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Benicar, also known as olmesartan medoxomil in generic form, is a prescription medication manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo for treating high blood pressure. Since its approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in 2002, more than 10 million patients have taken Benicar.

Olmesartan medoxomil has produced alarming side effects, with some journals reporting an increased risk of heart failure, sprue-like enteropathy, and other serious health complications. If you or a loved one developed a medical condition after taking Benicar, you may be entitled to compensation. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, a Benicar lawsuit lawyer can investigate your case and help you fight for the fair settlement or award you deserve.

How Can a Benicar Lawsuit Attorney Help?

Patients who suffered from chronic diarrhea, severe weight loss, nausea, and vomiting after taking Benicar have begun suing the manufacturers Daiichi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories. The journal Hypertension notes that the blood pressure medication Benicar poses an increased risk of cardiovascular events, which may also be grounds to file a lawsuit.

Speak with the team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins if you’ve experienced any of the common side effects Cleveland Clinic associates with Benicar, including:

  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Palpitations
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling in your face or extremities
  • Abnormal urination
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Persistent headaches
  • Muscle pains

If you have difficulty maintaining a healthy weight, seek medical advice from a trusted professional. Those who take Benicar may already have a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and other serious health hazards. The dangerous blood pressure drug olmesartan medoxomil could endanger your life, so seek immediate medical attention if you’re experiencing any abnormal health issues.

Dangerous Benicar Side Effects

As Mayo Clinic explains, Benicar comes with a handful of commonly recognized side effects, and severe gastrointestinal problems are one of those side effects. Sprue-like enteropathy is a gastrointestinal disorder causing severe, chronic diarrhea and substantial weight loss. This is one of the painful symptoms associated with olmesartan medoxomil, which we now know to be a dangerous product. Chronic diarrhea can lead to severe dehydration resulting in hospitalization and sometimes death.

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Benicar Studies

In May 2014, the medical journal Gastroenterology published an article concluding that “[Benicar (olmesartan)] was associated with an increased risk of severe intestinal malabsorption. The increased risk appears after one year of treatment and reaches 9.53 after two years of [Benicar (olmesartan) use]. ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) other than [Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil)] were not associated with an increased risk of severe intestinal malabsorption”.

This study notes that while Benicar exhibits an increased risk for gastrointestinal damage, similar ARB drugs do not. If you are currently prescribed Benicar, consult your physician before discontinuing use. Do not discontinue use without physician approval.

What Are Recoverable Damages for Those Harmed by Olmesartan Medoxomil?

At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, a Benicar lawsuit lawyer can help you seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death
  • Various other damages resulting from the use of
  • Benicar

These lawsuits claim that Daiichi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories knew or should have known about the risk of severe health hazards before marketing their product.

Benicar won FDA approval in 2002, but the FDA did not demand a label change until 2013. The manufacturer’s failure to properly warn users and prescribers of the links between Benicar and serious health problems unnecessarily injured thousands of Americans. Tragically, some of those victims died because of Benicar-related adverse events.

Who Can Be Held Liable?

There are several indications that manufacturers of Benicar should have known about these risks to the consumer. In July 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated label changes for Benicar to include gastrointestinal problems. Further studies have since verified the link between Benicar and gastrointestinal damage.

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If you or someone you love were needlessly injured due to taking Benicar, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact at Benicar lawsuit lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins today for a free, confidential case evaluation. We handle Benicar lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we get money for you.

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