Victims of heartburn, acid reflux, or GERD may experience a potentially serious side effect if they were prescribed the proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) drug Nexium. In recent times this drug, and others in the PPI class, have fallen under great scrutiny for their possible link to bone fractures. Research indicates that when taken in heavy doses or for prolonged periods of time, Nexium reduces the body’s ability to absorb calcium thus leading to brittle bones — a condition called osteoporosis.
Many people, initially women, have since filed claims of products liability against pharmaceutical powerhouse AstraZeneca for the dangerous side effects that this drug has caused. Women over the age of forty were shown in clinical tests to be more susceptible to the bone degenerative effects of Nexium. A woman over the age of 50 was the first to step forward with the claims that this acid reducing drug caused her to experience a fractured left leg (fibula) twice and three fractures in the same ankle. Her case is currently being pursued in the state of Texas.
The case alleges that AstraZeneca failed to warn people of the potential dangers of Nexium and that the company deliberately tried to mislead the public. She also claims that the company either knew or should have known of the dangers of this drug. A high-profile products liability case, if successful she may receive compensation for the series of fractures she has suffered.
On a national scale this preliminary case has in a sense opened the doors for a number of other victims of this dangerous drug to come forward. Many local and national news agencies have since released several stories illustrating the debilitating effects that this drug, once used to relieve heartburn, has caused. Among other injuries reported by users of Nexium include:
• Spine Fractures
• Wrist Fractures
• Bone Degeneration
If you or a loved one have suffered a severe bone fracture while taking the prescription drug Nexium, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact national Nexium injury attorney Brian White to discuss the specifics of your case.
In early 2010, the Federal Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers and doctors of the dangers of extended or heavy use of proton-pump inhibitor drugs, such as Nexium. The use of this drug is now limited to a two week treatment plan, up to three times a year. Among the list of dangers listed by the FDA includes an increased risk of bone fractures due to the osteoporosis causing effects of Nexium.
Aggressive Drug Injury Representation
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury while taking Nexium, contact our law office to discuss your rights as a victim. Many other people taking Nexium have filed claims of personal injury against AsraZeneca for this dangerous drug, with an ever growing number coming forward each day. Extensive financial compensation may be entitled to you if you have been injured. At our law office, experienced Nexium and bad drug attorney Brian White can provide the aggressive representation you need in this time. Pharmaceutical giants, such as AstraZeneca, can be too challenging for lesser experienced attorneys to take on. Attorney White is unrelenting in his pursuit of justice for those injured by dangerous drugs, is not intimidated by these giants, and will not rest until your case is settled.
Injuries caused as a result of taking Nexium, in addition to being incredibly painful, can have lifelong repercussions. Victims may feel the effects of this dangerous drug for the rest of their lives. While initially prescribed for heartburn, acid reflux, or GERD, this drug has been linked to these serious injuries. Contact our law firm today if you have been injured.
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