Wilson Law, P.A. is currently accepting cases on behalf of individuals who have developed kidney disease as a result of taking proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs, which are commonly prescribed to treat heartburn and acid reflux disease. If you have suffered an injury from taking one of these dangerous drugs, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages.
You can learn about your legal rights and options by speaking with Kimberly Wilson White in person. Please call 919-890-0180 today to schedule your free pharmaceutical injury consultation. Our office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Dangerous Risks Associated with PPI Drugs
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a class of drugs prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux disease, indegestion and gastritis. Some of the most common PPI medications include Nexium®, Prilosec®, Prevacid® and Zegerid®. Millions of people across the United States turn to these drugs every year in order to alleviate the painful symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux disease, indegestion and gastritis .
For more than a decade, there has been a growing body of evidence indicating that PPI drugs can significantly increase your risk of developing chronic kidney disease and related injuries, including:
- Acute interstitial nephritis
- Acute kidney injury
- Kidney failure
These serious health issues can result in the need for dialysis treatment or in severe cases, the need for kidney transplant surgery. If not properly treated, these conditions can potentially be fatal.
The pharmaceutical companies manufacturing PPI drugs updated their package inserts to include a warning of the association between these drugs and interstitial nephritis in December 2014. However, still today, the pharmaceutical companies have failed to include a general warning of the increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. As a result, millions of people with heartburn, acid reflux disease, indegestion and gastritis are continuing to use these medications for relief without full knowledge of the dangerous side effects they may experience.
Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits
Pharmaceutical manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products are safe and efficacious before marketing them to the public. Failure to do so constitutes negligence, and these negligent manufacturers may be held accountable for all damages caused by these drugs in a product liability lawsuit.
Individuals who have developed chronic kidney disease from taking PPI drugs may be entitled to recover damages for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Wilson Law, P.A. Can Help
The attorneys at Wilson Law, P.A. have made pharmaceutical injury cases a primary focus of their practice. Kimberly Wilson White has more than 16 years of experience handling complex drug cases on behalf of injured victims. She has successfully resolved thousands of mass tort claims where dangerous drugs and defective medical device manufacturers inadequately warned consumers of known risks and side effects.
In addition to having a doctor of jurisprudence, Ms. White has master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has given presentations on the FDA drug approval process for the North Carolina General Assembly; and, authored white papers for publication on the subject. Ms. White's educational background and litigation experience provides her with the knowledge necessary to achieve a successful outcome in cases involving complex areas of law, public health and medicine.
Please contact Wilson Law, P.A. using the form on this page or call 919-890-0180 today to schedule your free PPI injury consultation. We serve clients in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and throughout North Carolina.