HIV & AIDS Tenofovir Drug Lawsuit
What is a TDF Drug and what are the dangerous side effects?
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is part of a group of antiviral HIV drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It was first approved by the FDA in October 2001. The brand name drugs that contain TDF are manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc. and are:
TDF-containing drugs are used as part of the treatment regimen for HIV+ positive patients. Truvada® has also been approved for use as a Pre-Exposure Prophylactic (PrEP) by non-HIV+ individuals.
There are reports of serious side effects following TDF use, including acute and chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, loss of bone density and broken bones. If you have taken these drugs and experienced a listed injury, you may have a claim.
The manufacturer of the TDF drugs, Gilead Sciences Inc., allegedly sold this drug while withholding a safer alternative that was less toxic to patients. Fill out the form on this page or call us toll-free (888-841-9623) to discuss this further and to receive a free case evaluation.
Alleged Injuries Including Kidney Injuries and Bone Problems
Although kidney and bone mineral density problems are known issues for HIV+ individuals, studies suggest that these serious issues are occurring at higher rates in patients who have used TDF-containing drugs. Evidence also suggests that a similar antiviral also manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc., tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF), is less toxic than TDF.
Potential kidney injuries linked to TDF containing HIV drugs include:
- Kidney Failure
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- End State Renal Disease
- Renal Impairment or Insufficiency
Potential bone injuries linked to TDF containing HIV drugs include:
- Bone Density Loss
- Bone Breaks/Fractures
What types of lawsuits have been filed and the claims?
Lawsuits have been filed at this point and requests for state court consolidated actions have been made. Mass Tort lawyers around the United States are continuing to investigate the allegations of these claims. Patients that have taken medications Viread®, Truvada®, Complera® Atripla®, and Stribild® potentially could have taken a safer alternative drug that could have limited their kidney damage and/or bone density loss. Zoll & Kranz, LLC is a mass tort, personal injury, product liability law office. We are using our decades of experience in mass torts to provide legal services to HIV patients unfortunately misled by Gilead.