Proton Pump Inhibitors Litigation Attorneys
West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County
Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) drugs such as Nexium (Esomeprazole), Prevacid (Lansoprazole), Prilosec (Omeprazole), AcipHex (Rabeprazole), Protonix (Pantaprazole), Zegerid (Omeprazole), and Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) are used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcers, heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, a damaged esophagus, and high levels of stomach acid. Today, an estimated 15 million Americans use prescription PPI medications for heartburn and acid reflux.
PPI’s are linked to dangerous complications including kidney disease, kidney infection, kidney failure, heart problems, heart disease and end-stage renal disease. Some patients require dialysis, kidney removal, kidney transplants, while others result in death.
A 2017 study, published in the journal Kidney International, looked at adults who used proton pump inhibitors (PPI) – sold under brand names like Prevacid, Nexium and Prilosec – as well as users of H2 blockers like Zantac or Pepcid. Over the course of five years, the 125,596 PPI users studied were at higher risk for chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury than the H2 blocker users.
Claims against Proton Pump Inhibitor drugs manufacturers, AstraZeneca, Takeda, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Proctor & Gamble, Pfizer and Eisai Inc., allege that they knew of the increased risks of chronic kidney disease and renal failure with their prescription and over the counter (OTC) medications, yet failed to properly warn patients and doctors about the risks and negative side effects. These manufacturers are also being accused of designing, manufacturing and selling defective products, negligence, fraud, deceptive advertising, misbranding, and accepting kickbacks.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured after taking a Proton Pump Inhibitors (Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, AcipHex, Protonix, Zegerid, or Dexilant), you may be entitled to compensation. Please call our Defect Drug Lawyers for a free consultation.
Please note that in some matters, we may co-counsel or refer the case to another lawyer or law firm.