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.

37 Comments

  1. avatar
    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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        Hi I’ve been taking metformin for 24 years I now have kidney disease

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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

  15. avatar
    Kathy Willis says:

    Kidney shut down due to metformin

  16. avatar
    Gerardo Alvarado says:

    In 2021 i was in hospital i am a general doctor all my organs was shut down i was declared deas they resusited me and gimme renal dialisis for several days the doctora identify that my blood was intoxicated with metformin that i use for long term

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    James r sparling says:

    Yes my name is James sparling I live in pevely Missouri I took metformin for 15 years and went into renal failure twice in the last year I lost 40 lb it made my diabetes worse it made my bones weak I have broken several bones I have torn ligaments I have several other side effects from this

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    Christopher Davis says:

    My wife has been taking metformin for 5 years and now her kidney.damage. and high level of creatine too .. can some body help us get in the class action lawsuits. my name Christopher Davis my wife is Keisha Davis.

  19. avatar
    Deborah Negrelli says:

    My husband was put on metformin soon after his kidney’s went from 76 down to 16 now he has been on dialysis for the last four years. That medication should be taken off the market asap.
    Sincerely Debbie

  20. avatar
    Michael Bush says:

    I was taking Medformin for years now I have CKD.

  21. avatar
    Kelly Hatcher says:

    How do I file a lawsuit for kidney damage. Have stage 4 kidney disease. Have taken metformin for over 20 years.

  22. avatar
    Kelly Katrones says:

    [email protected]
    I a have ckd because of metformin phone number is 925 7521621 my name is Kelly

  23. avatar
    Alexia says:

    My father was recently diagnosed with Stage 5 Kidney Failure after taking Metformin for almost 20 years. He changes progressed very fast after all of a sudden being informed by his primary physician that he had Stage 3 almost 2 years ago. He started doing dialysis after having a heart attack in December 2022. I really need to get some information to see if he qualifies for a lawsuit and help educate others that might experience it with me being a nurse.

  24. avatar
    Betty frier says:

    I had taken metformin for over 10 years when I went into coma with kidney failure, I was in comA for over 2 weeks . I was in hospital for 3 months

  25. avatar
    Tammy Jones says:

    I was just diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease from taking metformin. I live in Utah and can’t find a medical malpractice attorney that will take my case. Utah has limits and new torts. I’m only about 3 months into this so I have a little bit of time. I was hoping someone would have some knowledge or advice on a Utah attorney or class action lawsuit that I could join?

  26. avatar
    Davida Wing says:

    I have taken metformin over 6years I like to fill a claim about the damage metformin cause to my kidneys damage. Please let me know if I an fill a claim against metformin medication.

  27. avatar

    Is there a active law suit for kidney damage because of metformin prescribed to me for over 20 years.

  28. avatar
    Shannon Maul says:

    My husband has taken metformin and he has recently been diagnosed with stage 3b renal failure. He is only 42, and now his new doctor has prescribed him Ozempic. Heard that is not good either. He found out in July of 2023 that his kidney failure has gotten worse and he is now at stage 3b. Thank you, Shannon Maul

  29. avatar
    Robin Sobotka says:

    I took 2000 mg a day for 26 years. My liver is dieing, heart problems, kidneys are failing . My eyes hurt bad blurry on one eye. I’m thinking about getting a lawyer, do you think I could win.

  30. avatar
    Shelley Raymond says:

    I was diagnosed with stage 4 kindey disease and have to do dialysis. I have been on Metformin for 12 years and was just taking off from it recently..please help me with this law suit

  31. avatar

    I was on metformin for several years took two 500mil tablets a day my doctor noticed it was affecting my kidneys. He sent to a kidney specialist. And they said I had stage 3 CDK. I would get a lawsuit against the manufacture of this drug.

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    Do you thank I have a case on matter.

  33. avatar
    Kimberly Gena says:

    My husband was put on metformin in 2016 and was on it for 2-3 years had a heart attack in his early 30s and was put on dialysis by age 35. The medication is absolutely dangerous and should be banned!

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    Kathleen LoVerde & Dannielle LoVerde says:

    My father took metformin for years and the doctor never checked his kidneys to make sure he was metabolizingit properly plus it is toxic. He has stage 3 kidney failure and battles with his health and is declining. We want more information please of how to join in on this lawsuit.

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