Nexium and Prilosec Lawyer

Nexium and Prilosec are called “mirror drugs” because their chemical characteristics are extremely similar, so much so that they can essentially be considered the same drug. Nexium/Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor prescription drug that is used to treat acid reflux disease (i.e. heartburn).

Long-term use of Nexium/Prilosec has recently been linked to chronic kidney disease. In fact, studies show that long-term use of the drug increases a person’s risk of kidney disease by 20 percent to 50 percent.

As a result, class action plaintiffs have recently filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of Nexium/Prilosec, claiming that the drug was defective when it was placed on the market.

If you or someone you love has suffered from – or is suffering from – kidney disease as a result of long-term Nexium/Prilosec use, you may be entitled to legal compensation with the help of a Nexium or Prilosec lawyer. Experienced mass torts lawyer are available to discuss your case with you and help you to obtain the monetary compensation to which you may be entitled.

How Nexium/Prilosec Works

An excess amount of acid in the stomach can lead to stomach ulcers and other painful conditions. Nexium/Prilosec reduces the amount of acid in a person’s stomach can also help to heal stomach ulcers and other acid-related damage to a person’s esophageal lining. The drug may also be used to reduce the number of stomach ulcers and to treat stomach infections.

Side Effects

The following side effects have been linked to chronic use of Nexium/Prilosec, and should result in contact with a Nexium lawyer:

  • Stroke
  • Bone fractures
  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Kidney disease
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Renal failure

Bases for Class Action Lawsuits

Recent class action lawsuits against the manufacturers of Nexium/Prilosec fall under the umbrella of products liability.

Class action plaintiffs are alleging that the manufacturers of Nexium/Prilosec failed to warn patients and health care providers of the increased risks of kidney damage, renal failure, and stroke that are associated with long-term use of Nexium/Prilosec.

Class action plaintiffs allege that had they been made aware of the serious risks associated with long term Nexium/Prilosec use, they would have almost certainly had their health monitored on a more frequent basis for signs of kidney disease, renal failure, stroke, and other harmful side effects commonly associated with long-term use of the drug.

Damages Available

Plaintiffs who can prove that they suffered injuries and damages as a proximate result of long term Nexium/Prilosec use may be entitled to recover some or all of the following types of damages with the help of a Prilosec attorney:

  • Payment of medical bills
  • Payment of lost wages
  • Compensation for past, present, and future pain and suffering
  • Compensation for mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Compensation for loss of companionship or spousal support

How a Nexium/Prilosec Attorney Can Help

Experienced Prilosec lawyers are ready to speak with you about your symptoms, determine whether or not you have a legal cause of action, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and help you to obtain the monetary compensation you deserve.

You should feel free to contact our experienced Nexium lawyers at any time, via telephone or email, for an initial consultation.