A man from Madison County, Illinois, who allegedly developed kidney failure after taking the proton pump inhibitor drug Nexium (generic: esomeprazole) has filed a class action lawsuit against AstraZeneca.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Nexium side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
May 9, 2016 – According to the lawsuit (PDF), Plaintiff Harry Mason began taking Nexium in 2006, which ultimately led to his development of kidney failure requiring the need for a kidney transplant. The complaint states that AstraZeneca committed fraud by failing to adequately warn consumers of Nexium side effects. Mason is alleging charges of common law fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, as well as negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress against the drugmaker.
“[AstraZeneca has] had notice of serious adverse health outcomes through case reports, clinical studies and post-market surveillance,” the lawsuit states. “Specifically, Defendants had received numerous case reports of kidney injuries in patients that had ingested Nexium by as early as 2004. These reports of numerous kidney injuries put Defendants on notice as to the excessive risks of kidney injuries related to the use of Nexium.”
Mason’s claim is believed to be one of the first in what will likely be a steady stream of litigation alleging side effects from Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Plaintiffs in these cases allege that if warnings had been provided about the risk of acute interstitial nephritis, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and kidney failure, many individuals may have been able to avoid these severe and potentially life-threatening injuries. In addition to Nexium, other PPIs include Prilosec (omeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Dexilant (dexlansoprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole) and their generic equivalents.
Mason is seeking a jury trial, punitive and compensatory damages, and litigation costs. The complaint was filed May 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois under case number 3:16-cv-00493.
Do I Have a Nexium Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Nexium lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you’ve been injured by Nexium, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.