Since being introduced to the United States market in 1995, Prevacid (Lansoprazole) has solidified it’s place as one of the most popular over-the-counter digestive medications with nearly $93 million in annual sales.
Prevacid and all proton pump inhibitor drugs have become so popular, that they have been the subject of countless medical studies aimed at discovering potential side effects not previously disclosed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Thus far, these medical studies have discovered several health complications regularly associated with use ranging from minor ailments to life threatening health complications. Of these side effects, the discovery that the drug may trigger various types of kidney complication has garnered serious worry in the medical community.
In addition to kidney complications medical studies have also discovered that the following side effects may be associated to Prevacid and PPI use.
|Allergic Reactions||Chest Pain|
|Dark Urine||Fast Heartbeat|
|Persistent Sore Throat||Severe Stomach Pain|
|Unusual Bruising/Bleeding||Yellowing of Eyes/Skin|
Are Prevacid Kidney Complications Class Action Lawsuits Active?
As of August 2016 a Prevacid class action lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals has not been created with no indications that one may be created soon.
Although other PPI drugs – like Nexium – are currently the subject of several class action lawsuits, the over-the-counter nature and comparably small impact of Prevacid has put it on a slower path to class action lawsuit consolidation.
With individual lawsuits currently being investigated, it may be an extended period of time before a class action begins to take form.
In the event that a class action is never formed, it is likely that a federal judicial panel may instead choose to consolidate all cases under multidistrict litigation (MDL). An MDL is the most common consolidation option pursued in dangerous drug cases. .
How Do I Join A Prevacid Class Action Lawsuit?
If a Prevacid class action lawsuit is created or if an MDL becomes active, those who have begun the process of filing an individual lawsuit against Takeda pharmaceuticals may be eligible to consolidate with over cases under those entities.
With eligibility for consolidation under either entity tied to the status of an individual lawsuit, it is important to begin pursuing a Prevacid lawsuit promptly to ensure that you will not be deemed ineligible for future consolidation.
To file a Prevacid dangerous drug lawsuit, you must meet the following basic points of criteria:
- Patient must be taking Prevacid for acid reflux
- Patient must have a diagnosis of interstitial nephritis or kidney injury (chronic or acute)
If an individual is able to satisfy those two basic criteria points, an attorney will task a medical team with investigating your medical records to determine the validity and strength of any potential Prevacid dangerous drug case.
In addition to identifying the medical evidence of the case, a medical investigation will allow us to determine if the situation in question satisfies the necessary state dangerous drug lawsuit deadlines.
In the event that an investigation confirms your eligibility, you will be able to move forward with our legal team in effort to file a Prevacid dangerous drug lawsuit.
Lawsuits brought against Takeda for their neglectful handling of Prevacid will likely allege that Takeda is responsible for the following:
- Failed to warn the public of the risks associated with taking Prevacid
- Failed to properly test the drug for dangerous kidney complications
- Withheld research data from the public about dangers of taking the drug
- Sold the drug even though they knew it could be dangerous
- Manufactured and sold an unsafe heartburn medication
Once a dangerous drug lawsuit has been filed, our legal team will advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of consolidation versus remaining an individual case.
Our Prevacid 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 Prevacid. Lawsuits are expected to be filed against the makers of this medication. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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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 Prevacid settlement
- Phone calls are always free
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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.
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