Did you see a TV commercial alerting patients who have taken Nexium, Prilosec or another proton pump inhibitor drug to the possibility of filing a lawsuit?
In recent weeks, law firms have begun producing these commercials to inform viewers about a growing number of lawsuits that claim these popular heartburn drugs can cause chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. Multiple studies have now linked proton pump inhibitors to an increased risk for renal impairment, and injured patients may be eligible to file suit.
While this litigation is currently closed, learn more about it with a Proton Pump inhibitor lawyer.
At TheProductLawyers.com, our experienced product liability attorneys don’t produce TV commercials. But we are here to help.
Our lawyers are currently offering free consultations to any patient, family member or loved one who believes the use of a proton pump inhibitor led to serious side effects. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit, and pursue significant financial compensation.
Did you or a loved one take one of the following drugs?
All of these drugs are considered proton pump inhibitors. They short-circuit the production of gastric acid in the gut, providing relief to patients suffering from acid reflux, duodenal ulcers and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. But many doctors have also begun prescribing proton pump inhibitors for unapproved purposes, including routine heartburn and indigestion.
Today, we know that this over-prescription has come at a price. More and more patients are becoming hooked on proton pump inhibitors, which can be hard to stop taking. Unfortunately, long-term use, as the US Food & Drug Administration has warned, may not be safe.
Extended use of proton pump inhibitors has been linked to a staggering array of serious health risks, from an increased risk of broken bones to kidney failure. Researchers are worried, but for some patients, the damage has already been done.
That’s why patients have begun to file lawsuits, accusing the manufacturers of these powerful drugs of failing to warn the public about their product’s potential risks. Tragically, some of these lawsuits aren’t being filed by patients – but by widows and widowers who lost their partners to chronic kidney disease and kidney failure.
Legal experts say thousands of patients, to say nothing of their families, may be eligible to file a proton pump inhibitor lawsuit.
But time may be limited. Every state enforces a “statute of limitations,” a law that restricts the amount of time patients and family members have to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you have a case, don’t wait. Call our experienced lawyers today to learn more about case eligibility, and your own legal options.
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