On May 4, 2020, an Elmiron lawsuit complaint was filed. In the complaint, a woman named Tina Pisco claimed Elmiron caused her to develop maculopathy — a degenerative disease of the retina — in her eyes.
According to the May Elmiron lawsuit, Pisco began taking the drug in 2012 following a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, also known as “painful bladder syndrome.” Approximately six years later, her vision rapidly deteriorated.
On Aug. 12 two more women filed lawsuits against manufacturers of Elmiron, including Johnson & Johnson, Bayer and Teva. The women allege that the drug manufacturers knowingly withheld information about harm caused by long-term use of Elmiron such as blurred and distorted vision and retinal damage, and failed to alert physicians or patients of these risks.
As time passes, more and more patients are hearing these stories and relating them to their own experiences. MedTruth is committed to connecting those patients who feel they have been victimized to attorneys who can help them.