Prilosec (omeprazole) is a drug that is designed to reduce levels of stomach acid. If a person’s stomach acid is excessive, it can get into the esophagus. This problem can cause significant forms of heartburn and a host of other health problems. Prilosec is from a drug class called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Its chemistry… Read More »
Prilosec is a drug that is classified as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by lowering the acid content in a person’s stomach. Approximately 15 million Americans take Prilosec (generic name Omeprazole) or similar PPIs. But research suggests that up to 25% of long term users of PPIs… Read More »
Multiple personal injury proton pump inhibitor lawsuits have been filed across the US in recent months, alleged kidney damage, kidney complications and even kidney failure associated with the use of the best-selling heartburn and acid reflux drug Nexium. Nexium (esomeprazole) has been on the market since 2001, and millions of patients have taken it for… Read More »
A study published on June 10th, 2015 in the journal PLOS One inspected the relationship between proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, and an increased risk of a myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack. This study was a peer-reviewed study conducted by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics. Proton pump inhibitors… Read More »
The journal PLOS One published a study by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics examining whether heartburn medications such as Prilosec are linked to an increased risk of heart attacks. Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor, which is a type of medication that is used to reduce the amount of acid the glands in the stomach produces, reducing heartburn… Read More »
Results from a new study suggest proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium may increase the risk of premature death. According to the study, risk for death is even increased in patients who use PPIs and who do not suffer from gastrointestinal problems; the risk for early death increases the longer a person uses a… Read More »
A cancer group asked makers of heartburn drugs such as Nexium and Prilosec to include a safety warning that long-term acid-reflux may lead to the development of esophageal cancer.. According to reports, esophageal cancer rates have increased 600 percent over the last 20 years, coinciding with use of antacid medications. While heartburn medications have not… Read More »
Effective today, Tricare will no longer list the gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) medication Nexium as a preferred drug. This means some 338,000 patients must switch to another heartburn/acid reflux medication as it will no longer be available via Tricare or in military hospitals and clinics. Removing Nexium from the preferred drug list will save approximately… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 issue… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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Prescription drugs often help people, but sometimes the pharmaceutical manufacturer puts profits ahead of consumer safety. When medicines are made or prescribed unsafely, dire consequences can result, such as heart attacks, birth defects, memory loss, stroke, and even death. Our personal injury attorneys will help you find who is responsible for the drug you took and hold them accountable.
A product liability lawsuit involves personal injuries caused by a defective product. The responsible party in a product liability lawsuit varies on the type of defect. If you think your injuries were caused by a defective product and that you followed the product’s directions and used it as intended, you could have a valid claim.
Environmental lawsuits involve matters that involve abuse of the environment that also can have negative consequences on people. Some environmental claims include products, such as Roundup, the most-used weed killer in the world. Plaintiffs claim Roundup use can cause cancer. Other environmental lawsuits involve benzene exposure, which may cause cancer and other health problems.
Mesothelioma is a terrible cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. This cancer is caused by asbestos exposure, and plaintiffs can file lawsuits against the companies that needlessly exposed them to the dangerous human carcinogen. Our attorneys can track down the companies that exposed you to asbestos and file a claim against them.
Featured Litigations & Lawsuits
We have spent 30 years representing Americans who have been needlessly injured on the job or in their everyday life.
Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits
Mesothelioma is an unusual cancer in that it is well-known why it occurs: asbestos exposure. A person diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer may file a personal injury lawsuit against the organizations that exposed them to asbestos at work or elsewhere. Liability for asbestos cancer is often based on a company’s failure to warn workers and consumers about the dangers of inhaling asbestos. A talcum powder mesothelioma case in October 2019 settled for $40,3 million in Los Angeles, while another talcum powder mesothelioma resulted in a $325 million verdict in New York in June 2019.
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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
Thousands of talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and other companies in recent years. The plaintiffs claim that J&J and others failed to warn women of the risks of getting ovarian cancer from using baby powder on their genitals. Recent talcum powder cancer lawsuit verdicts have run into even billions of dollars. A case in St. Louis in 2018 netted $4.7 billion for 22 women who claimed using talcum powder caused their cancers.
Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
Roundup is the most-used herbicide in American agriculture, with at least 185 million pounds used annually. At least 1,200 lawsuits involving 18,000 plaintiffs have been filed in federal court against Monsanto. Litigants allege they were exposed to the weedkiller Roundup that caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The first bellwether trial for Roundup cancer resulted in a $289 million verdict in 2018.
Defective Airbag Lawsuits
The automotive parts producer Takata used a low-cost, volatile substance to manufacture millions of airbags for years. These airbags were used in vehicles made by Dodge, Ford, GM, Nissan, Honda, Ford, and others. From 2000 until 2008, the company said nothing about dangerous defects that could cause these airbags to explode and spray drivers and passengers with shrapnel. There have been dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries caused by dangerous airbags. Takata recently paid $1 billion to settle a US airbag probe.
Heartburn Medication Lawsuits
Drugs to treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are common, with the most well-known ones being Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec. Unfortunately, these medications have been linked to many health problems, such as kidney damage and failure. TIME magazine reports that users have a 15% higher chance of early death from using heartburn medications. As of 2017, 5,000 lawsuits were pending across the United States, with no settlements or verdicts yet reported.
IVC Filter Lawsuits
IVC (inferior vena cava) filters are placed in patients who have a higher risk of developing blood clots. But recent clinical studies show a stunning number of IVC filter failures. This has caused FDA to release safety advisories and warnings about IVC filter damages. IVC filters can break up, migrate, fracture, and even lodge in organs. As of 2018, 8,000 personal injury lawsuits had been filed against IVC filter manufacturers such as Cook, Bard, and Boston Scientific. In one bellwether trial, Bard was ordered to pay $3.6 million to a woman whose IVC filter fractured and punctured a blood vessel.
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If you have been injured by a product, service, or business practice, you could be entitled to compensation in a lawsuit. Whether your legal action results in a verdict or settlement, you can receive substantial funds to make you whole again. If you have been injured by a product subject to a recall, you also could be entitled to funds through the legal process.