Can I sue the makers of amytryptaline

Hi, I am a 47 year old women who started taking amytryptaline for 9 months. I have

never ever had a problem with my ears until now. On the 9 month of taking this

terrible medication my ears started to ring and I started feeling sick and having

symptoms of Mnire’s so I stopped taking it because I felt like it was the

medication. I went to the ENT and after testing me he said I have Mnire’s. There

is NO warning on this medication that it can cause such a terrible and life altering

disease. Can I sue them?

Asked on March 16, 2016 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

IF you can prove with medical evidence that the drug caused the condition/disease, then you could very likely sue. You need scientific evidence to show causality: it's not enough to say that you "felt like it was the medication"--your feelings have exactly no weight or value in court. (Similarly, the fact that the condition/disease came about while you were taking the medicine means nothing--it could be a coincidence, the same as if it would not be the medicine's fault if  you were hit by a car while on it.) So the first  step is determining if there is medical evidence for what you believe; if there is, then you can consider whether to sue.


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