Daniel Nigh, a Benicar lawyer with the Levin, Papantonio law firm, is currently investigating the link between the use of the popular blood pressure medication Benicar (Olmesartan medoxomil) and the development of a rare gastrointestinal disease known as sprue-like enteropathy, resulting in the filing of Benicar lawsuits.
What are the Benicar Side Effects, Complications and Risks
A recent Mayo Clinic study has linked the development of sprue-like enteropathy to the use of the popular blood pressure medication Benicar . Several patients who have been prescribed Benicar have considered filing a Benicar lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer, Daiichi Sankyo, after experiencing sprue-like enteropathy, which includes chronic diarrhea and rapid weight loss that is often misdiagnosed as symptoms of Celiac disease.
Gastroenterologist Dr. Joseph Murray of the Mayo Clinic conducted a study on 22 patients who were using Benicar and experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms initially diagnosed as Celiac disease. However, all 22 patients in the study were not responding to a gluten-free diet, a common form of treatment for Celiac disease, and did not have detectable tissue transglutaminase in their blood.
Upon discontinuation of Benicar, all 22 patients experienced relief from the gastrointestinal symptoms as well as weight gain. Dr. Murray concluded that the Benicar being taken by the patients was directly linked to the gastrointestinal symptoms the patients were experiencing.
Dr. Murray’s study and findings on the link between Benicar use and sprue-like enteropathy was recently published online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and began the process of Benicar lawyers filing Benicar Lawsuits.
Why Select Us as Your Benicar Lawyer
The law firm of Levin Papantonio has been in existence since 1955, and is considered a national pioneer in this type of litigation. We are the founder of Mass Torts Made Perfect, which is a national seminar attended by approximately 600 lawyers twice per year where we help teach the successful discovery and trial techniques in large scale litigation against drug companies. In national litigation such as this, federal judges often select a few attorneys to lead the pre-trial litigation for all those injured throughout the nation who have filed a federal lawsuit. To date, federal judges have selected our attorneys more than 35 times to serve in this capacity.
We are here to speak with you, and evaluate your condition and issues, all for free. We will objectively analyze the circumstances of your specific case, and provide you a very honest and straightforward opinion as to whether you might have a potential lawsuit against the manufacturer and co-marketer of Benicar; and if so, what all will be involved in pursuing your lawsuit and your chances of success. We will not charge you for this evaluation; and in fact, we will never charge you a fee or costs unless we take your case and you first recover money.
If you (or a loved one) have experienced symptoms of sprue-like enteropathy (chronic diarrhea and weight loss) while taking Benicar, please do not hesitate to call us at 888-277-4415 and/or Click Here for a Free Evaluation. Daniel Nigh, our lead Benicar lawyer, will review your individual facts and case and determine whether a Benicar lawsuit can be filed.
Has a Benicar Recall Occurred
As of this time, a Benicar recall has not occurred.
Have there been Benicar Lawsuit Settlements
As of this time, there have been no large group settlements involving the Benicar litigation. Benicar lawsuits have just started to be filed, and our law firm was one of the very first in the country to file a Benicar lawsuit. We are actively pursuing the litigation in the discovery stage, and every day we are finding more troubling information regarding the correlation between Benicar and the rare gastrointestinal disease known as sprue-like enteropathy.