Fleet Phospho-Soda Lawyers: Reviewing Lawsuits for Kidney Damage

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted February 25, 2009


The Fleet Phospho-soda lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who used the over-the-counter laxative Fleet Phospho-soda to cleanse the bowels as part of a colonoscopy prep or before other medical procedures. The use of this product at high doses has been linked to the development of a serious form of kidney damage known as Acute Phosphate Nephropathy.

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In December 2008, the FDA issued a warning about the use of oral sodium phosphate products like Fleet Phospho-soda as bowel cleansers.

The makers of two prescription oral sodium phosphate products, Visicol and OsmoPrep, were required to add a new black box warning about the risk of kidney damage, develop a risk mitigation strategy and provide medication guides to ensure that individuals are aware of the risks and alternatives before using these products.

Although Fleet Phospho-soda was an oral sodium phosphate solution which was available over the counter as a laxative, C.B. Fleet Co., Inc. heavily marketed and promoted their product for use at high doses for bowel prep. Use of the product at double the approved doses was never established as safe and the FDA would not have approved the product for over-the-counter use at those doses.

When the FDA issued their December alert, they indicated that over-the-counter laxatives like Fleet Phospho-soda should not be used for bowel prep and should only be available as a prescription. That same day, C.B. Fleet issued a Fleet Phospho-soda reccall.

Although Fleet was aware of the risk of kidney damage for years, they marketed the product as a bowel cleanser for years without adequate warnings for consumers or the medical community. As a result of their decision to place profits before consumer safety, individuals who have been diagnosed with acute phosphate nephropathy or other kidney damage from Fleet Phospho-soda may be entitle to financial compensation.

The acute phosphate nephropathy lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations for individuals throughout the United States and there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.

Potential cases are being pursued for individuals who have been diagnosed with :

  • Kidney Damage
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Disease
  • Acute Phosphate Nephropathy (also known as Acute Nephrocalcinosis)

The damage done to the kidneys is permanent and may lead to the need for dialysis treatment, a kidney transplant or even death.

If you, a friend or family member have suffered from Fleet Phospho-soda kidney damage, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

1 Comment • Add Your Comments

  • Linda says:

    04/30/09.I used this product back in 2005. I had on 07/21/05, with doctor Cyruis Badii, in Sarasota Florida. His office had me use this product the day before the colonoscopy. I had an Ventral hernia repair in Bradenton Fl in 03 been having problems with my abdominal area so doctor said to go get an colonoscopy,which I did. I have had edema, (UI Bladder problems fluid retention) trips to the emergency room . I just now hear an ad on tv about the problem with the Fleet product. At this time I now also have a recurrence of the ventral hernia.

    Posted on April 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm

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