Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Attorney

What are Proton Pump Inhibitors?

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a heartburn drug that is taken for the treatment of indigestion, gastritis and acid reflux. PPIs work by blocking an acid-producing enzyme located in the stomach lining.  If you have suffered renal failure or other serious kidney problems due to Prilosec, Nexium or Prevacid, call a proton pump inhibitor lawsuit attorney to learn about your options. Call us at 1-800-298-0111.

Prilosec was the first PPI approved by the FDA in 1989. Today, there are many variations of PPIs that may be prescribed or purchased over the counter (OTC). These medications are used to treat many types of gastrointestinal disorders; however, long-term studies of usage revealed that they may be linked to an increased risk of serious kidney problems. Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid are a few that have been linked to increasing the risk of developing kidney disease.

Heartburn Drug Manufacturers and Brands Facing Lawsuits

There have been more than 270 lawsuits combined in a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) in New Jersey for kidney complications caused by these heartburn medicines. The one of the first lawsuits filed was against AstraZeneca for kidney damage caused by Nexium. As of January 2018, there were 522 total cases in the New Jersey MDL.

Damages Caused by PPIs

The American Journal of Medicine published the first case study linking PPI usage to kidney injuries in 1992. Currently, the proton pump inhibitor lawsuits included in the MDL claim PPIs like Prilosec and Nexium cause kidney-related complications, including:

  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Acute interstitial nephritis

Manufacturers of these drugs are alleged to have known about the causal relationship their drugs have to kidney disease for nearly a decade.

Filing a PPI Lawsuit

The following manufacturers have been named in the proton pump inhibitor MDL:

  • AstraZeneca for Nexium and Prilosec
  • Pfizer for Protonix
  • Proctor & Gamble for Prilosec OTC
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals for Prevacid

Attorneys for Proton Pump Inhibitor Claims

If you or a loved one has suffered severe kidney injuries as a result of taking Prilosec, Nexium  or Prevacid, call 800-298-0111 today. A proton pump inhibitor lawsuit attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., our initial consultation is always free because we believe everyone deserves to be compensated when injured due to the negligence of another party. Call us today to learn more about your claim. 1-800-298-0111.

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Paul Cannon

Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal, Business.com, Lawyer.com HG Legal Resources, Lawfirms.com, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.