Millions of people are potentially losing out on dollars that goes unclaimed every day. Nexium and Prilosec, two commonly used Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease medications, had lawsuits filed against them in 2017. Within the lawsuits, there were claims of the manufacturers not warning the physicians and the general public about the risks of renal and kidney failure. [RK1]
The lawsuits are currently being organized in New Jersey before the federal judge where all the evidence and discoveries take place. Some lawyers leading the lawsuits claim that Nexium and Prilosec are dangerous and defective. These lawyers also argued that manufacturers did not test the drug before distributing them for purchase. They failed to warn people about the risks that are associated with it. Nexium and Prilosec are used to treat stomach-related complications.
They are usually referred to as proton pump inhibitors (PPI) because it reduces acid in individual’s stomach. It also treats stomach ulcers and other complications. It is important to note that people who use this drug across America are estimated to be more than 15 million, obviously a substantial portion of our population
Lawyers initially filing these lawsuits are arguing that the manufacturers did not explain to physicians and individuals about the side effects of the drug. They are alleging that most of the people who took the medication suffered from kidney failure, renal failure, bone fractures, strokes, and heart damage. In additional to these claims, they are suggesting that people who took the medication for a long time including older people who are more than 50 years old suffered from wrist, spine, and hip damage.
The evidence they provided revealed that 20-50% of individuals who use the drug have a higher risk of chronic kidney diseases than non-users. 20-30% of people who use this drug are likely to suffer from stroke. Lastly, they argued that the drug is not worth because it has serious side effects. Other side effects include constipation, diarrhea, drowsiness, abdominal pain, nausea, and headache. People who use the drug suffer from low magnesium levels, dry mouth, and gas.
If you have taken Nexium or Prilosec and are experiencing any of the medical complications that have been mentioned, it is highly advisable that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. When choosing a lawyer, it is best to look for one with experience in pharmaceuticals and who can ensure you receive the proper legal representation in court. Contacting After Personal Injury will lead you in the right direction when choosing the right pharmaceutical injury attorney near you.