TRUVADA® LAWSUITS

Truvada and other antiretroviral drugs containing the active ingredient tenofovir disproxil increase the risk of kidney failure, renal impairment, bone density loss, and bone fractures. Being one of the most popular HIV drugs in the world, Truvada has serious side effects that cause injury and permanent damage to persons already suffering from HIV. A safer version of tenofovir, known as TAF, is an effective antiretroviral that does not pose the same risk for kidney problems and bone density loss. However, despite early indications that TAF was a safer alternative with lower toxicity, the drugmaker halted clinical research for several years, resuming only when its patent on Truvada was set to expire. Truvada earned more than $11 billion annually at its height for Gilead Sciences, Inc.. Critics says the company purposefully delayed TAF research in order to prolong its patent on tenofovir-containing drugs and safeguard its market dominance. Meanwhile, a large group (millions) of HIV-positive Americans had an increased exposure and risk to serious and permanent injuries including the following:

  • Kidney failure
  • Renal impairment
  • Bone density loss
  • Bone fractures.

Gilead received FDA Truvada warning letters on two occasions when drug company representatives were caught downplaying Truvada side effects and making false claims about the drug’s safety.  Now Gilead Sciences, Inc. faces serious questions regarding the timeline of its development of TAF.

 

HOLDING A COMPANY ACCOUNTABLE

Persons and family members of persons who have suffered from Truvada side effects such as osteoporosis, kidney failure, and broken or brittle bones may be entitled to compensation through filing Truvada lawsuits. Individuals who match this description are eligible for free, no-obligation case reviews with an experienced attorney handling national Truvada lawsuit claims. A Truvada lawsuit against the drugmaker, Gilead, is the most effective means for consumers to recover compensation and hold the company accountable for the harm that Truvada has caused.

TRUVADA SIDE EFFECTS AND COMPLICATIONS

Kidney problems and kidney failure. The symptoms of kidney damage are:
  • Anemia
  • Bruising
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Diminished mental alertness
  • Nausea; Vomiting
  • Thirst
  • Muscle cramps
  • Numbness
  • Skin color changes
  • Swelling
  • Decreased urine
  • Trouble breathing
Bone problems. The symptoms of bone deterioration include:
  • Worsening bone pain
  • Fractures
  • Discomfort in the extremities
  • Muscular pain Lactic acidosis
Lactic Acidosis problems. The symptoms of lactic acidosis include:
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Stomach pain
  • Cold extremities
  • Dizziness

TRUST NICKS LAW FIRM

If you or a loved one has suffered by the side effects of Truvada, you need to call Nicks Law Firm today (228) 896-6425. It is critical that you seek legal advice at your earliest convenience, as your time to take action is limited. Contacting our Attorney Shantrell Nicks will provide you with many of the answers to the questions you may have. You will not be charged a fee for your initial consultation.