California Telapravir Injury Attorneys for the LGBT Community

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What is Telapravir?

Telapravir (Incivek) is a drug that must be used along with a combination of other drugs including peginterferon and ribavirin for the treatment of Hepatitis C. This combination helps prevent the spread of HCV virus in the body by reducing the amount of HCV an individual produces. Initially approved by the FDA in the U.S. in 2011. However, due to the fact that it had been on the market for a year and a half without warnings, it now includes a black box warning. The FDA issues black box warnings only when a drug contains serious side effects. Because patients were not properly warned of the drug’s adverse effects, many consumers proceeded with treatment even after skin conditions occurred and lost their lives as a result.

Telaprevir has lead to a series of serious skin rashes including:

  • Stevens-Johnson’s syndrome
  • Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Such symptoms are serious and require medical attention immediately due to their life-threatening characteristics.

Other more common and less severe symptoms include

  • Anemia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pruritus
  • Diarrhea
  • Anorectal discomfort

Receive the Compensation You Deserve with an Attorney from Pride Legal

If you or a loved one has taken Telaprevir and has experienced such side effects, you are entitled to compensation. One of the trusted member attorneys in our independent network will help you receive the compensation you deserve. We pride ourselves on catering to the needs of members in the LGBT community throughout Los Angeles and Southern California.

Contact a Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Pharmaceutical Case Attorney today for a free initial evaluation.

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