Like most patients, you may have listened carefully to your doctor and taken his or her advice when he prescribed the drug Benicar for your high blood pressure. As patients, we rely on the knowledge and expertise of our medical professionals when it comes to our health. It is an unfortunate reality, however, that some of the drugs that are prescribed for common medical conditions will ultimately be found to create more harm than good. Studies have now shown that Benicar is one of those drugs. If you have taken Benicar and now suffer from gastrointestinal problems, you may have a claim for compensation against the drug’s manufacturer.
Potential Damages Caused by Benicar
While Daiichi Sankyo, the manufacturer of Benicar, spent approximately $1 billion promoting its drug Benicar as being superior to other drugs in both safety and effectiveness, studies have now shown that the drug can cause severe intestinal issues. These issues are known as sprue-like enteropathy. The drug can also cause villous atrophy. This particular disorder causes the lining of the intestines to lose its texture, making it difficult to absorb nutrients. The effects from either condition can be devastating, and include the following:
- Intestinal damage
- Chronic and severe diarrhea
- Substantial weight loss
As a result of taking Benicar, you may now find yourself facing steep medical bills, ongoing treatment, and an inability to return to work while you attempt to recover from the damage caused by the drug. You also may have grounds for a claim against Daiichi Sankyo for compensation for your losses. It is important to act quickly, however. We encourage you to contact us today for a no obligation case review at 888-526-7616.