Proton pump inhibitors are among the most widely used medications in the world. They include medications such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid and are used for the reduction of gastric acids in the treatment of heartburn and acid reflux and found in more than 100 million American homes. Prior to receiving over the counter approval, they were the third-largest class of drugs in the United States with over $13.6 billion in annual sales. A number of adverse effects have been attributed to these medications, most recently kidney failure, Chronic Kidney Disease and Acute Kidney Injury.
A 2015 medical study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that persons using proton pump inhibitors are 50% more likely to develop Chronic Kidney Disease than those not using medications such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. Furthermore, some groups were 2 to 3 times more likely to develop Acute Kidney Injury and acute interstitial nephritis than persons not using proton pump inhibitors. RxWatch has issued a safety alert for Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid and is offering a free, no-obligation, confidential lawsuit consultation for anyone, or the families of those, who have suffered a medical condition after taking one of these drugs.
In 2015, the Journal of the American Medical Association published the results of a medial study involving 10,482 persons over a 13-year period, finding that persons using proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid are at a 50% higher risk of kidney disease and/or kidney injury than those not using these drugs. This study carries significant weight within the medical community because it represents a significant number of patients coming from 4 different US communities and the analysis was adjusted for demographic, socioeconomic and clinical variables, which led to the study being approved by legendary medical institutional review boards such as The Johns Hopkins University and numerous others.
The study began with 15,792 adult participants and was reduced over time to 10,482, eliminating persons with other risk factors and those with incomplete medical history. It analyzed data from the overall group as well as sub-groups determining that users of Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid had higher incidents of both Chronic Kidney Disease and Acute Kidney Injury.
Chronic Kidney Disease refers to the gradual loss of kidney function over time. Persons with Chronic Kidney Disease are at a substantially higher risk of cardiovascular problems and even death. Acute Kidney Injury is a sudden decrease in kidney function that may last for only a few hours or days. Even mild cases of Acute Kidney Injury may have long-lasting effects, leading to heart problems or Chronic Kidney Disease. 13.6% of adults in the US are affected by Chronic Kidney Disease, some of which may have been caused by the use of proton pump inhibitor medication such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid.
Anyone who was a regular user of Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid and was subsequently diagnosed with kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney injury or underwent dialysis may be eligible to file a claim against the makers of these drugs. Onder Law, the law firm behind RxWatch that recently won the $72 million baby powder ovarian cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson, is offering a free, no-obligation, confidential consultation to anyone who used Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid and was diagnosed with kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney injury or underwent dialysis, as well as those or family members of persons who died as a result of kidney failure or another cause stemming from kidney failure.
Onder Law will represent all persons involved in a Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please complete the brief online contact form or call us at 1-800-799-2824 and one of our attorneys handling national* Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid lawsuits will contact you to answer any of your questions. Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid lawsuits are NOT class action lawsuits. Pharmaceutical lawsuits generally become Multi-District Litigations that are consolidated in the federal court system, but where plaintiffs receive compensation individually based upon the extent of the damage caused.
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