Prilosec Injuries and Lawsuits
Since 1990, the PPI (proton pump inhibitor) Prilosec (generic form is Omeprazole) and its over the counter version has been used by millions of people for heartburn and stomach acid problems. Yet, the manufacturer of Prilosec, AstraZeneca, has been faced with a string of lawsuits concerning Prilosec and its connection to kidney damage or disease, kidney failure and dementia. It’s important to know that Omeprazole is sold under a brand name of Losec in the United Kingdom (by AstraZeneca). In turn, it is found in another PPI drug called Zegerid (Salix Pharmaceuticals).
While Prilosec is one of the most commonly prescribed PPI drugs, it is now available over the counter, meaning that thousands are able to take it at their own discretion. The concern is that prolonged usage of these medications will result in devastating physical, financial and even emotional injuries.
Have you or someone you love been affected by Prilosec? The personal injury lawyers at the Harman Law Firm maintain a practice focus on defective drugs and have the resources and experience needed to take on drug companies, including pharmaceutical giants that refuse to operate safely. Call us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your injuries. You deserve to know your options.
Serious Health Risks Associated With Prilosec
Without a doubt—Prilosec and other PPI drugs are effective at suppressing the amount of acid in the stomach. Yet, serious health risks are associated with Prilosec, some of which can be life threatening. For instance, a 2016 study revealed that patients taking Prilosec had a 30% increased risk of developing kidney disease. Some reportedly suffered sudden loss of kidney function. Even so, researchers in Europe have shown that patients taking PPI medications such as Prilosec were twice as likely to develop severe memory loss, or dementia. Bone fracture and respiratory effects were also connected to Prilosec.
While AstraZeneca has faced a multitude of legal challenges regarding Prilosec and other PPI drugs, it continues to manufacture and advertise to millions.
If you or a loved one has experienced kidney damage or loss of memory after taking Prilosec, you may need legal help. The attorneys at the Harman Law Firm level the playing field by seeking the truth regarding defective drug injuries. We’re not afraid to take on drug companies and pharmaceutical giants that refuse to operate safely or issue proper warnings.
Contact the Harman Law Firm today for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your Prilosec injury.