Prilosec and Nexium Lawsuit Update 2021 – Call To File Today
We’ve all at one time or the other dealt with heartburn. It can be uncomfortable, make it hard for you to sleep peacefully, and over time, cause gastric irritation and make it difficult to eat the foods you love. Thankfully, proton pup inhibitors promise to get rid of this health problem, and many products on the market do just this, and very well, where just one pill can stop heartburn and acidity from rearing its ugly head for up to 3 or more days. Well, these pills which were once touted as being miracles in a pack have recently come under fire when it was discovered that they could lead to kidney disease and failure if taken regularly for chronic heartburn.
Are you looking for information on proton pump inhibitors lawsuits? Do you want to know what proton pump inhibitor or PPI was taken off the market? If you used proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium and Prilosec and then went on to suffer kidney damage or kidney failure, you may be eligible for substantial financial compensation. McCready Law is a nationally renowned class action lawsuit law firm that helps people just like you get the justice and compensation they are owed by big corporations that negligently omit the fact that their medications or products could have unintended side-effects. Please call us NOW at (773) 902-0413 to learn more about proton pump inhibitor class action lawsuits, and how you can join one. The call is FREE, and there’s no legal obligation whatsoever.
How Does Nexium Work?
Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and Protonix all belong to a group of medications known as proton pump inhibitors which work by reducing or even stopping acid production in an individual’s gastric canal or stomach. They are typically used for hard-to-treat conditions such as acid reflux and ulcers, but they have gained popularity in the country and indeed around the world as the go-to medications for gastroesophageal reflux as well as common heartburn. By inhibiting the production of stomach acid, ulcers and other gastric inflammatory diseases can heal over time, restoring the integrity of the stomach and the esophagus.
Here are some of the PPI side effects you need to watch out for:
- Vomiting and nausea
- Flank pain (your kidneys are located here)
- Excessive sweating
- Feet swelling
- Contracting urinary tract infections all the time
- Excessive and unusual thirst
What is The Safest PPI To Take Long Term? Apparently, None.
Back in 2015, various studies showed that Nexium and Prilosec had the potential to negatively affect the kidneys if taken for over 5 years. In fact, over time, proton pump inhibitors would make it hard for kidneys to filter out drug metabolites, causing them to get caught in the nephrons or the small tubules that are responsible for the filtration action of the kidneys. As one took these medications for an extended amount of time, kidney function would diminish, leading to kidney disease and eventually, failure. The kicker, however, was the fact that PPI drug manufacturers knew about these studies but failed to inform you, the consumer, because they felt that the results were statistically insignificant and not worth causing any alarm over.
On top of that, various studies over the years showed that proton pump inhibitors had the potential to cause an increase in heart attacks, as well as a 44 percent increase of the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and early death.
Prilosec and Nexium Lawsuit Help in 2021 – Call Us Today!
If you took Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid or Protonix and then went on to suffer kidney disease or failure, we’d love to help. Please contact our proton pump inhibitor class action lawsuit attorneys TODAY at (773) 902-0413 and we’ll get started on your claim. You can recover compensation for damages such as lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, punitive damages, loss of enjoyment of life and so much more. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.