Protonix is part of a class of medication known as Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs. Proton Pump Inhibitors help relieve gastrointestinal issues such as stomach ulcers and acid reflux by preventing the stomach from creating too much acid. Unlike other PPIs on the market, Protonix is not intended to treat heartburn.
Proton Pump Inhibitors are not meant for daily long term use. After a period of a month, patients should no longer stay on the medication, but that information is not always adequately explained to doctors or patients. Research has shown that those who have taken Protonix have an increased risk of developing kidney injuries and kidney disease. However, the manufacturer, Pfizer, has not done their due diligence about informing patients about the health risks Protonix has the potential to develop. It is unfair of Pfizer to advertise Protonix both in print and in the media as something that can help somebody live a pain free life. Especially, when they fail to mention the severe side effects that come from long term use of Protonix.
If you’re looking for a lawyer for your Pfizer Protonix lawsuit then Parker Waichman is here for you. We have years of litigating experience in personal injury and product liability cases just like your suit against Protonix. A lawyer at Parker Waichman is dedicated to making sure you get the justice you deserve after you’ve been injured.
What are the Side Effects of Protonix?
If you’re asking, “is Protonix safe?” then it’s helpful to look into the common and severe side effects of the drug. Daily long term use of the product is never recommended because it can lead to severe health issues down the line, but a doctor may prescribe it for short term usage if they think it will help.
Common Protonix side effects include:
Those side effects are less serious and are more likely to occur in children and adults who take Protonix to lessen their gastrointestinal issues.
More serious side effects may be less common, but they should always be taken seriously. If you think you have one or more of these symptoms, it’s imperative you visit a doctor or medical professional.
More serious side effects of Protonix include:
- Uneven or fast heartbeat
- Feeling jittery
- Muscle spasms, cramps, weakness, or other unusual conditions
- Memory problems, confusion or trouble concentrating
- Trouble breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Bloody stool
When you file a claim against Pfizer, a Protonix lawyer can help you recover money for damages for all the ways your injury affected your life. This includes money damages for medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, physical suffering, and punitive damages. PPI litigation can be difficult; there’s a set of criteria that must be met before it can move forward. Nonetheless, both class action lawsuits and individual lawsuits are popping up all over the country against Proton Pump Inhibitors like Protonix. This means people all over the country who have realized the detrimental link between these PPIs and newfound health issues have decided to file a lawsuit to recover monetary damages.
To file a Protonix lawsuit, your case investigation will likely involve:
- Obtaining a detailed account of your PPI history
- A report of injuries you may have suffered around the time you took Protonix
- Going through pharmacy records to see your use of Protonix and other medications
- Identifying the statute of limitations in your state (The statute of limitations is a time period determined by the state that governs how long you have to file a lawsuit.)
This is all done to make sure you have the best possible case for a Protonix settlement going forward.
Your health and your Pfizer Protonix lawsuit is always our priority at Parker Waichman. We understand that as soon as our law firm takes on your case, that you are placing your trust in us and we strive to prove that trust is well placed. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to make sure you and your loved ones are well taken care of during a trying time.
If you or a loved one took a proton pump inhibitor and developed severe health issues such as kidney injury, kidney failure, or kidney disease contact us today by filling out our online form or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) for a free consultation about your Protonix lawsuit. A Parker Waichman attorney can help you find out if you are entitled to compensation to cover your medical bills and any loss of income to help ease your suffering.