Routinely ranked as one of the highest grossing drugs in the United States with sales between $4.7 and $6.1 billion, Nexium (esomeprazole) has solidified a significant hold on the acid reflux/heartburn market since receiving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2001.
However, the AstraZeneca-produced drug, along with additional proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs, have come under fire in recent years as studies have discovered multiple serious side effects associated with the drugs that were previously unknown or undisclosed to consumers.
Serious side effects include kidney complications and the development of dementia in addition to more common side effects including:
Are Nexium Lawsuits Being Awarded Settlements?
Since 2011, AstraZeneca has faced multiple lawsuits alleging their drug causes complications ranging from bone and kidney damage to serving as a catalyst for the onset of dementia.
A 2011, lawsuit alleging that Nexium caused bone damage was the first of these lawsuits to be filed. These lawsuits were consolidated under multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in 2012.
However, this MDL was closed after Judge Dale S. Fischer ruled in favor of AstraZeneca citing failure of the plaintiffs ability to provide sufficient evidence that Nexium use and bone damage constituted a causation relationship.
In 2013, a lawsuit against AstraZeneca alleging deceptive marketing on behalf of the Nexium manufacturer was settled for $20 million. This suit alleged that AstraZeneca had advertised that Nexium was superior to Prilosec, a cheaper generic version of the drug.
It was determined that the more expensive drug – Nexium – was in no way superior to the generic version.
The settlement was paid to those who consumed Nexium in Massachusetts between 2001 and 2013.
A later 2015 case involving Nexium resulted in AstraZeneca paying $7.9 million to settle claims that they had paid Teva Pharmaceuticals illegal kickbacks to delay the introduction of a generic version of Nexium that would serve as a direct competitor.
Other lawsuits based on related allegations have been settled they have all been on the grounds of antitrust, illegal payments, or deceptive marketing grounds.
Settlements have not been awarded to plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits alleging Nexium carried undisclosed, dangerous side effects that indicated AstraZenecas failure to develop a safe product for their consumers.
With cases citing kidney complications being filed in increasing numbers, the likelihood of AstraZeneca offering settlements to the plaintiffs in these cases are increasing.
The early nature of these lawsuits make it difficult to predict a timeline or figure estimate regarding settlement offers to plaintiffs. However, it is likely that settlements will seek to provide compensation for the following, as well as additional unlisted damages:
- Pain and Suffering
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Wrongful Death
How Can I Get A Nexium Kidney Complication Settlement?
As of this post, AstraZeneca has not publicly issued a settlement offer to any listed plaintiffs of Nexium dangerous drug cases.
Until recently, Nexium kidney complication lawsuits were only in an investigatory stage in which legal firms were assessing the validity and potential of lawsuits against AstraZeneca.
The first of these lawsuits to undergo official filing occurred in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on May 3, 2016.
With this type of lawsuit now moving past preliminary investigative stages, victims who believe they suffered kidney complications resulting from Nexium may see themselves granted eligibility to move forward with a lawsuit.
In the event that a victim contacts an attorney and is later confirmed as an eligible lawsuit candidate through an in-depth medical record and state guideline examination, they will begin the legal process of filing a lawsuit.
Once a Nexium dangerous drug lawsuit is filed, the listed plaintiff(s) will be eligible to field future settlement offers issued by AstraZeneca.
An accurate timeline of when settlement offers may begin to be offered is currently unknown, but beginning your lawsuit legal process as soon as possible will maximize your chances of securing a settlement if one is offered.
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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