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Types of Errors

Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

Should I consider filing a claim if I took Benicar and suffered gastrointestinal problems as a result?

Like most patients, you may have listened carefully to your doctor and taken his or her advice when he prescribed the drug Benicar for your high blood pressure. As patients, we rely on the knowledge and expertise of our medical professionals when it comes to our health. It is an unfortunate reality, however, that some of the drugs that are prescribed for common medical conditions will ultimately be found to create more harm than good. Studies have now shown that Benicar is one of those drugs. If you have taken Benicar and now suffer from gastrointestinal problems, you may have a claim for compensation against the drug’s manufacturer.

Potential Damages Caused by Benicar

While Daiichi Sankyo, the manufacturer of Benicar, spent approximately $1 billion promoting its drug Benicar as being superior to other drugs in both safety and effectiveness, studies have now shown that the drug can cause severe intestinal issues. These issues are known as sprue-like enteropathy. The drug can also cause villous atrophy. This particular disorder causes the lining of the intestines to lose its texture, making it difficult to absorb nutrients. The effects from either condition can be devastating, and include the following:

  • Intestinal damage
  • Chronic and severe diarrhea
  • Malnourishment
  • Substantial weight loss
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition

As a result of taking Benicar, you may now find yourself facing steep medical bills, ongoing treatment, and an inability to return to work while you attempt to recover from the damage caused by the drug. You also may have grounds for a claim against Daiichi Sankyo for compensation for your losses. It is important to act quickly, however. We encourage you to contact us today for a no obligation case review at 888-526-7616.


David W. Hodges
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