NEW YORK – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded its voluntary Valsartan recall; a medication prescribed to treat high blood pressure and heat complications. According to our personal injury lawyers, New York pharmacies are pulling a number of medications containing Valsartan off their shelves.
The FDA recently discovered traces of a chemical known to cause cancer in the drug, sparking the massive recall.
Officials with the FDA first issued recall notices in July when doctors discovered traces of N-nitrosodimethylamine, a known carcinogen, in over 70 different medications, all of which contained Valsartan. The recall does not affect the United States alone, as the European Medicines Agency has issued a similar recall.
Personal injury attorneys in New York say this global recall effort has also put drug manufacturers under a microscope. Generic valsartan is commonly produced by Chinese companies, which are often the subjects of controversy due to the production of defective drugs or counterfeit drugs.
If you have been taking valsartan and have experienced odd side-effects or have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible for compensation, which can help pay for your medical bills, lost time at work, pain and suffering, and more. Make a FREE call to the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Cellino & Barnes to find out if a Valsartan Recall Lawsuit is right for you.
What To Do If I’ve Taken Valsartan
The expanded recall includes dozens of different prescription medications, but many drugs containing Valsartan are NOT in this recall (See The Drugs Not Included in Valsartan Recall Here). Whether it’s been recalled or not, here are some steps to follow if you’ve been prescribed valsartan.
- If you’ve been prescribed any medication that contains Valsartan, contact your physician immediately.
- Because valsartan is used to treat serious medical conditions, DO NOT stop taking the medicine until you’re prescribed a replacement product.
- If you aren’t sure if your medicine is on the latest recall list, contact your pharmacy. They will have the most up-to-date recall list and should be able to inform you if the drug(s) you’re taking are affected.
- Finally, talk to the New York medical malpractice lawyers at Cellino & Barnes for a FREE consultation.
Valsartan may be considered a dangerous drug, and those who’ve suffered damaging side-effects, as a result, may be owed compensation for any injuries or illnesses caused by the medication.
Medical malpractice law firms like Cellino & Barnes have experienced lawyers and former doctors on staff who can assess your situation and help determine a proper legal course of action for you and your family.
Since valsartan can affect the cardiovascular system, the side-effects could include cancer, brain injuries, heart complications, or even wrongful death.
Our team has years of experience battling the big drug companies in court, and our malpractice attorneys can help you get the best result possible from a case involving valsartan.
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