Although vast strides have been made in the treatment of HIV, some drugs used to treat it contain tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). TDF increases patients’ risk of developing toxicity of the bones and kidneys. HIV drugs Truvada®, Atripla®, Viread, Stribild®, and Complera® all contain TDF. Burg Simpson is currently investigating claims on behalf of HIV patients who have developed kidney disease or bone density loss after taking any of these drugs. The serious side effects of these HIV drugs include renal failure, loss of bone mineral density, broken bones, and more.
If you or a loved one have been suffered a kidney or bone injury as a result of an HIV drug containing TDF, contact Burg Simpson by calling (720) 500-5854 or filling out our FREE case evaluation form.
HIV Drug-Related Kidney Injuries
HIV medications containing TDF can cause significant injuries to kidney function, such as:
- Chronic kidney disease
- End-stage renal disease
- Renal impairment or insufficiency
- Renal failure
Commonly prescribed HIV treatments Truvada®, Atripla®, Viread, Stribild®, and Complera® all contain TDF and can pose a serious risk of kidney disease and renal impairment.
HIV Drug-Related Bone Injuries
Along with kidney damage, HIV medications containing TDF can increase the risk of bone density loss and damage. Symptoms of bone injury related to TDF-containing HIV drugs include:
- Bone breaks/fractures
- Bone density loss
Gilead Sciences, Inc. & TDF Side Effects
Developing evidence shows that drug-maker Gilead Sciences, Inc. sold TDF-based medications for the treatment of HIV knowing that TDF could cause serious side effects, all while withholding a safer and more effective version of the medication from doctors and patients. Gilead developed another drug to treat HIV – tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), marketed as Genvoya® and Odefsey® – that achieves the same therapeutic effect of TDF, but is taken at a significantly lower and safer dose. However, Gilead chose not to bring TAF to the market until the company had maximized sales of its TDF and TDF-based HIV drugs. As a result, patients were unnecessarily exposed to the less-safe TDF drugs for more than a decade.
What Types of Claims are Compensable?
If you or a loved one took one of Gilead’s TDF-based HIV medications listed above and developed kidney damage or disease, experienced renal failure, or developed bone damage or disease, including decreased bone density, you may be entitled to compensation. However, you claim must be supported by your prescription and medical records. Burg Simpson is able to obtain these records, at no cost to you, once you have signed medical authorizations.
How Much Will It Cost to Find Out If I Have a Claim?
We offer completely free case evaluations to help determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation for damages against Gilead Sciences, Inc. Burg Simpson’s dangerous drug attorneys will advance all costs associated with evaluating your case, including obtaining medical records, collecting reviews from experts, and any court filing fees. Furthermore, if we represent your case and you receive no compensation from Gilead Sciences, Inc. you pay us nothing.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
The amount of time you have to verify and file your claim may be short, depending on various factors, including the state in which you live. If you or a loved one have been taking an HIV drug with the active ingredient TDF and suffered a kidney or bone injury, contact us immediately. Failing to act urgently may cause you to miss your chance to receive just compensation for physical and emotional suffering caused by these drugs.
Good Lawyers. Changing Lives.
Burg Simpson is a powerful firm with a personal touch. The advantage of having us on your side is getting the resources of a large trial firm with the personal care and attention of a small firm. We can provide you with a national network of medical experts and consultants to assist with your claim against the manufacturer of these dangerous drugs. Dealing with medical conditions like kidney failure and bone fractures can be physically, emotionally, and financially taxing – it is our job to be your advocate in and out of the courtroom, so that you can concentrate on your health.
If you have been harmed by an HIV treatment containing TDF, get started with your claim today. Call Burg Simpson at (720) 500-5854 or fill out our FREE case evaluation.