Heartburn Medication Lawsuits
Nexium (made by AstraZeneca) and Prilosec (Proctor & Gamble) are currently among the most commonly prescribed heartburn medications in America. Both belong to a class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors. Recently, the FDA began investigating these prescription medications after receiving reports of dangerous side effects resulting in bone fractures.
What is a proton pump inhibitor?
Proton pump inhibitor drugs are used to treat heartburn and gastrointestinal ailments, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers in the stomach and intestines and inflammation of the esophagus.
If you have suffered an injury related to brittle bones after taking Nexium, Prilosec or other proton pump inhibitor medication, talk to Greg Jones Law today. Our firm fights to aggressively pursue compensation for people injured because of defective and dangerous medications that should not be prescribed by medical professionals.
Some common prescriptions in the proton pump inhibitor class include:
Over-the-counter heartburn medicines that may also cause medical problems related to brittle bones and dangerous side effects include:
- Prilosec OTC
- Zegerid OTC
- Prevacid 24 hour
Dangerous side effects from defective proton pump inhibitor drugs include:
- Increased risk of fractured bones, especially the hip, wrist and spine
- Interference with blood clotting medications, such as Plavix.
- Additional risk of heart problems following a cardiac arrest or surgery
Contact an experienced lawyer today
Serving clients nationwide, Greg Jones Law has helped many who ere injured by harmful and defective products.
Call 855-566-3752 or contact us online today to talk with our firm. We do not charge for initial consultations. If there is no recovery, you owe no legal fees.