Prilosec and Nexium are popular prescription and over-the-counter drugs that reduce stomach acid production and are used to treat frequent heartburn. Recently, these and other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Prevacid, have been at the center of thousands of lawsuits filed by consumers who have suffered kidney complications like chronic kidney disease, kidney injury and acute interstitial nephritis
WHAT ARE PPIs (PROTON-PUMP INHIBITOR)
PPI Lawsuits Overview
Associated Products: Protonix, Prevacid, Prilosec
Companies Involved: AstraZeneca, AstraZeneca
Common Uses: Heartburn. Dyspepsia. Barrett’s esophagus. Eosinophilic esophagitis.
How Many Lawsuits: 12,500+
Major Side Effects: Short-term kidney problems, Acute kidney injury, Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) Low magnesium levels Stroke Heart Attack Dementia
PPIs are prescribed to treat:
Side effects of PPI
PPI CONTROVERSY AND LAWSUITS
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION IN A LAWSUIT AGAINST PPI MANUFACTURERS
Compensation may be awarded to cover the medical expenses, travel to and from healthcare appointments, lost wages, pain, suffering or future medical care loss of income, pain and suffering, diminished enjoyment of life, as well as the need for lifelong medical treatment, funeral expenses.
In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the Defendants for promoting a dangerous drug.
A PPI Attorney can help you understand what compensation may be available to you based on your circumstances. If you or your loved one has suffered due to prescribed usage of any of the PPIs and is considering filing a law suit, contact a PPI Attorney for a free case evaluation.