Though the litigation involving the drug’s alleged association with serious kidney complications, including renal failure and chronic kidney disease, has yet to result in any Prilosec settlements, cases are continuing to mount in courts around the U.S. Individuals who experienced kidney issues that may be associated with its use could be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer of Prilosec.
The defective drug attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively filing lawsuits on behalf of individuals who may have been harmed by Prilosec or another proton pump inhibitor. Though we can not guarantee that any kidney lawsuit will produce a Prilosec settlement or verdict in favor of plaintiffs, we believe that victims of these alleged side effects could be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. If you are interested in filing a Prilosec lawsuit for chronic kidney disease, renal failure or other kidney complications, please contact our office today at (888) 994-5118.
A growing number of Prilosec lawsuits have been filed in U.S. courts involving the following renal complications:
The complaints allege that drug companies marketing these products have received hundreds of reports linking proton pump inhibitors to serious kidney injuries. While Prilosec, the first of the class, was brought to market in the late 1980s, it was only in 2014 that the drugs’ labels were updated to include information regarding a possible association with acute interstitial nephritis. This condition is characterized by a sudden inflammation of the kidney tubules, and is usually the result of a drug reaction. Untreated, acute interstitial nephritis can progress to chronic kidney disease and kidney failure.
Numerous studies have also linked the long-term proton pump inhibitor use to an increased risk of renal injuries. In April 2015, findings published by Canadian researchers tied proton pump inhibitor use to an higher rate of acute kidney injury older patients. The following January, research published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggested that extended use of the medications might increase the risk of chronic kidney disease by as much as 50%. Another study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology linked long-term use to a 96% increased risk of renal failure and a 28% increase in the risk for chronic kidney disease when compared another class of heartburn drugs.
Plaintiffs who successfully pursue a Prilosec lawsuit may be awarded significant financial damages to cover:
It’s far too early to predict if the growing litigation will produce any Prilosec settlements, as it will take several years for these cases to make their way through the courts. However, it’s important to take steps now to ensure your legal rights are protected. Bernstein Liebhard LLP offers free, no-obligation legal review to individuals interested in pursuing a Prilosec lawsuit for kidney complications. To reach out to an attorney today, please call (888) 994-5118.
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