What Are the Steps in Participating in a Class Action or Individual Benicar Injury Claim?



Although injury claims pursued over prescription drugs that involve a large number of people are commonly referred to as a class action, Benicar lawsuits over chronic diarrhea and sprue-like enteropathy were pursued by the product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. as individual cases.

UPDATE: On August 1, 2017, a $300 million Benicar settlement was reached with the drug makers to resolve certain claims for injuries stemming from use of Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor or Tribenzor prior to May 2015.

Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is longer reviewing new cases. The content on this page is provided for informational purposes only.

According to allegations raised in Benicar injury claims being reviewed on behalf of individuals throughout the United States, Daiich Sankyo failed to adequately warn about the risk of severe and debilitating gastrointestinal problems that may be caused by use of the blood pressure medication, including:

  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Nausea, Vomitting and Weight Loss
  • Villous Atrophy
  • Misdiagnosis of Celiac Disease

In August 2017, a settlement was reached that resolved the Benicar litigation, and new cases are no longer being reviewed.

In April 2015, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decided to centralize all cases filed throughout the federal court system before U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler in the District of New Jersey. While the cases will be managed during pretrial proceedings in a manner similar to how a Benicar class action lawsuit would proceed during discovery, each claim will remain an individual lawsuit and each plaintiff must still establish that their injury was caused by side effects of the medication.

Free Consultation and Case Evaluation

Contacting Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. to review a potential Benicar claim does not form an attorney-client relationship. There is no obligation to hire our lawyers after reviewing your case, and it remains your decision whether to move forward with a lawsuit.

After requesting a free consultation and case evaluation, you will be put in touch with a member of our legal team to review the facts and circumstances surrounding your potential claim, so that we may determine whether it can be established in court that Benicar caused diarrhea or other severe gastrointestinal problems.

As part of the case evaluation process, potential clients had an opportunity to speak with one of our lawyers to review any questions or concerns they may have.

Often our law firm is able to make a determination during the initial consultation about whether we may be able to establish a link Benicar and diarrhea problems experienced in recent years.

In some circumstances, it is necessary for additional details to be reviewed with our litigation committee before we are able to agree to move forward with your case.

Any attorney client relationship will be formed through a signed contingency fee agreement, which will outline and confirm that there are no fees or expenses unless our attorneys win your case.

Austin Kirk

Last Updated August 1, 2017
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