Recent studies have shown that popular acid reflux drugs such as Nexium and Prilosec have been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. This is scary because it is estimated that approximately 20% of americans take Nexium or Prilosec to treat heart burn and acid reflux disease.
The study found that individuals who took “proton pump inhibitors” such as Nexium (esomeprazole), and Prilosec (omeprazole) had a 20% greater chance of developing heart-related health problems such as heart attack, heart failure, or cardiac death, compared to those that have never taken Nexium or Prilosec in the past. The study also found that individuals taking proton pump inhibitors were twice as likely to die. If you or a loved one has taken Nexium or Prilosec and are now suffering the dangerous and potentially fatal side-effects, then it is imperative that you contact one of our experienced Nexium & Prilosec Lawsuit Attorneys today in order to file your Nexium & Prilosec Lawsuit today.
Drugs like Nexium & Prilosec rake in nearly 14 billion dollars each year in sales, and is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world. Nexium and other drugs in its class work by reducing the number of stomach acid produced by the glands within the stomach lining. Using Nexium & Prilosec as heartburn treatments also suppress the levels of nitric oxide in the cells lining the inside of the circulatory system. Further, lower nitric oxide levels have been associated with heart problems such as the ones described above.
Nexium is so popular that it has been made available to consumers without a prescription from their doctor, despite the fact that in 2006 a study done by the Journal of Medicine found that regular/heavy use of the drug Nexium leads to an increased risk of hip fractures in those who take it. As a result of this painful and horrific side-effect, Nexium is now considered a defective drug or product. If you or a loved one has taken Nexium in the past, whether prescribed by a physician or not, then it is important that you call one of our highly experienced Nexium & prilosec Lawsuit attorneys immediately for your free consultation and case evaluation.
Astrazeneca is the maker and manufacturer of both Nexium and Prilosec drugs, and are currently being sued for thrusting a defective drug into the marketplace and failing to warn consumers of the debilitating and sometimes deadly side-effects. Often drug companies such as Astrazeneca fail to disclose the side-effects that have been discovered through testing the drug to physicians and patients. If you have been taking Nexium or Prilosec for heartburn or acid reflux disease and have experienced any of the symptoms or side-effects listed herein, then it is important to contact one of our Nexium and Prilosec Lawsuit attorneys for your free consultation and case evaluation. Your attorney will never charge you any up front fees or costs and will allow you to recover significant compensation for the injuries and damages that you and your family has suffered as a direct and proximate result of this defective product. Your compensation will include pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages (past & future), punitive damages, general damages, and loss of consortium. Keep in mind these are only a few elements of damages that you are entitled to recover as a direct result of your injuries from taking Nexium & Prilosec. If you believe that you have been injured from using Nexium or Prilosec, then you must call one of our Nexium and Prilosec Lawsuit attorneys today to get you on the road to recovering compensation for your injuries.