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While proton pump inhibitors, or PPI’s, have been prescribed for years to treat heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux (GERD) and ulcers, a class of popular heartburn medications have recently been in the news regarding their suspected link to kidney disease, renal failure and other serious injuries.

The following medications, better known by their brand names, are believed to put patients at a higher risk (20-50%) of developing kidney disease (when compared with nonusers):

  • Nexium
  • Prilosec
  • Prevacid
  • Protonix
  • Losec
  • Zegerid

If you or someone you love has taken any of the above mentioned heartburn drugs and are experiencing symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, trouble sleeping, trouble urinating, swelling of the feet or ankles, skin rash, back pain or high blood pressure, it is important to see your doctor. While these symptoms may be caused by other medical conditions, your doctor may measure your kidney function through a blood test to determine their filtration rate or their ability to eliminate waste from blood.

As experienced personal injury lawyers, the Harman Law Firm is prepared to actively pursue cases for those with heartburn drugs or PPI-related injuries. If you’ve been told that you have kidney damage after taking PPI medications continuously for many years, call us today. Your initial consultation regarding defective drugs and medical devices is free.

Kidney Damage Attorneys

Popular heartburn and PPI drugs such as Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Losec, Protonix and Zegerid are among those believed to play a role in damaging kidneys, leading to chronic kidney disease with prolonged use. Symptoms of kidney disease are nonspecific. This means that early diagnosis and treatment is unlikely. Thus, some face the grim reality of kidney damage, kidney failure, renal disease and renal insufficiency.

If you or a loved one has sustained kidney damage after continuous use of a heartburn or PPI drug, the question is–could damage to your kidneys have been avoided?

If you suspect that medical negligence is to blame for your kidney damage, the Harman Law Firm encourages you to call quickly. Time is of the essence in these matters, and we are committed to helping you learn the truth about your kidney-related medical condition.

Heartburn Drug and Kidney Damage Lawsuits

Have you or a loved one developed kidney damage or chronic kidney disease after taking Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Losec or Zegerid?

While heartburn and PPI drugs have been readily used to relieve heartburn and acid reflux by reducing acid in the stomach, there is an increased risk of kidney damage, with prolonged use. Thus, you may be entitled to compensation in the event that you have suffered kidney damage as a result.

The attorneys at the Harman Law Firm want to help you protect your rights by fighting for justice and the right compensation on your behalf. If you believe that your damage is due to medical negligence, take action now by contacting us right away to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

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