Nexium Lawsuit

If you or a loved one have suffered kidney failure or were diagnosed with chronic kidney disease after taking prescription or over-the-counter formulations of brand-name Nexium, you may be eligible for financial compensation.

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About Nexium

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Nexium (esomeprazole) is an anti-acid medication used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Millions of people have taken Nexium and may be at risk of heart attack, kidney disease, bone fracture, birth defects and other serious side effects. 
Many Nexium lawsuits have been filed by people injured by the medication and more may be expected.

PPI medications like Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and others have been taken by more than 20 million U.S. adults the drugs have made $ millions for drug companies. The drugs were approved for non-prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) use because they were considered safe and have been sold to millions of Americans. Unfortunately, PPIs like Nexium are now known to cause serious effects in some people, including heart attack, bone fracture, birth defects and kidney disease. Some researchers also believe the medications are taken too often and for too long and may put more people at risk.

Nexium and Chronic Kidney Disease Lawsuits

Nexium, a popular proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medication used reduce excess stomach acid, has been shown to increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. People who have developed CKD or other serious medical conditions after taking Nexium may be eligible for financial compensation through a Nexium Lawsuit.

The February 2016 issue of JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association, included publication of new study results which showed a 20 to 50 percent increased risk of chronic kidney disease in patients taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and similar medications. The study examined medical records of over ten thousand patients taking Proton Pump Inhibitors like Nexium, who were followed for an average of more than 13 years and showed that the longer the drugs were taken, the greater the risk.

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) including Nexium and its “parent” drug, Prilosec, have also been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, bone fracture and hypomagnesemia or low magnesium levels. PPIs are also suspected of causing other serious conditions such as acute kidney injury. birth defects, and acquired infections. Multiple lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer of Nexium and many more are expected.

Common Nexium Side Effects

Nexium, like all medications, may cause side effects. Most of these are mild to moderate and many will go away after a period of time. Symptoms that are severe or bothersome should be reported to a health care professional. Common side effects of Nexium include.Most of the side effects of Prilosec are mild to moderate and may go away over time.

Serious side effects may be life-threatening and should treated as an emergency.

Common side effects of Prilosec include:
  • Unpleasant taste in mouth
  • Nausea, diarrhea, intestinal pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle/joint pain
  • Anxiety
  • Rash
Some side effects may be more severe, serious, 
or life-threatening and include:
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Heart attack
  • Confusion, speech disorder
  • Loss of consciousness, seizure
  • Bone fracture
  • Birth Defects
  • Bullseye rash (Erythema Multiforme) or other severe rash

Nexium Lawsuit News

  • Nexium was introduced at nearly the same time that Astra-Zeneca’s first PPI, Prilosec’s patent was expiring and the company was accused of improperly encouraging patients to switch to Nexium, simply to increase profits. Astra-Zeneca ultimately paid $20 million to settle a class-action lawsuit but the company is facing medical injury lawsuits over Nexium, unrelated to that 2005 case.

  • Safety concerns about Nexium, Prilosec and other PPI use have continued to occur but the medications are still in use, both as prescriptions and over-the-counter. Thousands of injuries may have been caused by Nexium and the company is facing multiple lawsuits related to those injuries which may include birth defects, heart attacks, kidney failure, and bone fractures.

  • Patients or their loved ones who have been injured by Nexium, may be eligible for compensation for past and future medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. In some cases, if it can be proven that the company knew of the dangers of a medication but continued to sell it anyway, punitive damages can also be awarded.

  • Though there are no guarantees and each case must be evaluated separately, patients or loved ones who may have been injured by Nexium, should seek a legal evaluation.

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