Nexium and Prilosec Linked to Kidney Failure
This webpage includes evidence, studies, and information about Nexium, Prilosec OTC, and Prevacid, a class of drugs known as Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs.
What is the Concern over Nexium and Why is There a Nexium Lawsuit?
The drugs have been available usually on through a prescription up until just over 10 years ago when the FDA allowed Americans to purchase these powerful drugs over the counter. The Prilosec OTC and Nexium have been linked in various studies to severe side effects from causing bone breakage and spine fractures to an increase in heart attack.
What is The Law Firm’s Involvement in the Nexium Lawsuit?
As of April 2016, our law firm has been investigating the latest study linked to Chronic Kidney Disease and renal failure. The study was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association and can be found here. It is important to note that the American Medical Association is the largest medical association in the United States, and includes over 200,000 members.
Nexium and it’s “parent” drug Prilosec have been available in the United States since 1989 – in 1990 the original name of the drug Losec was changed to Prilosec at the FDA’s request. A powerful drug, overuse of it can result in dependency and the aforementioned side effects; most worrying is it’s link to Chronic Kidney Disease.
Nexium’s history is one that has been the subject of Nexium lawsuits for over a decade, including claims that Nexium and Prilosec caused bone damage, and linked to heart attacks, as described in the CBS video below.
What are the Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease?
The signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease progress over time and can go unnoticed. Our firm urges you to meet with your physician if you suspect you may have CRD, or potentially renal failure.
The symptoms associated with Chronic Kidney Disease linked to Nexium or Prilosec use include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes in urine output
- Decreased mental sharpness
- Loss of Appetite
- Sleeping problems
- Chest pain due to fluid build up around the lining of the heart
- Shortness of breath if fluid begins to build in the lungs
In general, symptoms of kidney disease are not specific to the issue, however if you are experiencing these issues it is recommended to meet with your doctor.
Should I Continue Taking Prilosec, Nexium, or Similar Drugs?
You have a right to be concerned as multiple studies have linked significant side effects with the use of this class of drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors. As a medication it is recommended to speak with your doctor before discontinuing. As many learned, over the counter medications can be “abused” by taking too much or too frequently leading to a physical dependency by the human body. This is not your or a loved one’s fault, as we understand the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly referred to GERD, are painful and irritating.
I’ve Been Using Prilosec and Nexium and Have Been Diagnosed with a Kidney Disorder – What Do I Do?
We recommend you contact our law firm today. We are sorry about your recent medical news and as we have launched a thorough investigation and will be taking legal action, you can join the thousands of other who have suffered side effects and life changing injuries due to this drugs maker, Astra Zeneca. Our firm offers free-consultations that are confidential and private, and should you wish to pursue a Nexium lawsuit, there is no obligation. You may contact us 24 hours a day at 800-400-1212.
Are Your Attorneys Experienced In Nexium and Prilosec Lawsuits?
In addition to millions of dollars we have recovered on behalf of victims we have aggressively represented, our firm has been a key player in major litigations involving defective medical products and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs for decades. We have represented families throughout the country and want to hear you story and help answer the many question you may have. Many of our recoveries have been on behalf of wives and mothers who have sought out a distinguished law firm to take their case and fight on their behalf. We are proud to be nominated to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and have been distinguished as SuperLawyers.
What If I Want to File a Nexium Lawsuit but Can’t Afford to Pay a Lawyer?
Our law firm will handle you case on a contingency fee, meaning there are no fees and no costs to you if we do not win. Our fees are contingent on the outcome, allowing you to pursue a claim with no out of pocket expense.