If someone suffers an injury after using Truvada along with other HIV medications, the person has a solid ground to file a Truvada lawsuit. In such cases, the injured is entitled to compensation for the harms suffered. Talk to an experienced Truvada lawyer before filing a lawsuit. The lawyer will evaluate your particular situations and decide if your case has enough merits for a Truvada lawsuit.
What is Truvada?
Truvada serves two purposes. It’s intake is recommended in conjunction with other HIV medications to control HIV infections. Keep in mind that Truvada does not cure AIDS or HIV and only treats symptoms of the disease, such as prevention of carcinoma and infections. Truvada is recommended to manage the symptoms and improve the quality of the patient’s life.
The medication is also recommended for HIV-negative individuals and also those at a high risk of HIV infection. The medication is meant for those actively engaged in unprotected sex use of abuse of alcohol and drugs, suffering STD infection or having their partners diagnosed with HIV. It is highly recommended that Truvada should be taken in combination with other HIV medications for better result.
Truvada contains two different medications for symptomatic treatment of HIV – TenofovirDisoproxilFumarate and Emtricitabine. Both belong to the group of NRTIs (Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors). Manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Truvada was approved in July 2002 as a medication for HIV treatment.
Differences between TDF and TAF Drugs for HIV Treatment
Gilead Sciences was severely criticized for putting the release of a safe HIV drug on hold in order to promote the sales of TDF HIV drugs. It has been found that TDF drugs inflict some serious side effects causing harms to the HIV-positive individuals, including bone or kidney injuries. TAF, also known as TenofovirAlafenamide, is considered a safer alternative that poses no threat as per the evidences since 2000. It is called a safer option due to smaller concentration of Tenofovir, the main ingredient. Small concentration helps to prevent it from building up in kidneys and blood.
Despite being aware of a safer alternative, the Truvada manufacturer stalled the release of TAF drugs until the recent times. It is a serious negligence on part of the Gilead and it has put many HIV persons at high risk when they could have easily switched to a far better and safer option. According to the critics, the manufacturer deliberately withheld the release of the safer HIV drug to make more profit.
A Truvada lawsuit involves an allegation against Gilead Sciences that the company was fully aware of its side effects but did not warn the consumers about its potential risks.
Different Types of Truvada Injuries
Truvada side effects, which cause harm to kidneys, are not limited to only the followings:
- Chronic kidney injuries
- Acute kidney injuries
- Related nephritic injuries
- Kidney failure
- Renal failure
Bone Side Effects
- Related Orthopedic injuries
If you have developed kidney, bone or other serious injuries after using Truvada to treat HIV symptoms, you certainly have a case to take part in the Truvada lawsuit.