Nexium, a popular drug used in the treatment of chronic heartburn, is manufactured, marketed and sold by drug manufacturer AstraZeneca. After many users of the drug experienced hidden side effects including kidney damage, they have accused AstraZeneca of acting irresponsibly with a massive marketing campaign that failed to warn patients and doctors of the risks. Techmeier Law is dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims of the dangerous drug Nexium in the Milwaukee area.
AstraZeneca failed to warn both the patients and doctors of the kidney risk of Nexium. Techmeier’s attorneys are experienced in product liability litigation, and we argue that patients would have chosen alternative medications if warnings were provided. While attorneys for Nexium also argue that physicians would have monitored their patients kidneys closer while taking the medication, since the side effects were not stated, this was not the case for many.
Prilosec and Nexium are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which treat acid-related stomach issues. There are many other drug classes that effectively treat acid-related stomach problems. Primarily used for the treatment of acid reflux, which can cause damage to the lining of the esophagus, stomach, gastric or peptic ulcers, stomach infections, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn or acid indigestion.
Over 15 million Americans are prescribed PPIs like Nexium for the treatment of acid reflux. Nexium ranked as the fourth most prescribed drug in the United States from April 2014 through March 2015, selling 15,298,228 prescriptions during that time period. These sales figures do not even include generics or over-the-counter versions of Nexium. Overall, PPIs are the most prescribed drug class in the world, since they have traditionally carried a low risk of toxicity. Manufacturers of these drugs have an inherent duty to protect patients from possible side effects by clearly stating them in all advertising, and failure to do so constitutes negligence.
Techmeier Law is proud to fight for the rights of Milwaukee residents and their families against these massive, faceless drug companies. If you have health issues due to Nexium or any other prescription drug, call us today.
Do you think you or a loved one may have kidney damage due to a Nexium prescription? Don’t delay, contact an experienced product liability lawyer. Techmeier Law’s experienced attorneys can walk you through the process of obtaining a settlement for your Nexium case. Let us start fighting for your rights today. Contact us at 414-301-6993 for a FREE CASE EVALUATION.