Did You Develop A Kidney Injury After Taking Nexium?
If you or a loved one took Nexium for twelve months or more and have experienced kidney failure or chronic kidney disease after 2006, you may be eligible for compensation.
We are working with experts in the fight against the manufacturers responsible for your Nexium-related injuries.
Complete our self-evaluation form today to see if you might qualify!
Can Nexium Cause Kidney Failure?
Nexium is one of the most common proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of medications primarily used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid reflux, ulcers, heartburn, and other stomach issues. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Nexium’s generic form, esomeprazole, in 1988. In March 2014, the FDA switched the status of Nexium 24HR from prescription drug to over-the-counter medication.
Studies now suggest a connection between PPI usage and serious kidney injuries. Patients who take PPIs to treat their heartburn have a higher risk of developing a form of kidney disease. Some diagnoses following prolonged Nexium use include:
- Kidney Failure
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Acute Kidney Injury
- End-Stage Renal Disease
- Other Kidney-Related Injuries
Although Nexium is considered safe when used for short periods of time, taking the drug for more than one year may lead to many adverse health effects. Thousands of Nexium lawsuits have now been filed against the manufacturer due to the onset of kidney-related injuries. If you have taken Nexium for 12 months or more and are experiencing symptoms of kidney disease or kidney failure, speak with your physician as soon as possible. Consumers should not stop taking their PPI without first consulting a doctor.
Impact of Nexium on Veterans
Conditions requiring heartburn medication, like GERD and acid reflux, are particularly prevalent in the Veteran community. This is because digestive issues often stem from underlying service-related conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obesity.
Many veterans take Nexium to treat their GERD symptoms. In fact, Nexium was recommended as one of the preferred GERD medications following Zantac’s FDA recall in 2020. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), veterans are often overprescribed Nexium and other PPIs, but VA has been taking steps since 2020 to curb this overuse.
How CCK Can Help If You Used Nexium
If you or a loved one took Nexium for one year or more and have experienced kidney failure or been diagnosed with a kidney-related injury or disease after 2006, you might qualify for compensation. The team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD is working with experts in the field to ensure that those negatively affected by Nexium usage receive the compensation to which they are entitled.
Fill out the form above to see if you qualify.
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