Nexium Lawsuits Soar Into Thousands
You wake up in the middle of the night with a terrible case of heartburn and reach into the medicine cabinet to ease the acid reflux problem that jolted you awake and wash down a Nexium tablet with a glass of water for relief.
That works for many heartburn sufferers but for others there are painful and dangerous side effects from these heartburn medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPI) can be life-threatening or have lasting, painful side repercussions.
Victims of serious side effects from PPIs such as Nexium are increasingly reaching out for legal help such as that offered by the national network of specialized attorneys at Injury Help Desk to seek compensation for serious health issues they claim they were never properly warned about.
Consult us for a free consultation about the legal merits of your case and learn about the legal options you may have on your side in seeking damages against the manufacturers of such products.
Our attorneys are well-versed in the long history of warnings about crippling side effects from these popular drugs and are prepared to expertly analyze your case or that of a loved one who may have suffered from these side effects.
Have you or a loved one suffered any of the following serious side effects after taking heartburn medications such as Nexium?
- ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY
- ACUTE INTERSTITIAL NEPHRITIS
- CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
- KIDNEY OR RENAL FAILURE
If so, you may be eligible to file a claim or a Nexium lawsuit to seek compensation for medical expenses, hospitalization, medical devices, nursing care, transportation, loss of work, pain and suffering and other expenses incurred in treating these side effects.
The number of consumers affected in these dangerous PPI and Nexium lawsuits is staggering: Over 13,000 lawsuits have been filed claiming that patients were not properly warned that long-time use of the medications increased the possibility of bone fractures, acute kidney injury, renal failure and strokes and heart damage.
Our nationwide network of lawyers at Injury Help Desk are prepared to advance your legal case over allegations that the manufacturers of these PPIs – including such pharmaceutical heavyweights as Pfizer, Proctor&Gamble and AstraZeneca – didn’t properly test the drugs and failed to warn doctors and patients of how unsafe they were.
The issue is compounded by the huge numbers involved in the PPI legal controversy. Sales of the medications are estimated at over $14 billion a year because of heavy marketing and assurances to the public that the drugs are safe and effective.
However, concerns have long been raised in independent medical studies and in adverse reaction reports to the Food and Drug Administration, which has issued several safety warnings about the PPIS.
For instance, in December of 2014 the FDA ordered Nexium, Prilosec and other PPI manufacturers to post new safety warnings about the links to acute interstitial nephritis, a serious and long-term kidney ailment.