After drinking diet cola's and ingesting other products with aspartame, I became highly allergic. Breaking out in hives everywhere. I now take two different medications twice a day to help the hives from going out of control again. Even at that, there is seldom a day goes by that I don't have some hives somewhere on my body.
I also have many other medical problems that arose right after finding out I was allergic to aspartame. I have severe memory loss, and I have COPD, diabetic, high blood pressure, and severe joint pain. Would I have a lawsuit against the makers of aspartame? Is there any other way I can get compensated for all these medical problems? Thank you.
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ANSWER for "Aspartame poisoning?":
Sheila (Afton, OK):
Before considering whether or not you have the grounds of a viable lawsuit, you will have to prove that aspartame was the direct and proximate cause of your illnesses. That will be a very challenging endeavor. You will need exacting medical testimony confirming no other food or combination of foods, except aspartame, could have caused your medical problems.
Before moving forward you might consider seeking out an allergist who is willing to testify that aspartame was the exclusive agent which caused all your health problems.
If you are able to do so, then consider seeking the advice and counsel of a personal injury attorney. Bring along all your medical records. Fortunately, most personal injury attorneys do not charge for initial office consultations.
The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.
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