If you or a loved one have taken the heartburn drug Prilosec 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 Prilosec lawyers around the country, who can file a Prilosec 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.
Alarming Fact: At this time, there are over 15 million Americans who use heartburn drugs like Prilosec, making it the most commonly taken type of drug in the U.S.
Why Have Prilosec Lawsuits Begun to Be Filed?
Many Prilosec lawsuits claim that the manufacturer, AstraZeneca, has failed to provide suitable warnings to patients and their doctors about possible long-term health risks linked with their products, while electing profits over the well-being of their consumers.
Current Prilosec Medical Studies on Side Effects:
- In April, 2015: CMAJ Open published a study finding that older users of Prilosec could be as high as three-times more likely to develop nephritis and two-times as likely to develop life-threatening kidney damage.
- In June, 2015: PLOS One found a 16-21% increased risk of heart attacks when using Prilosec.
- In January, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine found that Prilosec may considerably increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. The research determined that users of Prilosec have a 45% greater chance of developing CKD when matched against patients not taking Prilosec.
- In April, 2016: The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has issued a study concerning long-term use of Prilosec with a 96% increased risk of kidney failure and a 26% increased risk of chronic kidney disease
If you have had any of these side effects call an experienced Prilosec lawyer who will give you a free, no-risk consultation.
What Are Common Prilosec Side Effects?
- Kidney failure
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Bone fractures
- Low magnesium levels
- Tetany (muscle spasm)
- Arrhythmia and heart problems
Which Illnesses Can Be Caused From Prilosec?
- 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.
- 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.
FDA Warnings and Communications:
- May, 2010: The FDA warned doctors and consumers that PPI use could lead to the increased risk of hip, wrist and spine fractures.
- March, 2011: FDA has required Prilosec and other PPIs to include additional information in the Warning and Precautions section of the medication label. Over-the-counter versions of the drugs have shown no relationship with lower magnesium levels and are not required to update their labels.
Why Contact Us?
If you or a loved one has suffered an unfortunate complication you believe may be linked to Prilosec, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is very important to get in contact with an experienced Prilosec lawyer that can help you with your possible claim. We are currently working with some of the more experienced Prilosec 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 receive a settlement or award.