Philadelphia Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPI) Lawsuit Attorney
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications that are typically used to treat heartburn and reduce acid in a person’s stomach. Millions of people take these medications daily. Unfortunately, PPIs have also been known to cause serious harm to those taking the medications. PPIs Can have unexpected side effects, including kidney disease, kidney damage, and even kidney failure. These medications have also been known to lead to bone fractures. Our Philadelphia proton pump inhibitor (PPI) lawyers are ready to conduct a full investigation into your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Background on PPI Proton-Pump Inhibitors
Millions of Americans rely on proton pump inhibitors to treat their heartburn and other acid-related stomach issues. These medications are widely prescribed, but the reality is that they can cause severe kidney damage.
Injuries associated with PPI Proton-Pump Inhibitors
When PPIs block acid that is needed to breakdown food, this makes it much more difficult for the body to take in key minerals, including calcium and magnesium. These can lead to serious long-term health effects, including interstitial nephritis (inflammation of the kidney).
Nephritis is often a precursor to severe kidney problems, and PPI use correlates with a person’s progression to chronic kidney disease. This means that a person’s kidney is slowly shutting down and is no longer able to filter and clean their blood.
PPI also correlates to developing end-stage renal disease. This is a fatal condition in which the kidney loses all functioning and fails. Kidney failure means that a person will need to rely on dialysis, a mechanical way to filter their blood, for the rest of their life.
Finally, PPI use is also known to cause bone fractures because the medication inhibits the absorption of calcium.
Proton pump inhibitors include a wide variety of drugs, including the following:
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Criteria + Litigation Updates
If you have taken any brand name or generic proton pump inhibitor, whether prescription or over-the-counter, and have experienced kidney problems or broken bones, you may have a case against the manufacturers of these medications.
As of January 2020, there were more than 13,000 proton pump inhibitor lawsuits pending in federal court out of the more than 15,000 that have already been filed. These cases were combined into a multi-district litigation (MDL) in August of 2017. Lawsuits involving these medications claim that several manufacturers knew the risks these drugs posed to kidneys as early as 2004, but that the manufacturers did not take steps to warn patients of these risks for more than 10 years.
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If you or somebody you care about has taken proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and have subsequently sustained any of the injuries listed above, please seek assistance from the Ciccarelli Law Offices today. Our Philadelphia proton pump inhibitor (PPI) attorneys are ready to conduct a full investigation into your case and work to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This could include coverage of your medical expenses, lost wages, payments offering damages, and more.