Can a Metformin kidney damage lawsuit result in any money for you? The answer is definitely “yes”. In fact, it is the only type of lawsuit that can actually help you recover from your kidney damage. If you are suffering from kidney damage due to some other reason such as dehydration or blood poisoning, it might be too late for you to file a kidney damage lawsuit. But if you are suffering from kidney damage because of your Metformin drug regimen, you have some legal options at your disposal. Let’s look at how a kidney damage lawsuit can help you.

Kidney Damage Lawsuit

First, your lawyer will file a kidney damage lawsuit on your behalf. It will seek to either get your drug company to compensate you for the medical costs incurred due to your using the illegal drug (including time off work), lost wages due to your inability to work, and so on. (Your lawyer can give you a better idea of how much money you could potentially recover with this lawsuit based on your particular circumstances.) Essentially, if your kidney damage resulted from taking Metformin rather than another medication, your case will seek to compensate you for the financial hardships caused by your inability to work while taking the metformin.

Your lawsuit will probably center on two issues: damages for pain and suffering, and damages for lost wages.

You’ll be able to recover damages for both through separate lawsuits filed by your personal injury lawyer. The pain and suffering issue are usually fairly easy to quantify, as the drugs often produce a noticeable effect on the body within a few hours or a day or two of use. Lost wages, however, is a more difficult issue to evaluate since it can take months or even years for your body to compensate you for lost income as a result of your illness or treatment.

What happens during your Metformin lawsuit?

A court case is usually started by a plaintiff demonstrating severe, long-term damage as a result of the drug’s use. The court then looks at what level of those damages are spelled out in the drug’s labeling, and decides whether those damages are enough to hold the drug company responsible. (It’s important to note that courts are generally partial to allowing pharmaceutical companies to be sued for potential damages when they actually cause harm, rather than merely advising doctors about possible adverse effects.)

If the court agrees that the drug manufacturer has a liability, it will ask a jury to determine just how much compensation should be awarded to you. That jury will make up an amount of damages to send back to the drug company, and then the case will end. If the drug manufacturer’s insurance carrier or some other entity covers the damages, that company isn’t responsible for them. If they don’t, then you’ll be on your own.

A great resource for researching a kidney damage lawsuit related to metformin is the Internet. A quick search will yield pages of articles written on this topic. Of course, it’s always a good idea to speak to a qualified attorney before proceeding with a legal matter, but speaking to others who have been through the process can be very helpful. It can also give you some first-hand knowledge about the process.

16 Comments

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    Sandy Denise says:

    Yes, my brother has taken metformin for years now and he has kidney damage with a very high rise in his creatine levels. He has tested positive for Lupus that is inactive at this tie. He just recently back in July 2021 stopped taking medication based on seeing a new medical provider. I am his sister and will be helping him throughout the process of the claim.

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      Joshua Kroll says:

      Hi Sandy. My name is Joshua Kroll & I just read your insert about your brother’s Metformin complications. My mother Mary has recently been diagnosed with lupus & kidney damage when a new medical provider discovered the connection. As her concerned son, I’m wondering if you have any advice or hind-sight to offer me (if you don’t mind) about us moving forward with legal representation &
      compensation? My mom is reluctant to seek help but I am eager. Thanks for considering my question.

      Josh…

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    Anthony Mcfall says:

    My father was prescribed metformin and was taking it for years and when we finally stopped it his kidneys went down and now the has stage 4 Kidney disease, he is on Dialysis and has constant urinary track infections due to the lack of kidney functions.

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    Frank Perricelli says:

    As a long tine user of Metformin prescribed by my physician please advise if I may be considered for compensation. I have been diagnosed with Stage IV kidney disease, eye problems and prostate cancer.

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      Ken king says:

      I was prescribed metformin for many years then I was diagnosed stage 3 kidney disease I am now stage4 and have kidney cancer

  4. avatar
    Cheryl Moore says:

    I was prescribed metformin for diabetes for 21 years and now I have stage 4 kidney failure and is on dialysis for over 1 year now. I’ve had other side effects.

  5. avatar
    Jesus G Pimentel says:

    Been taking Metformin 1,000 ml. Twice a day and diagnosed with kidney, Liver disease, prostate cancer, eye problems, diabetes.

  6. avatar
    Joshua Kroll says:

    Hi Sandy. My name is Joshua Kroll & I just read your insert about your brother’s Metformin complications. My mother Mary has recently been diagnosed with lupus & kidney damage when a new medical provider discovered the connection. As her concerned son, I’m wondering if you have any advice or hind-sight to offer me (if you don’t mind) about us moving forward with legal representation &
    compensation? My mom is reluctant to seek help but I am eager. Thanks for considering my question.

    Josh…

  7. avatar
    Christine says:

    My Mother is now awaiting consult to soon begin dialysis. Was on metformin for years.
    Advice?

  8. avatar
    Jeannie Metcalfe says:

    My husband took Metformin for years he is in Stage VI kidney failure, liver problems, heart problems and has been on dialysis for the last 3 years. Thanks to Metformin they had him taking over 1000 mg a day

  9. avatar
    Stephanie Bush says:

    My name is Stephanie Bush l have stage 4 CKD and congestive heart failure as a result of taking Metformin for more than 10 years.

  10. avatar
    Stephanie Bush says:

    My name is Stephanie Bush l have stage 4 CKD and congestive heart failure as a result of taking Metformin for more than 10 years.

  11. avatar
    Stephanie Bush says:

    I have stage 4 CKD and congestive heart failure as a result of taking Metformin for more than 10 years.

  12. avatar
    Cynthia Fenstermaker says:

    I have been prescribed/taking metformin for years and I have been diagnosed with Kidney failure stage 4 now I have liver damage as well. What can be done about this issue?

  13. avatar

    I have suffered kidney damage they have completely shut down I spent 18 days in the hospital due to a metformin toxicity I can’t find a lawyer in Huntsville Alabama to represent me or Birmingham Alabama and I would like to know if y’all can help

  14. avatar

    I’m be a advocate on the behalf of my brother whom is now in stage 3 Kidney failure he has been on metformin for over 15 years He has asked me to have someone reach out to help with claim filing on his behalf

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