If you or a loved one has suffered from side effects of antiretrovirals known as Truvada or TDF, you may have grounds to file a Truvada lawsuit against the California-based drugmaker Gilead Sciences, Inc. Truvada kidney lawsuits and Truvada broken bones claims allow 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.
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; 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 or TDF, 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 to secure compensation for medical bills, lost time at work, pain, suffering and loss that have resulted from Truvada kidney failure and bone density problems. Our attorneys accept Truvada lawsuits from around the United States, and offer no-cost, no-obligation Truvada lawsuit case review for persons throughout the nation who match this description. To discuss your situation in detail with an attorney and to learn about Truvada lawsuit time limits in your state, please complete our online contact form. One of our attorneys handling Truvada lawsuits 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 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 will contact you to answer any of your questions.
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