The Philadelphia drug injury lawyers at Feldman & Pinto are evaluating Nexium drug injury cases from people who sustained Nexium side effects injuries.

Nexium is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) drug made by Astra Zeneca and used to treat heartburn and acid reflux disease (GERD). Nexium has been sold as an over the counter and a prescription drug.

Nexium use is linked to serious injuries, including:

An April 2015 study revealed that people who use Nexium are more than twice as likely as people who do not use a PPI to develop acute kidney injury. A 2016 study showed that Nexium users have a 20 to 50 percent increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). The same 2016 study showed a 44 percent greater risk of dementia in Nexium / PPI users.

Nexium and other PPIs have also been linked to an increased risk of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). This brain injury is a reduction of brain function that may result from an excess of gut bacteria caused by Nexium and other PPI use.

Nexium and other PPIs have also been linked to an increased risk of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). This brain injury is a reduction of brain function that may result from an excess of gut bacteria caused by Nexium and other PPI use.

Nexium drug injury lawsuits filed against the drug’s maker allege that the company:

  • knew that Nexium increased the risk of kidney injury and other side effects in people who used the drug, and
  • failed to provide adequate warnings of these risks to doctors and consumers

Nexium drug injury lawsuits seek damages from Astra Zeneca for patients’ serious injuries or death caused by this drug.

Feldman & Pinto Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorneys also bring claims against medical professionals whose less than adequate care caused patients’ Nexium injuries.

Doctors are aware of the side effects of Nexium use and have a duty to:

  • warn their patients of these side effects
  • advise against Nexium use in patients at high risk of injury from Nexium, and
  • further guard against patients’ Nexium injuries by watching for signs of Nexium side effects

Doctors who fail in these duties to patients who use Nexium can be responsible for Nexium injuries in their patients.

Contact a Philadelphia Nexium Drug Injury Lawyer

You may be entitled to money damages if you suffered personal injuries after using Nexium. Please contact Feldman & Pinto to learn more about filing a Nexium drug injury lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyers can help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve. While a lawsuit cannot restore your good health, it can help compensate for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of exposure to this dangerous drug.