Prilosec Class Action Lawsuit
If you or a loved one suffered from acute interstitial nephritis, chronic kidney disease, renal/kidney failure or acute kidney injury after using Prilosec or Prilosec OTC, you may be eligible to join a class action lawsuit. Prilosec and its over-the-counter version belong to a class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI), which are commonly taken to help treat symptoms of heartburn.
Several studies have shown that prolonged use of PPIs, such as Prilosec, increase a person’s risk of kidney disease and kidney failure.
You may be eligible for financial compensation through a Prilosec lawsuit if you or a loved one has experienced these or other potentially life-threatening side effects after taking the drug.
The skilled defective drug lawyers at Phillips Law Group are currently evaluating cases of injury and disease that may have been caused by regular use of Prilosec or Prilosec OTC. Contact us today for a legal evaluation of your case. All of our services are free, and we do not get paid unless we secure a favorable verdict or settlement for you.
Prilosec Linked to Kidney Disease
In February 2016, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published the results of a large study that linked Prilosec to kidney disease. Researchers conducting the study analyzed medical records of over ten thousand patients, half of whom were prescribed Prilosec or other PPI medications daily, and half of whom were not taking PPI drugs.
By the end of the study, researchers determined that patients taking Prilosec or other PPIs had a 20 to 50 percent greater chance of developing chronic kidney disease than those who had not taken the drugs. The study results also indicated a greater risk of chronic kidney disease associated with longer use of PPI medications.
Chronic disease of the kidneys occurs after the organs have suffered long-term damage and are no longer able to filter toxins from the bloodstream.
Symptoms of chronic kidney disease include:
- Swelling in the legs, ankles or feet
- A buildup of fluid in the lungs
- Heartbeat abnormalities
- High blood pressure
- Electrolyte imbalances
- Nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite
- Difficulty urinating
- Extreme fatigue
If you or a loved one has experienced any of the above symptoms after taking Prilosec or Prilosec OTC, you should report your symptoms to a medical professional as soon as possible. Chronic kidney failure is progressive and will worsen over time, so it is important to seek medical attention promptly.
Patients who were injured after taking this dangerous PPI drug may be entitled to join a Prilosec lawsuit and receive compensation for medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. If the medication’s use resulted in death, family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The defective drug attorneys at Phillips Law Group are available to answer any questions you may have about joining a Prilosec lawsuit. We have obtained millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims of defective drugs.
Contact Us About Your Prilosec Lawsuit Today
Due to the popularity of PPIs, including Prilosec, millions of Americans are at risk of suffering adverse events such as acute interstitial nephritis, chronic kidney disease, renal/kidney failure or acute kidney injury.
Patients who have experienced these or other harmful side effects after taking Prilosec long-term may be entitled to join a Prilosec lawsuit and receive compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
The defective drug attorneys at Phillips Law Group have decades of experience representing the injured in class action lawsuits, and we are prepared to fight tirelessly for your rights in a court of law.
We will hold AstraZeneca accountable for your injuries by claiming it produced a dangerous or defective medication, failed to provide adequate warnings about the drug’s risks, intentionally hid the medication’s known dangers from the public, or marketed the medication in a fraudulent manner.
At Phillips Law Group, we have the knowledge and resources necessary to help ensure you receive the maximum amount of financial compensation allowed by law.
To join a Prilosec lawsuit, contact our defective drug attorneys today.