Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications designed to treat certain gastrointestinal disorders. They work by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach by shutting down many of the stomach pumps that produce it. PPIs are available over the counter (OTC) and in prescription form. Since 2016, people have filed hundreds of lawsuits claiming Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium caused kidney disease, damage or injuries and that manufacturers have failed to warn people about the risk for years.
If you took a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) like Nexium or Prilosec and suffered one of the following side effects, you may be entitled to compensation.
- KIDNEY DISEASE
- KIDNEY INJURY
- KIDNEY FAILURE
- ACUTE INTERSTITIAL NEPHRITIS
Patients who have sustained harm from taking proton pump inihibitors are filing PPI lawsuits in both federal and state courts nationwide. These patients may be eligible to receive financial compensation from their PPI manufacturers. Financial compensation may help harmed patients with medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve endured. Additionally, punitive damages may be rewarded. The purpose of punitive damages is to discourage similar behavior on the part of manufacturers.
Capitol Legal LLP is currently accepting PPI induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by taking proton pump inhibitors, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.
To date, PPI manufacturers have paid more than $100 million to settle lawsuits. Our qualified device attorneys are familiar with the legal strategies and issues that are common in these types of claims, and can help explain all of your legal options.