Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium Lawsuits - Trust A Highly Regarded PPI Attorney
Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid are three common brand names from a medication family known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI). Millions of people in Florida and across the country use PPI medications to treat heartburn and acid reflux disease. Indeed, PPIs are some of the most popular drugs prescribed, with tens of millions of prescriptions written nationwide and patients spending billions of dollars on the medications every year.
Safety concerns have been raised about these dangerous drugs for many years. Research has shown that long-term use of PPIs is linked to the following serious medical conditions:
- Heart disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Bone fracture
- Low magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia)
- Gastric cancer
- Esophageal cancer
In 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a report warning against long-term use of PPI medications. However, that warning came as a small comfort to people who had been taking these drugs for long periods of time already. When PPIs first reached the market, it was recommended that they be taken for no longer than six weeks, yet many patients have taken these drugs for years or even decades.
Lawsuits filed in connection with Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid allege that PPI manufacturers knew about the risks associated with their medications and failed to appropriately warn doctors and patients. They also claim that the manufacturers aggressively marketed their drugs for long-term use, despite the known risks associated with taking these medications for longer than six weeks.
Patients who have suffered serious side effects after taking PPIs long-term have legal rights. We can help protect them. Attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo is a nationally recognized dangerous drug lawyer with over 20 years' experience representing patients in Miami-Dade County and throughout Florida.
If you've been hurt by a PPI medication, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Call (305) 572-0065.