There is a hypertension medication on the market which is manufacturer by Daiichi Sankyo which has been giving numerous patients serious gastro intestinal injuries. The medications have the active ingredient olmesartan medoxomil, which is in three different prescriptions. Benicar, Azor, and Tribenzor have been on the market for some time, but it wasn’t until recently that a team of doctors from the Mayo clinic put together a clinical trial and tested a number of patients to see if they were showing signs of celiac disease. It appeared as if the patients were suffering from the description of the symptoms they were suffering, but after lab results were performed, the test subjects kept coming back with negative results for celiac disease. That’s when Dr. Joseph Murray decided to put together another group of test patients to see if they were indeed being injured by the hypertension medication.
Injuries related to the use of Benicar
As it would come to be known, Benicar may be responsible for serious gastrointestinal problems including but not limited to:
- villous atrophy
- chrons disease
- microscopic colitis
Along with a number of other severe problems which may come with other minor side effects including:
- and other problems.
If you have been injured due to the use of Benicar, Azor, or Tribenzor, it may be possible to seek compensation from a Benicar Lawsuit for the injuries which you or a loved one may have sustained. There are a number of injuries which are included within the class action lawsuit and individual may be able to join so long as the time limit has not expired for their state. If you’re unsure if you’re able to participate you should speak with a lawyer who will be able to sift through the details of your experience and let you know if you have a case.