Nexium Lawsuits Allege Proton Pump Inhibitor Medications That Treat Heartburn And Acid Reflux Cause Kidney Failure, Renal Failure And Other Injuries.
Manufacturers of Nexium, Prilosec, Zegerid, and similar medications object to being included in consolidated federal litigation over their heartburn drugs and stomach relievers. Plaintiffs have asked to centralize15 lawsuits that allege the five manufacturers of Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)l drugs failed to adequately warn of the chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, renal failure, and other life-threatening risks associated with their products. Plaintiffs also said they expect nearly 100 more cases will be filed in the coming weeks. (In re: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation – Nexium Lawsuits MDL No. 2757)
In October, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) asked all defendants to respond to the plaintiffs’ consolidation request. AstraZeneca, which makes Nexium and is a defendant in all but one lawsuit, argues that the issues are too broad because of the different prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications involved. Consolidation, the company said in its brief, would create “unwieldy” litigation “with a hodge-podge of divergent defendants, medications (prescription and OTC), and alleged injuries.” Procter & Gamble said it is only named in one lawsuit and its OTC Prilosec is “substantially different” than the other prescription products. Pfizer Inc., had similar objections, saying it sells only OTC PPI formulations and is named as a co-defendant in only one lawsuit. Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., which markets Prevacid and Dexilant, said centralization is premature and the cases do not have common factual issues as plaintiffs claim. (In re: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation – Nexium Lawsuits MDL No. 2757)
“The defendants claim there are differences in their products and the factual issues differ. However, plaintiffs all allege suffering life-threatening health conditions after taking these medications,” says Wright & Schulte LLC, a nationwide law firm which represents individuals in product liability lawsuits.
The firm continues to speak with men and women and their survivors from around the country who believe they have developed kidney problems including chronic kidney disease, kidney damage, kidney failure, or even death caused after taking Nexium and other Proton Pump Inhibitor drugs. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries from Nexium or Proton Pump Inhibitor medication, contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free legal consultation by calling 1-800-399-0795 or you can visit yourlegalhelp.com for more information and to fill out a contact form.
Nexium, also known as “the purple pill,” is in a class of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) that treat digestive disorders and ulcers by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. PPIs, such as Zegerid, Prevacid and Prilosec are available by prescription and OTC. In its motion to the JPML, AstraZeneca said it “pioneered” Prilosec, the first prescription-only medication in the class, and approved by the FDA in 1989, followed by Nexium, which the FDA approved in 2001. Side effects have been reported with PPI medications such as chronic kidney damage, kidney failure, infection, low vitamin B12 levels, hip, wrist and spine fractures, and renal failure. (In re: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation – Nexium Lawsuits MDL No. 2757)
Court records indicate that one of the Nexium side-effects lawsuits included in the plaintiffs consolidation request involves a Missouri resident who took Nexium and other PPIs from 2010 to 2016. The Nexium complaint alleges that the plaintiff suffered kidney injuries, including chronic kidney disease, in 2010. Additionally, the Nexium lawsuit accuses AstraZeneca of failing to adequately inform consumers and the prescribing medical community about the serious risks associated with PPIs and failing to warn about the risk of chronic kidney disease and renal failure. (Case 4:16-cv-01106, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri)
About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A Nexium Lawsuit
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