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Benicar® has caused some patients unexpected expenses and pain. Speak to an attorney at the Hollis Law Firm today to help you determine if you or your loved one should file a Benicar injury lawsuit.
Many Americans experience high blood pressure from a wide array of factors, including genetics or lifestyle. High blood pressure may lead to heart attacks and strokes. According to WebMD, one out of three people in America suffer from high blood pressure, or hypertension. To help control hypertension, physicians prescribe their patients angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) to help control their blood pressure. One of these hypertension drugs is called Benicar®.
Benicar’s active ingredient is called olmesartan, which works to block angiotensin II. When the body releases angiotensin II, the body’s blood vessels narrow and sodium levels spike. Narrower blood vessels increase the pressure in the blood. By blocking angiotensin II, olmesartan is able to dilate the blood vessels to decrease the patient’s blood pressure. When blood pressure is decreased, the heart does not have to work as hard to pump blood throughout the body. Although Benicar is promised to help those with hypertension, some patients have also experienced serious side effects such as chronic diarrhea and other gastrointestinal complications, such as sprue-like enteropathy.
How do I qualify for a Benicar injury lawsuit?
To figure out if you qualify for filing a Benicar injury lawsuit, you will need to seek a Benicar injury lawyer to answer your questions. The Hollis Law Firm has experience in helping those who have fallen victim to complications associated with bad drugs. Many patients who fall victim to bad drugs experience pain and financial distress. Speak to a Benicar injury lawyer today about the potential of filing a Benicar injury lawsuit by calling 1-800-3672 or filling out the form on this page. After you contact us about your concerns, a member of the Hollis Law Firm will reach out to you in order to set up a free legal consultation. Your case details will be handled in a professional and confidential manner. Call now for a free Benicar lawsuit review.