At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our Nexium lawyers represent patients who have suffered from kidney disease or other less severe side effects as a result of taking Nexium -- a controversial prescription medication.
When a patient suffers from such complications, it can give rise to a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company and drug manufacturer, AstraZeneca. These dangerous drug lawsuits often result in significant settlements.
Nexium (esomeprazole) is a class of drug known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). These drugs work to reduce the production of acid in the stomach that is responsible for burning the esophagus during episodes of heartburn. Typically, doctors will not recommend or prescribe PPIs to patients until they have exhausted other alternatives, such as antacids or H2 blockers.
Commonly referred to as the purple pill, Nexium is used to treat symptoms of acid reflux, widely recognized as heartburn. It can also be used to prevent gastric ulcers, which are painful sores that can appear in the lining of the stomach.
What Are The Side Effects of Nexium?
Common side effects of Nexium may include:
- Abdominal pain
- Dry Mouth
- Decreased Appetite
Uncommon, but possible, side effects of Nexium include:
- Allergic Reactions
- Chest Pain
- Dark Urine
- Fast Heartbeat
- Persistent Sore Throat
- Severe Stomach Pain
- Unusual Bruising/Bleeding
- Yellowing of Eyes/Skin
Can Nexium Cause Kidney Disease?
The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study in February 2016 identifying a link between Nexium and kidney disease. Over 10,000 participants were studied from a period ranging from 1996 to 2011. According to their findings, the use of Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors was associated with a higher risk of incident chronic kidney disease (CKD).
There are strict time deadlines for filing dangerous drug claims so it is important that you do not wait too long to consult with an attorney.
If you miss a deadline your case can be lost forever and you may never be able to recover compensation for your pain and medical bill expenses.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit?
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were introduced in the late 1980s for the treatment of acid-related disorder of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including peptic ulcers and gastrointestinal reflux disorders, and are available both as prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
We are currently investigating PPI-induced Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN), which is a condition where the spaces between the tubules of the kidney cells become inflamed. The injury appears to be more profound in individuals older than 60.
While individuals who suffer from AIN can recover, most will suffer from some level of permanent kidney function loss. In rare cases individuals suffering from PPI-induced AIN will require kidney transplant.In order to file a proton pump inhibitor lawsuit, the following criteria must be met:
- Patient took one of the following PPIs by prescription or over-the-counter for at least one year:
- Patient diagnosed with new onset of one of the following while taking the PPI:
- Acute kidney/renal failure
- Chronic kidney/renal disease
- Acute interstitial nephritis
Who Is The Best Nexium Kidney Disease Lawyer?
The Nexium kidney disease attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to all Nexium side effects. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients.
It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any Nexium side effect.
Contact Our Nexium Kidney Disease Lawyers
Our Nexium drug lawyers have a detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of cases, injuries suffered and their treatment. This is essential to understanding to achieving the best possible settlement or jury verdict for our affected clients.
We are currently accepting cases on behalf of patients who had kidney disease or other side effects due to Nexium.
For more information about dangerous drug claims or to get help from our top-rated Nexium kidney disease lawyers, call our law firm at (888) 797-8787.
We will provide you with a free, no obligation case review and will represent you under our No-Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees or costs whatsoever until we win or settle your case.
There is absolutely nothing to lose. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you will not owe us anything.
Our No-Fee Promise on Nexium Kidney Disease Cases
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- No money to hire us or get started on your case
- We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
- You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls to our office are always free, forever.
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Warning: There are strict time deadlines for filing Nexium lawsuits. Call us today to learn more about Nexium laws.