We’re Putting Patients First,
There is substantial evidence that Gilead withheld Genvoya (TAF), a safer alternative version of tenofovir drugs used to treat HIV infection, for over a decade. Recently released information suggests in the early 2000’s, drug manufacturer Gilead Sciences delayed the development of a safer form of the popular HIV drug, tenofovir disoproxyl fumurate (“TDF”), in order to extend sales and maximize its profits before the expiration of its patent.
Are you taking an HIV drug manufactured by Gilead and interested in this litigation?
We’re Taking on Big Pharma on Your Behalf
We are the attorneys that are spearheading the effort to bring the drug manufacturer Gilead to justice. We have already filed lawsuits on behalf of people who suffered bone density loss or kidney disease from taking Gilead’s TDF drugs used to treat HIV (Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera, and Stribild). TDF stands for Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate. We will continue to file similar lawsuits and you might be able to join the fight to hold Gilead accountable and also recover monetary compensation for the harm you have suffered.
There is substantial evidence that Gilead withheld TAF, a safer alternative version of these tenofovir drugs for over a decade until its original patents on TDF medication expired. Gilead also knew that its TDF drugs caused serious side effects, but chose profits over patient safety.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has supported the effort to hold Gilead accountable and has helped fund these early lawsuits to hold them accountable. AHF’s mission is to fight for what’s right, and what Gilead did is just plain wrong. This team of litigators has already filed lawsuits in California, Washington DC and Louisiana on behalf of patients who have been harmed by Gilead’s TDF drugs. We are the only attorneys to have filed lawsuits on behalf of patients harmed by Gilead’s TDF drugs in the whole country. We are filing more lawsuits and will fight to hold Gilead accountable to patients who were harmed by these medications.
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How You Could Benefit From This Lawsuit
You may be able to obtain monetary compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death including funeral expenses
Be part of holding Gilead accountable for its unethical actions.
Did you or a loved one you know take TDF drugs such as Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera, and Stribild and suffer either:
CHRONIC KIDNEY PROBLEMS AND DISEASE
Tenofovir (TDF) drugs like Truvada have caused serious side effects that led to kidney damage, renal impairment, and even kidney failure. If you suffered any form of kidney damage or impairment while taking TDF drugs made by Gilead, you may be able to recover money.
Bone Demineralization/Bone Density Loss
TDF drugs may also compromise bone density, to the point that some people have suffered fractures. If you suffered bone fractures, osteoporosis, osteopenia or other bone density loss, you may be able to recover money.
Side Effects of TDF Drugs
TDF drugs like Truvada can reduce bone density to the point that some taking the drug have suffered fractures and other issues related to the bones. The drugs could in fact increase the age of the bones such that a 58 year old man could have bone loss comparable to an 85 year old man. A bone density test can determine if your bones have been affected by TDF drugs. Even children are not immune to this side effect.
TDF drugs like Truvada may cause renal impairment (kidney damage), tubular toxicity, chronic kidney disease (CDK), and even kidney failure (aka acute renal failure, or ARF). A full examination of kidney functions can evaluate if any of these impairments have resulted from TDF drugs.
Truvada & TDF Lawsuit FAQs
What does it cost to file a lawsuit?
There are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case.* Attorneys’ fees & costs would come out of any settlement or jury award to you.
Is there a fee to have an attorney review my case?
There is no fee to have an attorney review your case and discuss the options you may have. The first step is to fill out the online form or call (833) HIV-SUIT (833) 448-7848.
Who is eligible to file a lawsuit?
Any person or family member of a person who has suffered from osteoporosis, broken or brittle bones, kidney damage, renal impairment, or any of the various side effects associated with TDF-related drugs may be eligible to file a claim against Gilead.
Are there time limits that apply to my case?
Most states do have time limits; however, the majority of persons having used TDF related drugs in HIV treatment will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your claim, please fill out the form or call (833) HIV-SUIT..
About the Litigation
Gilead has known for years that TDF drugs used to treat and prevent HIV caused serious and sometimes life-threatening side effects.
This team of litigators already has filed lawsuits in California, Washington D.C. and Louisiana on behalf of patients who have been harmed by Gilead’s TDF drugs. We are filing more lawsuits and will fight to hold Gilead accountable to you and other patients who were harmed by these medications.
More than 25,000 people with HIV have been diagnosed with serious side effects after taking TDF-based antiretroviral medication, including kidney disease and bone density loss. Scientific studies have shown TDF drugs cause a 40% increase in the risk of bone fractures and nearly 6,000 bone breaks have been linked to TDF.
By 2001, Gilead knew that its TDF drug could cause serious side effects. In 2002, Gilead knew that TAF was far less toxic than TDF-based drugs. But, Gilead did not publish this research or bring TAF to market at this time because TDF sales were booming. Gilead delayed releasing the safer TAF to increase its profits. Because Gilead enjoyed monopoly profits on its TDF-containing drugs Gilead chose to withhold TAF and put profits before patients.
Gilead Delayed Release of Safer Drug Formula to Maximize Profits
Even though patients were suffering from TDF-related side effects, Gilead waited more than a decade to release the safer drug—right before TDF’s patent expired in 2017. By delaying its market release, Gilead ensured its dominance in the HIV market through May 2022 when the TAF patent expires. It’s a classic tale of putting money over the lives of people living with HIV and taking the drugs.
This team of litigators is fighting for what’s right by bringing lawsuits on behalf of patients harmed by Gilead’s actions.
Pharmaceutical drug manufacturers have a duty to minimize harm in the design of their medications. By withholding the release of safer drugs, Gilead may have caused your injuries and hurt thousands of other patients just like you. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to see if you may have a case. The first step is to fill out the online form or call (833) HIV-SUIT (833) 448-7848.
You may be eligible to file a lawsuit if you experienced one or more of the following injuries after taking Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera, or Stribild:
- Bone fractures
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD) or declining kidney function
- Acute kidney injury (AKI) or acute renal failure (ARF)
- Fanconi syndrome
- Tubular dysfunction
* The full terms of the retainer agreement are noted in the agreement to be signed by the client.
I’ve taken a Gilead HIV drug and I’m interested in the lawsuit.
Please describe your side effects – specifically kidney and bone density issues – in as much detail as possible: