The kidneys’ primary function in the body is to filter excess fluid and wastes from the body. In the case of kidney failure (also called renal failure) the kidneys are no longer able to perform this function, and dangerous levels of waste build up in the body. The only way to treat this condition is with blood dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Kidney failure can be sudden (acute) or chronic, with deterioration happening over a long period of time and the condition has numerous causes. For example, in August 2001, Bayer Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled the cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol after reports of more than 30 cases of fatal deaths from Rhabdomyolysis in patients taking the drug.
Kidney Failure Lawyer
If you or a loved one are suffering from kidney failure as a result of a defective drug or someone elses negligence you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a personal injury lawyer to learn more about your legal rights.
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