Our TDF drug lawsuit lawyers are investigating HIV medication and a possible link to kidney disease and bone injuries. If you have suffered an illness or injury after using a tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) medication, our lawyers may help you claim monetary compensation.
Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) Lawsuits
HIV patients who have used medications containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) claim that manufacturer Gilead Sciences of delaying the sale of improved, safer medications. They claim that old formulas of the recipes are unnecessarily dangerous, and that the manufacturer delayed distribution of updated and improved formulas that pose fewer health risks. Victims are claiming financial compensation for kidney and bone-related injuries and illnesses.
Is there a lawsuit against Truvada?
Yes, there are active lawsuits against Truvada. Victims have brought claims against Gilead Sciences, Inc., the manufacturers of the HIV drug Truvada. The lawsuits are based on defects in the drug that increase the risks of kidney and bone disease. Victims want compensation based on product defect laws and legal negligence.
TDF Lawsuit Information
What medications are a part of the TDF drug lawsuit?
Any of the following drugs may be included in the TDF drug lawsuit:
What is the Gilead lawsuit in 2021?
Gilead lawsuits are ongoing and consolidated in the Northern District of California for multidistrict litigation proceedings. In 2021, more than 140 victims have filed lawsuits against TDF drug manufacturer Gilead Sciences.
(See In Re. Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2881)
Truvada Lawsuit Update 2021
In 2021, more than 140 claims have already been made based on Truvada kidney and bone damage. Victims may still start a lawsuit. Advocates are aiming to hold manufacturers accountable for their failure to provide safer medications to the public as they become available. They are also claiming financial compensation for their own injuries and damages.
Truvada Lawsuit History
The first lawsuit was filed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) in 2016. Then, two more cases began in 2018, Lujano v. Gilead Sciences Inc., No. BC 702302 (Cal. 2018), and Martinez v. Gilead Sciences Inc., No. BC 705063 (Cal. 2018). With multidistrict litigation proceedings taking place in California, expedited pretrial proceedings may occur soon including discovery and pre-trial motions. The court may conduct bellwether trials to aid settlement proceedings or send the cases back to their original jurisdictions for settlement negotiations and trial.
About TDF Compensation
What kinds of compensation can I get for a TDF lawsuit?
You may receive any of these kinds of compensation in a TDF lawsuit:
- The cost of medical bills to treat developed conditions
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income and earning capacity
- Diminished life expectancy
- Mental anguish, anxiety, guilt
- Cost of household help and contributions to family
- Punitive damages
*A lawyer can give you a detailed review of what compensation to expect and a likely range of the value of your case.
Who qualifies for the TDF lawsuit?
A person who suffers kidney or bone problems after using TDF medication qualifies for the TDF lawsuit. Reports have linked use of the HIV medication to high rates of these health problems. A victim qualifies if they have used the drugs and suffered injuries as a result.
How can I get TDF compensation?
To get TDF compensation, you bring a legal claim for compensation. You must actively assert your right by filing a claim in a court of law. A lawyer for TDF compensation can represent you in preparing the documents and pursuing the legal steps in the claims process.
What health problems may qualify for TDF compensation?
If you have any of these health problems, you may qualify for TDF compensation:
- Kidney damage/kidney disease
- Acute renal failure/kidney failure
- Tubular acidosis
- Bone density loss
- Fanconi syndrome
- Bone fractures
- Lactic acidosis
- Rental tubular acidosis
What are the legal grounds for the TDF lawsuit?
The grounds for a TDF lawsuit may include:
- Inadequate design – As later medication formulas became available, the original drug became a defective and legally inadequate design formula
- Failure to warn – Victims did not have adequate information about the risks of using the old TDF formula and the availability of improved products
- False marketing – Gilead marketed the drugs as extremely safe, well-tolerated and containing no toxicity. These claims turned out to be false
- Negligence – General principles of negligence and reasonable care apply to TDF lawsuits
- Medical Malpractice – Inadequate or incompetent medical care may the basis of a claim
What is the deadline for the Truvada lawsuit?
Deadlines for the Truvada lawsuit may vary by jurisdiction. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible to begin working on your case.
About TDF Complications and Health Problems
How are TDF medications unsafe?
TDF manufacturers are accused of holding back safer and improved HIV medications, to continue selling and profiting from older formulas that had already been produced. Later formulas used tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF) instead of TDF. The improved formula decreases the risks of kidney and bone disease that exist with TDF. As manufacturers became aware of improvements they could make, older versions became the basis for legal liability based on defective product design and a failure to warn consumers of the risks associated with TDF medications.
Gilead Sciences sells about 80% of HIV medications around the world. The drugs were first approved in 2001 as a treatment for HIV. Then, in 2008, authorities added approval for Hepatitis B. Finally, in 2013, children also became approved recipients of the HIV drug.
How do TDF HIV medications work?
TDF HIV medications work by preventing reproduction and spread of the HIV virus. They block an enzyme that the body needs to reproduce the HIV virus. TDF, or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, may be prescribed by itself or with a combination of other antiviral drugs.
Does Truvada cause kidney problems?
The ingredients in TDF are not easily absorbed by the body. That means doses must be high to have an effect. The high dose may create an increased risk of toxicity to the kidneys and bones. An alternative formula, TAF (tenofovir alafenamide fumarate) lowers risks of these complications to users.
Lawyers for TDF HIV Medication Lawsuits
Getting compensation when you have been harmed by taking TDF HIV medication is a complex process. You’re up against a big pharmaceutical company that does not want to admit wrongdoing or pay claims. They put profits first at the expense of people who rely on the drugs.
But you don’t have to go it alone. Our lawyers for TDF HIV medication lawsuits are licensed and experienced professionals. We focus or practice on helping individuals go up against big companies and fight for their rights.
Our combined 135 years of experience in the law can help you with issues that are both simple and complex. We’re here to help you recover the maximum monetary damages to compensate you for your losses so that you can focus on your health and your future.
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