Kidney Disease & Failure Due to Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s)
Medications like Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec are known as proton pump inhibitors. They are designed to reduce stomach acid. However, current research has connected them to increased incidences of kidney disease and kidney failure.
Find out Today If You Qualify for a PPI Lawsuit
If you took daily doses of Nexium or Prilosec and are suffering from kidney failure or chronic kidney disease, contact Chelsie King Garza today for a free legal consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.
Attorney Chelsie King Garza is offering case evaluations at no cost. If these medications have robbed you of your quality of life, no amount of money can repair the damage, but holding the company liable may help lessen the burden.
Call us today at 713-893-8808, or complete the form for a free evaluation.
Chronic Kidney Disease and PPI
As of February 2016, research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that regular use of prescription and over the counter Nexium or Prilosec increases risks of kidney disease and/or kidney failure.
There were over 10,000 patients included in research which indicated that taking PPI’s increased the risk of chronic kidney disease by up to 50%. Also, research has suggested that these medications have been prescribed when they are not necessary which has exposed patients to dangerous, unnecessary side effects.
The American Society of Nephrology has reported that the risk of harm increases depending on the length of time patients take the medication. It has been found that taking PPI medications like Nexium or Prilosec could lead to a 21% higher risk of heart attack or myocardial infarction.
Other recent studies have also shown that taking PPIs can lead to adverse events like bone fractures and hypomagnesemia, as well as birth defects, and acute kidney infections. In the United States, most heartburn medications are proton pump inhibitors including Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium which means many Americans are being exposed to these potential risks.
You trust your doctor only to prescribe medications that will improve your health conditions. However, that is not always the case, and you may have been exposed to risks that outweighed the potential benefits of the medication. If you have suffered a severe kidney injury after taking medication, contact a lawyer for a free consultation today.
How to Seek Compensation If You’ve had a Kidney Injury from Taking a PPI
Contacting an attorney ensures you understand your legal rights and options for filing a lawsuit to seek damages and protect yourself and your family.
You may qualify for compensation for present and future medical care as well as pain and suffering due to a kidney disease diagnosis or kidney failure after taking these medications. Protect your legal rights today, contact a PPI attorney.
Chelsie King Garza is helping people who’ve had kidney injuries and kidney failure from taking Prevacid and Nexium. Contact her today for help with your PPI lawsuit. Call 713-893-8808 or contact us online.