In 2004, the HIV drug Truvada became available on the market. It was approved to help treat HIV patients in combination with other HIV medications. Also, the drug had been approved as a prescription to teenagers tested negative for HIV, to be used to protect against getting HIV. Although the drug has effectively protected a lot of people from contracting HIV, it has caused harm to others. As Truvada causes serious health issues, victims are seeking the help of a Truvada lawyer to file lawsuits against its maker Gilead Sciences, Inc. The lawsuits alleged that the company failed to inform the public of the seriousness of the possible side effects of its drug.
Why People Are Suing the Manufacturer
Truvada was first introduced in the 1980s; however, it was not easily accessible to patients since it needed to be taken intravenously. But, it is made available in pill form. Truvada is a combination drug that stops the eproduction of HIV cells in the body. Since its inception in 2004, the medication has successfully treated and prevented HIV and AIDS. But, Truvada, which is formulated from the drugs Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF), has also been associated with serious side effects, including chronic kidney damage, renal failure, bone fractures, osteoporosis, kidney failure, and more.
The Importance of Legal Representation
As Gilead withheld studies that contain evidence of a safer anti-HIV medication TAF strongly indicates the company was aware of the serious risks associated with its drug. Thus, the manufacturer may owe compensation to patients who have used Truvada and suffered serious injuries.
If you are one of these victims, you have the right to file a Truvada lawsuit against Gilead. You can get financial recovery for the losses you have suffered by working with a Truvada attorney. These losses include current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of consortium, and more.