Nexium & Prilosec are drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). They are used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), by reducing the amount of acid in a person’s stomach.
The Nexium and Prilosec lawsuits claim the long-term use of these drugs can increase the likelihood of strokes, bone fractures, acute kidney injury, renal failure, and heart damage.
Jones Brown law firm is accepting clients who took Nexium or Prilosec and suffered kidney or renal damage.
Nexium & Prilosec Lawsuits
More than 4,000 lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of Nexium and Prilosec by individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of taking these two proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications. The lawsuits are presently combined before a federal judge in New Jersey where all of the national discovery and evidence gathering is taking place.
The manufacturers of Nexium and Prilosec failed to warn doctors and patients that use of its medication could cause kidney and renal failure, including acute interstitial nephritis (AIN).
In the court filings, lawyers argue the following:
- Nexium and Prilosec are defective and unreasonably dangerous.
- The manufacturers (including AstraZeneca, Proctor & Gamble, and Pfizer) were negligent in the production of the drug.
- The manufacturers failed to properly test the medication and failed to warn doctors and patients of certain risks.
- The manufacturers concealed evidence of the dangers from the government and the public and misrepresented the safety of the drug in its marketing material.
Nexium and Prilosec Injuries & Side Effects
The most serious potential side effects caused by the use of Nexium & Prilosec are strokes, bone fractures, acute kidney injury (AKI), renal failure, and heart damage.
People who take multiple daily doses for a long period of time (a year or longer), especially those 50 years of age or older, have an increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine. Additionally, people who use the drugs appear to have a 20-50% higher risk of chronic kidney disease compared with nonusers, and a 20-30% increased risk for stroke.
Nexium & Prilosec User Warning
Nexium and Prilosec users “are at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and renal failure,” says Dr. John P. Cooke, Houston Methodist Research Institute.
It’s very important to tell your doctor if you experience any of the following problems:
- kidney disease
- low bone mineral density (osteopenia)
- numbness in the face, arm or leg
- confusion or trouble speaking
- loss of vision
- difficulty walking
- severe headache
- low levels of magnesium in your blood
Compensation in Nexium & Prilosec Lawsuits
Jones Brown Law firm is representing individuals who have suffered kidney or renal injuries as a result of using Nexium or Prilosec. If you have experienced these injuries, then we will be seeking the following damages for you:
- Past and future medical expenses that result from your injuries.
- Past and future pain and suffering (physical and mental) caused by the injuries, and the treatment and recovery process.
- Past and future wage loss.
- Past and future loss of earning capacity.
- Past and future loss of enjoyment of life.
- Punitive damages, if appropriate.
As of April 2019, more than 8,000 lawsuits were pending in federal court against the manufacturers of Prilosec and Nexium by individuals who claim to have experienced various injuries because of the drug. The cases are being heard by Judge Claire C. Cecchi with the District Court in New Jersey.
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