Levy Konigsberg, LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Emily Acosta was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in the In Re: Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2973) by United States District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti of the District of New Jersey.
This group of court-appointed lawyers is tasked with effectively and efficiently representing the common interests of all Elmiron MDL plaintiffs. In addition to her duties as a member of the PSC, Emily has also been appointed as Federal-State liaison counsel to state court litigants in the State of New Jersey.
Ms. Acosta has spent her entire career handling complex and serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and has obtained nearly $35 million in settlements and verdicts for clients. She has extensive experience arguing dispositive motions, authoring critical briefs, and has taken hundreds of fact and expert witness depositions.
What is Elmiron?
Elmiron (or pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS)) 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 a degenerative eye disorder, 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 actually 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
LK’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 team is currently accepting Elmiron cases in all 50 states.
You may only have a limited amount of time to bring an Elmiron claim, so do not wait. For a free, no-commitment confidential consultation with our Elmiron lawyers, please call 1-800-988-8005 or submit an email inquiry above.