Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits
Midland Mass Tort Attorney
Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications from pharmacy prescriptions and
over-the-counter boxes, such as Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid, have all
been linked to several dangerous side effects with regular usage. The
most common and one of the most hazardous side effects is chronic kidney
failure. If you have used PPIs for an extended period of time and subsequently
suffered kidney failure or a serious illness, the drug could be to blame.
Contact Dean Law Firm and speak to our Midland proton pump inhibitor lawsuit attorney
at your earliest convenience. With our legal counsel, you may be able
to receive a fair settlement from the drug manufacturer for your pain
and suffering. We can also discuss filing or joining a
mass tort claim if your case requires litigation.
For more information, call 432.214.8125.
Damage Caused by Proton Pump Inhibitors
Proton pump inhibitors, which are meant to reduce acid reflux and prevent
heartburn, have been suspected as being dangerous for more than a decade.
The most recent alarming news comes from the Journal of American Medical
Association (JAMA) and a ten-year study they concluded in February 2016.
The findings were collected from the medical records of more than 10,000
people who used PPI medications for varying amounts of time. It was concluded
that frequent use of PPIs would increase the risk of kidney disease 20%
to 50% in all users.
Some symptoms of chronic kidney disease include:
- High blood pressure
- Exhaustion and drowsiness
- Heart failure
- Unhealthy fluid retention
Five other studies and warnings regarding PPI medications are:
- Risk of heart attack increases ~20% (2015 PLOS One study)
- Increased bone fracture risk (2010 FDA warning)
- Dependency on drug (2009)
- Develops cardiac birth defects if used during pregnancy (2010)
- Low magnesium levels and heart seizure (2011 FDA notice)
Hold Big Pharma Accountable
The fact that a dangerous drug was produced is bad but the notion that
the pharmaceutical manufacturers did so little in reaction to numerous
study results is even worse. Failure to provide adequate warning and conduct
their own thorough research into proton pump inhibitor dangers is indicative
of large scale negligence. AstraZeneca, the company that produces Nexium
and Prilosec, could be held accountable for all of your damages related
to your illnesses due to this negligence.
To begin your lawsuit with an award-winning team,
contact our Midland-Odessa proton pump inhibitor lawsuit attorney now.