Benicar® has been linked to severe gastrointestinal side effects. Find a Benicar injury lawyer at the Hollis Law Firm today for a free legal consultation.
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., is the company responsible for manufacturing Benicar to help treat adults with high blood pressure. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a medical condition that may lead to heart disease, heart failure, and other cardiovascular-related complications. The active ingredient found in Benicar is olmesartan medoxomil. Olmesartan medoxomil has the ability to lower a patient’s hypertension by dilating the patient’s blood vessels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Benicar for the public market back in 2002. Although Benicar was approved over ten years ago, it, and other drugs which use olmesartan medoxomil, have recently been linked to severe gastrointestinal side effects.
Patients who have experienced severe gastrointestinal side effects after taking Benicar might want to consider contacting a Benicar injury lawyer at the Hollis Law Firm. Speaking to an experienced Benicar injury lawyer can help you determine if your unique case qualifies you to seek recovery for your losses. As a result of patients experiencing severe gastrointestinal side effects, the FDA ordered that Benicar should make additions to the warning label about the possible severe gastrointestinal side effects. Most patients’ gastrointestinal side effects experience similar symptoms to those with Celiac disease. As the side effects progress, they may lead to sprue-like enteropathy or villous atrophy. Permanent intestinal damage is possible and one of the many reasons people are seeking a Benicar injury lawyer.
To find a Benicar injury lawyer, contact the Hollis Law Firm for a free legal consultation to help determine if you are eligible for compensation. The Hollis Law Firm has experience in representing patients who have suffered from injury due to a harmful drug or defective medical device. Free legal consultations can be given over the phone, or in-person. To schedule a time to meet with your Benicar injury lawyer, fill out the form located to the left of this page or call (800) 701-3672 toll-free for a free Benicar lawsuit review.