Proton Pump Inhibitor Cases
Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are widely prescribed to treat acid reflux disease and erosion of the esophagus – conditions that occur when stomach acid is overproduced and surges out of the stomach into the throat. These medications work by reducing the production of stomach acid and allow the esophagus to heal from the damage caused by the acid churning up.
While PPIs provide relief from acid reflux for millions of Americans, research has shown that they are linked to several serious side effects. In particular, peer-reviewed research released earlier this year linked these medications, such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, to severe kidney issues. Other PPI side effects include heart attacks, bone fractures and dementia.
Evidence is mounting that the manufacturers of these medications, such as AstraZeneca, may have known about these risks and failed to warn patients and care providers of those dangers. Already, injured patients have filed product liability lawsuits against those manufacturers. As more information becomes known about the dangers of PPIs, the number of lawsuits is expected to rise.
If you’ve been hurt by a dangerous drug, call us today
Gary Martin Hays & Associates is dedicated to representing injured people in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia. When pharmaceutical companies put profits before patients, we hold them accountable. We have the experience and resources needed to stand up to those big companies and fight for the compensation you need to move forward after your injury.
If you or a loved one have suffered kidney failure or another serious side effect after taking Prilosec, Nexium or Prevacid, contact us right away. Call 1-800-898-HAYS.