Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have taken Truvada to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Patients report that Truvada may cause medical complications, including kidney failure, bone fractures, and lactic acidosis.
Truvada is a medication prescribed in combination with other therapies as part of an HIV treatment regimen. If left untreated, HIV may develop into AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Truvada lowers the level of virus in the body in order to strengthen the patient’s immune system and reduce the risk of other complications associated with HIV. Truvada is also used as a preventative medication (known as Prep) to inhibit HIV in high-risk populations.
Truvada has been linked to serious health conditions. Kidney damage and bone loss are the most commonly reported adverse events. A large number of patients have filed lawsuits against Gilead Sciences, Inc, the maker of Truvada. Hundreds of lawsuits are pending in state and federal courts. Federal cases have been consolidated in the Northern District of California. Bellwether trials for Truvada are scheduled to begin in 2022.
Truvada can cause kidney damage and lead to kidney failure, which may include anemia, bruising, fatigue, nausea, confusion, and decreased urine. Patients may also develop Fanconi Syndrome, which causes alterations in the urine’s chemical composition due to impaired kidney tubule function. Truvada has been associated with bone deterioration. In addition, Truvada may cause lactic acidosis, a condition in which lactate accumulates in the blood due to the failure of the kidneys to function properly.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Truvada, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:
The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truvada on August 2, 2004 to treat HIV. According to the FDA, there were 11,381 adverse event reports from 2005 to September 30, 2019 concerning Truvada. Of those reports, 8,982 pertained to serious injuries while 718 reported deaths. Truvada has a black box warning to alert patients about the risk of exacerbation of hepatitis B following treatment. The most recent labeling also cautions patients that Truvada can lead to worsening renal impairment and a decrease in bone mineral density. However, Truvada has not been recalled by the FDA and the manufacturer has not initiated its own recall.