Nadrich & Cohen is representing those who have developed serious side effects such as eye inflammation or vision loss after using the medication Syfovre (pegcetacoplan injection).
Syfovre injections are given to treat geographic atrophy (GA), which is the dry advanced form of the condition known as age-related macular degeneration. However, cases of retinal vascular occlusion and/or retinal vasculitis have been reported regarding the use of the drug.
These conditions may cause severe vision loss.
You may be entitled to financial compensation in a Syfovre lawsuit if you:
- Received a Syfovre injection prior to November 2023
- Developed vision loss, retinal vasculitis or retinal vascular occlusion
Nadrich & Cohen has been representing victims of dangerous drugs since 1990 and has recovered in excess of $400,000,000 for clients. Our vast experience in handling dangerous drug cases will allow us to recover the maximum possible compensation for you.
We are handling Syfovre lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will not charge you any fee until and unless we recover financial compensation on your behalf. You will not be charged any out-of-pocket fees or upfront fees.
If you can’t afford to have your retinal vasculitis or retinal vascular occlusion treated, we can get you to doctors who will treat them on a lien, which means you won’t be charged until your case is over.
Call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one developed retinal vasculitis or retinal vascular occlusion after receiving an injection of Syfovre. You can also text us from this page or fill out the free case evaluation form in order to contact us regarding your Syfovre side effects.
Syfovre Injections Linked To Retinal Vasculitis And Retinal Vascular Occlusion
Syfovre, an FDA-approved treatment for GA which is manufactured by Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has been linked with retinal vasculitis and retinal vascular occlusion, conditions which can lead to severe vision loss.
These conditions were not seen during the drug’s clinical trials, which were seemingly inadequate to detect the conditions.
However, in July 2023, the American Society of Retinal Specialists issued a letter which warned about Syfovre patients developing occlusive retinal vasculitis and eye inflammation after receiving their first Syfovre injection for treatment of GA.
Occlusive retinal vasculitis is a kind of eye inflammation which blocks the flow of blood to the retina, leading to vision loss and possibly blindness.
The letter mentions six reports regarding occlusive retinal vasculitis and two reports of eye inflammation, noting the vision issues started one to two weeks following the first injection of the drug.
Later in July 2023, Apellis sent out a letter to doctors acknowledging the reports.
Later in July 2023, Apellis stated that they had confirmed seven cases of retinal vasculitis, four of them being occlusive and potentially blinding. Two of the cases reportedly involved severe vision loss which isn’t likely to resolve.
Then, in October 2023, Apellis provided an update on the situation, stating that the number of retinal vasculitis events had increased to ten, seven being occlusive. Apellis reported that three of the patients experienced severe impairment to vision which isn’t likely to resolve.
Then, in November 2023, cases of Syfovre side effects were discussed at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Included in the discussions was a case involving a man who developed retinal vasculitis after receiving an injection of Syfovre. The man experienced no light perception in the treated eye, meaning he had gone blind in that eye.
Later in November 2023, Syfovre’s label was updated to include warnings regarding retinal vascular occlusion and/or retinal vasculitis.
What Compensation Is Available In A Syfovre Lawsuit?
If you have developed retinal vascular occlusion or retinal vasculitis after receiving a Syfovre injection, you may qualify for financial compensation for:
You may have already required treatment for your Syfovre side effects. In addition, you may require future treatment for your Syfovre side effects. Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for any past or future medical expenses relating to your Syfovre side effects.
You may have had to miss work because of your Syfovre side effects. Your vision loss could have caused you to be unable to work, or you may have had to miss work to have your side effects treated. No matter the case, we can help you recover compensation for any wages you were unable to earn because of your Syfovre injection.
Loss Of Earning Capacity
If you have experienced vision loss after receiving a Syfovre injection, you may be unable to work again or unable to ever again work in the same field. This represents a loss or reduction of your earning capacity which a Syfovre lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for.
Pain And Suffering
Your Syfovre side effects may involve physical pain and/or mental suffering. Your mental suffering could be devastating if you have experienced vision loss because of Syfovre. Our Syfovre attorneys can place an accurate value on this pain and suffering and ensure you are fairly compensated for it.
Syfovre Side Effects
Patients typically receive an injection of Syfovre every 25 days to 60 days. Patients might experience retinal vasculitis, however, within a week or two after their first injection of the drug.
The side effects of Syfovre might include:
- Blurry vision
- Blind spots
- Flashes or floaters
- Total or partial sight loss
Unfortunately, the loss of vision that Syfovre may cause might be permanent.
By pursuing compensation in a Syfovre lawsuit, you can seek help with your emotional distress, medical expenses and other injury-related costs.
Syfovre was seemingly inadequately tested by Apellis Pharmaceuticals, leading to the dangerous drug being used by innocent patients. Call us today for a free consultation so we can help you hold Apellis Pharmaceuticals responsible for your vision loss and recover compensation and justice for you.
How To Start Your Syfovre Lawsuit
You may be eligible for financial compensation if you or a loved one developed serious side effects after receiving an injection of Syfovre. The steps to start filing your Syfovre lawsuit are:
Consult With A Syfovre Lawyer
The first step is to talk with a Syfovre lawyer who is experienced in handling dangerous drug lawsuits, a lawyer like the lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen. Your lawyer can assess your situation’s details, explain the legal options you have, and give you guidance regarding how you should proceed.
Your attorney will require evidence which supports your claim. This evidence can include prescription records, medical records, correspondence with the manufacturer of the drug, or receipts.
Identify All Liable Parties
Your attorney will assist you identifying all parties liable for your injuries. These parties may include the manufacturer of the drug, the distributor of the drug or the doctor who prescribed you the drug. In most dangerous drug cases, however, only the drug’s manufacturer will be sued.
File Your Claim
Your attorney will file your claim with the liable parties. This claim will outline details regarding your injuries and seek financial compensation.
Negotiate A Fair Settlement
In a lot of dangerous drug cases, the liable parties will offer an out-of-court settlement to avoid paying expensive legal fees in a long court battle. Your attorney will negotiate with all liable parties to make sure you are fairly compensated for the injuries you suffered.
While most of our cases are settled out of court, sometimes settlement talks break down and settlements can’t be reached. In this case, we would file a lawsuit for you, represent you in a court of law and present your case to a jury or judge.
We Are Experienced Dangerous Drug Lawyers
Pharmaceutical companies would like us to trust in medicine. They spend billions and billions of dollars each year in marketing in order to get consumers and physicians to trust them. However, this marketing sometimes comes at the expense of the public’s health.
It seems like you did everything the right way to treat your GA. You saw a doctor, received a prescription for Syfovre and got the injection you were told to – and now you’re left with serious side effects, perhaps severe vision loss.
When your health and eyesight is at stake, choosing a lawyer to represent you in a Syfovre lawsuit is possibly the most important decision you can make. Fighting against an industry like the pharmaceutical industry – with trillions of dollars involved – requires proven experience and extensive resources to navigate a complex dangerous drug claim.
At Nadrich & Cohen, we have been fighting to obtain financial compensation for victims of dangerous drugs like Syfovre since 1990. We have become established as leaders in defective drug litigation throughout California, from Palm Desert to Susanville.
The philosophy of Nadrich & Cohen is impactful, yet simple: each and every client is treated like family. Our purpose is the same regardless of the size of your case: our goal is to preserve you financial and physical well-being. If you work with the Syfovre lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen, you will become the beneficiary of our:
Transparency and responsiveness: We know how uncertain and difficult this time may be for you. It’s natural that you’re anxious to receive answers – your future is hinging upon a successful resolution of your case. Whether it’s a case status update or a response to a question, we’ll get you answers when you require them so you can relax.
Reputation for success: The lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen have been recognized by numerous organizations, such as Better Business Bureau, Lead Counsel, The National Trial Lawyers, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators and Million Dollar Advocates Forum. However, we gain the most satisfaction from the relationships that we build with our clients. We seek to give each and every case personalized attention.
Determination: This is not just our job – this is our calling. We spend hours and hours coming up with strategies to get results for our clients. We have recovered over $400,000,000 for clients.
Call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one developed serious side effects after receiving a Syfovre injection. Let us fight for the compensation and justice you deserve.