Do PPIs Cause Permanent Kidney Damage? The Answer May SHOCK You
GERD affects close to 19 million Americans across all social strata. This uncomfortable lifestyle disease causes acid to back up into one’s throat, causing acid burns and consequently, ulcers that may not heal on their own until medical intervention is instituted. Left untreated, GERD may cause esophageal cancer, and even gastric and other cancers which may be aggressive and insidious. To this end, a GERD and heartburn treatment was invented in the 1980s when it was discovered that inhibiting the proton pumps in the stomach wall stops the secretion of stomach hydrochloric acid, helping give the ulcers which may have developed a chance to heal over time. These medications are Nexium, Prilosec and PrevAcid, to name but a few. These medications are incredibly effective at stopping the overproduction of acid, and they can work for a period of over 48 hours. The problem with said medications, however, is the fact that they have been linked to kidney damage and even some cancers if used long-term. Given the fact that GERD is a chronic illness, those prescribed it may have to take it for over 6 months to a couple years, which has meant that those who take PPIs or proton pump inhibitors may be at increased risk of kidney damage and failure, both of which are irreversible. The kicker, here, is the fact that the makers of these drugs were well aware of the kidney-damaging effects of their medications, but failed to inform the general public just so they could continue to make money, making them in effect liable for the injuries that they cause to PPI users. If you’ve been affected by kidney damage after taking Nexium, PrevAcid or Prilosec, you may be able to file a lawsuit in order to recover money damages, and we’re here to help.
Are you looking for a proton pump inhibitor class action lawsuit attorney? Please call us NOW at (773) 362-2747 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. The experienced class action lawsuit attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience helping hundreds of individuals just like you get what they deserve in terms of monetary compensation after being injured by the negligent actions of an individual or large corporation. McCready Law prides itself in being a bilingual firm (hablamos Espanol) where every legal claim is handled and processed by a real attorney, and not a paralegal. In addition, all cases are handled on contingency fee basis, so there are NO UPFRONT FEES whatsoever at any time during the processing of your claim, so you can rest assured that you will be able to get timely legal services and only pay for them once your settlement comes through. McCready Law may also be able to refer you to lenders and other financing options for individuals that need to take care of their basis daily expenses as they wait for their case to be settled. Regardless of where you are in the country, if you suffered kidney injury or damage due to taking GERD medication proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium, PrevAcid and Prilosec, you may be entitled to substantial compensation – simply call us NOW at (773) 362-2747 to learn more : the call is 100% FREE!
Studies have shown that proton pump inhibitors have the potential to cause the following:
- Interstitial kidney disease
- Acute kidney failure
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease of CKD
- End-stage renal failure
GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease causes the following symptoms:
- A feeling of burning in one’s chest
- Chest pains of unknown cause
- Bringing up or regurgitating acid into your mouth or throat
- Bloating, burping or feeling full in one’s stomach
- A feeling of having a lump inside your throat which doesn’t go away
GERD may be caused by the following factors:
- Being overweight
- Smoking regularly
- Eating spicy foods regularly
- Caffeine intake
- Regular alcohol intake
- Drinking or eating anything with peppermint
- Foods that are of citrus origin such as tomatoes and oranges
- Chocolate intake
It is hypothesized that proton pump inhibitors cause insidious kidney damage on account of the fact that the metabolites formed after the drug is absorbed by the body block kidney tubules over time, leading to diminished kidney function on account of their size. Over time, more tubules are blocked and damaged, which then leads to chronic kidney disease and failure. Given the silent nature of this disease, many individuals taking proton pump inhibitors for their heartburn or GERD are not aware of the kidney damaging effects of this drug until it is too late.
The proton pump inhibitor lawsuits cover any of the following medications:
Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits and Settlements
To date, there have been no settlements with regard to PPI kidney disease and failure class action lawsuits – however, cases are still pending, and there are a little over 700 cases in legal dockets. The cases will be heard as part of multi-district litigation, or MDL, a specialized form of class action lawsuits where each case is heard based on its merit and the unique injuries faced by the client. some of the advantages an MDL has over a class action lawsuit include lowered litigation costs, the efficiency with which cases will be handled, the elimination of pre-trial judgments, and a shorter time period to the settlement phase, compared to class action suits.
Experienced Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys for Proton Pump Inhibitors – Call NOW!
It is vital that you prepare or ask for your medical records as this will help us create a compelling case on your behalf. in addition, you want to make sure to keep prescription boxes or bottles as these will serve as evidence, and be wary of speaking with anyone about your claim, including the hospital or company manufacturing your medication as this may void your claim altogether. You may be able to recover money damage for things such as cost of medical care both present and future, pain and suffering, lost wages, legal fees and so much more. Please call us NOW at (773) 362-2747 if you were injured by proton pump inhibitors, and we’ll put you on the fast track toward receiving compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.