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Valsartan
  • Current status of litigation involving Valsartan
  • If your injury may be compensable
  • Protecting your rights and potential claims

Please fill in the form to request a FREE case evaluation from one of our attorneys if you or a loved one have taken Valsartan after January 1st of 2015 and subsequently been diagnosed with liver cancer, stomach cancer, intestinal cancer, colorectal cancer or kidney cancer (renal cancer).

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Have you or someone you know taken Valsartan after January 1st of 2015 and subsequently been diagnosed with liver cancer, stomach cancer, intestinal cancer, colorectal cancer or kidney cancer (renal cancer)? *

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Facts About Valsartan and the FDA Recall

  • Valsartan Liver Valsartan is an oral medication prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It was originally approved by the FDA in 1996 under the brand name Diovan®. It is now available in both branded and generic forms.
  • On July 13, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a voluntary recall of several medications that contain valsartan. The recall was initiated after the discovery of the presence of a contaminant N-nitrosodimethylamine(NDMA) in the recalled drugs.
  • NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen which means that it is more likely than not to cause cancer in humans. NDMA has been studied in animal populations and found to increase the occurrence of cancer in the animals. The studies have raised the specter of an association between NDMA and liver toxicity which can lead to the development of liver cancer and other related conditions brought about by an NDMA-induced “insult” to the liver. Cancers that are linked to NDMA exposure include:
    • Liver Cancer
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Intestinal Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Kidney Cancer (Renal Cancer)
  • The degree and duration of human NDMA exposure that can lead to the development of cancer is not precisely known. Similarly, the extent and duration of the NDMA contamination of valsartan are not precisely known. Efforts are underway to define the scope and degree of the NDMA contamination. The FDA reports that “some levels of the impurity [NDMA] may have been in the valsartan-containing products for as long as four years.”
  • The contamination of the valsartan-containing drugs has been traced to the Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, a global producer and supplier of valsartan.
  • The FDA has issued several updates regarding the recall. Not all valsartan-containing drugs are included in the recall. The FDA has published and regularly updates a list of the recalled drugs.
  • CAUTION: The FDA reminds consumers to continue taking your current medicine until your doctor or pharmacist gives you a replacement or a different treatment option. Untreated hypertension (high blood pressure) leads to an increase in the risk of heart attacks and stroke. Untreated heart failure increases the risk of hospitalization and death.

Your Legal Rights

  • Valsartan Case Evaluation I have been taking Valsartan and have Liver problems and/or have developed cancer. If you have been taking a valsartan-containing medication and developed liver problems or been diagnosed with liver, intestinal, colorectal, stomach, kidney or colon cancer; you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries as well as for any expenses, emotional distress, and inconveniences you have endured as a result of your medical treatment.
  • Looking for a Lawyer to Represent You? Our attorneys and co-counsel not only have the skill, experience, and expertise to investigate and handle your potential case, but also a proven track record of success in representing people who have been injured by dangerous products.
  • What is the scope of the Valsartan contamination? This full extent of the contamination is not yet known. The FDA and affected drug manufacturers continue to test all-valsartan-containing products as well as different batches/lots of these products. The FDA believes that the contamination started several years ago.
  • The Valsartan Recall in the News – In addition to the FDA’s press releases and safety communications, several media outlets have reported on the contamination of these widely-used drugs. In addition, doctors and pharmacies have been sending letters to patients.
  • Our attorneys and co-counsel can assist you — If you believe your liver injury may be associated with your valsartan medication, please complete the Case Evaluation form on this page and we will review your situation.

Attorney Ron Meneo & The Meneo Law Group

  • Ron Meneo Attorney Ron Meneo manages and leads The Meneo Law Group. Your case will be personally reviewed and evaluated by him. Providing us with information about your case enables us to understand the nature of your injury and its probable cause. This allows us to make our conversation with you as productive as possible.
  • For the past 15 years, and with a Martindale Hubbell "Preeminent AV Rating" (the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards), Attorney Meneo has successfully represented hundreds of clients who have been injured by defective drugs and medical products.
  • Our commitment to excellence and our diligence are the hallmarks of our practice and guide us in representing each of our clients including those whom we successfully represented in the Diet Drug (fen-phen), PPA, Zyprexa®, Ketek®, YAZ® and Pradaxa® nationwide, mass tort litigations.

Holding Drug and Medical Device Companies Accountable

  • Too often the true extent and scope of the dangers associated with a particular prescription drug or medical device are hidden from the medical profession and patients. Whether from downplaying the risks or simply ignoring evidence of them, these companies reap billions of dollars in profits at the expense of patient health and safety. When this occurs, these companies must be held accountable.
  • The power and proclivity of the Food and Drug Administration to hold these companies accountable only extend so far. For individual patients who have been harmed by defective drugs and medical devices, the court system is usually the only pathway for justice.
  • We have a proven track record of holding drug and medical device manufacturers accountable for injuries sustained by our clients and for monetary damages caused by those injuries.

Financial Help

Financial Consequences of Personal Injury

  • The financial burdens resulting from personal injury can be substantial and include the costs of hospitalization, surgery, doctors, rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, travel, prescription medications and other items. In addition, there is likely pain and suffering and oftentimes a loss of current and future income, of family and spousal consortium, and of the enjoyment of pre-injury activities and mobility. In cases of severe and/or permanent injury, the future costs of care, treatment, maintenance and support can be overwhelming.
  • Insurance may only go so far in covering these costs and losses. Legal action may be the only way to protect yourself and your family to obtain adequate moneys to address your needs and secure your and your family's future.
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Protect Your Rights

  • Personal injury claims, including those for product liability and negligence, are subject to various statutes of limitation. These laws limit the amount of time within which a claim for monetary damages may be brought against the company or person responsible for the injuries. Consequently, acting promptly to protect your, or a loved one's, legal claims and rights is imperative.
  • Statutes of limitation vary from state to state. Generally, they can begin to run from either the date of your injury or the date you first discovered that the injury may have been caused by a defective product. These are important distinctions that may impact your legal rights.
  • If you or a loved one suffered a drug or medical device injury or a type of personal injury claim that we are investigating, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you.

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Learn about your LEGAL RIGHTS

Please fill in the form to request a FREE case evaluation from one of our attorneys if you or a loved one have taken Valsartan after January 1st of 2015 and subsequently been diagnosed with liver cancer, stomach cancer, intestinal cancer, colorectal cancer or kidney cancer (renal cancer).

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Have you or someone you know taken Valsartan after January 1st of 2015 and subsequently been diagnosed with liver cancer, stomach cancer, intestinal cancer, colorectal cancer or kidney cancer (renal cancer)? *

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