Nexium Lawsuit Information Page Warns Proton Pump Inhibitor Drugs May Cause Kidney Damage or Bone Fractures.
A new Nexium Lawsuit information webpage will provide the public with information on the potential risks associated with Nexium, a popular heartburn drug, and kidney failure, bone fractures, and other side effects. Nexium, commonly known as “the purple pill” due to its bright purple color, is a prescription proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that helps to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.
Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI), a class of drugs prescribed to treat stomach and small intestine ulcers, inflammation of the esophagus and acid reflux disease. In addition to Nexium, other well-known PPI drugs that treat persistent heartburn and reduce high levels of stomach acid are marketed under the brand names of Prilosec, Zegerid and Prevacid.
The drugs have come under scrutiny after studies have shown that patients taking PPI drugs have a significant risk for kidney damage, kidney failure, as well as hip, wrist or spine fractures, or death. For instance, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine in January revealed patients who use PPIs have a 20 percent to 50 percent higher risk of chronic kidney disease compared to patients who do not take the drugs.
“Unfortunately, studies have shown that patients who are prescribed PPI drugs can end up with health conditions that are far worse than heartburn problems.” – Wright & Schulte LLC.
The Nexium lawsuit attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are investigating legal claims of Nexium and other PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) medications causing kidney disease and bone fractures. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries from Nexium or Proton Pump Inhibitor medication, contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free Nexium lawsuit consultation by visiting yourlegalhelp.com.
Nexium was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001. After reviewing studies regarding PPI mediations, the FDA told drug makers to change the safety label of their products to indicate the increased risk of hip, wrist, and spine fractures with long-term use of the drugs or when the drugs are taken in high doses.
Court records show that federally filed Nexium Injury Lawsuits have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California against Nexium’s maker, AstraZeneca. The U.K.-based pharmaceutical giant faces lawsuits in state courts that have common allegations of AstraZeneca failing to adequately warn patients about Nexium’s harmful side effects, neglecting to use “ordinary care” when manufacturing and selling Nexium, and making unsubstantiated claims about Nexium’s superiority to rival heartburn drugs. (In Re: Nexium (Esomeptrazole Products Liability Nexium Lawsuit Litigation – MDL 2404)
In February 2015, AstraZeneca agreed to pay $7.9 million to resolve claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice that the company engaged in a kickback scheme involving pharmacy benefit managers. The pharmaceutical company also paid $20 million in February 2015 to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused AstraZeneca of marketing Nexium as superior to its competitors, Prilosec, and its generic version, omeprazole, in order to get consumers to pay for the higher-cost Nexium. (Case No. 05-0269, Suffolk County Superior Court, Massachusetts)
About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A Nexium Lawsuit:
Wright & Schulte LLC, is an experienced personal injury firm and is dedicated to it’s clients and the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Nexium lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries from Nexium or Proton Pump Inhibitor medication, contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free Nexium lawsuit consultation by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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