I was prescribed a medication and after just one dose I got extremely sick and 6 days later I ended up in acute renal failure and put on emergency dialysis and remained on it for weeks. Renal failure was not listed as a possible side effect at the time and I was wondering if I can go after the company for pain and suffering (of which I suffered a lot) and not properly listing the side effects?
It really depends on the medication and what the manufacturer knew about the possibility of a severe reaction such as yours. A manufacturer must have knowledge of the potential for the type of reaction, as there are many instances where an individual may have what is more like an allergic reaction than a known side effect so the issue becomes whether or not your reaction is rare enough for the manufacturer to have known about it and then have the obligation to warn the public. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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