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Viread Lawsuit

Viread Lawsuit

Viread is an antiviral medication made by Gilead Sciences that is used to treat HIV and Hepatitis B. Unfortunately, it is linked to severe side effects, such as kidney injury, bone fractures, and more.

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 of Viread, 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.

What is Viread?

Viread® is a medication that contains Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF). Viread is prescribed to people with viral diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B. It help treat these diseases by preventing the virus from multiplying in the body. Viread belongs to a class of drugs called Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs).

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

  • Osteoporosis
  • Decreased bone mineral density
  • Osteopenia
  • Bone fractures

Did Gilead Delay Safer Drugs?

Viread was on market for years before Gilead Sciences released newer anti-viral medications with a safer version of tenofovir called Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF). Lawsuits have been filed by people who suffered severe bone and kidney side effects while using Gilead’s older antiviral drugs with a more dangerous version of tenofovir.

Viread Class Action Lawsuit Filed in California

In May 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed in California for everyone who took Viread and Gilead’s other antiviral medications with TDF before developing severe bone and kidney side effects.

Lawyers who filed the class action lawsuit accuse Gilead of failing to warn about severe side effects of TDF and misrepresenting its safety.

HIV Drug Lawsuits Filed Against Gilead Sciences

Gilead is also facing a personal injury lawsuit that was filed by 2 men from California who developed kidney damage, osteoporosis, and other side effects. they claim that 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.’ Gilead is also accused of keeping a safer version of tenofovir off the market to maximize profits on its older HIV drugs.

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 diagnosed with a severe bone or kidney side effect of Viread, 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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