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Seeking Legal Help for Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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By Christopher Coble, Esq. on September 30, 2015 3:30 PM

Certain diabetes medications can result in diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition of too much acid in the blood. Some users of SGLT2 inhibitors have developed ketoacidosis, which can be accompanied by insulin deficiency, hyperglycemia, and dehydration.

These conditions can be painful, and treating them can be expensive. If you've suffered from diabetic ketoacidosis due to SGLT2 inhibitors, you may have an injury claim. So what does a pharmaceutical injury claim look like, and where do you go for legal help?

Who Can You Sue for Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

Legal claims based on injuries from medications are generally product liability lawsuits. Pharmaceutical companies have a duty to appropriately test the drugs and medicines before releasing them into the market, and can be held liable for injuries caused by defective drugs.

Drug manufacturers also have a duty to warn consumers about dangerous side effects. In the case of SGLT2 inhibitors, the FDA has identified "difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, confusion, and unusual fatigue or sleepiness" as the symptoms of ketoacidosis.

What Can You Recover?

The damages in an injury case will depend on the extent of your harm. In general, medical expenses, treatment of injuries, and lost wages are available for recovery. It's possible that you could be reimbursed for hospitalization due to treatment of ketoacidosis, and any time you were forced to miss work.

In most cases, you will be asked to provide details regarding your medical expenses. A damages estimate worksheet can help you assess your possible damages.

Who Should You Contact?

There are quite a few things that a personal injury lawyer can do that you probably can't. From investigating your claim and knowing what you'll need to prove in court to negotiating a settlement and taking your case to trial if necessary, an experienced injury attorney will be able to guide you through the stages of your personal injury claim.

If you've suffered from diabetic ketoacidosis, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney today.

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