Several generic medications that contain Valsartan (Diovan®) were sold for years with a toxic impurity that is linked to kidney cancer, liver cancer, and other severe side effects.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Valsartan induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with cancer, liver damage, or other serious side effects of Valsartan (Diovan®), you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call
UPDATE: Valsartan Cancer Lawsuit Filed in New Jersey
In August 2019, a Valsartan Lawsuit (PDF) was filed by the widow of a man who died of cancer after taking different types of generic valsarta from October 2014 until August 2018, when several valsartan recalls were issued due to cancer-causing impurities in the medication.
Valsartan Recalled for Toxic Cancer-Causing Impurity
In July 2018, the FDA announced the first recall for several valsartan medications because they contain a toxic impurity that is believed to cause cancer and other severe side effects. Since then, many additional recalls have been issued.
What is the Risk?
Our lawyers are evaluating potential lawsuits for people who were diagnosed with any of the following injuries:
- Liver damage
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Abdominal cancer
- And more
What is the Problem?
The valsartan medications were recalled due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer in people).
List of Recalled Valsartan Medications
|Valsartan||Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.|
|Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)||Solco Healthcare|
|Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)||Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.|
|Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP||Aurobindo Pharma USA|
What is Valsartan?
Valsartan has been on the market since 1996 and it was originally sold by Norvartis under the brand-name Diovan®. It is mainly used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and to help a person live longer after suffering a heart attack. It is now sold by more than 30 different companies under a variety of generic names.
Do I have a Valsartan Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Valsartan induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with cancer, liver damage, or side effects of Valsartan (Diovan®), you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Attention Lawyers: We consider a referral from another law firm to be one of the greatest compliments. If your firm is interested in referring us a case or for us to send you a list of previous award judgments and/or average referral fees, please visit the Lawyer Referral section of our website.