Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit | AttorneyProton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Aciphex and Nexium can cause acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease (kidney failure). If you took Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, or another Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) and suffered kidney damage, or if someone you love died from kidney-related complications, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
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Contact Matthews & Associates for a free legal consultation if you or someone you love became ill or died after taking a PPI for acid reflux, GERD, or stomach ulcers. Our law firm is investigating potential proton pump inhibitor lawsuits against all makers of PPIs.
Acute Interstitial Nephritis / Acute Kidney Injury
Acute interstitial nephritis and acute kidney injury can appear within 120 days of beginning one of these drugs. In many people, the injuries can ultimately progress or manifest as chronic kidney disease or kidney failure.
PPI Dangers in Published Studies
Two studies published in 2016, which appear to be of high quality, ran multiple control groups that appear to prove the dangerous effects of these drugs. At this time, the injuries appear to be related to hypomagnesemia as the mechanism of action. Other studies dating back to the early 2000s show signals for the same injuries and the same mechanism of injury. Some studies have shown the effects for each separate drug in the PPI class.
Proton Pump Inhibitor DrugsOmeprazole: Prilosec
PPI Injuries Include:
- Acute interstitial nephritis (added to Nexium warnings in 2014)
- Chronic kidney Disease
- Acute kidney injury
PPI / Prilosec Lawsuit Attorney
If you or a loved one was prescribed a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug – such as Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Aciphex or Nexium – and developed chronic kidney disease, contact an experienced pharmaceutical drug attorney at Matthews & Associates for a free legal consultation.