contact you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.
Some studies show that people of color and people with preexisting kidney damage may be more at risk for kidney failure and broken bones from Truvada. However, anyone taking Truvada in Maine is at risk for kidney problems, osteoporosis, and loss of bone density from Truvada.
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If a member of your family in Maine suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even lifelong, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising may be largely unknown at the time of settlement or trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our fervent hope that every defective products, drug or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that makes a company become a better corporate citizen.
The lawyers at The Onder Law Firm handling Maine Truvada kidney and osteoporosis cases have a long track record of success in winning cases against multinational pharmaceutical conglomerates and achieving justice on behalf of American families harmed by negligence and corporate greed. Our expert Truvada lawyers have seen the aftereffects of numerous drug recalls, and have won significant compensation for our clients. Cognizant of the very serious nature of Truvada lawsuits for kidney failure and bone loss, this national drug litigation law firm has dedicated its significant resources to provide clients with the best Truvada lawyer representation available.
Our Truvada attorneys believe persons and family members of persons who developed acute or chronic kidney problems and suffered from broken or brittle bones while taking Truvada may be eligible for real compensation for the pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost income and other damages suffered, by filing a claim against Gilead. Truvada puts HIV positive Americans at risk for osteoporosis and broken bones as well as kidney failure, and critics allege the company chose not to develop a safer alternative in order to prolong its market dominance of this popular antiretroviral drug. Gilead also received multiple FDA Truvada warning letters for actions of its representatives who falsely claimed the drug was safe and free of toxicities. In reality, Truvada carried a warning label for bone problems and kidney failure which drug representatives were neglecting to disclose.
Truvada bone lawyers believe that filing lawsuits nationwide is the only effective method to seek compensation for the harm resulting from this dangerous drug. Furthermore, it is an unfortunate fact that the threat of litigation may be the only way to motivate Gilead to prioritize consumer safety over profits in the future. The compensation Gilead may expect to pay for these Truvada lawsuits likely represents a small fraction of the $11 billion in annual sales Truvada garnered for years, and our Truvada lawyers are firmly resolved to obtain for clients the compensation they need and deserve.
Our Truvada attorneys will provide a free case review to persons who have suffered from kidney failure or broken bones from Truvada. The Onder Law Firm's Truvada kidney attorneys provide experienced legal representation without fee unless they collect for their clients.
We will represent all persons involved in a Maine Truvada claim on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. Anyone who developed osteoporosis, broke bones, or suffered from kidney failure from Truvada--or is a family member of such a person--is eligible to receive a free, no-obligation case review from our attorneys. Simply contact our firm through the online contact form or the chat feature and one of our Truvada kidney lawyers will contact you promptly to discuss your case.
OnderLaw, LLC is a St. Louis personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The Onder Law Firm has represented clients throughout the United States in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation such as Pradaxa, Lexapro and Yasmin/Yaz, where the firm's attorneys held significant leadership roles in the litigation, as well as Actos, DePuy, Risperdal and others. The firm has represented thousands of persons in these and other products liability litigation, including DePuy hip replacement systems, which settled for $2.5 billion and Pradaxa internal bleeding, which settled for $650 million. The Onder Law Firm won over $300 million in four talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits in St. Louis to date and other law firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. For more information call 1-877-663-3752.