aking Prilosec (omeprazole) regularly for a year or more could increase your risk of kidney disease and other related complications. If you took this medication and have a diagnosis related to renal failure, you may be able to sue the pharmaceutical company Procter and Gamble or another liable party.
The Anastopoulo Law Firm team is helping victims prepare and file Prilosec lawsuits and join the multidistrict litigation already underway. You can learn more during a free consultation with our team today.
Recovering Compensation for Your Injuries and Expenses
When our team manages a defective and dangerous drug lawsuit, we seek financial recovery for our clients based on their expenses and losses. For more than 25 years, we have recovered millions of dollars for people injured in North and South Carolina.
The recoverable compensation in a Prilosec lawsuit could include a range of expenses and losses you endured, including:
- Your related medical treatment
- Ongoing care costs for your condition
- Lost wages and diminished earning ability
- Pain and suffering losses
- Mental anguish
- Your legal fees, in some cases
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one died from kidney failure or another significant and documented side effect of Prilosec or from another proton pump inhibitor (PPI), recoverable wrongful death damages could include:
- Loss of wages
- Intangible losses experienced by family members
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
Anastopoulo Law Firm hopes to recover punitive damages for our clients in a defective drugs case, although the jury does not always award them. Punitive damages penalize the drug company for its negligence.
Anastopoulo Law Firm May be Able to Help You Secure Financial Recovery
Anastopoulo Law Firm represents clients injured by defective and dangerous drugs on contingency. We will not charge you for your initial consultation, and there are no upfront fees for our services. We get paid only from the recovery we secure for our clients, and if they do not get paid, neither do we.
We strive to provide personalized legal services to every client. This includes protecting their rights and helping them seek justice for the harm they endured. We know how to build a case, including analyzing your medical records and gathering evidence to support your claim.
We Will Advise You on the Possibilities in Your Case
Before we decide whether to take the case and represent you, we will review the situation and discuss your legal options with you. This will give you a clearer idea of what to expect if you decide to move forward with legal action. We can help even if you are not sure you have a case. We will just need to discuss your:
- Medical diagnosis
- History of Prilosec use or a related drug
- The medical treatment and other losses you experienced
During your complimentary consultation, we can also help you understand how these cases work. This includes:
- Reviewing your eligibility
- Answering the questions you have about the case and our services
- Addressing your concerns about suing the drug company
- Explaining the legal process for pursuing compensation as part of a mass tort
We Take Care of Your Case’s Paperwork and More
If we represent you, we will identify the liable party during an investigation into your case. Only then can we begin to prepare and file your lawsuit. As a part of protecting your rights, we will manage all case-related communications, ensure you meet all applicable deadlines, and take other steps to pursue financial compensation on your behalf.
Is Proctor and Gamble Responsible for My Kidney Failure or Other Symptoms?
Prilosec is just one of the many PPIs doctors prescribed to relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chronic heartburn, and acid reflux. There is also an over-the-counter version with a smaller recommended dosage meant to be taken for a limited time. Prilosec and Prilosec OTC are both named in the multidistrict litigation against manufacturers of PPIs, making Proctor and Gamble possibly responsible for the harm you suffered.
The types of harm possible from long-term, regular use of these drugs was documented in research that Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology published. It includes:
The primary injuries listed in the Prilosec lawsuits are related to renal function. This includes diagnoses such as:
- Acute interstitial nephritis
- Chronic kidney disease
- Renal failure
- Acute kidney injury
The study also lists additional injuries possibly linked to PPI use, including:
- Increased risk of fracture
- Loss of bone density
- Myocardial Infarction
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
As of August 13, 2021, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) reported that the PPI multidistrict litigation, MDL 2789, included more than 13,000 lawsuits. These plaintiffs mostly accuse the drug companies of manufacturing and marketing dangerous and defective drugs that caused kidney injuries.
How Long do I Have to Take Legal Action?
The Prilosec/PPI multidistrict litigation continues to move forward in New Jersey. As of August 2021, Honorable Judge Claire Cecchi has identified nine potential bellwether cases. These cases will undergo discovery before the court decides on six to hear in jury trials. You still have time to file your lawsuit during this process.
Bellwether cases are a crucial part of MDLs, and MDL 2789 will be no different. Following the pretrial motions and discovery, the court will hear several lawsuits, known as bellwether cases. This allows everyone involved to see how their evidence goes over at trial and how a jury reacts.
A positive outcome in a bellwether case for plaintiffs often leads to an increased willingness on the part of the drugmaker to settle. Lawsuits that do not settle at this point will go to trial in their original jurisdiction.
Speak with a Prilosec Lawsuit Attorney from Our Team for Free Today
You can reach the Anastopoulo Law Firm’s proton pump inhibitor legal team today for your free case review. We will evaluate your legal options based on your diagnosis and other facts of the case.
Call (800) 313-2546 to speak with a team member in our office today. We may be able to meet with you at any of our locations in North Carolina or South Carolina or your home. We can hold a consultation with you by phone.