Gilead Sciences has been hit with class actions and individual lawsuits on behalf of people who took Viread and other HIV medications that contain an ingredient called TDF.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Viread induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe bone or kidney side effect, 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.
Viread Class Action Lawsuit Filed in California
In May 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed against Gilead Sciences on behalf of everyone who took Viread and other HIV medications that contain an ingredient called Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF).
What is TDF?
TDF is an old version of Tenofovir that must be taken in high doses to be effective. Unfortunately, TDF also accumulates in the bones and kidneys, increasing the risk of side effects. Gilead now recommends that patients take a new low-dose version of Tenofovir called TAF (Tenofovir Alafenamide) because it has a lower risk of side effects.
Did Gilead Delay Selling Safer HIV Drugs?
The lawsuits accuse Gilead Sciences of intentionally delaying development of TAF to maximize profits on Viread and other HIV drugs containing TDF, which caused patients to suffer more bone and kidney side effects.
According to one lawsuit, Gilead knew as far back as 2001 that TSF was “…highly toxic in the doses prescribed and risked permanent and possibly fatal damage to the kidneys and bones.”
What is the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not currently filing a Viread class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who took Viread and developed severe side effects.
Kidney Injuries Linked to Viread
- Chronic kidney disease
- Declining kidney function
- Acute kidney injury
- Acute renal failure
- Fanconi syndrome
- Kidney failure
Bone Injuries Linked to Viread
- Decreased bone mineral density
- Bone fractures
About Class Actions
Class action lawsuits are typically filed on behalf of a large group of people (or “class”) when everyone has the same legal claim. However, class actions can have disadvantages for people with far more serious injuries than the average plaintiff, because everyone in a class action typically shares the payout equally.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Our law firm specializes in holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for selling dangerous medications and failing to warn about side effects. If you were injured by Stribild, we may be able to help you file a lawsuit and seek compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
Do I have a Viread Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Viread induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured, 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.
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