What You Need to Know About Filing a TDF Lawsuit
If you took a drug containing a substance known as tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, or TDF, and suffered health complications afterward, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. But there are a few considerations you’ll need to take into account before you take action.
People across the country are suing Gilead Sciences, Inc., the manufacturer of medications containing TDF. These drugs are designed to work with the body to keep the HIV virus from spreading. Some of the brand names of these medications include Truvada, Viread, and Atripla.
Unfortunately, many people have suffered severe health complications after using drugs containing TDF. Lawsuits allege Gilead knew TDF could cause serious kidney and bone loss issues to develop.
To make matters even worse, plaintiffs allege that Gilead not only knew TDF was dangerous, the company had a safer alternative in place – yet chose not to make it available. They claim Gilead knew this medication was less toxic to the kidneys, but chose to continue marketing drugs with TDF in order to maximize profits.
Two California men recently filed a lawsuit against Gilead. They claim they suffered from not only kidney problems but also bone problems for as long as 10 years while the company kept the safer version of the drug on its laboratory shelves.
If you are thinking of taking action against Gilead, Baron & Budd can help you gather the required medical records to prove you ingested a drug containing TDF and also suffered kidney damage or bone loss. Your doctor or hospital maintain these records for a set mandatory period of time. Baron & Budd has a long track record of success in cases such as these. If you or someone you know took a medication containing TDF and then developed health complications afterward, we may be able to help. Please call 866-723-1890 or contact us online to learn more.