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Do Proton Pump Inhibitors Pose Severe Health Risks? Lawsuits Say Yes

Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits Claim These Products Cause Serious Side Effects

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) are the most widely prescribed medication in the United States, making these Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits (PPI Lawsuits) a very big deal. Usually prescribed to patients for the treatment of heartburn and other health issues, PPI’s works by preventing the stomach from secreting gastric acid which gives the body time to heal and recover. Unfortunately, longer periods of stomach acid suppression comes at a cost.

Since these methods are supposed to be intended for short-term treatment use, drug companies have failed to disclose the dangers of long-term PPI treatment. Studies are now reporting that extended use of PPI’s have been associated with severe kidney injuries. PPIs are believed to be the “most common cause” of drug-related kidney damage.

Numerous PPI Lawsuits were filed against manufacturing companies of the following drugs:

  • Prilosec (omeprazole)
  • Nexium (esomeprazole)
  • Prevacid (lansoprazole)
  • Protonix (pantoprazole)
  • Dexilant (dexlansoprazole), and
  • Zegerid (omeprazole with sodium bicarbonate)

Have you been affected by this product and wish to join a Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit? If so, feel free to contact us today for help.

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When Should a Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Concern You?

PPIs are available over the counter. Drug companies, including Pfizer and AstraZeneca, spend billions of dollars for PPI marketing campaigns telling you the benefits of Prilosec or of Nexium, the purple pill. However, they don’t tell you the serious and genuine health risks associated with the drug.

These health risks include, among others:

  • Acute interstitial nephritis
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease, and
  • Renal failure
  • C-Diff infection
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Osteoporosis and broken bones

PPIs have been associated with several health risks such as kidney diseases and kidney failure. Users who have suffered from these diseases are entitled to join the lawsuits. If you or a family member have suffered the mentioned diseases after prolonged use of PPIs, you may qualify to join the Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Investigation and be entitled to claim payment for your damages.

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Editor’s note on the PPI Lawsuit:

This piece is written about the recent Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

If you believe that what is alleged in the Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Investigation has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join in on any potential consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.

Similarly, please check out our current list of Class Actions and Class Action Investigations, here.

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