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Legal Help for Individuals Injured by Recalled High Blood Pressure Medication

December 26, 2019 - Valsartan High Blood Pressure Medication RecallIt could be beneficial for you to speak to experienced Valsartan lawsuit lawyers if you have taken any of the medications found in the high blood pressure medications losartan, valsartan, irbesartan, amlodipine or hydrochlorothiazide. The issue revolves around the voluntary recall of blood pressure medications due to the presence of potentially cancer-causing substances.

Teva Pharmaceuticals and Aurobindo Pharma USA are two of the most recent manufacturers to issue a high blood pressure medication recall. The recalls are due to the detection of NDEA, NMBA, NDMA and DMF, which are chemical solvents, found in certain industrial processes and air pollution. All of these substances have been designated as “probable, potential or possible” carcinogens.  

Potential Valsartan Side Effects and Losartan Side Effects - The recalled high blood pressure medications are used to control blood pressure, heart failure and post-heart attack symptoms. Common side effects of valsartan and losartan include light headedness, rapid weight gain, swelling, confusion, muscle cramps, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, stomach pain, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. The impurities found in the recalled blood pressure medications have the potential to cause certain cancers and liver damage.

Statutes of Limitations Regarding the High Blood Pressure Medication Recall - Statutes of limitations exist in every state, although they differ from state to state. It is important to be aware of the statutes of limitations in your own state if you believe you may have a Valsartan lawsuit or losartan lawsuit. Should the statutes run, you could be unable to ever obtain compensation for your injuries through a Valsartan lawsuit.

The statute of limitations is two years in the state of Texas for a product liability lawsuit, such as the high blood pressure medication lawsuits. This two-year statute begins from the date of your injury, however in the case of tainted medications—which could be causing harm inside your body you are unaware of, until an illness or disease is diagnosed—these statutes are more complex. It is extremely important to note that the Statute of Limitations for product liability cases will vary from State to State. Because of the potential complexities, it is advantageous to have an experienced Valsartan lawyer to assist you during this difficult time. 

Why You Need to Be Aware of Claim Preservation for the High Blood Pressure Medication Recall - If you have taken one of the blood pressure medications involved in the recalls, you not only want to ensure your potential claim will fall under the statutes of limitations, but also that you will have the required evidence necessary to support your Valsartan lawsuit or Losartan lawsuit. Preservation of your claim involves preservation of evidence, which can include keeping prescription medications or empty pill bottles from the recalled medications. Your injuries must also be properly documented. This can be accomplished by keeping notes of each adverse symptom you have experienced since beginning your medication.

Claim Evaluation by an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer - An experienced Valsartan attorney can properly evaluate your injuries as well as the validity of your claim for a potential Valsartan recall lawsuit to determine the best course of action. Our Valsartan lawsuit lawyers are knowledgeable regarding the high blood pressure medication recall. We will help you determine whether your medication is one which has been recalled, then will comprehensively evaluate your medical records.

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