Pa. Consumer Says Bayer's MiraLax Caused Kidney Damage

Law360, Philadelphia (April 24, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT) -- Bayer Corp. and several other pharmaceutical companies were hit with a Pennsylvania state court lawsuit on Thursday in which a Philadelphia man claimed the company's MiraLax laxative was responsible for his acute kidney injury.

Samuel Woniewala said that he suffered the condition known as oxalate nephropathy from his use of the over-the-counter product. As a result, he will require ongoing treatment and dialysis, and he also faces the prospect of a kidney transplant, Woniewala said.

"At all times relevant and material hereto, the defendants manufactured, marketed, sold and advertised MiraLax, without sufficiently investigating the effect of MiraLax on kidney function, and/or...

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