Author Archives: Michael Bennett

About Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett is Editor-in-Chief of Consumer Since 1999, he's worked across a multitude of areas of consumer protection including defective products, environmental issues, identity theft, predatory lending and more. His mission with Consumer is to promote & support competition in all industries but not at the expense of the consumer. If you find his articles helpful please share them with your readers.

Nexium Class Action Lawsuit

Many people suffer from heartburn and then take a drug called Nexium to get relief. Unfortunately, for some people, Nexium has caused them to suffer even worse physical problems when they developed side effects attributed to use of this drug. Other issues involved in legal battles over Nexium include accusations of price fixing, and negligent… Read More »

Can Proton Pump Inhibitors Cause Kidney Failure?

Since they were first introduced to the marketplace in 1989, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have soared in popularity as people used them primarily to fight heartburn and other digestive problems related to overproduction of gastric acid. Unfortunately, for some people, PPIs used over a long term have added to their medical problems because of hidden… Read More »

Prevacid Class Action Lawsuit

Like several other brand name drugs, Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works in the body to reduce the amount of gastric acid produced in the stomach by the body’s internal proton pump. The purpose of the body’s natural production of gastric acid is to help with digestion of food. When there is… Read More »

Prilosec Recall News

Many consumers are concerned over the safety of certain drugs they use to fight digestive problems like heartburn. One popular drug, Prilosec, is used by millions of people. It is available by prescription and over-the-counter (OTC). To date, there have not been recalls of Prilosec, but it has been linked to severe side effects. There… Read More »

Nexium Lawyer for Lawsuit Recall Help

The pharmaceutical industry is obligated to inform people who use their drugs about any possible side effects that may result from taking that drug, whether it is minor or a severe side effect. In some recent lawsuits, claims are made against drug manufacturer AstraZeneca that their proton pump inhibitor drug Nexium is responsible for harmful… Read More »

Prilosec Class Action Lawsuit

Among other similar drugs in the legal spotlight these days is Prilosec, a popular medication that is often used to treat heartburn. Prilosec is manufactured by a worldwide biopharmaceutical business, AstraZeneca. That company has been the target of many individual and class action lawsuits for harm that resulted from use of Prilosec and other proton… Read More »

Long Term Side Effects of Nexium Aren’t Good

For many people, finding relief from some physical ailment, like heartburn, is so important that they will take popular medicines without a thought about possible complications or long term use side effects. In the short term, many drugs, like Nexium, which is known for its effectiveness in managing frequent heartburn, may offer that relief. But,… Read More »

Prevacid vs Prilosec vs Nexium Which Is Worst?

When faced with a physical ailment like heartburn, many people are not sure which drug will be best for their ailment. Of course, they are exposed to heavy advertising, especially for popular over-the-counter (OTC) versions. Their doctors may prescribe a particular drug, but it remains to the consumer to gain some knowledge about what they… Read More »

Kidney Failure with Omeprazole?

People who have digestion problems often turn to popular drugs as a quick solution. In this country, far too many people buy over-the-counter Omeprazole proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to remedy heartburn, a common digestive problem that is related to overproduction of gastric acid. Proton pump inhibitors work to reduce those acids, thus helping reduce heartburn… Read More »

Adverse Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors

In recent years, many lawsuits have been filed against the makers of special drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These popular drugs that people use to combat digestive problems like heartburn have been the center of individual and class action lawsuits. Drugs involved in many of these legal actions include Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec. At… Read More »

Examples of proton pump inhibitors PPI’s

Many people use popular proton pump inhibitor drugs to resolve digestive problems like heartburn, but they do not know much more than the drug brand name and some minimal information about milder side effects. It is better to take time to learn about any drug you may be taking than to stay in the dark… Read More »

Proton Pump Inhibitors Long Term Effects

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been available in the marketplace since the late 1980s as a remedy for heartburn and other acid-related diseases. Along with other anti-ulcer medications, in 2012, PPIs ranked in the 9th largest class of drugs prescribed in the United States and as the 11th most popular drug in sales. Many PPI… Read More »

Examples of Heartburn Drug Lawsuits

Popular medications for treatment of heartburn and other digestive disorders are among the most prescribed drugs available. Despite their widespread use and popularity, the number of heartburn drug lawsuits continues to grow. The core problem with these proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs is that they may have adverse side effects that develop after long term… Read More »

Is Heartburn Medicine Causing Kidney Disease, Renal Failure and Dialysis?

Heartburn and acid reflux are two common ailments that affect millions of people each year. In America, it is estimated that about 20 million people use drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat these physical problems. These drugs are among the most commonly prescribed drugs worldwide; they also are available in over-the-counter versions (OTC).… Read More »

How the Consumer Protection Watchdogs Help You

Fortunately for consumers, in the United States, there are several consumer protection agencies that serve as watchdogs, working hard to ensure that products and services in the marketplace are as safe as possible. These agencies work in various ways to set safety standards, examine and test products, publish alerts about safety issues, and to enforce… Read More »

Top Consumer Concerns for 2017

Consumer confidence is one of the most important elements of success that drives a thriving economy and keeps our nation growing. When making purchases of any kind, this confidence provides security and comfort about the quality, use and safety of those purchases. If there is a failure, there also must be a solution that offers… Read More »

When to Hire a Lawyer for Exploding Airbags & Injuries

Making the decision to consult with a lawyer about an injury can be daunting if you have never worked with one before. The basic process for obtaining legal help is similar to the process of finding other professionals, such as a doctor or teacher. You want to find a lawyer who is highly qualified and… Read More »

The Truth Behind Exploding Airbags + Death or Injury

Many people have heard about the problems with exploding airbags through widely publicized reports in the news media. It may seem to be a huge problem for individuals, and with recalls issued for multi-millions of vehicles, it also is a widespread problem for manufacturers. However, in terms of potential danger to drivers or passengers, the… Read More »

Airbag Didn’t Deploy in Accident – 4 Steps to Take

Drivers have a duty to know how their vehicles should function and also how potential problems might affect their driving, such as airbag failures. Knowing these things is the best way to maintain your duty to drive with care and safety. Airbags have been the subject of major recalls since it was first discovered that… Read More »

St Jude Medical Defibrillator Lawsuit FAQ

In October 2016, St. Jude Medical told both patients and doctors that a small number of its 350,000 defibrillators that were implanted in the US could have the a battery problem that makes the devices cease to function without warning. The devices are supposed to issue a ‘warning’ vibration of low battery at least three… Read More »