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Georgia Losartan Lawyers for Cancer Lawsuits

An incredibly popular blood pressure medication, losartan is one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States. Unfortunately, hundreds of lots of the drug have been recalled since 2018 due to discovering carcinogenic contaminants in the medication. As a result, people who have been diagnosed with cancer subsequent to taking losartan may be able to pursue a claim for compensation. However, these cases will be incredibly difficult for non-lawyers to pursue. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, the Georgia losartan lawyers at Gilormo Injury Law can review your case and discuss your options. 

What is Losartan, and How Does it Work?

Losartan is the generic name for a type of drug known as an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB for short) used to treat high blood pressure. They are also sometimes referred to as sartans or AT1 receptor antagonists and include the drugs irbesartan, candesartan, and valsartan. These drugs work by blocking the hormone angiotensin II at the receptors found in major organs. This allows the blood vessels to widen and thereby reduce the patient’s blood pressure. 

While losartan is primarily known for treating high blood pressure, it is also prescribed to treat diabetic kidney disease and heart failure. Regardless of why you were taking it, you should be aware that some hazards are associated with the drug. A Georgia losartan lawyer from Gilormo Injury Law can help you determine if you have a case. 

What Are Common Side Effects From Taking Losartan?

While every drug carries potential side effects, it is important to be informed. Many people aren’t aware they are experiencing side effects until they have been suffering for months. Some of the common side effects include the following: 

  • Back pain
  • Nasal congestion
  • Dizziness
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Vertigo
  • Heart palpitations
  • Myalgia
  • Impotence
  • Tinnitus

In addition to the mild side effects listed above, patients could also suffer more serious side effects while taking losartan: 

  • Acute renal failure: especially for people with pre-existing kidney issues.
  • Allergic reactions: manifesting as hives, swelling of the throat, and difficulty breathing.
  • Fetal toxicity: losartan is believed to be harmful to a developing fetus throughout pregnancy. 

Georgia losartan lawyers are reviewing cases where people have suffered serious health issues as a result of taking losartan. If you are wondering whether you have a claim, they can review your case and discuss your options with you.

Our Georgia Losartan Lawyers Explain the Cancer-Causing Impurities of the Drug

In the summer of 2018, the FDA found that various generic versions of ARBs contained traces of the known carcinogenic N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). A second carcinogenic was discovered in various other drugs known as N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) in a follow-up investigation. These discoveries prompted the manufacturers of these drugs to issue recalls. 

In February of 2019, Camber Pharmaceuticals recalled losartan lots when they discovered the presence of another cancer-causing contaminant, N-nitroso N-methyl 4-amino butyric acid (NMBA). This prompted another manufacturer, Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging to also issue a losartan recall. 

While the FDA continues to investigate these issues, it is believed the impurities are the product of a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process of these drugs. If that is the case, it would suggest the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture, market, and sell these drugs failed to ensure that this drug was safe for use by the public. This is why Georgia losartan attorneys are pursuing claims against the pharmaceutical companies on behalf of patients who have been diagnosed with cancer subsequent to taking losartan.

Which Types of Cancer Are Linked to Losartan in Georgia?

Because it was only recently discovered that losartan contained carcinogenic contaminants, Georgia losartan lawyers are still investigating the link between this medication and various types of cancers. Many professionals believe there to be a link between losartan and the following types of cancer: 

  • Prostate cancer (for patients diagnosed under the age of 65)
  • Colorectal or intestinal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

If you had previously been taking losartan and have been diagnosed with any type of cancer, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Even if you are not sure you have a claim, there are essential steps that may need to be taken to protect your rights. 

Who Should be Held Responsible?

Every pharmaceutical company has a legal obligation to ensure the medications they are bringing to market are safe for consumers. This requires them to engage in rigorous testing and development that could take years to complete. They must also receive the necessary approvals from the FDA and any other appropriate agencies.

However, the fact that the FDA approved the drug does not necessarily mean it was safe. In a rush to get to market and maximize their profits, pharmaceutical companies will cut corners on testing protocols, misrepresent results, or minimize potential risks. Even if the manufacturer didn’t know the drug was unsafe, it is often the case they should have known. 

Regardless, you don’t need to prove either that they knew or should have known; you simply have to prove the drug was unreasonably dangerous and ultimately caused your illness. While this may sound straightforward, proving losartan was dangerous may be difficult. Georgia losartan lawyers are pursuing these cases on behalf of patients to hold these companies accountable for the harm they have caused.

Georgia Losartan Lawyers from Gilormo Injury Law Can Help

If you can prove your illness was caused by losartan, the losses you suffer could change your life forever. As a result, you may be able to recover compensation for the following losses: 

  • Your current and future medical wages
  • Your lost income and lost earning potential
  • Your pain and suffering

Georgia losartan lawyers from Gilormo Injury Law are dedicated to helping people who careless pharmaceutical companies have injured. To discuss your case with someone who knows how to hold these companies accountable, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and what we can do to help you.

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