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PEG 3350 Laxative Class Action Lawsuit

PEG 3350 Laxative Class Action Lawsuit

MiraLax and other laxatives contain PEG 3350, a chemical similar to antifreeze that has been linked to severe side effects — especially when it is given to children with intestinal diseases for years.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting PEG 3350 laxative induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had severe side effects of MiraLax, PureLax, or ClearLax, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is PEG 3350?

Polyethylene Glycol 3350 powder, also known as “PEG 3350,” is a laxative medication for short-term use in adults with occasional constipation. Some of the most popular over-the-counter laxatives containing PEG 3350 include:

PEG and Antifreeze Chemicals

PEG 3350 is often marketed as “all-natural.” It is made of Ethylene Glycol (EG), a toxic chemical found in antifreeze. Tests on MiraLax and other PEG laxatives have found low levels of EG left over from manufacturing PEG 3350. While EG is extremely toxic, PEG 3350 is relatively safe because it is usually poorly-absorbed by the body.

Is It Safe for Children?

PEG 3350 is NOT approved for children. Even so, many parents give their children PEG laxatives for months or years, even though it is only safe for up to 7 days in adults. No one knows how much children absorb, especially very young children who have underlying intestinal diseases or chronic constipation.

PEG 3350 Laxative Side Effects

The FDA has received thousands of reports of people who developed seizures, metabolic acidosis, neurological, psychiatric, and behavioral side effects of PEG laxatives. The investigation closed in August 2011, but neuropsychiatric events are listed as a “possible side effect.”

Metabolic Acidosis

  • Too much acid in the blood
  • High anion gap metabolic acidosis
  • Seizure
  • Heart problems
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Kidney failure
  • Multi-organ system failure
  • Coma
  • Death

Neuropsychiatric Events

  • Seizures
  • Tremors
  • Tics
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Lethargy
  • Sedation
  • Aggression
  • Rages
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviors
  • Repetitive chewing and sucking
  • Paranoia
  • Mood swings
  • Psychosis

Kidney Side Effects

  • Kidney damage
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Kidney failure
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Oxalate nephropathy
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney transplant

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our lawyers are not currently filing a laxative class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits against the manufacturers of MiraLax, ClearLax, and PureLax for severe injuries.

About Class Actions

Class actions are designed to maximize efficiency when a lot of people have the same legal claim. They are particularly advantageous when each person is seeking a relatively small payout, such as a refund. Everyone who joins the class action gets to share the payout.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

The problem with class actions is that they do not maximize compensation for individuals who suffered far more serious injuries. This is why it is unlikely that a class action lawsuit will be filed by people who experienced side effects of PEG 3350 laxatives.

There is no excuse for downplaying side effects of a medication. Our law firm specializes in holding drug-makers accountable. If you decide to to file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you seek compensation for your injury, medical bills, lost income, long-term disabilities, and more.

Do I have a PEG 3350 Laxative Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting PEG 3350 laxative induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had severe side effects of MiraLax, PureLax, or ClearLax, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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