Nexium Lawsuit Settlements

Published on August 23, 2016 by Sandy Liebhard

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Nexium Lawsuit SettlementsKidney injury claims involving Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors are mounting in U.S. courts. If this litigation results in Nexium lawsuit settlements, plaintiffs may be able to collect financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other injury-related damages. However, it’s important to obtain legal assistance as soon as possible, to ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner.

The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP is now offering free legal reviews to Nexium users who allegedly suffered serious kidney complications, including renal failure and chronic kidney disease. To obtain the legal assistance you need, please call .

Bernstein Liebhard LLP Files Nexium Lawsuit

At Bernstein Liebhard LLP, our attorneys have heard from numerous individuals who allegedly suffered serious kidney complications due to their use of Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors. In August 2016, the Firm filed its first Nexium lawsuit on behalf of an Illinois man who allegedly developed kidney failure after taking the medication. The plaintiff claims that AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and AstraZeneca LP were aware of reports linking Nexium to chronic kidney disease and other renal complications, yet continued to represent that the drug did not pose any such risks. (Mullen v. AstraZeneca Pharm. LP, E.D.N.Y., No. 16-04801)

Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s work on behalf of proton pump inhibitor plaintiffs was featured in a report published by Bloomberg Law in August 2016. The Firm continues to investigate similar cases involving prescription proton pump inhibitors, and anticipates filing additional claims in the future.

Plaintiffs Seek Centralization of Federal Proton Pump Inhibitor Claims

In October 2016, plaintiffs pursuing proton pump inhibitor lawsuits over alleged kidney injuries filed a Motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) seeking the consolidation of all such federal claims in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana. The filing noted that at least 15 such cases were pending in various federal jurisdictions, and asserted that centralization would promote judicial efficiency and preserve the resources of the court, as well as the parties and witnesses involved in the litigation. The District of New Jersey, Southern District of Illinois, District of Kansas, and Western District of Louisiana were all suggested as possible alternative venues. (MDL No. 2757)

The formation of a multidistrict litigation would allow federally-filed Nexium lawsuits and other proton pump inhibitor cases involving kidney complications to undergo coordinated pretrial proceedings, including motion practice and discovery. In most multidistrict litigations, a small number of cases will be selected for bellwether trials. Verdicts in these trials could provide insight into jury decisions in similar lawsuits, and may even provide a path to a litigation-wide Nexium settlement. However, any cases not resolved via the multidistrict litigation process will be returned to their original court of filing for trial.

What is the Nexium Litigation About?

Nexium is the brand name for esomeprazole, a drug used to treat a number of gastric ailments related to the excess production of stomach acid. Proton pump inhibitors like Nexium block the production of acid by the stomach.

Nexium users began filing kidney lawsuits following the publication of several studies which suggested that proton pump inhibitors could increase the risk for certain renal complications, including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, and kidney failure, especially when the drugs are used for extended periods of time. Plaintiffs who have filed Nexium lawsuits claim that the drug’s manufacturers were aware of reports linking the proton pump inhibitor to kidney problems, but concealed this information from the public and medical community. They also accuse the companies of placing profits over safety, and failing to issue adequate warnings regarding the kidney risks potentially associated with Nexium.

Who Could Be Eligible for a Nexium Settlement?

There is no guarantee that this litigation will result in any Nexium lawsuit settlements. However, those who might be eligible for financial compensation include Nexium users who experienced:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Renal or Kidney Failure
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Interstitial Nephritis
  • Need for Dialysis Treatment
  • Need for Kidney Transplant

Any personal injury lawsuit is subject to a strict statute of limitations that governs how long individuals have to file a claim. For that reason, it is important to contact an attorney immediately if you are thinking about filing a lawsuit for kidney problems that may be related to Nexium or another proton pump inhibitor. If your suit is not filed before the statute of limitations runs out, you may be barred from participating in any resulting Nexium settlement.

Contact a Nexium Lawyer Today

A Nexium lawsuit settlement could provide you and your family with financial compensation to cover:

  • Past, present and future medical expenses
  • Loss of earning capacity and future income potential
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of companionship and/or consortium for a spouse
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Wrongful death of a loved one due to kidney-related complications

To learn more about your available legal options, please contact an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today by calling .

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