Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit
Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, among other drugs like them, make up a group of medications commonly used to treat heartburn and are known as Proton Pump Inhibitors. Many people use them daily, but unfortunately, several have serious side effects brought to light in recent years.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (also known as PPIs) prevent ulcers by reducing the production of digestive acid by blocking the enzyme in the stomach wall. They are used in the prevention and treatment of acid-related conditions, like esophageal duodenal and stomach ulcers, NSAID-associated ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and common ulcers.
These now common medicines, which are among the highest selling drugs in the United States, have been linked by plaintiffs in cases involving Proton Pump Inhibitors to side effects ranging from fractured bones, kidney disease and heart problems.