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Can Daiichi Sankyo Inc. Be Held Liable for Benicar Side Effects?

Posted on August 24, 2016

Benicar, the brand name for olmesartan medoxomil, is manufactured by Japanese pharmaceutical giant Daiichi Sankyo. Over the years, Benicar has become a widely prescribed medication for hypertension and high blood pressure. Unfortunately, it has also been linked to the following side effects:

  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Change in frequency of urination
  • Bloody or cloudy urine
  • Abnormally low blood pressure
  • Sinus congestion
  • Swelling of face, hands, mouth, throat, ankles, or feet
  • Chest tightness and trouble breathing
  • Chronic diarrhea and severe weight loss
  • Colitis
  • Celiac disease-like symptoms
  • Sprue-like enteropathy
  • Intestinal damage

If you were prescribed Benicar and suffered any adverse side effects, you may be wondering if the drug’s manufacturer can be held liable for your injuries and losses. The answer is a resounding “Yes.” In fact, many victims have all ready sued the makers of Benicar and secured substantial settlements. Federal judges around the country have been consolidating individual claims into multi-district litigations due to the vast and growing number of lawsuits against Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. To understand how these side effect injury claims are mounting up, consider the fact that, from June to August of last year, the total number of Benicar lawsuits jumped from 70 to 990 claims.

Also last year, Daiichi Sankyo agreed to a payment of $39 million to settle a federal investigation involving allegations that the company illegally marketed Benicar and other medications by offering kickbacks to physicians for prescribing their drugs.

If you’ve suffered side effects from Benicar, you too can seek compensation for your injuries. But, pharmaceutical litigation is complicated. Daiichi Sankyo is a huge company with deep pockets and armies of attorneys. To have a successful personal injury claim against them, you’ll need a dedicated pharmaceutical litigation team representing you. The attorneys at the law offices of Farah & Farah have been handling personal injury cases for over 35 years and will gladly take on your case. We are currently investigating Benicar related injuries nationwide. Call us today at (800) 533-3555 for a free consultation.