If you took Nexium for heartburn or a related condition but later developed kidney disease or renal failure, you may have a case against the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the drug. Nexium, a brand name of
Anastopoulo Law Firm is currently accepting Nexium lawsuits for clients injured by the drug. We may be able to help you sue the drug company and join multidistrict litigation. As of August 2021, the litigation is still ongoing. We offer complimentary consultations from any of our North Carolina or South Carolina offices.
Holding the Drug Company Liable for Your Injuries and Expenses
If we work with you on your case, our team at Anastopoulo Law Firm will seek compensation for the expenses and losses you suffered because of your diagnosis. We will gather evidence of these damages and put a fair settlement value on them, using this information to negotiate with the drug company or show the jury the physical, financial, and emotional costs of your condition.
Recoverable damages in a Nexium lawsuit could include:
- Medical care costs related to your kidney damage
- Ongoing and future medical needs for your condition
- Lost wages and other income
- Diminished earning capacity for long-term disabilities
- Documented out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering losses
- Emotional distress
Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against the Drugmaker
If a member of your family passed away from renal damage or kidney disease after taking Nexium, you may have a wrongful death case against the drug company. The recoverable damages you could receive include:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of services
- Intangible losses
Awards for injury and wrongful death can vary slightly based on the state.
We Fight to Recover Compensation for Injured Clients
Anastopoulo Law Firm represents victims of dangerous and defective drugs, helping them seek and recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and more. During the past 25-plus years, our team has recovered millions of dollars for our clients in South Carolina.
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, our initial case consultations are always free. This is true no matter if your injuries occurred in a car accident or because of a dangerous medication. We will meet with you at one of our locations in North or South Carolina and review your eligibility at no cost.
We Will Answer Your Questions and Discuss Concerns About Your Case
Our team will answer any questions you have about your legal situation, including your questions about suing a large corporation and how multidistrict litigation could affect your lawsuit. Our attorneys always strive to provide every client with the legal representation they want and will seek just compensation for them without adding additional stress to their lives.
We manage all aspects of your legal case, and we do so on a contingency-fee basis. This means we:
- Never ask our clients to pay any upfront fees
- Use our resources, including money and experience, to pursue damages
- Receive attorney’s fees from the settlement or court award we secure
- Do not get paid unless our clients recover damages
You can learn more about our team and our services during one of our free consultations today. We provide these case evaluations confidentially and with no obligation.
Understanding the Risks of Nexium and Other Proton Pump Inhibitors
Nexium and Nexium 24HR are two drugs in a class known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs work to reduce the pain, damage, and other symptoms associated with heartburn, acid reflux, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). PPIs are widely available, including both as prescription and over-the-counter medication for temporary use.
The lawsuits included in the multidistrict litigation against the drugmakers mostly center on long-term, regular use of these medications to manage chronic conditions. They claim links to renal-related injuries, including:
- Renal failure
- Acute kidney injury
- Acute interstitial nephritis
- Chronic kidney disease
Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology lists additional potential complications that include:
- Increased risk of fracture caused by loss of bone density
- Myocardial Infarction
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
What Do I Need to Know About the Case Against Nexium Manufacturers?
Unlike many drugs included in the PPI multidistrict litigation, MDL 2789, Nexium has multiple drug companies that have rights to its distribution. AstraZeneca launched the prescription medication and continues to manufacture it, but Pfizer acquired exclusive rights to over-the-counter global sales in 2012.
Our team can help identify the liable party in your case. In addition to Nexium, the other included proton pump inhibitors include:
- Prilosec OTC
- Prevacid 24HR
- Numerous store brands and other products
The lawsuits also list numerous pharmaceutical companies and seek to recover damages from each of them. There are so many potentially liable parties in this case because there are more than 13,000 plaintiffs involved in MDL 2789 as of August 2021, according to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The popularity of these medications and the wide range on the market also helps increase this number.
What Is the Current Status of MDL 2789 As of August 2021?
MDL 2789 is currently in bellwether discovery. This is a pretrial step where each side investigates several cases to determine which ones will go to a jury trial as a part of the MDL. Per Case Management Order #48 of MDL 2789, of the nine lawsuits undergoing bellwether discovery, six will become the bellwether cases in this MDL.
Bellwether cases are heard in the New Jersey court where Honorable Judge Claire Cecchi oversees the MDL. The outcome of these trials could help shape the settlements or future trials of similar cases, although they do not directly affect the other plaintiffs.
Call Us Today to Learn More About Your Potential Case for Compensation
You can reach our legal team today by calling (800) 313-2546. We provide free complimentary consultations for those with possible Nexium lawsuits or other proton pump inhibitor injuries.
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