Get Answers from a Nexium Lawyer
For years, television ads have urged people with chronic heartburn and acid indigestion to use Nexium® and other proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs for help. If you were someone who sought relief by regularly using Nexium, and were hurt because of it, we can answer your questions about a possible Nexium lawsuit against the manufacturer.
It has become clear that Nexium and other PPI medications (PPIs) can greatly increase a person’s chances of developing dangerous medical problems. In fact, AstraZeneca, the developer of Nexium, was first sued over the drug’s most damaging side effects more than a decade ago. Since then, research studies have shown direct links between Nexium and other PPIs and their serious side effects, including kidney disease and renal failure.
Renal failure is when the kidneys stop working. Only kidney transplants or regular, life-long dialysis treatments keep people alive once their kidneys fail. Transplants and dialysis are extremely costly and can lead to financial distress for many people.
Learn Whether You Are Eligible to File a Nexium Kidney Disease Lawsuit
Have you been diagnosed with kidney disease, or another medical issue, after using this drug? If so, it is to your benefit to speak with a Nexium lawyer from the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant. Our Houston law firm is helping people from all over with their legal claims based on health problems caused by taking a PPI. Depending upon the details of your case, you may be able to get compensation through a Nexium kidney disease lawsuit. Call us today at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000 to schedule a free consultation.
Lawsuits Allege Renal Failure and Bone Fractures Related to Nexium
Kidney Damage and Disease
Lawsuits that have been filed by Nexium users have claimed it causes very serious kidney damage and kidney disease complications. Nexium users have alleged in their claims that the drug can aggravate or even create chronic kidney disorder and acute kidney injuries. Sometimes these injuries from Nexium have led to renal failure. In a Nexium lawsuit filed in 2016, Harry Mason of Illinois claimed that his use of the drug led to kidney failure and a kidney transplant, and that AstraZeneca failed to adequately warn users about dangerous side effects. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges common law fraud, fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, product liability, and negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed alleging that Nexium increases a long-term user’s chances of developing bone fractures. These cases led the Food and Drug Administration in 2014 to order changes to Nexium’s labeling and literature. The manufacturer was required to clearly warn that the drug can reduce bone density. Reduced bone density can lead to an increased risk of fractures, especially of the hips, wrists, and spine.
Other Serious Side Effects of Nexium Use
Another potential side effect of Nexium is a link to dementia. While dementia is not one of the most commonly named side effects in lawsuits, it’s still one that Nexium users should take seriously.
A contagious and potentially fatal bacterial infection has also been linked to Nexium use. The bacteria, called Clostridium difficile or C. diff, can cause severe diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. According to the drug’s packaging, some Nexium users can even develop lupus or a worsening of their lupus symptoms.
Other possible serious side effects include heart problems, low Vitamin B12 levels, low magnesium levels, and allergic reactions. In addition to these, there are numerous other issues the drug can cause, including:
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth
- And more…
Have You Experienced Kidney Damage or Other Serious Side Effects? Get Help Today
When you have been hurt by a drug meant to help you, you may not know where to turn. The compassionate attorneys at the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant are on your side when a defective medication has harmed you. Call us today at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Nexium lawyer. We are not afraid to stand up to big pharmaceutical companies that put people’s health at risk by selling potentially dangerous drugs. You may be able to get money to pay your medical bills through a Nexium lawsuit.
How Much Could I Get in a Nexium Kidney Disease Lawsuit?
The potential awards in drug injury claims range from thousands to millions of dollars. But every case is unique. What you may be able to get in a Nexium kidney disease lawsuit, or other side effect claim, depends upon the specifics of your case. It will depend upon the type of medical condition you’ve suffered after using Nexium and how badly it has affected you.
In general, these are the types of damages that users of Nexium have asked for in lawsuits:
- Payment for current and future medical treatment and surgeries
- Compensation for pain and suffering of physical pain and emotional anguish
- Punitive damages to punish the negligent manufacturer
- Reimbursement for lost time at work
- Compensation when people can no longer work due to their injuries.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Nexium Lawyer?
The good news is that when you work with our law firm you don’t pay anything unless you win your case. Our contingency fee is an agreed-upon percentage of your award or settlement. We also don’t charge for initial consultations. You have nothing to lose and possibly a lot to gain by hiring a lawyer from our firm to represent you in a Nexium lawsuit. Contact us today so we can review your case and advise you about your options. Our Houston firm can be reached at (713) 973-8888.
How Will You Help Me With My Lawsuit?
When we take on your case, we will examine all the evidence showing how Nexium harmed you. We will then determine the best legal argument to prove the manufacturer’s liability. Legal grounds that have been used in Nexium cases include:
- Fraud – Claims say that the drug maker knew about the most dangerous side effects of Nexium but intentionally misled the public. This withheld information helped the manufacturer profit from its sales.
- Product Defect – Plaintiffs in lawsuits say they have suffered serious pain and other losses due to using the drug. They also complain that Nexium’s maker created a defective design and used harmful manufacturing and marketing practices.
- Negligence – Users also say the manufacturer failed to exercise “ordinary care” when both making and selling Nexium, which directly caused their injuries.
- Negligent Misrepresentation – By failing to disclose all it knew about Nexium’s potential side effects, the manufacturer prevented doctors and patients from choosing a possibly safer and less harmful drug.
Our experienced attorneys understand the complexities of what it takes to make a successful Nexium claim. We will explain how your case will proceed. Call us at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000 to speak with a Nexium lawyer.
History of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Nexium
The Big Pharma company AstraZeneca introduced Nexium in the United States in 2001. In 2012, multibillion-dollar drug company Pfizer entered into an agreement with AstraZeneca to sell an over-the-counter version of the drug. The drugs are used to treat a variety of conditions, including heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, gastritis, esophagitis, and others. Both AstraZeneca and Pfizer have been named in legal claims.
The active ingredient in both types of Nexium is esomeprazole. This ingredient is also the main one responsible for the bad side effects of the drug. Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of acid the stomach produces. It is also available in generic versions.
Our Law Firm Holds Negligent Drug Companies Accountable
Our drug injury lawyers believe that companies that manufacture dangerous drugs should be held accountable. When we represent your case, you can rely on us to fight passionately for your right to compensation. Call the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant today at (713) 973-8888 to arrange a free consultation. You pay us only if you win your case.
Contact Our Houston Nexium Lawyer for Help
Good health is one of the most important things we have. When your health has been damaged because of a drug company’s negligence, you should have recourse. Big pharmaceutical corporations bring in billions of dollars in profits. They do it by selling drugs to innocent consumers. In many cases, these medications truly help, but in some unfortunate instances, they can do more harm than good.
If you were a regular user of Nexium and are now suffering from kidney disease or another damaging side effect of this drug, our experienced attorneys may be able to help you get financial relief. Call the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant today to schedule a free consultation. We can be reached at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000. We don’t get paid unless you get paid for your injuries.
We Also Handle Wrongful Death Claims
Additionally, our law firm handles wrongful death cases. If your family member died after long-term use of a defective drug, you may be able to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for their loss. Spouses, children, and parents can bring wrongful death lawsuits in Texas. We will review your case and advise you of your rights.