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Burg Simpson Investigates Dangerous HIV Drugs

By Heidi Culbertson

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May 28, 2019   Colorado Blog, Colorado Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices

Burg Simpson Investigates Dangerous HIV Drugs

Burg Simpson is currently investigating claims on behalf of people suffering from kidney disease, renal failure, or injuries to bone, including bone density loss, as a result of taking certain prescription medications developed to treat individuals infected with HIV. These drugs all contain TDF (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate).

These drugs include:

  • TRUVADA®
  • VIREAD®
  • ATRIPLA®
  • STRIBILD®
  • COMPLERA®

Dangerous Drugs Place Patients at Risk

Developing evidence indicates that the drug manufacturer, Gilead Sciences, Inc., marketed TDF-based medications to HIV patients knowing that TDF could cause serious injuries, and could put those who ingested the drugs at risk of kidney or bone toxicity.

These medications can cause serious injuries, including injuries to kidney function and bone health.

Kidney Injuries can include:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Renal failure
  • Renal Impairment/ Insufficiency

Bone Injuries can include:

  • Bone Fractures
  • Bone Density Loss

 The Drug-Maker: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Developing evidence indicates that Gilead marketed TDF and TDF-based drugs while withholding a safer and more effective version of the medication from doctors and patients.

At the same time Gilead developed TDF, Gilead developed another HIV treatment— TAF (tenofovir alafenamide), later marketed as Genvoya® and Odefsey®— that produced the same therapeutic effect of TDF but is taken at a significantly lower and safer dose.  However, Gilead waited to put TAF on the market until it had maximized sales of its TDF-based HIV drugs.

Obtain Legal Representation Now

If you have been injured as a result of taking any of these dangerous medications, contact Burg Simpson for a free consultation today. When you secure legal representation with our firm, we will evaluate your case, and the firm will advance the cost of obtaining your medical records, developing expert reviews, and any court filing fees. You only pay us if we recover compensation for your injuries.

If you or someone you love has been taking an HIV drug containing TDF, and has suffered from side effects such as kidney disease, renal failure, bone density loss, or bone fractures, it is important to act as soon as possible.  Claims are already being filed for those who have taken these dangerous medications. Failing to act soon may mean you lose your opportunity to obtain just compensation for your injuries. Your opportunity to file your claim is time-sensitive and can depend on many factors, including your state of residence.

If you have been harmed by HIV medications, call Burg Simpson now to arrange for a free consultation at 303-792-5595.

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