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Truvada is an anti-viral medication used to treat HIV infection and reduce the risk of HIV infection.

Truvada has been linked to a number of adverse health risks including kidney injuries & bone injuries.

The lawsuit filed against Truvada manufacturer Gilead Sciences, Inc. claims that Truvada users were unknowingly put at risk of a number of injuries including kidney injuries and bone injuries.

The value of your Truvada lawsuit depends on the total damages that you incurred as a result of your injuries related to Truvada. These can include but are not limited to medical bills, lost income, future expenses, pain & suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other losses.

If you were prescribed Truvada to treat HIV and subsequently were diagnosed with bone injuries, kidney injuries, or other injuries related to Truvada, you may qualify for the Truvada lawsuit.

What is Truvada?

Truvada is used for 2 purposes:

  1. In conjunction with other HIV medications, it is used to help control HIV infections. The medication is not a cure for HIV or AIDS but is used to treat symptoms of the illnesses, such as preventing other infections or cancers. Truvada is intended to help manage and improve your quality of life.
  2. The medication is also used for individuals who are HIV-negative and have a high risk of developing HIV. Approved for this use on July 16, 202, it is intended for those actively having unprotected sex, infected with an STD, use or abuse of drugs and alcohol, or are with partners infected with HIV.

 

It is very important Truvada is taken with other HIV medications, otherwise, it will be less effective than intended as an HIV treatment.

The drug itself contains 2 different HIV medications:

  1. Emtricitabine
  2. Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF).

 

Both medications belong to a group of HIV drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Manufactured by Gilead Sciences, the drug was approved for HIV prevention in July 2002.

 

Has Truvada Been Recalled?

As of now, Truvada is still available and has yet to be taken off the market. Despite the evidence linking the drug to several serious injuries, the FDA has not mandated a recall of the product.

If you are currently taking Truvada, talk to your doctor about other treatment options. Before stopping use, consult with your doctor to make sure that it is safe.

 

Other TDF Drugs

While Truvada is the most popular, there are 5 TDF drugs that can cause the serious side effects mentioned below:

  1. Truvada, 300 mg
  2. Viread, 300 mg
  3. Atripla, 300 mg
  4. Complera, 300 mg
  5. Stribild, 300 mg

TAF Drugs

Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) drugs are FDA approved antiviral medications used to treat  hepatitis B virus infection (HBV). HBV can be an opportunistic infection (OI) of HIV. Truvada manufacturer Gilead Sciences has faced criticism for delaying the release of  TAF drugs to boost the sales of TDF HIV drugs.

Difference Between TDF Drugs & TAF Drugs

TDF drugs have been found to cause serious side effects that can cause kidney and bone injuries to individuals already suffering from HIV.

TAF bas been known to be a safer alternative that does not pose the same risks TAF drugs possess a smaller concentration of the main ingredient, tenofovir, in the blood. The smaller concentration can prevent it from accumulating in the blood and kidneys.

 

Gilead Sciences Delay TAF

Truvada manufacturer Gilead Sciences has faced criticism for delaying the release of  TAF drugs to boost the sales of TDF HIV drugs.

Despite the knowledge of a safer, alternative drug, Gilead did not release TAF drugs until recent years. Their negligence has put many at risk when there could have been a better alternative. Critics say the manufacturer purposely withheld the safer HIV drug for monetary purposes.

Critics allege Gilead Sciences purposely didn’t bring a TAF drug to the market in order to maximize the profits of Truvada. In addition to bringing in millions of dollars to the manufacturer, the out-of-pocket cost for many consumers has skyrocketed. At nearly $2,000 for a 30 day supply, the outrageous costs have prevented many from continuing the use of Truvada.

 

Truvada Injuries

Truvada injuries & long-term effects include, but are not limited to:

  • Acute kidney injuries
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Renal failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Related nephritic injuries

  • Fractures
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteomalacia
  • Related orthopedic injuries

Symptoms of Kidney Failure

Chronic kidney disease, or kidney failure, occurs when the kidneys gradually begin to lose function. In the early stages, you may be unaware that your kidneys are beginning to fail. Signs of kidney failure include:

  • nausea
  • loss of appetite
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • changes in how much you urinate
  • decreased mental sharpness
  • muscle twitches and cramps
  • swelling of feet and ankles
  • persistent itchiness
  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • high blood pressure

Truvada Lawsuit

TorHoerman Law is currently accepting new TDF lawsuit clients

A Truvada lawsuit has been filed on behalf of individuals who were precribed the TDF drug & subsequently suffered injuries related to the drug,

The lawsuit is filed against Truvada manufacturer Gilead Sciences & other manufacturers. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim that Gilead Sciences failed to warn consumers of the risks associated with TDF drugs & delayed research, testing, and production of TAF drugs as a treatment for HIV in order to maximize the profits of Truvada & TDF drug sales. Gilead Sciences decisions directly resulted in serious consumer injuries, primarily kidney & bone injuries.

 

Do I Qualify for a TDF Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one was prescribed Truvada or another TDF medication and were subsequently diagnosed with a kidney or bone injury, you may qualify to participate in the Truvada lawsuit. Contact an experienced TDF drug injury lawyer from TorHoerman Law today to receive a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss your legal options.

You can also use our chatbot to receive a free, instant online case evaluation to find out if you qualify for a Truvada lawsuit right now.

 

Filing a Truvada Lawsuit

If you are considering filing a Truvada lawsuit, there are a few considerations & steps you will need to take before taking legal action.

There are 2 important steps that you should take before filing a TDF drug lawsuit:

  1. Mitigation
  2. Hiring a TDF Drug Injury Lawyer

 

Mitigating Truvada Injuries

The first step you should take is mitigating your injuries & other damages incurred as a result of Truvada.

In order to mitigate your damages, it is best practice to seek proper medical treatment right away. Be sure that your doctor diagnoses your injuries & follow any of your doctor’s orders to the best of your abilities. You should consider discontinuing use of Truvada, but not until you have received permission from your doctor.

After being diagnosed, do everything in your power to limit the financial, physical, and emotional damages resulting from your injuries. This is an important step to building a good, honest case.

 

Hiring a Truvada Lawyer

Next, you should seek legal consultation from an experienced attorney. You can contact TorHoerman Law for a free, no-obligation legal consultation to discuss your legal options today.

Statute of limitations bar the amount of time you have to take legal action after you have suffered an injury, so it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible so that you can begin the process of filing a Truvada lawsuit.

 

Benefits of Hiring a Truvada Lawyer

There are many benefits of hiring an injury lawyer to represent you.

Your Truvada lawyer will work to build a strong case for you in order to maximize the amount of compensation that you receive for your injuries and other losses.

They will do so by gathering evidence to prove liability falls on the manufacturer, Gilead.

Your attorney will assess damages associated with your injuries to determine an appropriate value of your case.

Your Truvada lawyer will then navigate the the complex civil litigation process to fight for compensation for those damages that you incurred.

Let us handle the litigation process so that you can focus on what really matters, recovery.

 

TorHoerman Law, Truvada Injury Lawyers

TorHoerman Law is comprised of a team of dedicated attorneys with over 100 years of combined litigation experience who are ready to fight on your behalf. With over $4 B in awarded verdicts and negotiated settlements, our results speak for themselves.

Our goal is to help those who have been injured because of the negligence of another. In this case, Gilead knew of the risks involved and failed to bring a safer, alternative drug to market, and people have suffered from serious side effects as a result. We want to hold Gilead accountable for their negligence in a Truvada lawsuit.

If you have suffered from adverse effects from a TDF drug such as Truvada, contact TorHoerman Law for help. If you believe you have a claim against Gilead and may qualify for a Truvada lawsuit, contact our law firm for a free consultation. You may qualify for compensation.

 

 

 

 

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