Beovu lawsuits allege that Beovu failed to warn the public about possible vision loss issues after having this injectable drug. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, among other losses. There is no fee unless you obtain a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll-free number at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form.
Have You Sustained Eye Injuries After Taking Beovu?
You May Have a Claim.
What is Beovu?
Beovu (brolucizumab) is used for the treatment of wet age related macular degeneration (AMD). This condition happens when abnormal blood vessels behind the retina leak blood, fluid and lipids. As a result, scar tissue begins to form, which causes damage to the macula, leading to vision loss. Beovu is injected into the eye to suppress the growth of these abnormal blood vessels. However, shortly after its introduction in the United States in late 2019, issues began to arise for some patients who had this injectable drug.
What Unexpected Dangers Come From Beovu?
Within just a few months after Beovu’s introduction, some patients began to complain about vision issues. Eye specialists noted that patients were showing signs of a condition known as retinal vasculitis. This condition is caused by the inflammation of the vascular branches of the retinal artery. Symptoms included blurred vision, dark spots in vision, difficulty distinguishing colors and distorted images, among other vision issues.
While the drug maker initially defended its drug in March of 2020, in June of 2020, they made a change to the warning label on the drug’s box, now including retinal vasculitis. However, by this time, patients were exposed to the unannounced dangers of Beovu from October of 2019 until July of 2020. With this in mind, Beovu lawyers began filing lawsuits on behalf of affected patients within that timeframe.
What We Know About Beovu Lawsuits
One such lawsuit was filed by a woman in Nebraska. The lawsuit names Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Alcon Research, LLC. The lawsuit notes their failure to warn about the vision loss possibilities of taking this drug. As a result, she suffered permanent and serious eye injuries, including retinal vasculitis and ocular inflammation.
Another lawsuit was filed by a woman in Nebraska who states that her severe retinal damage and permanent vision loss stems from the Beovu injection. Her lawsuit states that the manufacturers of Beovu knew or should have known the vision loss risks but gave false and misleading information about its safety.
Another lawsuit was filed by a man in California. This man suffered from retinal vascular occlusion, which occurs when the retinal artery becomes blocked, leading to permanent eye damage. The lawsuit states that the defendants misrepresented the safety of its drug, which has now led to many eye issues.
What Information Should I Have Before Calling a Beovu Lawyer?
It is always best to be fully prepared before you decide you want to pursue any legal case. Here are some key things we will ask when you call about your possible Beovu case:
- If you had Beovu injected, remember all of the dates you had the injection and where you had them
- If you were diagnosed with a vision problem, what was the diagnosis and when/where did you receive it
- If you were diagnosed with a vision problem, is the damage to your eye permanent
- If you had treatment for your eye injuries, how have you treated
- If a physician connected your vision loss or eye damages to Beovu, what exactly did they say about the connection
How do I know if I have a Beovu Lawsuit?
A common question that is asked is if someone has a particular lawsuit. Lawyers evaluate each case and have a certain set of standards before agreeing to take someone on as a client. You may have a Beovu lawsuit if:
- You had Beovu injected AND
- You were diagnosed with an eye issue, such as, but not limited to, blindness, retinal vasculitis, retinal vascular occlusion or vision loss
If you answered yes to these questions, you may have a Beovu lawsuit and should contact a lawyer to discuss your legal options.
Contact an Experienced Beovu Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one suffered eye injuries as a result of taking Beovu, you may be able to receive compensation for your lost earnings, medical bills and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm works with experienced Beovu Lawyers around the nation, who are ready to talk to you about your case. Call us today toll-free 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.