Experienced Nexium Lawsuit Lawyers
Nexium is a heartburn medication that’s become a bestselling drug among the millions of Americans who suffer from this condition. The drug has earned billions of dollars for its manufacturer, AstraZeneca, despite the fact that the drug is linked to serious side effects. Many people who suffered these side effects felt the side effects were understated and that they were not warned of them. This has given rise to a wave of lawsuits against AstraZeneca. If you’ve suffered from complications due to Nexium side effects, contact Parker Waichman LLP to consult with a Nexium lawsuit attorney. Drug manufacturers are responsible for adequately warning consumers of the potential dangers of their products. A Nexium lawsuit attorney is committed to helping victims of AstraZeneca’s failure to warn about the dangers of Nexium.
What is Nexium Used For?
Nexium is taken to relieve stomach and esophageal issues that include some of the following:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Erosive Esophagitis
- NSAID-Associated Gastric Ulcers
- Duodenal Ulcers
- Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
How Does Nexium Work?
Nexium belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It is taken to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach by inhibiting the proton pump that makes stomach acid. These drugs differ from antacids which neutralize stomach acid rather than reduce it. There are a few types of Nexium products including over the counter medications and prescriptions. Nexium’s 24-hour pill is an over-the-counter medication, and there’s also an injectable form of Nexium.
What are the Bad Side Effects of Nexium?
Since Nexium was approved for use by the FDA in 2001, it has been linked with some mild side effects, but unfortunately it has been linked to serious complications too. These complications include:
- Stomach or Gastric Cancer
- Increased risk for bone fractures
- Kidney disease
- Severe diarrhea
- Cognitive decline
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Low magnesium levels
Over a thousand people have filed a lawsuit against AstraZeneca because of bone fractures and thousands more filed a lawsuit because of kidney injuries suffered as a result of taking Nexium. Whistleblowers brought a lawsuit against AstraZeneca under the False Claims Act with the allegation that the company used kickback schemes to illegally boost profits. This resulted in a $7.9 million settlement. These lawsuits have caused many people to ask the question, is Nexium safe? It’s clear that there are many serious side effects associated with the medication that AstraZeneca tried to hide. People who have experienced kidney failure or injuries after taking Nexium are especially encouraged to contact a Nexium lawyer, but if you’ve experienced any of the symptoms or complications and take Nexium, it might be time to talk to a Nexium lawsuit attorney.
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Nexium Lawsuit Attorney
Parker Waichman LLP are a team of committed Nexium lawsuit lawyers who will bring knowledge and experience to your case. We’ve recovered millions for our clients and we’ll guide you every step of the way. If you’re unsure whether you qualify for a Nexium lawsuit, we’re still here for you. We offer free consultations so we can get to know your situation, what we can do for you, and what the future of your case may be. Contact us today in the chat box below or by phone at 1-800-YOURLAWYER.