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.