Since their introduction to the drug market in the early 1990’s, proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have become an immensely popular option to combat acid reflux/heartburn.
The most popular of these drugs is Nexium (esomeprazole) a drug developed by AstraZeneca and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2001.
The last decade has seen dozens of studies conducted focusing on PPI’s and the effect they may have on consumers kidneys. For the most part, these studies have yielded some disturbing statistics regarding the prominence of kidney related PPI complications as well as other uncommon but serious side effects, including:
|Allergic Reactions||Chest Pain|
|Dark Urine||Fast Heartbeat|
|Persistent Sore Throat||Severe Stomach Pain|
|Unusual Bruising/Bleeding||Yellowing of Eyes/Skin|
Are Nexium Kidney Complications Class Action Lawsuits Active?
As of June 2016, there have been two Nexium class action lawsuits regarding AstraZeneca and Nexium with one being settled and one remaining active.
The first class action was settled in the Suffolk County Superior Court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
This settlement was reached between AstraZeneca and the State of Massachusetts for $20 million. Those residing in Massachusetts who used Nexium between March 2001 and February 2013 were eligible to receive a portion of the settlement.
AstraZeneca agreed to the settlement in response to allegations that they had deceptively market Nexium as a drug superior to a cheaper generic version of Prilosec – a claim that has been proven false. However, this class action did not claim that the PPI was associated with any dangerous side effects, rather that AstraZeneca led to consumers being overcharged for their medication.
From 2013 until mid-2016, there was no active Nexium related class action lawsuit being pursued against AstraZeneca.
On May 3, 2016, a man filed a class action lawsuit against AstraZeneca in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
With a class action lawsuit regarding Nexium kidney complications now active, other victims will now be eligible to join.
Harry Mason, the initial listed plaintiff of this lawsuit, alleges that his extended use of Nexium – beginning in 2006 – caused his kidney failure which resulted in him needing a kidney transplant.
Those who join this class action will seek:
- Trial By Jury
- Compensatory Damages
- Punitive Damages
- Compensation For Litigation Costs
Compensation figures are based on the effects of kidney complications and allegations that AstraZeneca committed fraud by neglecting to adequately warn their consumers of possible health complications associated with Nexium.
How Do I Join A Nexium Class Action Lawsuit?
Nexium offers victims a typically uncommon opportunity to join a dangerous drug class action lawsuit to recover compensation for the severe damages incurred resulting from kidney damage.
In order to begin pursuing class action lawsuit eligibility, you must first begin pursuing eligibility to file a standard Nexium dangerous drug lawsuit.
Filing a Nexium dangerous drug lawsuit requires that certain criteria must be met, this criteria includes:
- Patient must be taking Nexium for acid reflux
- Patient must have a diagnosis of interstitial nephritis or kidney injury (chronic or acute)
If these two points of criteria are met, our team will further investigate your eligibility by undergoing a thorough medical record examination to determine a correlation between Nexium and kidney damages.
The medical record examination will also allow us to decide if your situation falls within the necessary state deadlines to file a dangerous drug lawsuit – missing any relevant deadline could immediately disqualify you from filing a dangerous drug lawsuit.
If all these points are determined to be in your favor, you will be deemed eligible to file a standard Nexium dangerous drug lawsuit.
A lawsuit of this nature will cite the following allegations against AstraZeneca:
- Failed to warn the public of the risks associated with taking the drug
- Failed to properly test the drug for dangerous kidney complications
- Withheld research data from the public about potential dangers
- Sold the drug even though they knew it could be dangerous
- Manufactured and sold an unsafe heartburn medication
Once a standard Nexium dangerous drug lawsuit is filed, your legal team will advise you on all the benefits and pitfalls of both a standard lawsuit and a class action lawsuit.
If it is determined that pursuing a class action lawsuit best serves your unique needs, your legal team will begin the process of consolidating your case with the now active class action lawsuit.
Typically, those who are able to successfully file a standard dangerous drug lawsuit are able to join a dangerous drug class action lawsuit.
Our Nexium Kidney Injury Lawyers Can Help You
Our dangerous prescription and over-the-counter drug lawyers can help you if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with serious kidney complications after taking Nexium. Lawsuits are expected to be filed against the makers of this medication. You may be entitled to a settlement.
Our No Fee Promise on Nexium Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees unless you receive a Nexium settlement
- Phone calls are always free
Start Your Nexium Claim
Our dangerous drug lawsuit lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuit claims.