Holding the Makers of Truvada Responsible

Austin Truvada Attorneys

Did you or a loved one experience severe side effects as a result of taking Truvada? If so, you could be owed significant compensation and the Austin Truvada attorneys of The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC are here to help you get it.

Truvada is a medication used to treat people who are infected with HIV, and Truvada for PrEP is taken to reduce the risk of getting HIV. Among the most popular HIV drugs in Austin, and throughout the country, Truvada has been the subject of much controversy and litigation in recent years. Manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc., Truvada contains tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), which has been linked to severe side effects and injuries.

Our trial attorneys work tirelessly to help those who have been injured because of the negligence or recklessness of a manufacturer. Gilead knew of the risks involved with Truvada, and they still failed to bring a safer drug to market. We want to hold them accountable for putting profits over people. If you live in Austin and believe you have a claim against Gilead, contact The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

The Case Against Truvada

Truvada use has been shown to increase the risk of serious health problems, including kidney disease, kidney failure, and osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become fragile and brittle. Gilead was aware of these severe side effects but did not properly warn doctors and consumers.

Furthermore, Gilead had already developed safer HIV medications (known as TAF drugs), but they delayed putting the safer TAF drugs on the market so they could maximize profits on the TDF drugs. This was done in spite of the fact that TDF drugs were known to cause serious kidney and bone injuries.

People who have suffered from severe Truvada side effects may be entitled to compensation through filing a lawsuit against Gilead. Filing suit is the most effective way for consumers to recover compensation while holding the drug manufacturer accountable for the harm their product has caused.

Many lawsuits in Texas and throughout the United States have made a variety of allegations against Gilead regarding the development and promotion of Truvada, including:

  • Failing to warn consumers about the dangers of Truvada
  • Misleading the public by saying it was safe to use
  • Knowing there was a safer alternative to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), an active ingredient in Truvada
  • Developing a safer HIV drug but delaying bringing it to the market so that more profits can be made with Truvada
  • Failing to warn the public that Truvada does not absorb well in the body – meaning the drug is ineffective unless it is ingested in high doses, which can be dangerous

Gilead can and should be held liable for the harmful side effects its drug has caused, and our attorneys are here to stand up for the rights of those who took this drug in Austin and anywhere across our great state.

Side Effects and Complications Caused By Truvada

Side effects of Truvada may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Itching or skin rash
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Liver problems
  • Muscle or joint pain

Serious complications of Truvada may include kidney issues and kidney failure. The symptoms of kidney damage may include:

  • Bruising
  • Anemia
  • Headache
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Itchy skin or eyes
  • Muscle cramps
  • Numbness
  • Skin color changes
  • Swelling
  • Decreased urine
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Trouble concentrating

Another serious complication from taking Truvada is a decrease in bone density. This can lead to osteoporosis, a disease that causes the bones to become weak and brittle. High dosages of the medication over prolonged periods can cause toxicity that results in structural deterioration of bones. Symptoms of bone deterioration may include:

  • Bone pain
  • Bone fractures
  • Discomfort in the arms and legs
  • Muscular pain

Some of the side effects listed can be very painful and may even lead to other serious complications. If not treated by a doctor, some side effects could be life-threatening. If you have suffered from any of the symptoms listed above when taking Truvada, talk to your physician as soon as possible. You may need to stop taking Truvada immediately and seek another HIV medication.

The Truvada lawsuit attorneys at The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC are ready to deliver the justice and results that you deserve. Do not hesitate to call us today at (409) 763-3260 to set up a free and confidential consultation.

Why Do I Need a Truvada Lawyer?  

Patients who used Truvada and suffered severe side effects are beginning to file lawsuits against Gilead, the manufacturer of the drug. These lawsuits accuse Gilead of manufacturing a defective product and failing to warn about its risks. Filing a lawsuit is the most effective way to recover compensation for damages (e.g., medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering) incurred after taking a dangerous drug. Speaking with an experienced lawyer is a step toward understanding the help you deserve and holding negligent pharmaceutical companies accountable for the harm they have caused.

If you have been taking Truvada regularly and have suffered kidney failure or bone density loss, you may have a case. It is critical that you contact The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC as each case is different. Our experienced Austin Truvada attorneys will review your claim and determine if you can take legal action.

Our skilled lawyers will consider a number of factors as they try to determine your eligibility for a Truvada lawsuit, such as:

  • Your medical diagnosis
  • How your side effects are affecting your life
  • Your history of taking Truvada
  • Warnings you were given about Truvada, such as warnings from your doctor or from the drugmaker

Because determining if you have a case can be very difficult, we recommend that you speak with one of the skilled attorneys at The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC about your situation as soon as possible. We have the experience and knowledge necessary in determining whether a drug manufacturer could be held liable for injuries to consumers. We also can determine whether a drug manufacturer misled people.

Why Choose The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC To Handle My Case?

At The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC, we have built a reputation for skill, integrity, and service. We handle a variety of product liability cases in Austin and throughout Texas. With over 25 years of legal experience, we take pride in our extensive knowledge of the law and effective and innovative trial strategies.

Craig Eiland is a highly respected attorney and a former State Representative in the Texas Legislature. He served for over 20 years in public office and achieved the highest ethical rating possible from a national rating firm. Mr. Eiland is not afraid to take on giant pharmaceutical corporations like Gilead on behalf of his clients.

The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC take a highly personalized approach to representing victims of harmful drugs. We give our utmost attention to each and every case. You are not just a number to us. Our compassionate attorneys will strive to understand every aspect of your Truvada case. Since we handle a limited number of cases, we are able to provide our clients with the individual attention they need to resolve their Truvada lawsuit.

Frequently Asked Questions about Truvada 

At The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC, we understand that you likely have questions if you’ve taken Truvada and are just now becoming aware of the serious side effects that the drug can have. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. We hope you find our answers to be helpful. If you have any questions about your particular Truvada claim, don’t hesitate to reach out our knowledgeable and compassionate Austin product liability attorneys by calling (409) 763-3260. 

Who can file a Truvada claim?

Any person or family member of a person who has suffered from osteoporosis or kidney failure while taking Truvada may be eligible to make a claim by filing a lawsuit against Gilead. 

What damages can I recover with a Truvada claim?

Those who have taken Truvada to decrease their chances of getting HIV and have since suffered kidney and bone issues deserve to be compensated for their losses. When you seek the help of the knowledgeable Austin Truvada lawsuit attorneys at The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC, we will work hard to secure compensation for you for a variety of damages, including but not limited to:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability

The side effects of Truvada can have either a short or long-term impact on your health and wellbeing. Long-term damage can require extensive medical care which can place a huge financial burden on you and your family. If this is the case in your situation, our attorneys will fight for the maximum compensation that will cover all future medical expenses.

What communities are being affected by Truvada? 

According to HIV.gov, an estimated 1.1 million people in the U.S. have HIV, and 15% of them do not know they have it. In 2017, an estimated 125,000 Americans were using PrEP, a major increase from the 22,000 users at the beginning of 2015.

The following users taking Truvada to manage or prevent HIV are most at risk of developing severe bone and kidney diseases:

  • Gay men
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Injection drug users
  • Women
  • White men over 25 who take Truvada for prevention

Contact an Austin Truvada Lawyer 

At The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC, we believe that victims deserve justice and compensation for the damages they have suffered because of this negligent drug corporation. When companies like Gilead choose profits over people, you can rely on the skilled product liability attorneys of The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC to stand by you and fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.

If you or someone you love has been negatively affected by the drug Truvada, you may be eligible for monetary compensation. Contact The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC at (409) 763-3260 today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our Truvada lawsuit lawyers.

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