For decades consumers with acid reflux and heartburn have used proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and other PPIs for relief of symptoms. Studies have shown, however, that ingestion of PPIs may increase health risks, including acute or chronic kidney issues. Warnings about these adverse health risks from the drug manufacturers have been absent or inadequate to warn consumers of the risks inherent in these widely used drugs.
More than 16,000 lawsuits have been filed against various manufacturers of PPIs since 2017 alleging kidney injury from ingestion of these drugs. Many of these cases have been consolidated in the US District Court of New Jersey under MDL 2789.
If you have developed medical problems with your kidneys while taking PPIs, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal options and rights, make sure to get in contact with Gancedo Law Firm today.
A Summary of the Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits
A major medical research body shows that drugs like Prevacid, Nexium, Prilosec, and a number of other PPIs, correlate to much higher kidney injury rates, including:
● Acute Kidney Injury
● Acute Interstitial Nephritis
● Chronic Kidney Disease
● Acute Kidney Failure
● End-Stage Renal Failure
Major pharmaceutical companies which manufacture these widely used heartburn medications failed to provide consumers with adequate warnings regarding these high-risk products. Had adequate warnings been made many users of these products would have opted for alternative treatments or medications with less dangerous side effects.
Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Compensation
If you or a loved one have suffered kidney damage due to the ingestion of proton pump inhibitors such as Prevacid, Nexium, Prilosec, and other PPIs, you may be entitled to compensation for:
● Medical expenses (past and future) resulting from PPI-related kidney damage
● Pain and suffering (past and future) caused by PPI-related kidney injury
● Wage loss (past and future), if any.
● Loss of money-earning capacity (past and future), if any.
Why Choose Gancedo Law Firm for Your Proton Pump Inhibitor Case
Our approach at the Gancedo Law Firm is one of empathy, compassion, and zealousness. We handle cases on a contingency basis, meaning we do not earn a fee unless we obtain recovery for YOU. We treat our clients how we would want to be treated, and we are committed to achieving the fullest remedies available under the law for our clients.
If you or a loved one have suffered a kidney injury or kidney damage as a result of taking Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, or other PPIs, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us toll-free at (800) 500-5735 to receive a free consultation with one of our PPI lawyers.