In December 2014, the FDA strengthened warnings about kidney inflammation (nephritis) on the label for Prilosec. Studies have also found higher rates of chronic kidney disease. Both of these side effects can cause kidney failure.
Need a Texas Prilosec 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, renal disease, or nephritis, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
UPDATE: Heartburn Drugs Increase Risk of Death
July 2017 — A new study in the journal BMJ Open has linked the long-term use of heartburn drugs in the Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) class with up to a 50% increased risk of death compared to H2-blocker heartburn drugs. Click here to read more.
Can Heartburn Medications Kill You?
Prilosec and Nephritis
Prilosec contains omperazole, a member of the proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) class of heartburn medications. Many people take Prilosec every day to prevent acid reflux and ulcers.
In December 2014, the FDA added stronger warnings about sudden kidney inflammation (acute interstitial nephritis) to the label on all PPIs, including Prilosec. According to the FDA, nephritis is caused by an allergic reaction and it can occur at any time in patients taking Prilosec. It causes severe swelling, loss of kidney function, and about half of patients develop symptoms of kidney failure.
Prilosec and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
In January 2016, JAMA Internal Medicine published a study in which researchers warned that people who take PPIs once or twice a day are 20-50% more likely to be diagnosed with CKD than patients who take non-PPI heartburn drugs.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a progressive type of kidney failure that occurs over many years. It causes scarring in delicate filtration structures in the kidneys, which prevents them from cleaning the blood and performing other basic functions.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our trial attorneys are not currently filing a Prilosec class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were diagnosed with serious kidney problems, such as:
- Kidney failure
- Renal damage
- Kidney inflammation
- And more
About Class Actions
Class actions are designed to maximize efficiency when a lot of people have similar legal claims against the same defendant. They are a good way for consumers to seek refunds or reimbursement after purchasing defective products.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class actions are not often used to help people with severe injuries from defective medications. The reason is because class actions are not designed to maximize compensation for individuals. Members of class actions have to share any payout, and they may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or higher attorneys’ fees.
Our lawyers specialize in filing individual lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies that fail to warn about the risk of side effects. There is no excuse for downplaying the risk of kidney failure. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a kidney problem after taking Prilosec, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
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