PPI Lawsuit Updates in 2021 – File Your Claim Here Today
Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux are considered as being lifestyle diseases, closely linked to diet and one’s level of physical activity or lack thereof. These two conditions cause excess acid to wash back up into one’s throat, causing massive discomfort, the burning away of esophageal tissue as well as an increase in ulcer formation. To this end, biochemists have come up with products that inhibit acid production in order to give these conditions time to heal as well as for the stomach wall to revert back to how it used to be.
Proton pump inhibitors replaced antacids back in the 1980s, and were touted as being completely safe and effective for the prevention of GERD and heartburn. However, as the decades wore on, individuals who had come to depend on proton pump inhibitors to live a normal, acid-free life began suffering from worrying symptoms affecting their kidneys as well as gastric system. Individuals that had taken medication such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid were starting to become diagnosed with chronic kidney disease as well as stomach and other forms of gastric cancers. As the news got out, more and more people came out with their diagnoses until it was discovered that all these individuals had something in common – they all took or were currently taking proton pump inhibitors at one point or the other. Proton pump inhibitor safety was a myth, after all, and upon further digging, it was discovered that the makers of these drugs were aware of the kidney damaging and cancer effects but refused to let the public know just so they could cash in on their pharmaceutical miracle for as long as they legally could.
Were you negatively affected by Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid? If you developed chronic kidney disease and failure or gastric cancer after taking these proton pump inhibitors for a number of years, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation in the form of a class action lawsuit payout for proton pump inhibitors. Bellwether trials are slated for later on this year (2021) but it is never too late to file a claim at your district court with our help. If you’ve been injured by Nexium, Prevacid or Prilosec, we can help. Please call our Nexium kidney disease attorneys NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. it costs nothing to file, and you have everything to gain in the form of damages such as lost wages, past and future medical fees, legal fees, loss of enjoyment of life, and so much more. It is important that you MOVE FAST before the time window to file closes: call our proton pump inhibitor lawsuit attorneys NOW at (773) 823-0298 to receive your free legal consultation at no cost to you.
Proton Pump Inhibitor Studies Show Kidney Disease Risk
In 2016, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed a link between proton pump use and an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. The risk percentage was pegged as being anywhere from 20 to 50 percent, and another 2019 study from the University at Buffalo came up with the same conclusion. What’s frightening, however, is that the risk started at individuals aged 15 and up, and that individuals aged 65 and older were at the highest risk level.
Here are some of the kidney conditions associated with PPI use:
- Acute kidney injury
- Acute kidney failure
- End stage renal disease
- Acute interstitial nephritis
- Acute tubular necrosis
- Chronic renal failure
- Permanent dialysis
The FDA has dragged its feet when it comes to proton pump inhibitors over the years, and its refusal to apply a black box warning to these dangerous drugs was worrying. To date, the government agency has not issued a recall for proton pump inhibitors even after being sued by consumer groups that were alarmed that the FDA wasn’t stepping up to the plate to protect the American public from life-threatening risks seen in proton pump inhibitors.
However, after much public pressure, the FDA yielded and asked that PPI drug makers institute label changes regarding the risk of lowered B12 deficiency, the likelihood of developing C. difficile infections and related diarrhea as well as an increased risk of developing acute interstitial nephritis, or AIN.
One particular PPI, Nexium, carries multiple risks such as:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Stomach cancer
What’s worrying is that individuals taking PPI were actually more likely to die from taking PPIs compared to the rest of the population. For instance, individuals taking proton pump inhibitors were 18 percent more likely to die from a cardiovascular condition such as a heart attack.
Chronic kidney disease refers to the gradual or rapid loss of kidney function over a certain period of time. Also known as chronic kidney failure, this irreversible condition makes it difficult for the kidneys to filter out waste from the body so it is excreted by the urinary system. This waste, if allowed to build up in the body over time can become toxic and compromise almost every biological system in the body, leading to coma and death.
Here are some of the warning signs of kidney disease associated with PPI’s:
- Excessive thirst
- Flank pain
- Excessive sweating
- Muscle twitches
- Urinating too much or too little
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Swelling in one’s ankles or feet
- Difficulty breathing
Experienced Attorneys for Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits – Call Us Today!
If you or a loved one has taken Nexium, Prevacid or Prilosec for a number of years and gone on to suffer health complications such as stomach cancer and, you may have a case against the pharmaceutical companies that make proton pump inhibitors. It is vital to move fast in order to make it to the different grouped district legal claims for proton pump inhibitors so you can receive compensation before the cases are heard later on in the year. McCready Law is a well-respected mass torts and class actions law firm that has the resources to take on large corporations seeking to put profit over the lives of people. Please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about the proton pump inhibitor lawsuit process. Thanks for choosing us, and we look forward to hearing from you.