Losartan and Valsartan High Blood Pressure Medication Lawsuit

Blood pressure medication is one of the most widely prescribed drugs available to consumers. These are medications that are typically taken daily to manage high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack, heart disease, and stroke for millions of Americans. As a result, there is considerable cause for alarm when these medications are found to be unsafe. If you have been taking losartan or valsartan to manage your high blood pressure, contact Babiarz Law Firm, PA, if you believe that you are suffering adverse health consequences as a result of taking these drugs or other blood pressure medications. 

Cancer Risks Associated with Losartan and Valsartan

Losartan, valsartan, and irbesartan were recalled in 2019 when it was discovered that these medications contained impurities. These impurities included known carcinogens such as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). These impurities can change a person’s DNA and thereby increase their risk of developing cancer.  Even when used as prescribed by a doctor, prolonged use of valsartan and losartan can significantly increase the risk of the following types of cancers: 

  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Stomach and gastric cancer
  • Intestinal and colorectal cancer
  • Lower esophageal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer

These contaminated medications can also cause non-cancerous health issues such as the following: 

  • Persistent fever, headaches, or dizziness
  • Jaundice
  • Reduced organ functions
  • Gastrointestinal issues such as persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Liver damage
  • Heart attack

If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer or have suffered other health issues as a result of your blood pressure medication, contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options. 

Can Drug Manufacturers Be Held Accountable?

The message from drug manufacturers is that they were unaware that their products became contaminated and that they have taken responsibility for issuing a recall. As a result, many consumers believe that they have no recourse if they have been harmed by blood pressure medications such as valsartan and losartan. Fortunately, this is not the case. 

Under Florida law, manufacturers, including pharmaceutical companies, can be held liable for their defective products based on a strict liability standard. This means that consumers do not need to prove that the company was aware of the defect. It also means that issuing a recall does not absolve them of their liability. 

The bottom line is that you can hold the pharmaceutical company accountable if you have suffered health problems as a result of taking valsartan, losartan, or other blood pressure medication. An experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to document your claim so that you can get the compensation you deserve. 

Talk to Babiarz Law Firm, PA, if You Have Been Harmed by Valsartan or Losartan

Holding a pharmaceutical company accountable for the harm they cause is not easy. These cases are almost impossible to pursue on your own. Get the help you need by getting in touch with Babiarz Law Firm, PA - we can discuss your case and whether you have a claim for compensation. Call us today at 352-205-7599 to schedule a free consultation. 

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