Levy Konigsberg is proud to announce that Judge Brian R. Martinotti, United States District Court – District of New Jersey, appointed Partner Audrey Perlman Raphael to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2973).
The Elmiron Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee is a group of court-appointed lawyers chosen to advocate for the common interests of victims who sustained vision damage caused by using the prescription drug Elmiron.
Audrey has also been court appointed to several committees to advocate for the common interests of asbestos exposure victims. These Bankruptcy Tort Claimant Committees include Imerys Talc America, Inc.(2019), Paddock Enterprises, LLC (2020) and Cyprus Mines Corporation (2021).
Audrey Perlman Raphael has dedicated her career to representing victims of catastrophic accidents, asbestos exposure, asbestos-containing talcum powder exposure, and diethylstilbestrol (DES) ingestion. She also manages Levy Konigsberg’s lien resolutions and asbestos bankruptcy trust departments.
What is Elmiron?
Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) is a prescription drug used to treat painful bladder conditions, including interstitial cystitis.
Why is Elmiron Dangerous?
Researchers have determined that long-term use of Elmiron may cause degenerative eye disorders, including pigmentary maculopathy, which may lead to vision loss, vision distortion, and even blindness.
New studies suggest that as many as 25% of long-term Elmiron users may have developed ocular damage, which can lead to vision loss or blindness. Some of these patients may have initially been diagnosed with another vision disorder such as macular degeneration or pattern dystrophy, but after closer examination may have injuries related to their chronic Elmiron use.
What are the Symptoms of an Elmiron injury?
Patients who have taken Elmiron for a long period of time may experience pigmentary retinal maculopathy, a type of degenerative visual disorder, with symptoms including:
- Blurry Vision
- Loss of Close Vision
- Night Blindness
- Visual Dimming
- Difficulty Reading
- Dark Spots
Levy Konigsberg’s Elmiron Lawyers are Ready to Help
If you or someone you love took Elmiron and is now experiencing loss or distortion of vision, please contact our Elmiron lawyers. You may be entitled to compensation. Our Elmiron team is currently accepting Elmiron cases in all 50 states.
Do not wait. You may only have a limited amount of time to file an Elmiron claim. For a free, no-commitment confidential consultation with our Elmiron lawyers, please call 1-800-988-8005 or submit an email inquiry above.