Bernstein Liebhard LLP Evaluating Potential Valsartan Lawsuits for Cancer and Liver Injuries Allegedly Caused by Contaminated Heart and Blood Pressure Medications
NEW YORK, /PRNewswire/ -- Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices, has launched a new investigation into recent recalls for valsartan and other angiotensin II receptor blockers that may have been contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals.
"Since June of 2018, dangerous impurities have been detected in active ingredients used to manufacture generic heart failure and high blood pressure drugs, including valsartan, irbesartan, and losartan," said Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP. "Our attorneys are committed to ensuring that the victims of these contaminated medications are fairly and fully compensated for all of their injury-related damages."
The firm is now offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to patients who were diagnosed with certain cancers or serious liver injuries after ingesting recalled valsartan, irbesartan, or losartan products.
What Patients Should Know About Recalls Involving Valsartan and other ARBs
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), tests have detected trace amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) or N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) used to manufacture valsartan and other generic ARBs.
NDMA and NDEA are considered probable human carcinogens. Exposure to these chemicals may also cause liver damage.
Since June 2018, generic drug makers in the United States and more than 20 other countries have been forced to recall ARB medications, including:
The API used in the recalled medications was supplied by India-based Hetero Labs and Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals of China. According to the FDA, the chemicals are likely a byproduct of a production method utilized by these manufacturers since 2014.
Patients taking these ARBs should check with their pharmacist to determine if their medication was recalled. The FDA also maintains updated lists of valsartan products under recall, losartan medications under recall, and irbesartan products under recall at its website.
Patients with a recalled ARB should not stop taking their medication before they have obtained a replacement, as doing so could lead to serious adverse health consequences.
Learn More About Filing a Valsartan Lawsuit
Patients, or their surviving family members, may be entitled to compensation if they ingested a recalled valsartan, losartan, or irbesartan medication AFTER 2014 and were diagnosed with one of the following injuries:
To learn if you qualify to file a valsartan lawsuit, please contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP by visiting the Firm's website, or by calling 800-511-5092.
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