Valsartan Cancer Class Action Drug Injury Lawsuits - The Lyon Firm
« Back to Blog

Valsartan Cancer Class Action Drug Injury Lawsuits

Ohio product liability lawyer and Pharmaceutical injury attorney investigating Valsartan cancer class action lawsuits for injured plaintiffs nationwide

Due to the contamination of thousands of batches of Valsartan, a popular blood pressure drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled several Valsartan drugs known to be tainted with NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine), a toxic chemical considered possibly carcinogenic by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Cancer risks and a lack of quality control measures from drug manufacturers have increased the pressure on the industry to provide safe products to consumers. Plaintiffs and consumer safety attorneys have filed numerous valsartan cancer class action lawsuits, claiming the negligence of certain drug companies put patients at risk of developing cancer in the future.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio product liability attorney and Drug Injury lawyer investigating Valsartan cancer class action lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide. The Lyon Firm has experience filing claims against pharmaceutical companies following recalls and consumer safety risks.

Valsartan Recalls & Cancer Risks

The U.S. FDA action came after 22 other countries first issued recalls on 2,300 valsartan batches sent to Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France, Poland, Croatia, Lithuania, Greece, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bahrain and Malta.

The FDA takes issue with specific impurities in drugs which may cause harm to consumers at very low levels. The following drug manufacturers and packaging companies have issued recalls:

  • Actavis
  • A-S Medication Solutions LLC
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack Inc.
  • Prinston Pharmaceuticals—Solco Healthcare
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • J. Harkins Company Inc.
  • Lake Erie Medical
  • Quality Care Products LLC
  • NuCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Northwind Pharmaceuticals
  • Proficient Rx

Common ARB drugs, as the same class as Valsartan:

  • Losartan
  • Telmisartan
  • Olmesartan
  • Irbesartan
  • Eprosartan
  • Candesartan
  • Azilsartan
  • Amlopidine
  • Hydrochlorothiazide

Valsartan Cancer Class Action Lawsuits

After consumers are put at health risk by contaminated medications due to the negligence of pharmaceutical companies, the drug makers and distributors can be held accountable for injuries and for the disregard of consumer safety. If you have been taking a valsartan drug, contact a medical professional and an experienced product liability attorney to assist you in weighing your legal options.

If you or a loved one has been prescribed Valsartan, and have questions about the legal remedies available, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding valsartan cancer class action lawsuits.

Contact us today.