HIV Drug Makers Sold Medications linked to Kidney Problems, Bone Loss and Bone Fractures
Widely used HIV, HIV PrEP, and Hepatitis including medications including Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera, and Stribild have been linked to kidney damage, bone loss and bone fractures. If you suffered kidney problems, bone loss or broken bones while taking a HIV medication, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Cohen & Malad, LLP at 888-919-4853 for a free/no obligation case review.
What is this lawsuit about?
Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera, and Stribild are antiviral drugs with the active ingredient tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, or TDF. The manufacturer is accused of failing to warn patients about the possibility of damage to the bones and kidneys associated with TDF medications. According to court documents, they are also accused of slowing the development of safer drugs for more than a decade to protect the profits on their existing drugs.
Kidney and Bone Side Effects
TDF medications can cause minerals to leech out of bones, making bones weaker and more prone to breaking. A 2016 study also showed that the rate of chronic kidney disease among patients using TDF medications was much higher than patients who had stopped taking the drug within 6 months. Side effects include:
• Chronic Kidney Disease
• Severe Renal Deficiency
• Fatal Renal Insufficiency
• End Stage Renal Disease
• Loss of Bone Density
• Low Bone Mineral Density
• Bone Loss
• Bone Breaks or Fractures
• Bone Necrosis
• Tooth Loss attributed to bone density disorder
• Fanconi Syndrome
• Osteomalacia (softening of the bones)
• Osteoporosis with Pathological Fracture
If you suffered serious side effects after taking Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera, or Stribild, you may qualify for money damages. Call Cohen & Malad, LLP at 888-919-4853 for a free/no obligation case review.