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Benicar Class Action Lawsuit Information

Benicar Class Action Lawsuit Information

FDA to Add Warning for Benicar: According to the Food and Drug Administration enough detailed studies have shown a link to the development of severe spruelike enteropathy to warrant a label change on products containing the active ingredient Olmesartan including Benicar.

Our law firm is currently investigating class action and single party lawsuits against the manufacturers and distributors of the blood pressure lowering medication Benicar. If you or a loved one have suffered from serious side effects due to the use of Benicar feel contact our injury law firm for a free no cost legal consultation regarding a possible claim.

The olmesartan medoxomil tablets under the trade names Benicar Benicar HCT, Azor, and Tribenzor, has been linked to the developed of serious health effects including

  • Severe cases of diarrhea
  • Chornic diarrhea resulting on hospitalization due to dehydration
  • Gastrointestinal side effects including vomiting and electrolyte imbalances
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Inflammation of the intestines
  • Swallowing abnormalities – inability to properly swallow
  • Renal kidney failure and hyperkalemia

In some severe cases of chronic diarrhea in patients with compromised immune systems  patients can undergo severe dehydration resulting in death.

2013 FDA Warning for Benicar: For more information regarding FDA warning regarding the use of Benicar see here.

What Needs to be Proven to Win Your Case in Court – Product Liability Lawsuits

The majority of drug side effects case are predicated on proving a product liability claim. Defective product litigation can be based on proving one of three one distinct causes of action.

1. Defect in the Original Design of the Drug: When a current design with the same level of efficacy but lower level of potential harm exists but was not used to manufacture the drug.

2. Defect in the Manufacturing Process of the Drug: Failure to product the drug in the fashion intended in the original design.

3. Labeling Defect: When a drug manufacturer fails to properly warn consumers of all known or knowable side effects resulting from the use of the drug.

What is a Class Action Lawsuit: Class action lawsuits take place when there are a large number of victims with a similar cause of action against a single defendant. There are several elements which have to be shown to the court in order to recieve the certification required to file a class action lawsuit.

  • Presance of a large number of claimants.
  • Identical or nearly identical issue of fact or law against the at fault, liable party.
  • The claim of the class representative is typical of the other members.
  • The class representative has the financial and legal resources to peruse a cause of action against the pharmaceutical company.

Recovery for Harm Suffered Due to the Use of Benicar

Victims of severe medical complications and adverse health effects due to the use of defective medications are entitled to recovery for all harms suffered against pharmaceutical manufacturers. Types of compensation available include medical expenses and hospitalization care, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss or reduction of future earnings due to long term or permanent disabilities.

Statute of Limitations for Filing a Benicar Lawsuit: The statute of limitations is the timing deadline a victim of severe side effects of Benicar has to file a claim in the court of law. Failure to file a claim within the statutorily allotted time period can eliminate a victims right to recovery under the law. The statute of limitations for filing a claim is based on the jurisdiction where the harm took place. For example the filing deadline for filing a claim in the state of California is two years from the date of the injury. Form more information on the statute of limitations for the state you live in see here.

Free Attorney Consultation: Our dangerous drug side effect attorneys offer all our prospective clients with a free confidential legal evaluation of their claim. If you have any legal questions feel free to contact our law firm toll free (855)385-2529.


On Benicar HCT 40/25

Going in for kidney surgery for a 3 cm x 3 x 3 tumor to be removed complicated by decline in kidney performance with Creatine levels of 1.5 .

Not sure if there is a case or not, I have not heard of Benicar causing tumors, but thought I would tell you about it for your records.


Diarrhea , numbness in fingers, leg cramps ,headaches until now did not associate with med
(Tribenzor )


I took Benicar for almost eight years and then my insurance just stopped paying for it. Then my doctor suggested putting me on Losarton. I often wondered why???? In 2010 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and had a full radical hysterectomy and during the surgery I had to have a stint put in and continue care under an Oncologist. For several months I would do follow ups and such and before I was discharged from his care I was told that with all the blood work and testing that had performed on me that because he was unaware of pass medical history that my kidney’s were not working at a 50/50%. They were 54/46%. My left kidney is working harder than my right kidney. So with all this being said. Is this maybe a cause of possibly taking Benicar for eight years?


I have been on benicar for over 7 years I have started to loose weight and i am not really trying.


I was on benicar for 8years I was taking off saying my insurance would know longer pay for it I’ve had the weight loose my legs swollen up no feeling sometime hurt in them all the time doctor trying to find out what is going on could it be from taking benicar


My mom has taken benicar for years. She has had real bad diarrhea


I’ve been taking Azor for the past 3 years until recently just started to experience leg cramps, tingling in toes, hand cramps but no serious diarrhea just stomach cramps sometimes, but my family saw an advertisement on tv last saturday that mentioned possible side effects from taking this medication and I was interested in hearing more about it.


My mother-in-law, Mary Jamison has been taking the blood pressure med Benicar for several years and has experienced many of the side effects mentioned.

How can I get her included in the lawsuit?


been on Benicar for years, my kidneys or now working at 50/50 . I was told it was from H/Bp this medication effects me in other ways as well .light headed leg and ankle sweoling. . I am 68 and would like to live longer than 70. What can I do about the Benicar ?


I have been taking HCTZ 25mg for my blood pressure for the past ten years. Since the beginning i have had stomach issues. Constipation, and quite often diarrhea that co ex on suddenly, is uncontrollable, at times last as long as 3 or more hours, and ends with being so dehydrated I’m unable to even make it to my bed without help, thus missing work the next day. In the past I’ve had one colonoscopy with nothing out of the ordinary showing in the results. Do I qualify for this lawsuit. I live in Arkansas.


Ben on HCTZ from 2010 to about a year ago. I had server stomach problems with swollen intestines, dehydration, kidney stones, diarrhea,.in and out of ER, surgery for kidney stones.


I was on benicar for two years, I experienced a drastic weight loss and my hands got really painful dry and cracking, achiness of the joints, since being taken off of benicar I am gradually regaining my weight, and my hands are somewhat getting better, it has been a lengthy process.


It isn’t just Benicar that produce all these side effects. I was on Metformin and I am now in stage 5 kidney failure, chronic Anemia, Hematuria, Proteinuria, Hypertension, all Chronic. My doctor just called yesterday to tell me my Creatins (sp) went to 4.5 I have experienced all of the above and didn’t connect it to the med.


Took Benicar for almost 15 years when insurance company quite paying for it and was put on different drug. In 2007 a tumor was found in my upper stomach, which I was told by the doctors was a very rare form. Before that I had a bout with diverticulis. Had surgery to remove tumor, but had three surgeries after that. I had random diarrhea which comes on unexpectedly and last for the day. I never thought anything about it, figured it was side effect of the surgery so many times on my intestines. Not sure if any of this is related.


I have been on benicar for about 4 years and have started to have abdominal pain muscle spams in my legs joint and muscle pains in my leg and arms and flu like symptoms


Bladder cancer large tumor removed 2017 been taking Benicar for years
Never informed of cancer risk
Recently meds changed to Telmisartan due to a “recall” no explanation

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