Nexium Lawsuits Allege Heartburn Medication Can Cause Kidney Disease, Chronic Kidney Damage And Other Health Complications
Plaintiffs in Nexium lawsuits have asked to have their cases centralized in one federal court. Nexium side-effects lawsuits have been filed by men and women from around the country alleging the they developed kidney damage, kidney failure and other serious injuries after taking Nexium and similar Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) drugs.
“We continue to speak with individuals who took Nexium and other Proton Pump Inhibitors and are suffering kidney damage and other serious health complications as a result,” says Wright & Schulte LLC, a nationwide law firm which represents individuals in product liability lawsuits.
The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are investigating legal claims surrounding Nexium lawsuits. The firm continues to speak with men and women from around the country who believe they have developed chronic kidney disease, kidney damage, kidney failure, hip, wrist or spine fractures or death caused by 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 Nexium lawsuit consultation by calling 1-800-399-0795 or you can visit yourlegalhelp.com for more information.
The plaintiffs’ request to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) seeks to transfer and consolidate 15 lawsuits involving Nexium and other Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) drugs. In their October 17th motion to the JPML, plaintiffs said a multidistrict litigation (MDL) for PPI drug lawsuits would grow since they anticipate hundreds of PPI cases will be filed in the future.(Nexium lawsuits In re: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2757)
The transfer motion suggested federal courts in New Jersey, Kansas, the Southern District of Illinois, the Middle District of Louisiana and the Western District of Louisiana for the Proton Pump Inhibitor MDL. If PPI cases are not consolidated for coordinated pretrial proceedings, the possibility exists for inconsistent pretrial rulings, particularly in regard to discovery and other factual and legal issues, the petition said. Additionally, consolidation is warranted since Nexium and other PPI lawsuits commonly allege that PPI drug manufacturers failed to adequately warn that use of their prescription and over-the-counter drugs can lead to multiple kidney problems. (In re: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2757)
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) is a class of drugs that treat certain gastrointestinal disorders by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. Over-the-counter PPIs, including Prilosec OTC, Zegerid OTC, and Prevacid 24HR, are used to treat frequent heartburn. One of the most popular PPIs is Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium), more commonly known as “the purple pill” because of its bright, purple color. Other prescription PPIs include:
• Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)
• Prilosec (omeprazole)
• Zegerid (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate)
• Prevacid (lansoprazole)
• Protonix (pantoprazole sodium)
• AcipHex (rabeprazole sodium)
Side effects have been reported with Nexium and other PPI drugs that include kidney failure, infection, fractures of the hip, wrist and spine, and low vitamin B12 levels (if taken for more than three years).
Court documents indicate that Nexium lawsuits are pending in Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee and other courts. AstraZeneca, which manufactures Nexium, faced its first lawsuit in May. The complaint was filed on behalf of an Illinois man who was prescribed Nexium in 2006, and suffered kidney failure that required a kidney transplant. The lawsuit alleges the kidney problems were the result of taking Nexium.
About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A Nexium Lawsuit
Wright & Schulte LLC, is an experienced personal injury firm who’s attorneys are dedicated to their 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 suffered serious side effects from Nexium and other harmful drugs. The firm continues to work with men, wome and their families who have been wronged by big business and fight tirelessly to ensure corporations take responsibility for their actions.
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