Nexium Lawsuits Allege Proton Pump Inhibitors Cause Kidney Failure, Kidney Damage And Other Injuries Associated With Their Heartburn Drugs.
After asking five drug manufacturers to respond to a petition to consolidate all federal lawsuits involving Nexium and other heartburn medications, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has now scheduled oral arguments on the issue for January. The complaints accuse the makers of Nexium, Prevacid and other Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) drugs of failing to adequately warn consumers that their products can cause chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, and renal failure. (In re: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation – Nexium Lawsuits MDL No. 2757)
The JPML will hear oral arguments on January 26 at the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Courthouse in Miami, Florida, according to the judicial panel’s Notice of Hearing Session. In October, a group of plaintiffs involved in Nexium lawsuits filed a motion asking the judicial panel to establish a multidistrict litigation (MDL) for PPI drugs.
While there are 15 PPI complaints pending in 12 federal courts nationwide, plaintiffs said in their motion that they expect lawsuit filings to increase “by the hundreds in the coming months.” PPI drug manufacturers oppose the consolidation for various reasons including the complaints do not have common factual issues as plaintiffs claim. The manufacturers include AstraZeneca, the maker of Nexium; Procter & Gamble which makes Prilosec OTC (Over The Counter), and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., which markets Prevacid and Dexilant. Pfizer Inc., is named as a defendant but the company says it only sells over-the-counter PPI formulations. (In re: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation – Nexium Lawsuits MDL No. 2757)
“Oral arguments are held so that both sides can explain their points to the panel and answer any questions the judges may have,” says Wright & Schulte LLC.
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). PPI medications reduce the amount of acid in the stomach. The drugs are used to treat stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, heartburn, acid reflux disease and other digestive disorders. PPI drugs are available by prescription and over the counter and include familiar brand names such as Prilosec OTC, Prevacid and Zegerid. While PPI drugs are popular among consumers, side effects have been reported that include 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)
According to court records, one Nexium case on the proposed MDL list was filed on behalf of a Tennessee man who was prescribed Nexium in July 2003 to treat peptic disorders which include gastroesophageal reflux disease and duodenal ulcer disease. The plaintiff continued taking Nexium through May 2008, when he was diagnosed with a severe, drug-induced kidney disorder called, “acute interstitial nephritis.” In May 2009, he was diagnosed with severe chronic active interstitial nephritis after taking Nexium as prescribed, the complaint said. As a result, the plaintiff is undergoing dialysis treatments three times a week and needs to have a kidney transplant. (Case 2:16-cv-02549, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee)
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, women 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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