Valsartan recall lawyer TN has trusted for more than 30 years gives you the facts about the heart medication’s cancer risks.
As a valsartan recall lawyer TN trusts, I want to make sure you have vital information about valsartan and its potential link to cancer. Valsartan is the active ingredient in several medications that treat high blood pressure and heart failure. But, this past July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared a voluntary recall for certain types of medication containing valsartan when they found a dangerous carcinogen present: N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. (More on this below.)
To see the full list of recalled valsartan medications, click here.
NDMA is a dangerous carcinogen capable of causing cancer in living tissue.
As CNN recently reported, laboratory studies have shown that NDMA can cause liver fibrosis, scarring, and tumors in rats. Naturally, it is also assumed to be toxic to humans. And if you’re wondering where NDMA comes from, the answer may surprise you.
NDMA occurs naturally in some substances (like cured meats) but is most widely used to make industrial products. Such products include fabric softeners, lubricants, and even liquid rocket fuel.
Even worse, taking NDMA-tainted valsartan for as little as thirty days may be be linked to the following cancers:
- liver cancer
- lung cancer
- colorectal cancer
- kidney cancer
If you took one of the recalled medications, you aren’t alone. In fact, doctors prescribed medicine containing valsartan over 1.5 million times last year. Furthermore, current thinking is that the higher the dose of recalled varsatan medication you ingest, the higher your risk of developing cancer. More studies are underway to confirm this suspected link.
Our committed team of attorneys is ready to help you.
People who take these medications often do so to help manage life-threatening conditions. But, no one signed up to get cancer when they sought to treat their cardiac condition. This is why I am a committed valsartan recall lawyer TN can depend on. Here at Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC, I am leading a team of attorneys who are already hard at work fighting for families like yours.
If you took medication containing valsartan for at least thirty consecutive days between 2014 and now, then developed cancer one or more years later, we want to hear from you right away. Even if you only took one 30-day prescription during that time, don’t wait. Contact us online or call us at (901) 327-2100 today. The call is absolutely free, and we are only paid if we win your case.