Nexium is a heartburn drug that is linked to an increased risk of kidney side effects. Thousands of lawsuits accuse drug-makers of failing to warn patients about these risks.

Need a Texas Nexium Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with kidney failure or other serious kidney problems, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.

UPDATE: Over 13,500 Nexium Lawsuits Filed for Kidney Damage

August 2019 — Over 13,500 lawsuits have been filed by people who developed serious kidney side effects after taking Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, and other PPI heartburn drugs.

The lawsuits accuse drug-makers of aggressively advertising Nexium without proper warnings about the risk of kidney injuries, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), acute interstitial nephritis, end-stage kidney disease, or kidney failure.

Judges have centralized all federal lawsuits involving kidney injuries from Nexium and other PPI heartburn drugs into Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2798) under Judge Claire C. Cecchi in the District of New Jersey — In RE: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation (No. II).

Can Heartburn Medication Kill You?

What is Nexium?

Nexium belongs to a group of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which work by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach in order to treat acid reflux disease and common heartburn conditions. PPIs are available over-the-counter and by prescription.

Kidney Side Effects of Nexium

Nexium and Nephritis

Evidence linking Nexium and nephritis (sudden kidney inflammation) has been growing since the early 1990s when the first case reports were published. Another 15 cases were reported by AstraZeneca in 2004. Dozens of cases have been reported worldwide, including some reports in which older patients needed long-term dialysis for kidney failure.

FDA Adds Nephritis to Nexium Label

In December 2014, the FDA updated the label on Nexium to include stronger warnings about acute interstitial nephritis (sudden kidney inflammation). According to the FDA, nephritis is caused by an allergic reaction and it can occur at any time while taking Nexium. Without treatment, nephritis can cause kidney failure.

Studies Link Nexium to Kidney Failure & Death

FDA Warning Links Nexium and Bone Fractures

In May 2010, the FDA warned that Nexium and other PPI heartburn drugs may increase the risk of bone fractures of the hip, wrist and spine, especially in older patients who have used Nexium for 1 year or longer and/or at high doses.

Other Severe Side Effects of Nexicum

  • Bone fractures
  • Low magnesium levels
  • Tetany (muscle spasm)
  • Infections
  • Arrhythmia and heart problems
  • Seizures

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Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”

The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our lawyers for a free case review.

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