A federal court judge says lawsuits filed against HIV drug maker Gilead Science will proceed. Gilead Science is the maker of several drugs used to treat people who have tested positive for HIV, for the prevention of HIV transmission (PrEP), and treatment for Hepatitis. Better known names of these HIV drugs include Truvada, Atripla, Stribild. Complera, and Viread.
Court documents claim that Gilead hid a safer HIV antiretroviral drug from consumers in order to extend patent protection and earn more profits. Gilead asked the federal court in San Francisco to deny the claims filed against it, however the court upheld the patients’ claims which will allow these lawsuits to proceed.
Some patients on antiretroviral drugs Truvada, Atripla, Stribild, Complera, and Viread have suffered serious personal injuries including chronic kidney disease, renal failure, bone loss—including tooth loss, softening of the bones, and severe bone fractures.
Cohen & Malad, LLP attorneys have been talking with people who have taken these drugs and have suffered serious personal injuries. If you or someone you know is on antiretroviral drug treatment and taking Truvada, Atripla, Stribild, Complera, or Viread and have suffered a serious injury, contact us. We can provide you with a free case evaluation and discuss your legal rights and options.