Have you taken the bladder drug known as Elmiron and suffered eye damage or disease as a result? If so, be sure to call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. New studies are coming out that support the link between Elmiron and eye damage. A good personal injury lawyer can help you hold the company responsible.
Here’s what to look for if you’ve suffered vision problems as a result of taking Elmiron.
Elmiron and Eye Damage
Elmiron has been linked to a number of different vision and ocular health issues, including macular degeneration, halo vision, diminished night vision, retinopathy, blindness and more. Thanks to one of Elmiron’s key ingredients, pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), there is even a brand-new eye condition linked to the drug: PPS maculopathy.
What to Do if You Suspect Your Eyes Have Been Damaged by Elmiron
- Get a diagnosis from your doctor. First and foremost, get an eye disease diagnosis from your doctor. This is the best way to determine whether you have eye damage, what kind it is and whether it was caused by taking Elmiron.
- Report the side effects. Next, you should report the side effects you’ve experienced. You can ask your doctor to report them or go to the Medwatch Reporting Form website.
- Write down pertinent information about Elmiron use. It might be embarrassing to talk about bladder issues with your attorney, but they need to know all the facts of the case. That way, they’ll be able to determine whether your situation supports a lawsuit. They’ll also determine the strongest and weakest points of the case based on the information you give them. If you’re too embarrassed to talk about it with your attorney, write down everything you can think of. Include when you first started taking Elmiron, what kind of side effects you noticed and how they developed over time.
- Get your medical documentation together. Your attorney will need to see what kind of medical treatment you’ve received, both for bladder issues and for your eye disease. You can ask your doctors for copies of your medical files. Additionally, write down notes about how long you’ve taken the drug, when you started noticing vision problems and any other medically relevant information.
Your attorney can help ensure that your case is as strong as possible—and following the tips above will make for a great start.
Get a Consultation From an Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve suffered eye damage from taking Elmiron, I can help. I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call 877.483.2298 now for a consultation. We’ll discuss your symptoms, Elmiron usage and medical diagnoses so I can evaluate your case.