Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia drug injury lawyers are evaluating Aciphex drug injury cases from people injured by Aciphex side effects.
Aciphex is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) medication (made by Eisai Co.) used to treat heartburn and GERD. The medicine works by reducing the amount of acid in a user’s stomach.
Aciphex use has been linked to serious injuries, including:
- kidney injury
- end stage renal disease
- chronic kidney disease (CKD)
- kidney inflammation (nephritis)
- memory loss / dementia
- heart damage that may lead to heart attack
- hip and other bone fractures (breaks)
- low magnesium levels
An April 2015 study (published in CMAJ Open) showed that Aciphex users are more than twice as likely as non-users to develop acute renal injuries. The same study showed a three-fold increase in the risk of nephritis in Aciphex users.
A 2016 study showed that people who used Aciphex have a 20 to 50 percent increased risk of CKD. Serious kidney inflammation caused by Aciphex in some users can lead to kidney failure and death, without treatment. Aciphex users also have a 44 percent greater risk of dementia / memory loss.
Aciphex has most recently been linked to an increased risk of brain function loss, or hepatic encephalopathy (HE). The accumulation of excess gut bacteria caused by Aciphex and other PPIs can lead to HE.
Aciphex drug injury lawsuits filed against the drug’s maker allege that the company:
- was aware that Aciphex increased the risk of renal and other injuries in people who used the drug, and
- failed to give adequate warnings of these dangers to doctors and consumers
Aciphex drug injury lawsuits seek damages against Eisai Co. for consumers’ injuries caused by Aciphex.
Doctors can also be liable for injuries caused by the side effects of Aciphex. Our Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers file claims against physicians whose failure to check their patients for Aciphex side effects resulted in patients’ Aciphex injuries or deaths. Doctors can easily check their patients for many Aciphex side effects with tests ordered at routine office visits.
Contact a Philadelphia Aciphex Drug Injury Lawyer
You may be entitled to money damages if you suffered personal injuries after using Aciphex. Please contact us to learn more about filing an Aciphex drug injury lawsuit. Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers can help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.