Nearly 500,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed every year in the United States.
To slow the devastation caused by the disease, many drug manufacturers have begun trials for Alzheimer’s medications.
One such manufacturer, Biogen, manufactured an Alzheimer’s drug called “Aduhelm.”
Aduhelm is supposed to slow the progression of cognitive decline caused by Alzheimer’s with monthly intravenous infusions.
In early June 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug for treating Alzheimer’s despite criticisms that the approval process was too fast.
This was the first Alzheimer’s drug approved by the FDA since 2003.
In fact, the FDA’s Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee voted against the approval.
Additionally, Dr. Aaron Kesselheim of Harvard Medical School called the FDA’s approval of Aduhelm the “worst drug approval decision in recent US history.”
As you can see, many outspoken critics voiced concerns about the reliability and safety of Aduhelm.
Neurologist David Knopman of the Mayo Clinic stated, “The evidence shows [Aduhelm] will offer improvement to none, it will harm some of those exposed, and it will consume enormous resources.”
If you or a loved one suffered severe side effects after using Aduhelm, you could have a claim for relief.
What Is the Aduhelm Controversy All About?
Shortly after the FDA approved Aduhelm, many patients began reporting symptoms of ARIA, such as:
- Disorientation, or
ARIA means amyloid-related imaging abnormalities. ARIA-E refers to brain swelling, while ARIA-H refers to bleeding in the brain.
ARIA can lead to relatively minor symptoms but can also result in seizure, stroke, or death in severe cases. At least one Alzheimer’s patient who used Aduhelm has died of ARIA-E since its approval.
Biogen reports that ARIA-E developed in approximately 35% of patients in late-stage clinical trials.
The clinical trials also showed that approximately 30% of patients who received high doses of Aduhelm suffered from brain swelling.
In addition, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review revealed that the proper price for Aduhelm would be between $3,000 and $8,400 per year. Yet, the drug itself was priced at $56,000 per year.
Can I File a Lawsuit for Suffering Aduhelm Side Effects?
Many Aduhelm victims have already filed suit against Biogen for the pain and suffering they endured due to the medication.
Some plaintiffs may argue that Biogen’s design of the drug is defective and is dangerous to consumers.
In that case, Biogen would be strictly liable for any damages arising out of the use of the drug.
Another cause of action could be Biogen’s failure to warn professionals as well as consumers about the ARIA risks inherent with the drug.
Anyone looking for medication needs a full understanding of the risks associated with the drug they select.
If Biogen knew about the ARIA risks and failed to disclose them, it can be held strictly liable for any losses.
What Damages Can I Recover?
If you suffered from the side effects of Aduhelm, you could recover the following damages:
- Medical bills,
- Lost wages,
- Loss of future earning capacity,
- Pain and suffering,
- Rehabilitation costs, and
- Additional medical treatment.
You might qualify to bring a claim if you experienced any of these losses due to the Aduhelm side effects. Contact an attorney right away to discuss your options.
What If I Cannot Afford to File a Lawsuit?
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