Truvada and Other HIV Drug Lawsuits
Lawsuits Over Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera and Stribild
Lawsuits allege that users have suffered kidney injuries, bone problems and other side effects of Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera and Stribild, which may have been avoided if the manufacturer had adequately warned about the risk. The drug maker also faces accusations that it withheld safer versions of the HIV drugs for years, as part of a scheme to maximize profits.
Lawyers are pursuing HIV drug settlements for individuals who have suffered:
- Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure or Other Renal Injury
- Bone Fractures
- Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Osteomalacia or other Bone Loss Problems
Latest Truvada Lawsuit Updates and Information
- Thousands of individuals have filed Truvada lawsuits, Viread lawsuits, Atripla lawsuits, Complera lawsuits and Stribild lawsuits against Gilead
- Lawsuits allege Gilead failed to adequately warn about kidney side effects and bone risks
- Given common allegations, most of the HIV drug lawsuits pending in the U.S. are currently consolidated before one judge in California state court
- A series of early "bellwether" trials are expected to help parties gauge the average HIV drug lawsuit payout and promote settlement negotiations between the parties
- SUBMIT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CLAIM FOR REVIEW BY A LAWYER
Overview of Truvada Lawsuit and Other HIV Medication Lawsuits
Gilead has introduced a series of HIV treatments in prior years, involving the the compound tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), which allowed the medications to be delivered in a pill form, instead of an injection. These treatments include the blockbuster Gilead HIV drugs:
It now appears that Gilead knew that safer version of these HIV drugs could have been manufactured and sold years earlier, involving the compound tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF). However, lawsuits allege that Gilead withheld development of this safer version of their medications, continuing to introduce and sell more toxic TDF drugs for years, without adequately warning about the potential side effects on the kidneys and bones.
It was not until Gilead was nearing the end of patent protection for certain TDF drugs, and would soon face competition from generic versions of Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera and Stribild, that it worked to release TAF drugs, which are now marketed as a safer alternative.
Who May Qualify For An HIV Drug Settlement
Product liability lawyers provide free consultations and claim evaluations to help individuals determine if they may be eligible to file an HIV drug lawsuit, and seek a settlement from the drug maker for failing to adequately warn about the true extent of the known risks associated with their medication, including:
HIV Drug Kidney Lawsuits
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Kidney Failure
- Dialysis Treatment
- Wrongful Death
HIV Drug Bone Density Loss Lawsuits:
- Bone Fractures
- Tooth Loss
- Other Dental Problems from Bone Deterioration
Current users of Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera and Stribild should not stop taking their HIV medication without first speaking with their doctor.
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HIV Drugs Lawsuits
Kidney and bone injuries linked to the HIV drugs Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera and Stribild may have been avoided.See If You Qualify Now >
About TDF Drug Side Effects
Tenofovir is part of a class of antiretrovirals used to treat and prevent HIV, by blocking an enzyme the disease needs to replicate. Sales of the compound were initially limited, since it had to be delivered through an injection. However, this changed in 2001, with the introduction of Viread and other TDF-based drugs, which provide tenofovir in pill form.
Gilead developed an essential monopoly on HIV antiretrovirals, which individuals living with the disease must take to survive, generating over $11 billion in annual sales.
As early as 2001, Gilead knew that side effects of TDF HIV drugs could be highly toxic to kidneys and bones, but inadequate warnings were provided to users and the medical community.
The drug maker also knew about a safer alternative by 2004, but stopped development of TAF drugs, since they would negatively impact the lucrative sales of Truvada, Viread and the other TDF drugs.
According to allegations raised in TDF drug class action lawsuits and individual injury claims, Gilead engaged in a scheme to maximize profits by delaying development of the safe TAF drugs until after they had generated the maximum profits from TDF drugs. When generic versions of the earlier drugs were approaching the market, the manufacturer obtained approval for TAF drugs, which will not face generic equivalents until at least 2032.
Lawyers Pursuing HIV Lawsuit Settlements
As a result of the drug manufacturers’ failure to ensure the safety of their products or adequately warn about the risks associated with TDF toxicity, HIV drug injury lawyers are evaluating whether users may be entitled to compensation through a product liability lawsuit.
While Gilead has not yet paid any Truvada settlements or other HIV lawsuit settlements involving claims brought by individuals who suffered bone fractures or kidney damage, the drug maker will face increasing pressure to negotiate in good faith as individual trials approach.
An HIV lawsuit settlement may provide former users of Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera and Stribild with important benefits and financial compensation, including:
- Coverage for Past and Future Medical Expenses
- Compensation for Lost Wages or Diminished Earning Capacity
- Pain and Suffering
- Punitive Damages as a Result of the Drug Maker’s Apparent Decision to Place Profits Before the Safety of HIV Drug Users
To request a free consultation and claim evaluation to determine whether you, a friend or family member may be entitled to financial compensation through a lawsuit, submit information about a potential kidney or bone loss injury.
RandyMay 21, 2023 at 2:34 pm
I'm 60 years old I started taking a triple in 2002 until I can't remember but I have an attorney for my case but haven't heard a thing , this drug made all my teeth rot out of my head gave me osteoporosis and deteriorated my shoulders and back .
SpencerMay 15, 2023 at 1:23 pm
These litigations started in 2019… Gilead was able to file against companies for patent infringements last year and that case is already done. I don’t understand…. Either it is dangerous or it isn’t… obviously it is… so what is the hold up? I wrote my lawyer asking if I’m going to see any of this settlement before I die…. Their answer was less than assuring. I would’ve been better just taking my[Show More]These litigations started in 2019… Gilead was able to file against companies for patent infringements last year and that case is already done. I don’t understand…. Either it is dangerous or it isn’t… obviously it is… so what is the hold up? I wrote my lawyer asking if I’m going to see any of this settlement before I die…. Their answer was less than assuring. I would’ve been better just taking my chances with HIV…
ThomasDecember 5, 2022 at 3:46 am
Time is of the essence. Lawyers seem unable to get a settlement in time for it to be useful to me to help save me. The Texas law firm i signed up to join lawsuit in 2019 and lawyers really don't give updates or return calls.. I waited long enough already. This is likely my last holiday. Life is too difficult as I live with the effects of massive bone loss and other problems for this evil viread [Show More]Time is of the essence. Lawyers seem unable to get a settlement in time for it to be useful to me to help save me. The Texas law firm i signed up to join lawsuit in 2019 and lawyers really don't give updates or return calls.. I waited long enough already. This is likely my last holiday. Life is too difficult as I live with the effects of massive bone loss and other problems for this evil viread and other hiv drugs the money grubbing big pharma deceived us about all in the name of lavish profits.
MicheleMarch 19, 2022 at 7:37 pm
I took both bureau and Guevara for many years. My biggest complaint is my lack of teeth. They would break off no matter what I ate. Once I lost a molar while eating mashed potatoes.
LambertNovember 17, 2020 at 7:23 pm
I took this medication for over 5 yrs now am leaving without a future because they left my organs devastated.
JessicaOctober 20, 2020 at 6:38 am
I became osteoporosis secondary to the drug truvado combivir i suffered a severe pelvis fractue open reduction internal fixation. A year of lost work. I am in therapy because im unbalanced.
ChristineSeptember 17, 2020 at 12:47 am
I took bread from 1993 to 2001 and truvada from 2001 to 2006 and I went into renal failure and began dialysis in 2004 do I have a case?
TrygveAugust 16, 2020 at 6:26 pm
General Dilivery Centralia Was.
simonMay 6, 2020 at 6:04 am
I am 39 years old, HIV negative and I have been taking Truvada daily for about 8 years as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). 4 years ago (when i was 35) i was diagnosed with 2 herniated spinal discs and disc degeneration in the lower lumbar spine. As a result i could no longer play sports, exercise, run, bend over, my life was changed forever and the two discs never healed. Chiropractors, Physiother[Show More]I am 39 years old, HIV negative and I have been taking Truvada daily for about 8 years as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). 4 years ago (when i was 35) i was diagnosed with 2 herniated spinal discs and disc degeneration in the lower lumbar spine. As a result i could no longer play sports, exercise, run, bend over, my life was changed forever and the two discs never healed. Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, General Practitioners, all could not understand why at 35, my discs were degenerating so quickly and without healing. Last year (when i was 38) another disc herniated, this time in my mid-thoracic. 2 months ago I decided to stop Truvada due to my kidney function tests showing reduced function and also due to episodes of pancreatitis i was experiencing - not because of spinal issues (as I had never drawn any link between Truvada and my disc deterioration). It has been 3 months since my use of Truvada and in the last few weeks I have noticed I am now able to bend over with less pain, and i have been jogging for the first time in 4 years. I have not formally followed up with any scans or tests yet, but given nothing else in my routine has changed, I am hypothesizing that my spinal disc degeneration issues are potentially linked to the long term daily truvada usage. I would be very interested to hear from other people experiencing disc degeneration at a young age and potential links to Truvada.
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