Routinely ranked as one of the top ten grossing drugs in the United States with sales topping $4.7 billion, Nexium (esomeprazole) is an extremely popular proton pump inhibitor used to combat the symptoms of acid reflux/heart burn. This extreme popularity means that Nexium routinely effects millions of consumers every year, with those numbers steadily growing.
This popularity may be a cause for concern though. While the AstraZeneca developed drug was approved by the FDA in 2001, recent medical studies on Nexium and the entire class of PPI drugs have shown that this drug class may be related to dangerous side effects, often including major kidney complications.
Fears over medical complications have grown to such a degree that many medical professionals now only turn to PPIs as a last resort for their patients, choosing instead to initially treat their patients with antacids or H2 blockers.
When PPI drugs are used they often aim to treat the following:
|Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease||Acid Peptic Disease|
|Peptic or Stomach Ulcers||Acid Reflux|
What Information Should All Nexium Users Know For A Potential Lawsuit?
Allegations that Nexium may cause an increased risk of kidney damage are not new, and in regards to the PPI class, are not uncommon.
Since the PPI class was first brought to the public in the early 1990’s various medical studies have sought to determine what dangerous health risks could be associated with extended use of these types of drugs.
These studies, which began including Nexium once it was brought to market in 2001, have discovered that PPI users often see themselves far likelier than those who use alternative treatments – H2 blockers – to develop dangerous kidney complications.
Studies with these medical results have been published as recently as 2016 and have garnered enough attention that the FDA has began investigating the merits of these claims.
In regards to AstraZeneca, Nexiums manufacturer, they have been the subject of multiple lawsuits ranging from antitrust claims to deceptive marketing tactics, all having to do with their handling of the drug.
These lawsuits have led to AstraZeneca paying out $27.9 million to settle the allegations levied against them.
While these lawsuits were explicit in not claiming that Nexium was dangerous, the nature of deceptive marketing and illegal kickbacks when handling Nexium has caused many victims to seek out legal action of their own.
As the outrage over AstraZeneca failing to warn their consumers about the possible health risks of Nexium has increased, victims have seen assistance coming from third parties.
The most significant of this has come from Public Citizen, a non-profit group that filed a lawsuit against the FDA for failing to take appropriate action to protect consumers from Nexium.
Their lawsuit resulted in the FDA taking a more active role in warning consumers about Nexium and jump started an FDA investigation into the validity of the various health risk claims that have been levied against Nexium.
However, the most significant piece of information when discussing the status of Nexium lawsuits, is the filing of the initial dangerous drug lawsuit against AstraZeneca in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on May 3, 2016.
This filing is worth noting as it will progress as a class action lawsuit naming AstraZeneca as responsible for failing to appropriately warn users of the severe kidney complications that can be associated with Nexium use.
In the class action being approved by the presiding judge, as other victims begin to come forward they will have the ability to consolidate their case with the class action.
How Do I Find Out If I Am Eligible To File A Nexium Drug Lawsuit?
With lawsuits being brought against AstraZeneca and the FDA in recent years, more victims than ever have become fully aware of the dangers they unknowingly subjected themselves to by taking Nexium.
This heightened awareness has led to a significant push by consumers to file lawsuits against AstraZeneca to recover compensation for damages Nexium caused.
Legal firms are now accepting cases to pursue against AstraZeneca, but those who believe they have a valid case must meet a set list of requirements.
The first of these requirements you must meet are as follows:
- Patient must be taking Nexium for acid reflux
- Patient must have a diagnosis of interstitial nephritis or kidney injury (chronic or acute)
- Alleged Nexium health complication(s) must have occurred within the relevant state deadlines
An initial contact with an attorney will allow us to determine the validity of your claim. This will be done by ordering medical records and having an expert medical team conduct an examination of them to ensure that these basic lawsuit necessities are met.
All of these must be sufficiently met in order to pursue any form of legal action against AstraZeneca. Missing a deadline is often cited as one of the most common reasons a claim is deemed ineligible to pursue further legal action.
If these requirements are met, your legal team must do further research to proceed with certainty that you have a strong claim against AstraZeneca.
Once the preliminary investigation into your claim is completed, if you are approved you will be eligible to pursue all appropriate legal action including consolidating with an existing class action lawsuit.
Your Nexium dangerous drug lawsuit will likely cite one or more of the following allegations against AstraZeneca as the basis of your lawsuit:
- Failed to warn the public of the risks associated with taking Nexium
- Failed to properly test the drug for dangerous kidney complications
- Withheld research data from the public about Nexium dangers
- Sold Nexium even though they knew it could be dangerous
- Manufactured and sold an unsafe heartburn medication
Beginning your legal process as soon as possible is vital to ensuring lawsuit success, as is choosing representation that can effectively advance your case against AstraZeneca.
It is suggested that you contact an attorney today to begin a case review and preliminary legal steps.
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.
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