Florida Complera Lawsuit Lawyers
Our Florida Complera lawyers are assisting Florida Residents bring Complera lawsuits. If you or anyone you know has been taking Complera and suffered side effects effects from the drug, you may be entitled to hold Gilead Sciences Inc, the maker of Complera accountable for the injuries its medication has caused. Typical side effects may include damage to bones and damage to kidneys.
Call us at (813) 259-0022 to see if you have a claim. The call is free, and you owe us nothing unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. Let our Complera attorneys evaluate your case.
If you or anyone you know has been injured by taking Complera, the time to bring a Complaera claim and hold Gilead accountable may be limited. Don’t get left out. Give us a call or fill out our free case evaluation form to find out if you qualify.
What is Complera?
Complera is an antiretroviral. Its primary use is the treatment of HIV. Complera is a combination of three other medicines. Those medicines are emtricitabine, rilpivirine, and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). Complera suppresses the damaging effects of HIV in HIV positive individuals and prevents HIV from causing AIDS.
Complera has been very effective in suppressing the devastating symptoms of HIV and has helped prevent the spread of AIDS. But Complera can also cause devastating injuries. Lawsuits against Gilead allege the company not only knew the drug would cause these injuries but it decided to sell it instead of a another drug it owns that causes far less side effects. Critics allege Gilead did this for the sole purpose of increasing its profits.
The active ingredient in Complera that causes harm is called Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF).
What Damage Can Complera Cause?
Complera is linked to causing damage to kidneys, lactic acid build up in the blood (lactic acidosis), severe liver problems, and bone damage.
Kidney Injuries Alleged in Complera Lawsuits
The medical literature notes there is a strong link between Complera and Kidney damage. The lawsuits allege Gilead knew prior to putting the drug on the market that Complera and other TDF drugs would cause these injuries but sold it to unsuspecting patients anyway. Evidence suggests the kind of Kidney damage caused by Complera includes:
- Acute renal failure;
- Acute Kidney failure;
- Declining Kidney function;
- Chronic Kidney disease;
- Kidney failure; and
- Fanconi Syndrome
Bone Damage Alleged in Complera Lawsuits
The medical literature notes there is a strong link between Complera and bone problems. The lawsuits against Gilead state that the company knew even before selling Complera that it would cause these bone injuries but sold the drug anyway. The types of bone damage caused by Complera include:
- Tooth decay;
- Tooth loss;
- Dental problems;
- Decreased bone mineral density;
- Bone fractures; and
- Bone loss
Complera Lawsuit Allegations
Current lawsuits claiming Complera was causing harm to patients were filed in May of 2018. The lawsuits state the active ingredient in Complera, TDF, causes serious side effects including bone damage and damage to kidneys. It’s bad enough that Gilead allegedly knew these side effects would occur. But what makes things worse are the allegations by Complera attorneys that Gilead had already developed another version of the drug before it began selling Complera that does not pose the same risks of kidney problems or bone density loss. The safer version of the drug is known as TAF.
Even though early testing pointed to the conclusion TAF was safer with lower toxicity, Gilead stopped further research for the drug and did not try and bring it to market immediately. During this time, Complera was earning Gilead many billions of dollars per year. The lawsuits allege Gilead purposefully delayed researching TAF until the patent for Complera was running out. When the patent was close to running out, Gilead restarted the research, submitted and obtained FDA approval and began selling the safer version of the drug.
This helped increase Gilead’s profits at the expense of its patients because once a patent runs out, generic drug manufacturers can produce the same drug and cut into the Market share of Gilead. By waiting for the patent to run out on Complera before getting TAF approved, Gilead effectively doubled the length of time before other companies could sell competing drugs for HIV patients.
Sadly, HIV positive Americans including many Florida residents were taking Complera with TDF without realizing this increased risk. The FDA sent two warning letters to Gilead about TDF. But the drug company representative continued to claim Complera was safe. Furthermore, they downplayed the drugs the side effects.
The first federal Complera lawsuits have survived a motion to dismiss. The federal judge handling the case has concluded federal laws and FDA regulations do not bar most of the claims. This is a large step toward making Gilead take responsibility for its actions. Now Complera lawyers can continue gathering evidence of Gilead’s wrongdoing.
Florida Complera lawsuits are being filed by Florida residents now. If you have been injured by Complera you should consider using a Florida Complera lawyer to do so as well. Bringing a Complera lawsuit will definitely help hold Gilead accountable for its actions. It also has the potential to provide compensation to those injured Florida residents.
Frequently Asked Complera Lawsuit Questions
This page is here for the purpose of answering questions about lawsuits involving Complera. If you read this page but still have questions, you can call us anytime. Our Complera lawyers in Florida will evaluate your claim to see if we can help.
Who Can Bring an Complera Claim?
If you have broken bones, osteoporosis, other bone issues, kidney failure, or other kidney damage as a result of taking Complera you may be eligible to make a claim.
Is It Wrong to Bring an Complera Lawsuit?
Lots of money is spent each year by large corporations to try and convince people it is somehow wrong to bring a lawsuit for money damages. But the truth is these companies do not want you to bring a claim because they do not want to be held accountable for their actions. Gilead is making billions of dollars selling a drug that is causing harm to people when there is a much safer alternative. Don’t let false claims about lawsuits prevent you from holding Gilead accountable for any corporate wrongdoing it may have committed. Lawsuits help persuade companies like Gilead to take patient safety into account. In addition, for the people harmed by the drug, the lawsuits will get them the money to pay increased medical expenses caused by the drugs side effects. It will also compensate them for loss of enjoyment of life.
Should I File a Florida Complera Lawsuit?
Our Florida Complera attorneys can assess if it makes sense to bring a claim and can assess where your lawsuit should be filed. We will gather necessary evidence and act as your Florida lawyers. If you have kidney damage, kidney failure, Fanconi syndrome, broken bones, or other bone problems from taking Complera, you should definitely make a claim.
Whether your Complera caused you bone damage or kidney damage should not control where that lawsuit is filed. Instead, the most important thing is that your individual damages are evaluated and you are compensated for what happened.
You do not want to be a part of a Complera class action lawsuit that only provides you with a small symbolic settlement. You want your lawyers to protect your interests. Instead of a class action lawsuit, most Complera claims will likely be brought on an individual basis, This will ensure individual treatment. More than likely all the individual cases filed will be consolidated into multi district litigation (MDL) for the purpose of gathering evidence. But each claim will be handled separately.
Who Can Bring a Complera Claim?
Anyone that has suffered injures because of taking Complera is entitled to make a Complera claim. Cases that have the best chance of success will most likely include injuries from kidney failure, kidney damage, osteoporosis, broken or brittle bones, and decreased mineral density.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Complera Lawsuit as a Florida Resident?
All states have their own statute of limitations. As a result you must bring a lawsuit within the statute of limitations that applies to your particular state. In Florida, the statute of limitations is 4 years from when all the elements of the lawsuit have occurred. There is also something called a statute of repose of 12 years. Do not decide on your own without the assistance of a Complera lawyer if the time to bring your claim. You may think its too late when it isn’t. You may also think you have more time when you don’t. Instead, you should contact us as soon as possible before time runs out.
Distasio Law Firm
Distasio Law Firm is based in Tampa. But we handle cases throughout the state of Florida. It is our mission to hold corporations that cause harm accountable for damages they cause. For more information give us a call at (813) 259-0022.
No Fee Unless We Get a Recovery On Your Behalf
Because we charge a contingency fee, you do not owe us anything unless we get compensation for you. Furthermore, we will provide a you with a free case evaluation. Simply call us or fill out our online contact form to see if you qualify for us to represent you.
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The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best Florida Complera lawsuit lawyer? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
- Knowledge and Understanding of Complera Lawsuit Injury Claims
Your lawyer should not only know the kinds of injuries and harm drugs like Complera are causing. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling mass torts and defective drug cases. Scott Distasio has been handling these cases for over 29 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
- Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
- Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.