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Truvada Lawsuit Updates

After taking Truvada, many users experienced complications that would make them more prone to kidney damage and bone loss.

On July 16th, 2012, the FDA approved the use of Truvada for HIV-negative people. The drug was said to be helpful for those without HIV who are at a higher risk of acquiring the virus. With its launch, Gilead Sciences initially started providing free doses of Truvada to help stop the HIV Epidemic. 

This PrEP drug was initially sought-after to prevent the spread of HIV, but since its release ten years ago, the pharmaceutical company Gilead has been facing hundreds of lawsuits.

Truvada Has Been Linked to Kidney Disease and Bone Damage

Gilead Sciences is facing backlash and lawsuits, mainly because of the connection between Truvada use and kidney disease and bone damage. The effects some people have experienced when taking the anti-HIV drug include: Users have experienced many side effects after taking the anti-HIV drug, including Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and osteoporosis. 

Many of these issues have shown up in individuals taking the anti-HIV drug who didn't initially have any conditions. After taking Truvada, they may have developed conditions that would make them more prone to kidney and bone issues. After prolonged use, these conditions appeared without warning on the Truvada label or from Gilead Sciences. 

What is the Lawsuit Against Truvada About?

The primary allegation against Gilead Sciences Inc. is that they failed to inform the public of the potential harm of taking Truvada. With people experiencing severe toxicity and harmful side effects, the public is outraged about the company failing to disclose this dangerous health information. 

What Are the Results of the Truvada Lawsuits?

As of 2022, there are still no settlements with the major drug manufacturers Gilead regarding the Truvada cases and their TDF lawsuits. While several lawsuits got initiated against this pharmaceutical company, with them being so new and likely, negotiations haven't begun yet. 

Even with FDA approval in 2012, the first round of lawsuits against Gilead didn't come about until May 2018. Many of these lawsuits were filed by individuals who had developed medical issues after Truvada use. For example, several class action lawsuits represent TDF victims in California. 

These lawsuits came about because patients taking the free anti-HIV drug reported their symptoms to their physicians, and then the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was made aware of the side effects. Once the public brought this knowledge to their attention, they attempted to address the media, and mass tort claims happened. 

The media addressed the side effects, and the AHF even called and informed several patients personally of the toxicity of the drug. As more people heard about the side effects, other victims of the Gilead drug started coming forward, and lawsuits have extended into the hundreds and counting.

What Should I Do If I Have Been Affected by Truvada?

If you experienced medical complications related to bone loss and kidney damage after taking Truvada, you might be eligible for compensation.

As of August 2022, there are no settlements made with Gilead for Truvada, but this doesn’t mean there isn’t light at the end of the tunnel for Truvada victims. More and more people are coming forward with their experiences with Truvada. If you believe you experienced complications after taking Truvada, you may qualify for compensation. Get started on a free claim review.

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