Is Valsartan Linked to Cancer?

Posted by James GeorgeSep 01, 20190 Comments

What is Valsartan?

Valsartan is part of a class of drugs, including Losartan and Irbesartan, that are used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure, and certain effects of diabetes. These drugs have several different industry names including Diovan (Valsartan), Cozaar (Losartan) and Avapro (Irbesartan). Valsartan drugs are available in the United States as the active ingredients of several generic drugs

Valsartan Impurities & Valsartan Recall

Valsartan-based medications are widely manufactured overseas in such countries as China and India. Unfortunately, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has found that extensive amounts of the Valsartan drugs made by generic manufacturers contain nitrosamine impurities such as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), and N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). It is believed that those impurities may have the potential to cause cancer and/or serious liver damage, prompting widespread recalls published by the FDA.

Do I Have a Claim? What are Valsartan Side-Effects?

Recent lawsuits claim that Valsartan drugs may have been tainted with potentially cancer causing impurities as far back as 2012. Not all Valsartan drugs are tainted or contaminated. Patients being treated with possibly tainted Valsartan medications should have received notice in or around July 2018, regarding whether the lots of Valsartan drugs involved in their treatment were involved in the pending recalls. If you or a loved one was taking Valsartan drugs on the list of potentially tainted lots and have suffered one or more of the following injuries or side-effects, you may be entitled to compensation.

Valsartan and Cancer

Recent information has been released that several impurities in Valsartan have been linked to cancer and cancer causing properties. Among the cancers linked to Valsartan are:

  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Damage
  • Gastric Cancer

These different types of cancers are life altering as well as life-threatening. They can have a drastic impact on your quality of life and your ability to function. Damage to your kidneys can cause you to require dialysis treatment, which is a very strict and confining regiment. It may be difficult to work while undergoing dialysis. If you are able to work, you will likely miss some work, or you will have to schedule your work availability around your treatment.

Our Valsartan Lawyers are here to help

Our trained Valsartan lawsuit attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time. You may be entitled to compensation if you have experienced loss due to side effects from taking Valsartan. Examples of loss would be:

Economic Losses

  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

Non-Economic Losses

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Let Us Review Your Valsartan Case for Free

If you suffered complications from takin Valsartan, the team from The Law Offices of Betz and Baril can take legal action on your behalf. We pursue compensation for you, building a strong case on your behalf. Our team conducts a full investigation to learn the facts of your case. As a part of this investigation, we identify and collect:

  • Medical bills
  • Receipts
  • Tax forms and wage statements
  • Any proof of your pain and suffering
  • Other documentation of your losses and expenses

Talk to a Valsartan Lawsuit Attorney

If you or a loved one suffered complications from taking Valsartan, the team from the Law Offices of Betz and Baril are here to help. We offer free case reviews and can help you understand your legal options.


We handle all Valsartan cases on a contingency fee basis, so you won't owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you.

Call us today at (865)888 – 8888 for your free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.

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