In lawsuits against pharma giant Gilead Sciences, plaintiffs across California allege they suffered kidney injuries and bone injuries from HIV drugs made and distributed by Gilead that were more harmful derivatives than other newer drugs the company had created but would not sell until its stock of the more harmful drugs was exhausted.
The Truvada, Atripla, Viread, Complera, Stribild Bone & Kidney Injuries
The Kidney Injuries relating to Gilead’s HIV drugs include chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease (requiring dialysis), the rare Fanconi Syndrome, and Renal Tubule damage. These complications can lead to problems ranging from reduction in kidney function to complete kidney failure.
The Gilead HIV drug Bone Injuries include Osteopenia/Loss of bone density (with associated harm such as bone fracture or tooth loss), Osteoporosis, and Osteomalacia. The risk of patients suffering these bone injuries can be increased when patients also use steroids, antacids, anticonvulsants, or opioid drugs and when patients also suffer from thyroid disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune disorders.
The Gilead Truvada and Other HIV Drug Lawsuits
These first-in-the-nation claims against Gilead Sciences, Inc. allege injuries arising from plaintiffs’ ingestion of certain drugs used for the treatment of HIV. The lawsuit seeks damages and other remedies for personal injuries stemming from the ingestion of Gilead’s prescription medications (Truvada® and Atripla®) that contain tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (“TDF”). Among other things, Plaintiffs allege that Gilead knew or should have known of a safer alternative design for its TDF-containing drugs, and that Gilead failed to adequately warn of the known and knowable risks associated with its medications. The lawsuit alleges causes of action for strict products liability, negligent products liability, breach of implied warranty, and breach of express warranty.
Contact National Drug Injury Attorneys
If you believe you have suffered kidney or bone injury relating to Gilead HIV drugs you were led to take with insufficient warnings because Gilead delayed selling its safer and better HIV drugs until it could sell all of its earlier more harmful drugs, please contact Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah London today at 1 800 541-7358 or by using the form below to talk about your case and potential recovery. There is no charge for our review of your case, and all information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence.