Recent research studies identified that proton pump inhibitor medications like Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec and others that are used to control stomach acid could actually increase patient’s risk of chronic kidney disease.
Do I Have the Grounds for a PPI Lawsuit?
To learn more about the free evaluation that is offered, fill out the form on this page or contact us at 877-912-2668. The Journal of the American Medical Association published research findings in February 2016 identifying that the use of PPI medications can increase the risk of chronic kidney disease.
An experienced attorney can set up a no-cost consultation with you in order to discuss the legal merits of a potential PPI lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured after taking a proton pump inhibitor, you may be eligible to hold the manufacturer responsible. While there’s no way to turn back the hands of time and remove the devastating impact these side effects had on your life, you may be able to recover compensation to help you move on from this incident. When companies prioritize profits instead of patient safety, these issues may become the basis of a PPI lawsuit.
Given that some studies allege that these drugs are overprescribed, patients may be facing higher risks of serious symptoms than they need to.
Proton Pump Inhibitors and Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease is also referred to as chronic renal failure. For more than 10,000 patients participating in that study, the risk of chronic kidney disease increased by up to 50% as a result of taking PPIs.
Another study presented at the American Society of Nephrology meeting in 2015 shared similar outcomes and indicated that the longer that the patient was taking medication, the higher the risk might be. These results followed a previous study which indicated that patients taking PPI medications like Nexium or Prilosec could have up to a 21% higher risk for heart attack or myocardial infarction.
These research studies are linked to others that have connected PPI usage to adverse events like bone fractures and hypomagnesemia. PPIs may also be linked to acquired infections, birth defects and acute kidney infections. Unfortunately, the majority of the most popular heart burn medications in America today are proton pump inhibitors including Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium.
If you suspect that the medical impacts of taking one of these medications has changed your life, you need to speak with an attorney about filing a lawsuit. When your doctor prescribes you a drug like Prevacid, Prilosec, or Nexium, you expect that it will help you with your medical condition rather than putting you at risk for something more serious. Sadly, too many patients have paid the price in terms of severe injuries.
PPIs and Other Complications
Proton pump inhibotors have recently been linked to a higher risk for cognitive problems, too. A new German study in 2016 identified that those patients at least aged 75 who tooks PPIs like Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid had a 44 percent higher risk of developing dementia.
Protecting Your Legal Rights After Being Injured by a PPI
You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, losses associated with your injuries and your present and future medical care if you have been injured or been diagnosed with a serious kidney problem or suffered a heart attack after taking these medications.
Reaching out to an attorney today gives you the best possible chance to understand all of your options and empowers you with the legal help you need in order to move forward filing a lawsuit.