Nexium Lawsuit Center
Where you diagnosed with chronic kidney disease or renal failure while taking Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid? A growing body of research suggests that these popular heartburn drugs – known collectively as proton pump inhibitors – could be to blame. The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP is now investigating serious kidney complications that may be connected with proton pump inhibitors, and our legal staff is providing free Nexium lawsuit reviews to anyone who may have been harmed by these drugs.
For more than two decades, the attorneys and legal staff at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have worked diligently on behalf of consumers who were needlessly injured by defective drugs and other dangerous products. If you are struggling physically, financially and emotionally because of kidney failure or other renal issues that may have been brought on by Nexium, help is available. Please contact our legal staff today to learn if you qualify to file a Nexium lawsuit.
What is Nexium?
Proton pump inhibitors like Nexium decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach. They are approved for a number of indications, including:
- To prevent symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
- To heal esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) and prevent its recurrence.
- To prevent complications associated with GERD.
Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid are all sold in prescription formulations and as over-the-counter medications. Roughly 21 million people used a prescription version in 2009. Following the introduction of over-the-counter proton pump inhibitors, worldwide sales grew to $13 billion annually. Nexium is the most popular of the class, and generated an estimated $6 billion in annual sales before generic and over-the-counter brands became available.
Nexium and Kidney Disease
Evidence linking Nexium to kidney problems has been mounting for several years now:
- November 2014: The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered manufacturers of prescription proton pump inhibitors to add information about nephritis to their product labels. Nephritis is an inflammation of the kidneys that, if left untreated, can also lead to renal failure.
- January 2016: A study published in JAMA: Internal Medicine suggested a 20 to 50 percent increased risk of chronic kidney disease in patients who used proton pump inhibitors, including Nexium. The findings also indicated that the likelihood of kidney disease increased the longer a patient used proton pump inhibitors. Read More
- April 2016: Research that appeared in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggested that patients who used proton pump inhibitors had a 96% increased risk of developing kidney failure compared to patients who used another class of heart burn drugs. The same study also suggested that the use of proton pump inhibitors were associated with a 28% increased risk of chronic kidney disease versus the other medications.
Free, No-Obligation Nexium Lawsuit Reviews
If you or a loved one developed kidney disease or kidney failure following treatment with a proton pump inhibitor, filing a Nexium lawsuit may enable you and your family to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other injury-related damages. To learn more, please contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP by calling (888) 994-8177 to arrange for your free, no-obligation case review.