The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing a Nexium lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of a Nexium 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 Nexium 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 Nexium attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Nexium side effects.
Nexium—generically known as Esomeprazole—is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease (PUD), Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, laryngopharynegeal reflux (LPR), dyspepsia, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Nexium is marketed by AstraZeneca and has many of the same side effects as do other proton pump inhibitors, namely bone fractures.
Nexium side effects that are the most common cause for Nexium litigation are bone fractures, especially of the hip, spine, and wrist, but other bones have been known to be broken such as the those in the ribs. Patients are at a much higher risk of bone fractures if they have been taking proton pump inhibitors for a long period of time. Some other common side effects of Nexium include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Unusual bruising
- Dark Urine
- Chest Painkiller
- Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
- Sore Throat
- Unusual bleeding
- Abdominal Pain
- Bone Fractures
- Broken Bones
- Hip Fractures
- Wrist Fractures
- Spine Fractures
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 Nexium side effects, a Nexium 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.