If you or a loved one have taken the heartburn drug Nexium and have experienced kidney problems, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other losses. We are currently working with experienced Nexium lawyers around the country, who can file a Nexium lawsuit on your behalf and there is no fee until you receive a settlement or award. Contact us for a free (no obligation) case evaluation online or toll free at 1-800-992-6878.
Most Recent News: The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) reported that continual use of heartburn drugs, such as Nexium, may be 96% more likely to develop kidney failure and 28% more likely to develop chronic kidney disease compared to patients using another class of heartburn drugs.
Why Are Nexium Lawsuits Being Filed?
The Nexium lawsuits allege that the manufacturer of Nexium, AstraZeneca, failed to warn patients and their physicians of the dangers of Nexium resulting in kidney damage and renal failure. The lawsuits state that if the Nexium maker had advised those parties of the risks, patients could have been prescribed a similar medication for their acid-based stomach problems, and surely would have watched their health more regularly for possible symptoms of kidney disease.
Latest Nexium Lawsuits:
- May 9, 2016: A user of Nexium from Madison County, Illinois, allegedly developed kidney failure from using the heartburn drug has filed a class action lawsuit against AstraZeneca. The lawsuit asserts that the user began taking Nexium in 2006, and led to a required kidney transplant because of kidney failure. The complaint states that AstraZeneca committed fraud by failing to sufficiently warn users of Nexium side effects.
Recent Nexium Medical Studies on Side Effects:
- May, 2016: Nexium may be the source of damage to blood vessels which may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Researchers associated esomeprazole, the active ingredient in Nexium, with the faster aging of blood vessel cells, which may damage these cells’ ability to perform their usual tasks, making those who take the antacid more likely to suffer a heart attack or a stroke.
- February, 2016: The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study in the issue that examined the risk of chronic kidney disease in patients that used PPI medications. Their results showed an increased incidence of kidney complications in patients taking these types of drugs, and also found that patients taking twice-daily doses were at a higher risk than those who were on once-daily dosing.
- June, 2015: The Public Library of Science (PLOS ONE) concluded that their preclinical findings, that Nexium can negatively affect vascular function, and has a strong correlation when used with heart attacks.
- April, 2015: Researchers in Toronto, Ontario published findings that there is an increased occurrence of acute kidney injury and acute interstitial nephritis (kidney inflammation) among patients taking Nexium long-time compared to other heartburn medications.
What Are Common Nexium Side Effects?
- Chronic irritation of the stomach lining
- Dry mouth
- Abdominal pain
- Low magnesium levels
If you have had any of these side effects call an experienced Nexium lawyer who will give you a free, no-risk consultation.
Which Illnesses Can Result From Taking Nexium?
- Acute Interstitial Nephritis: Studies show that heartburn medications increase the risk of acute interstitial nephritis, which involves irritation and inflammation of the kidneys, which could lead to chronic and long-term injury if the drug is not discontinued.
- Chronic Kidney Disease: Chronic kidney disease from heartburn medications may cause bodily wastes to accumulate to high levels in the blood, which could ultimately lead to kidney failure, the requirement of life-long dialysis treatments or a necessary kidney transplant operation.
- Acute Kidney Injury: Acute kidney injury includes the sudden loss of kidney function, which may arise after taking a heartburn medication. Despite the fact that several users will regain typical kidney function, roughly 10% of patients with acute kidney failure may be permanently effected, causing end-stage kidney failure and further complications.
What is Being Done by the FDA?
- In 2010: Announced that the packaging of Nexium would be required to place an enhanced warning concerning the risks of these side effects.
- In 2011: Issued another safety announcement about Nexium, this time in relation to low magnesium levels in patients using the heartburn drug for a prolonged period of time.
- In 2011: Nexium may intensify the possibility of bone fractures when taken for a period longer than 1 year, or when taken in great doses.
- In 2014: Revised the packaging of Nexium to include warnings for the increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency and acute nephritis.
Why Contact Us?
If you or a loved one has suffered an unfortunate complication you believe to be linked to Nexium, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is very important to get in contact with a knowledgeable Nexium lawyer that can help you with your possible claim. We are currently working with some of the more experienced Nexium lawyers across the country and will be able to provide you with the help that you need. Please contact us at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation. There are no legal fees until you obtain a settlement or award.