Zegerid Injuries and Lawsuits
As a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug designed to treat heartburn, Zegerid users are facing serious injuries including an increased risk of kidney disease, heart attack, bone fractures and more. In addition, serious side effects such as nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys), chronic kidney disease, kidney or renal failure, broken bones, low magnesium levels, infections of the gut and dementia are noted. While an over the counter version is also available, more injuries connected to Zegerid are likely to be reported.
Containing the same ingredient as Prilosec, Zegerid is comprised of Omeprazole with a sodium bicarbonate and is manufactured by Norwich Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Santarus Inc.). Long-term use of PPI drugs and their link to chronic kidney disease is nothing new. Yet, recent studies are linking PPI usage including Zegerid, to fluid buildup, neurological conditions and heart or arterial damage.
If you or someone you love was injured by the side effects of Zegerid, you need to contact the personal injury and defective drug lawyers at the Harman Law Firm. We understand the business of prescription medication, including how drug and pharmaceutical companies market their drugs. You deserve to know your options.
For a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your Zegerid injuries, call the Harman Law Firm today.
Severe Health Risks Associated With Zegerid
To date, several lawsuits alleging kidney damage from long-term use of Zegerid and other PPI (proton pump inhibitor) drugs have resulted in accusations that manufacturers failed to adequately warn consumers about the serious risks involved in taking these medications.
Aside from kidney damage, including acute interstitial nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys), chronic kidney disease and renal failure, comes evidence relating to heart conditions (vascular functions), loss of brain function (hepatic encephalopathy), fluid buildup in the abdomen (ascites), rhabdomyolysis (muscular breakdown) and bone fractures (most notably in hips, wrists and spine).
Do you have a Zegerid lawsuit? To better understand your options in the wake of a Zegerid-related injury, the personal injury and defective drug attorneys at the Harman Law Firm encourage you to call today. We believe that every patient deserves the right to justice if harmed by a drug. Contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your injuries.