Truvada Lawsuits – What You Need to Know from a Class Action Lawyer

The drug Truvada was a breakthrough in the battle against HIV and AIDS. Not only could Truvada treat symptoms of HIV to improve a patient’s quality of life, but it could even help prevent high-risk, HIV-negative individuals from contracting the disease in the first place.

While Truvada has been life-saving for thousands, it hasn’t come without life-threatening side effects. Yet, its manufacturer, Gilead, never told patients about the gravity of the aftereffects, and worse, kept the fact it possessed a safer version of the medication behind the scenes.

Today, Gilead is faced with a national Truvada class action suit brought forth by plaintiffs who have suffered kidney or bone diseases since taking the drug.

Cueto Law’s personal injury lawyers represent those Illinois and Missouri patients who are now facing unexpected health setbacks from a medication they were told was safe.

With decades of experience behind us and our proven track record of collecting millions from unethical pharmaceutical companies, Cueto Law can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Why Was a Truvada Class Action Suit Filed?

Truvada contains two HIV medications, including tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), and was approved for use in the early 2000s. Immediately, Gilead monopolized the market with what many saw as a miracle drug. While Gilead included warnings that TDF could injure individuals with a history of kidney- or bone-related illnesses, it ensured the drug was for safe for other patients.

The promise turned out to be an empty one. Soon, a number of patients began suffering painful bone and kidney damage after using the medication. The sad truth was, at the same time, Gilead had a safer alternative to TDF—tenofovir alafenamide (TAF)—but halted its production until their Truvada patent was ready to expire in 2010, allowing them to pursue the greatest profitability possible while holding on to their monopoly. Patients kept taking TDF, and only years later, began realizing the toll Truvada had taken on their bodies.

What Are the Side Effects of Truvada With TDF?

If you or a loved one has experienced any of the following complications after taking Truvada, it’s critical to contact both your healthcare provider and a Truvada lawyer in St. Louis to ensure you not only receive the medical care you need, but that your care is covered by Gilead:

Bone side effects

  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia (weakened bones)
  • Osteomalacia (softening of the bones)
  • Fractures and other bone injuries
  • Tooth loss or damage

Kidney complications

  • Acute or chronic kidney disease
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Renal failure
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain

How Can I Join the Truvada Class Action Lawsuit?

Like many pharmaceutical companies, Gilead has exploited the trust of its patients to maximize their profits. This manipulation was especially vicious as the number of AIDS deaths around the world were at their peak in the early 2000s. It’s time to hold Gilead accountable through the Truvada class action lawsuit and collect the compensation you need to pay your past, current and future medical bills due to complications from the drug.

If you live in St. Louis or Illinois, contact the Truvada lawsuit lawyers at Cueto Law in Belleville at 618-277-1554 for your free class action consultation.