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DeCarlo Law Is Assisting Victims Statewide Who Are Considering Benicar Lawsuits

Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) is a popular prescription medication used to lower blood pressure and treat hypertension. It is used alone or in combination with other antihypertension drugs.  Benicar, however, has been linked to a number of serious gastrointestinal side effects, such as sprue-like enteropathy, chronic diarrhea, excessive weight loss or vomiting. If you or a loved one has experienced harmful and potentially life-threatening side effects after using Benicar for at least one year, contact the Law Office of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A., immediately. You may be able to pursue compensation by filing a Benicar lawsuit.  We have the experience and resources that victims of dangerous drugs need to pursue the compensation they deserve. Call Jeffery D. DeCarlo today: 305-572-0065.  With our firm on your side, you will send a message to the big pharmaceutical companies that you're serious about getting justice.

Injured after taking Benicar? A lawsuit may be necessary

Benicar, which was introduced to the U.S. market in 2002, is sold under names such as Benicar HCT, Azor, and Tribenzor. It is part of a class of drugs known as angiotestin receptor blockers (ARB) that promote lower blood pressure through blood vessel dilation. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning in July 2013 that the drug is linked to numerous cases of sprue-like enteropathy, a gastrointestinal side effect that can appear months or years after beginning use of Benicar. Sprue-like enteropathy mimics Celiac disease.  Users stopped exhibiting symptoms of sprue-like enteropathy when they discontinued use of Benicar.

Sprue-like enteropathy can cause villous atrophy in the lower intestine, which erodes the tiny villi in the intestines that help absorb nutrients. Sprue-like enteropathy is often accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Chronic weight loss

Discover how an experienced Benicar injury lawyer can help

For over 20 years, attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo has successfully litigated cases against drug manufacturers on behalf of victims throughout Florida. He isn't afraid to stand up to these companies and the big insurance companies that might offer an unreasonable settlement. He demands justice for his clients and aggressively pursues compensation for all damages, such as medical expenses, lost time from work, pain and suffering and more.

As sole practitioner at his South Florida law firm, Jeffrey D. DeCarlo works with his clients on a one-on-one basis. He knows the process of recovering is difficult, but getting justice shouldn't have to be. He can navigate through the legal system for you. Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A., at (305) 572-0065 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Every consultation we offer is private and personalized.

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