Who Qualifies for a Lawsuit?
In order to qualify to file a lawsuit against Daiichi Sankyo, the makers of Benicar® (olmesartan medoxomil), an individual must have suffered (physically, emotionally or financially) as a result of the drug's side effects. Since the FDA approved Benicar for the treatment of hypertension in 2002, multiple clinical studies have found a link between olmesartan and a serious gastrointestinal condition known as sprue-like enteropathy.
Because of this link, the FDA has revised Benicar labeling to warn of the risk of this serious health threat. If you or a friend or loved one has suffered from serious gastrointestinal side effects including (but not limited to) chronic, severe diarrhea and excessive weight loss, you may qualify for compensation.
Why File a Lawsuit?
While it's true that money cannot fully compensate for the compromised health caused by olmesartan side effects, recovering funds in a personal injury lawsuit can help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs incurred over the course of the illness. Plaintiffs in Benicar lawsuits may also be entitled to additional compensation for pain and suffering.
What is the Process of Filing a Lawsuit?
The first step in determining whether you qualify to file a lawsuit is to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our team members to get some preliminary information regarding your Benicar use and side effects. If our attorney recommends that you file a Benicar lawsuit, and you agree to do so, we will begin the process and take care of all details for you. You will incur no out-of-pocket expenses, which means you won't owe any legal fees unless the lawsuit is successful.
At this point, our lawyers will most likely obtain your medical records and review the legal aspects of your case based on your state of residence. Once a case is filed, the judge will set deadlines between the plaintiff and defendants for information to be exchanged.
When a case is brought against a pharmaceutical company like Benicar, there are usually large numbers of plaintiffs, and the legal process can take a long time. Throughout all the ups and downs, we will keep your information safe and confidential, and will be available to answer questions and keep you updated on your case.
Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation. Our team of experienced attorneys is available to investigate any and all potential claims throughout the nation.