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What is Valsartan?

What is Valsartan?

Valsartan is a drug that is used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and certain types of diabetes. Valsartan is classified as an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), and is able to treat high blood pressure or heart failure by enlarging blood vessels and reducing blood pressure, which assists the heart with functioning more efficiently.

The following drugs are labeled as ARBs:

  • Valsartan
  • Losartan
  • Irbesartan
  • Azilsartan
  • Olmesartan
  • Eprosartan
  • Telmisartan
  • Candesartan

Recent lawsuits have arisen that claim Valsartan drugs may have been contaminated with potentially cancer causing impurities dating as far back as 2012.

It is important to note that not all Valsartan drugs are tainted. Patients who are currently being treated with any Valsartan medications that could have been contaminated should have received notice in or around July 2018, regarding whether the lots of Valsartan drugs involved in their treatment were part of the pending recalls. If you or someone you love was taking Valsartan drugs on the list of possibly tainted lots and have suffered any of the following injuries or side-effects, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Kidney Damage
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Lower Esophageal Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Cramps
  • Enlarged liver
  • Reduced organ function

Companies with Valsartan Products Recalled by the FDA

When a medication gets recalled, the dangers of the tainted product must be monitored by the medical community. In the case of Valsartan, officials recalled this drug because of a contaminant found inside batches and related products that were already in use. Officials found that certain batches of Valsartan contained an impurity of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies as a probable carcinogen.

The following is a list of companies with Valsartan products that were recalled by the FDA:

  • American Health Packaging
  • A-S Medication Solutions LLC
  • Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc
  • AvKARE
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack Inc
  • H J Harkins Company Inc. dba Pharma Pac
  • Hetero Labs, Inc. labeled as Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Northwind Pharmaceuticals
  • NuCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. labeled as Solco Healthcare LLC
  • RemedyRepack, Inc
  • Rising Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Solco Healthcare
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals labeled as Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA labeled as Actavis
  • Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited

Valsartan Recall Lawsuits

There have been numerous lawsuits filed across the nation against the companies involved in the manufacturing processes of any contaminated Valsartan drugs. The companies involved in litigation currently are Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical, Prinston Pharmaceutical, Solco Healthcare, Huahai, Hetero Labs, Camber Pharmaceuticals, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Major Pharmaceutical, Solco Healthcare, and Teva Pharmaceutical.

These lawsuits are seeking economic damages from purchasing the recalled drugs, personal injury damages from cancer or severe liver damage caused by the recalled drugs, and economic damages from insurers and other third-parties that paid for the recalled drugs. These lawsuits allege that the companies involved in the manufacturing process knew, or should have known, that Valsartan impurities arose as early as 2012, and should have warned patients and medical professionals of the dangers. These claims have all been consolidated into a Multi-District Litigation (MDL), which consolidates pretrial activities for multiple cases in order to save time, court costs, and attorneys’ fees. Likewise, all of the federal nationwide Valsartan claims are now centralized in MDL 19-2875 in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Camden Vicinage before Judge Robert B. Kugler.

As of October 2019, more than 100 lawsuits were pending in the MDL.

Our Florida Valsartan Lawsuit Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are experienced in MDL litigation cases and we are equipped to effectively negotiate with pharmaceutical settlement representatives. We urge you to contact us right away with any questions or concerns you may have after using Valsartan.

What is NDMA?

NDMA (scientific name N-Nitroso-dimethylamine) is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could lead to the development of cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA acts as a carcinogen because it can actually modify your DNA. NDMA was originally used to make rocket fuel, but this use was stopped after unusually high levels of this compound were found in air, water, and soil samples collected near a rocket fuel manufacturing plant. Symptoms of NDMA overexposure include headaches, fever, nausea, jaundice, vomiting, abdominal cramps, enlarged liver, reduced function of the liver, kidneys and lungs, and dizziness.

Have You Been Exposed to NDMA?

If you are concerned about your exposure to NDMA because of using Valsartan, call our Valsartan Recall Lawyers at Whittel & Melton right now. We have the resources needed to go up against these large pharmaceutical companies and hold them accountable for these dangerous products that have harmed so many. We offer free case evaluations and will do everything in our power to fight for just compensation on your behalf.

Contact Our Florida Valsartan Lawsuit Attorneys Whittel & Melton – 866-608-5529

If you or a loved one has taken Valsartan, you are most likely alarmed and confused as to what you should do. If you took Valsartan between 2015 and 2019, you need to talk to your doctor right away. If you have taken Valsartan and developed cancer of the liver, colon, or stomach, or were hospitalized with an illness or liver damage, you may want to consider taking immediate legal action against the drug makers who manufactured, marketed, and sold the contaminated drug. We want to remind you that time is of the essence in these cases. There are time constraints called statutes of limitations that apply when filing personal injury claims.

Our Valsartan Recall Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are currently monitoring all possible Valsartan lawsuits across the United States. We have several consultation offices throughout the state of Florida and routinely handle cases in Florida state and federal court. We are here to help you understand everything going on with the recalls and any pending litigation that involves financial recovery. We urge you to contact us today to learn more about your legal options. There is absolutely no cost or obligation to discuss your potential case with us.

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