Nexium Lawsuits Allege AstraZeneca’s OTC Heart Burn Medicine Causes Kidney Damage, Chronic Kidney Disease, And Heart Attacks.
As Nexium lawsuits continue to be filed against AstraZeneca, Wright & Schulte LLC continues to investigate Nexium side-effect complaints. The lawsuits allege Nexium, a Proton Pump Inhibitor, has been found to place users at an increased risk for chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, and heart attacks. This is mirrored in a recently filed Nexium lawsuit alleging an Illinois man developed chronic kidney disease in 2008 after being prescribed Nexium on numerous occasions between September 2006 and September 2013. (Nexium Lawsuit Case No.1:16-cv-04801, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York)
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI), including Nexium, are medications prescribed to treat heartburn and other digestive disorders. Some PPIs are available over the counter, making the risk greater for more consumers to develop kidney damage and other health problems. One study found that people who use Nexium and other PPIs have a 20 percent to 50 percent higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease compared to people who do not take PPIs. Another study concluded that users of PPI medications are at a 96 percent greater risk of developing End-Stage Renal Disease. PPIs are also associated with certain types of lupus, low magnesium levels, and low Vitamin B12 levels, according to Nexium’s safety information.
“Our firm continues to speak to men and women around the country who we believe have developed kidney damage, heart disease and other health conditions more serious than the digestive problems for which they took Nexium,” says Wright & Schulte LLC.
The Nexium lawsuit attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are investigating legal claims of Nexium and other Proton Pump Inhibitor medications causing kidney disease, bone fractures, and heart attacks. 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 calling 1-800-399-0795.
Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2001. UK-based AstraZeneca marketed Nexium as the “purple pill” because of its bright purple color. Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and other PPIs help to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach. According to Nexium lawsuit claims, Nexium is AstraZeneca’s largest-selling drug and the third largest-selling drug overall in the worldwide market. In 2005, the pharmaceutical giant’s sales of Nexium exceeded $5.7 billion; and three years later, Nexium sales exceeded $5.2 billion dollars, according to the Nexium complaints. More than 15 million Americans used prescription PPIs in 2013, costing more than $10 billion, according to a report in the January 2016 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.[sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160111135035.htm, January 11, 2016]
Court documents in indicate that Nexium lawsuits are being filed on behalf of plaintiffs who allege AstraZeneca failed to adequately warn about Nexium’s harmful side effects, including kidney damage. The lawsuits also accuse the company of neglecting to use “ordinary care” when manufacturing and selling Nexium. AstraZeneca also faced claims from the U.S. Department of Justice of engaging in a kickback scheme involving pharmacy benefit managers. In February 2015, AstraZeneca agreed to pay $7.9 million to resolve the federal complaint.
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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