The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing a Prevacid lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of a Prevacid claim, regardless of whether in an individual lawsuit or in a class action lawsuit, it is crucial that the law firm representing you have a competent and experienced team of Prevacid lawyers to guide you through all of the legal hurdles as well as direct you to sufficient funding (litigation funding or legal finance) to cover pharmaceutical litigation costs. Contact a Prevacid attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Prevacid side effects.
Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995 for the purposes of reducing gastric acid production. It was manufactured by Novartis, but today, it is available in a generic formulation. The generic name of this drug, which is probably the name by which many people will be familiar with it, is Lansoprazole.
Prevacid is officially approved for the following indications: treatment of Zollinger-Ellision Syndrome, treatment of ulcers, acid reflux disease, and Helicobacter pylori infection (which can lead to ulcers).
Like all Proton Pump Inhibitors, Prevacid has a number of serious side effects, including, but not limited to, the following:
Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
Severe Gastrointestinal Distrurbances
Proton Pump Inhibitors cause serious bone-related side effects because they work by reducing acid in the stomach, which, over time, inhibits the body's ability to absorb calcium, thus weakening bones.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added warnings to all proton pump inhibitors warning about the greater risk of bone fractures. Other bone-related risk of proton pump inhibitors include risks of developing osteoporosis. Various studies and various doctor's opinions have confirmed that the FDA's safety warnings are well-founded. Apparently, taking a proton pump inhibitor increases the chance of getting a hip fracture by 44%, according to a study led by Dr. Yu-Xiao Yang.
Most of the studies have been undertaken on patients over the age of 50, but in general, most patients taking these drugs are advanced in age.
Furthermore, proton pump inhibitors have been found to increase the risk of cardiovascular death or rehospitalization by 29% after a heart attack, according to a Danish study of 56,000 patients.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Prevacid side effects, a Prevacid law firm can help you secure that settlement that you deserve. Contact one of our unsafe drug lawyers today to schedule a free and confidential consultation and take the first step to recovering damages and recovering normalcy in your life.
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