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Valsartan Cancer Lawsuits

Investigating pharmaceutical injury & cancer cases linked to valsartan & Losartan

Thank you for considering The Lyon Firm. At this time, we are not accepting plaintiffs related to this specific consumer issue. However, if you would like to be contacted in the future, please complete the contact form. By completing the form you will be contacted if the Firm begins accepting new cases on this matter, and you will also be included in firm news alerts related to important consumer safety and privacy issues to help keep you informed about related issues.

If you or a loved one have been affected by potentially carinogenic pharmaceutical drugs Valsartan or Losartan, we are here to help. Our skilled and dedicated legal team is ready to listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide the legal representation you deserve. Together, we can work towards ensuring that responsible parties are held accountable and that victims receive the compensation and closure they need to move forward.

Explore our resources, learn about our past successes, and take the first step toward justice. Joe Lyon and The Lyon Firm are your trusted allies in the fight against pharmaceutical negligence. Your story matters, and we are here to help you tell it.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Toxic Pharmaceutical Drug Lawsuit?

In a toxic pharmaceutical drug lawsuit, plaintiffs may seek various types of damages to compensate for the harm they have suffered due to the use of a contaminated or harmful medication.

Here are some common types of damages that can be pursued in such lawsuits:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for past, present, and future medical costs associated with treating the injuries caused by the toxic drug.
  • Lost Income and Earning Capacity: If the plaintiff has suffered a loss of income due to the injuries or is unable to earn a living in the future, damages can be awarded to cover these financial losses.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy Costs: Costs associated with physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other forms of rehabilitation may be included in the damages.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, plaintiffs may be awarded punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the pharmaceutical company for its reckless or intentional conduct, serving as a deterrent to prevent similar misconduct in the future.
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses: In cases where a patient has died as a result of the contaminated drug, the family may seek compensation for funeral and burial expenses.

If you are considering a toxic pharmaceutical drug lawsuit, it is crucial to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in pharmaceutical litigation to assess your case and determine the potential damages that may be pursued on your behalf.

What Does a Dangerous Drug Lawyer Do for Your Case?

A dangerous drug lawyer, also known as a pharmaceutical injury attorney, plays a crucial role in representing individuals who have been harmed by dangerous or defective medications.

Here’s what a dangerous drug lawyer can do for your case:

  • Negotiation: Many pharmaceutical injury cases are resolved through negotiation and settlements. Your lawyer will engage in negotiations with the drug manufacturer or other responsible parties to seek a fair and just settlement that compensates you for your injuries.

  • Litigation: If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will represent you in court. This includes presenting your case before a judge and jury, arguing on your behalf, and cross-examining witnesses. Your attorney will use their legal skills and knowledge to advocate for your rights and seek the best possible outcome.

  • Class Action or Mass Tort Representation: In some cases, dangerous drug cases may involve multiple plaintiffs with similar claims. Your lawyer can help determine whether your case is better suited for individual litigation, inclusion in a class action lawsuit, or a mass tort proceeding.

If you believe you’ve been harmed by a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, it’s essential to consult with an experienced dangerous drug lawyer who can assess your situation, guide you through the legal process, and help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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Questions about Valsartan Litigation

Does Valsartan Cause Cancer?

Experts have drawn a link from contaminated drugs to certain cancers, including:

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Kidney cancer
What is Valsartan Litigation?

When drug makers and large corporations are negligent and produce contaminated products that lead to serious illness and injury, legal action can be necessary. In the current corporate environment, filing lawsuits is one of the only ways to keep drug companies from selling untested and dubious pharmaceuticals in the name of profit. Pharmaceutical litigation – through a lawsuit against a drug manufacturer – helps bring awareness to these companies as to the necessary changes that need to occur in order to keep people safe a healthy while taking a  certain drug. 

By taking the initiative and filing drug injury lawsuits, plaintiffs can receive proper compensation and hold a corporation accountable for their negligent actions. Consumer safety depends largely on making sure companies operate within the law and within ethical boundaries.

What are the possible cancer-causing agents in Valsartan?

N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA)

N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA)

How are Valsartan cases handled?

Pharmaceutical litigation is a complex area of law that combines dense regulation, developing science, and multi-jurisdictional questions of law. Most cases involving claims of drug injury and pharmaceuticals become centralized in the federal multidistrict litigation process. Pharmaceutical litigation involving injury claims are not in most cases not class action lawsuits, but they are very similar.

Due to the volume of Valsartan cases and number of similar issues, most of these cases are handled through Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). The multidistrict litigation procedure is guided by the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation, where the case is centralized before one federal Judge for the purposes of pre-trial discovery.

The MDL process is appropriate where there are one or more common questions of fact in multiple cases pending in different federal district courts.  While there often are parallel state consolidated proceedings, the federal MDL process is generally supported by both Plaintiff and Defendants in these cases.

The MDL process allows for efficiency where there are millions of pages of documents, many expert witnesses across multiple disciplines from epidemiology, pharmacology, toxicology and the specific discipline for the relevant mechanism of injury.

Although 28 USC 1407 does not specify a specific number of cases required before the formation of an MDL is appropriate, the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation reviews the Motions and conducts a hearing to determine whether consolidation is ripe given the number and location of the pending cases.

Pharmaceutical Settlements

The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to a defective drug to obtain just compensation under the law. 


Nationwide Consolidation in U.S. District Court, E. Dist. of LA. 

This pharmaceutical case involved claims that the blockbuster painkiller was causing heart attacks and strokes in consumers. The FDA ultimately recalled the medication. Merck settled the outstanding Vioxx claims for $4.85 billion following multiple trials in both state and federal courts. Joe Lyon was co-counsel in a number of individual claims that were successfully resolved in the federal MDL. The funds received for Lyon Firm clients helped several elderly clients with additional medical and home health care.


Nationwide Consolidation in Civil Complex Litigation Center Philadelphia, PA. 

A pharmaceutical case involving claims that a popular surgical medication was causing kidney failure and death. The FDA recalled the medication in question, but not before thousands of patients died due to related complications. Bayer resolved certain claims for $60 Million for patients who suffered kidney failure and death as a result of using the drug Trasylol. Joseph Lyon represented a widow from Kentucky whose husband died due to kidney failure following the administration of Trasylol. The recovered funds assisted the surviving family members in resuming farming operations.