How to File a PPI Claim
Are you considering filing a PPI claim? PPI maintenance therapy is commonly prescribed for managing conditions caused by excess gastric acid production in the stomach (such as Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, ulcerative colitis, erosive esophagitis, GERD/gastroesophageal reflux disease or gastric ulcers).
If you took proton pump inhibitors to manage heartburn and experienced the following serious side effects or injuries, you may have a valid PPI claim:
- Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN)
- Chronic kidney disease (CKN)
- Renal failure
- Acute kidney injury
- Heart attack
- Small intestinal bacteria overgrowth
- Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
- Chronic or several pheumonia/stomach flu
- Clostridium Difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD)
Filing a PPI Claim: Studies Associate Prolonged PPI Use with Increased Risk of Developing Serious Side Effects
Numerous medical studies published over the last decade show evidence linking patients taking PPI medication for long periods of time with an increased risk for serious side effects, including death. For this reason, many PPI patients have filed now-pending lawsuits. Plaintiffs allege they were misled or uninformed about health risks from taking PPI drugs for GERD-related heartburn.
PPI Drug Manufacturers Reap Massive Profits
Numerous medical studies published over the last decade showed mounting evidence that taking PPI medication regularly for long periods of time carries an increased risk of serious side effects, including death. As a result, more and more patients have recently filed lawsuits alleging that they were misled or uninformed about the potential health risks associated with taking PPI drugs for ongoing GERD-related heartburn relief.
Since winning the FDA’s approval for PPIs back in 1989, drug makers have earned astounding profits. Record earnings from marketing prescription and OTC PPI medications to the public include:
- Nexium®/omeprazole (manufactured by AstraZeneca; earned nearly $44 billion from 2006 to 2015)
- Prilosec®/esomeprazole (manufactured by AstraZeneca; earned $26 billion from 1989 to 2001)
- Protonix/pantoprazole (manufactured by Pfizer, Inc.; earned $1.4-$2 billion annually from 2002-2007, with sales declining until its patent expired in 2010)
Find the Right Attorney to Handle Your PPI Claim
Studies link ongoing PPI use and increased risk of damage to the kidneys, heart, bone density loss and dementia. So hiring an experienced attorney who has handled product liability cases in the past is absolutely essential. The right lawyer will take your claim seriously and help you file a lawsuit, should you choose to do so.
If you or a loved one developed a serious medical condition after taking PPIs, then you may have a claim. Click the button below now to start your free case review. Once you’ve submitted your information, an experienced attorney will call to discuss your options for financial compensation.
Check your eligibility for compensation.
If you or a loved one experienced serious complications after taking Nexium, Prilosec or another PPI medication, you may qualify for financial compensation from the manufacturer. Request your free case evaluation now to see if you may qualify.