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Elmiron Eye Damage


Elmiron® Vision Loss and Blindness Lawsuits

Defective Drug Attorneys Representing Patients in Alabama and Nationwide

Elmiron® is a prescription medication and is the only FDA-approved oral drug used to treat bladder pain or discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis (IC). Recent studies show that using Elmiron® (also known as "pentosan polysulfate sodium" or "PPS") may damage the retina in the eye, leading to “vision-threatening toxicity.”

If you or your loved ones have developed vision loss and eye damage as a result of taking Elmiron®, you may have the right to pursue legal action. Based in Mobile, Alabama, our team at Cunningham Bounds has 12 firm partners with an extraordinary track record in court and decades of experience in complex product liability, defective drug, and class action cases. We are committed to fighting for those who have suffered as a result of using prescribed medications – and holding the manufacturers accountable for negligence.

Contact our Alabama law firm today at (251) 299-0101 to speak with a qualified attorney about your eye injury claim.

Identifying the Signs of Elmiron® Eye Injuries

The use of Elmiron® may cause irreparable damage in the macula – the area of the retina responsible for clear central vision – leading to irreversible vision loss and even blindness. This condition is known as pigmentary maculopathy, and PPS was first linked with this condition in a peer-reviewed study published in 2018. At the time of this writing, pentosan polysulfate sodium is the only compound linked to this rare progressive eye disease.

Signs of eye damage associated with using Elmiron®:

  • Vision loss
  • Vision impairment
  • Halo vision
  • Unilateral or bilateral blindness
  • Scotomas
  • Metamorphopsia
  • Blurred vision

Taking Elmiron® may also result in the following complications:

  • Difficulty reading
  • Difficulty adapting to dim lighting
  • Blurred vision (often centrally in the patient's field of vision)
  • Dark spots in center of vision
  • Straight lines appearing curved or squiggly
  • Less vivid colors

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the unique damage caused by the drug masquerades as age-related macular degeneration or pattern dystrophy, thus resulting in misdiagnosis for many patients. Researchers only recently made the connection between Elmiron® and its danger to the retina.

Taking Legal Action for Eye Injuries

Anyone who has taken (or is taking) Elmiron® could be at risk of eye damage. If you or a loved one took Elmiron® and have experienced vision problems, please contact our lawyers about a potential lawsuit.

Cunningham Bounds has been representing plaintiffs for over 60 years, and in that time, our firm has achieved a national reputation as a result of our trial expertise and precedent-setting verdicts throughout the United States. Our Mobile attorneys routinely go head-to-head with some of the best defense attorneys in the country in defective pharmaceutical drug litigation and other complex cases. Because we’ve obtained multi-million – and even multi-billion – dollar verdicts against national and international corporations, Cunningham Bounds is widely known as one of the toughest firms to beat.

Don’t settle for less! Contact us today at (251) 299-0101 for a free initial consultation in Alabama or beyond.


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