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Texas Woman Alleges Benicar Caused Her Diverticulitis

benicar possibly linked to diverticulitisA Texas resident has filed a Benicar lawsuit in which she claims Daiichi Sankyo’s blood pressure medication caused her to develop diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis, a digestive disease wherein small pouches in the intestines or colon become inflamed, can lead to severe pain, fever, nausea, and diarrhea. It is just one of several serious gastrointestinal problems that have been associated with Benicar. In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety communication stating it had found clear evidence of an association between Benicar and severe intestinal complications, such as sprue-like enteropathy.

According to a complaint form filed on November 11, the Texas woman was prescribed Benicar in August 2005 and thereafter began to experience chronic diarrhea, diverticulitis, enteropathy, and severe pain. As a result the plaintiff claims she suffered emotional and psychological distress, loss of earnings, and accumulated medical expenses.

The new Benicar lawsuit will join over a thousand others in a New Jersey multidistrict litigation that was established earlier this year. Plaintiffs who have filed Benicar lawsuits claim that Daiichi Sankyo marketed an inadequately tested product, and failed to properly warn doctors and patients of the gastrointestinal risks it poses.

Talk to your doctor if you have any medical concerns. Did your or a loved one suffer from gastrointestinal problems after taking Benicar? If so, contact Lopez McHugh today to speak free of charge with one of our qualified Benicar lawyers. We can help you determine whether a Benicar lawsuit is right for you.