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Proton Pump Inhibitors

The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing a Proton Pump Inhibitor lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of a Proton Pump Inhibitor 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 Proton Pump Inhibitor 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 Proton Pump Inhibitor attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Proton Pump Inhibitor side effects.

Proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are common drugs used to reduce gastric acid production. Of all of the acid inhibitors, proton pump inhibitors are the most powerful. Although these drugs are generally effective at combatting acid refluc disease, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, Dyspepsia, Peptic Ulcers, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, and acid reflux disease, they also have some very serious side effects that have been the targets of proton pump inhibitor litigation. These are amongst the most prescribed drugs in the United States.

The following proton pump inhibitors are currently on the United States market:

The most common target of proton pump inhibitor litigation is broken bones, especially fractured femurs; however, there are a number of other side effects as well that should be taken into consideration. The proton pump inhibitor adverse effects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

  • Broken Bones

  • Femur Fractures

  • Broken Hip

  • Headaches

  • Nausea

  • Diarrhea

  • Acute Interstital Nephritis

  • Pheumonia

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

  • Hypomagnesemia

  • Cardiac Arrythmias

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Broken Wrist

  • Severe Gastrointestinal Distrurbances

  • Unusual bruising

  • Dark Urine

Proton Pump Inhibitors can cause low serum magnesium levels. In March 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out a warning to healthcare professionals about the potential of proton pump inhibitors to cause hypomagnesemia, in case in which these drugs are taken for longer than a year.

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 Proton Pump Inhibitor side effects, a Proton Pump Inhibitor 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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