Benicar Lawsuit FAQ


What are the side effects of Benicar?

Several individuals who have developed sprue-like enteropathy while taking Benicar have filed a Benicar lawsuit. However, Benicar is associated with a number of additional serious side effects, including:

                • Eye pain and vision problems
                • Feeling faint
                • Chest pain, shortness of breath, and feeling of exertion
                • Fever
                • Swelling
                • Sudden weight gain
                • Decrease in urination or no urination at all, or increased urination
                • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
                • Dry mouth
                • Increased thirst
                • Drowsiness
                • Restlessness
                • Confusion
                • Seizures

And less serious side effects, including:

  • stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Dry cough

What is sprue-like enteropathy?

  • Sprue-like enteropathy includes several severe gastrointestinal symptoms, such as chronic diarrhea, significant weight loss, nausea, and overall malnutrition. Currently, Benicar is the only angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) associated with causing the development of sprue-like enteropathy.

How did the Benicar Lawsuit start?

  • Following the conclusion by Dr. Murray of the Mayo Clinic that linked Benicar to sprue-like enteropathy, several patients have considered filing a Benicar lawsuit after experiencing celiac disease-mimicking gastrointestinal symptoms while taking Benicar.

Have any Benicar lawsuits been filed?

I take Benicar and I am suffering from symptoms similar to Celiac disease, am I entitled to compensation?

  • You may have a case if you are experiencing symptoms of sprue-like enteropathy (chronic diarrhea, weight loss, nausea, and overall malnutrition) that are often mistake for symptoms associated with celiac disease. An experienced Benicar lawsuit lawyer from Levin, Papantonio can help you determine if you have a case to file a Benicar lawsuit. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a FREE evaluation of your situation.

Is there a relationship between Benicar and Celiac disease?

  • Benicar is not linked to the development of celiac disease. However, a recent study has linked Benicar to causing sprue-like enteropathy in users, which can mimic the symptoms usually associated with celiac disease.

Should I file a Benicar lawsuit?

How do I file a Benicar lawsuit?

I have filed a Benicar lawsuit, what happens next?

  • Once you send us the details of your situation, a Benicar lawsuit lawyer from Levin, Papantonio will contact you to discuss your situation further and determine if you have a case to file a Benicar lawsuit.

I have filed a Benicar lawsuit, how much compensation am I going to receive?

  • Currently, no Benicar lawsuits have proceeded to trial and there have not been any Benicar lawsuit settlements. It is difficult to estimate how much compensation a case will receive if it succeeds as compensation varies on a case-to-case basis.