Speak to an Experienced Prilosec Lawyer
If you’ve suffered dangerous side effects after taking Prilosec, you may have questions about a Prilosec lawsuit. Prilosec belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It is used to treat stomach acid problems. Prilosec is available in both over-the-counter and prescription forms. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription Prilosec in 1989, which is prescribed by doctor’s for people with ulcers and other medical conditions. The over-the-counter version, Prilosec OTC, is intended to treat frequent heartburn. It was approved by the FDA in 2003. The active ingredient in both versions of the drug is omeprazole.
While Prilosec is a very popular drug that many people take, several studies show that it can cause severe health problems. Some Prilosec users have experienced kidney disease and renal failure. In addition to kidney damage, there is a possible increased risk of fractures to the hip, wrist, and spine associated with Prilosec and other PPIs, according to the FDA. Another study showed the risk of cardiovascular issues increased by as much as 70% for regular users of PPIs, including omeprazole. The manufacturer’s own labeling notes other serious side effects.
With so many bad potential side effects, it isn’t surprising that thousands of Prilosec lawsuits have been filed citing injuries.
Kidney Damage from Prilosec? You May Be Eligible for Compensation for Your Injuries
If you believe you were harmed by a PPI such as Prilosec, call us today at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000 to arrange a free consultation. The skilled attorneys at the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant have a successful track record of taking on pharmaceutical companies that manufacture harmful drugs or that don’t adequately warn users about potential risks. You may be able to get compensation through a Prilosec lawsuit. We can advise you about filing a lawsuit or joining a class action lawsuit, based on the facts of your case.
How Much Could I Get in a Prilosec Kidney Disease Lawsuit or Other Side Affects Claim?
Some Prilosec lawsuits have asked for millions of dollars in compensation. As just one example, a 2016 Prilosec kidney disease lawsuit against the manufacturer sought $10 million. The lawsuit claimed that Prilosec caused injuries that led to renal failure, which is fatal without a kidney transplant or life-long dialysis treatments. Every case is different though. What you could potentially get in a lawsuit depends upon the severity of your own injury and the “damages” you have experienced because of it. The skill of the attorney who handles your case can also influence how much you might get in damages. Our Prilosec lawyers have years of experienced representing clients in drug injury cases. Call us at (713) 973-8888 for a free consultation.
Damages in a Prilosec Lawsuit
Damages that are often asked for in drug injury cases include:
- Payment for current and future medical treatment
- Reimbursement for lost time at work
- Compensation if you can no longer work or your work is limited
- Pain and suffering for physical pain and mental anguish
- Punitive damages meant to punish the manufacturer for egregious negligence
Additionally, if you have tragically lost a family member who used Prilosec to kidney disease or another problem, you may be able to sue for wrongful death. Spouses, children, and parents can bring wrongful death lawsuits in Texas and can potentially receive compensation for their loved one’s loss. Compensation could include payment for funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship and support, and other things.
How Does a Prilosec Legal Claim Work?
After reviewing your case, we will determine if a Prilosec lawsuit is warranted. If so, we will gather all the evidence to show that the drug caused you harm. This will include doctor records, copies of prescriptions, and other information about how often you took the drug and when you started experiencing medical problems. We may bring in expert witnesses who have in-depth knowledge of proton pump inhibitors and their side effects. We will put all of our experience to work in proving the drug manufacturer’s negligence. This may include showing that the manufacturer didn’t properly warn users about Prilosec’s side effects, including kidney damage and other risks, that the drugs were misrepresented or were defective.
If you are wondering about how a legal claim works, contact our Prilosec attorneys. We will explain the steps involved based upon the facts of your unique case. Call us today at (713) 973-8888 or use our online form to reach us.
Two Billion-Dollar Corporations Make and Sell Prilosec
Who are the makers of Prilosec? Two billion-dollar-corporations manufacture and sell the drug. Astra Zeneca, which is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, developed prescription Prilosec. The over-the-counter version of the drug is marketed and sold in the U.S. by Procter & Gamble, in an alliance with Astra Zeneca. Both companies have made enormous profits from Prilosec, which has benefited their shareholders. But for users of the drug, its dangerous side effects have often outweighed its acid-reducing benefits. Both companies have been named in lawsuits over the medication.
Rich companies need to be held responsible when they manufacture and sell defective products. When you trustingly take a drug that you think will help you and it harms you instead, you shouldn’t have to pay the financial price. You are already paying the physical one. The compassionate attorneys at our law firm will stand up for your rights. Call the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant today at (713) 973-8888 to schedule a free consultation. We work on contingency, which means you only pay us if you win your case. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain in holding big pharma accountable.
Numerous Side Effects Linked to Prilosec
In addition to renal failure, bone fractures and heart issues, there are several other possible side effects with regular Prilosec use. Some common ones include stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, gas, vomiting, and headache. A potentially deadly side effect that requires immediate medical attention for those who get it is a C. difficile bacterial infection of the colon. Salmonella and pneumonia have also been reported after regular use of Prilosec and other PPIs. Users who experience the following side effects should also get medical help:
- Severe stomach pain
- Blood in urine
- Little or no urine
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle cramps or spasms
- Joint pain
- Rapid weight gain
- Feeling of choking
- Rash on arms or cheeks that gets worse in the sun
How Does Prilosec Work and What Does it Treat?
As a proton pump inhibitor, Prilosec blocks the pumps in the stomach that produce acid. The medication is intended to treat:
- Peptic ulcers in the stomach, esophagus, and small intestines
- Acid reflux, including GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is a severe form
- Stomach ache and upset
- Esophagitis or inflammation of the esophagus
- H. pylori, a bacterial infection of the stomach lining
- Barrett’s esophagus, which develops when acid damages cells in the esophagus
Not everyone who uses Prilosec experiences serious side effects. But for those people who do, the cure for their condition is often worse than the condition itself. If you are a Prilosec user who has experienced bad side effects from the drug, we want to hear from you. If you have kidney disease or another dangerous injury after using Prilosec, you may be able to get financial compensation. Contact us to arrange a free consultation by calling (713) 973-8888.
If You Are in Renal Failure Due to Prilosec or Have Another Injury, Don’t Delay in Getting Legal Help
When you’ve suffered serious health problems that you think are related to Prilosec, don’t wait in speaking with an attorney. The sooner we can review your case, the faster we can bring a claim and potentially help you get compensation. The doctor care and other medical treatments you may need for your injuries can be very expensive. This can especially be the case if you are diagnosed with kidney damage resulting in renal failure. A kidney transplant is extremely costly. If you must undergo regular dialysis, the treatment costs will quickly add up. Whatever serious side effect you have experienced will almost certainly require some level of medical attention.
Contact a Prilosec Lawyer in Houston for Assistance
When you have been harmed by Prilosec, whether it is the over-the-counter or prescription version, we will work hard toward getting you payment for your damages. And if you are worried about our attorney costs when medical bills are already piling up, you’ll be relieved to know that our attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means that you don’t pay us unless we win your case.
Contact a Prilosec lawyer at the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant today to schedule a free consultation at (713) 973-8888. It’s important that you know you are not alone when you’ve been injured by the Prilosec proton pump inhibitor. Our Houston attorneys, including former judge Terry Bryant, will stand by your side. We know the law and we are not afraid to take on big corporations in serving our clients’ best interests.