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Nexium Bone Fracture Lawsuit

Nexium Bone Fracture Lawsuit

The heartburn drug Nexium has been linked to higher rates of bone fractures in the hip, wrist, and spine, especially for post-menopausal women. Recent studies have also linked it to a 20-50% increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Nexium induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with kidney failure, renal disease, or nephritis, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is Nexium?

Nexium (esomeprazole) is a type of drug called a Proton-Pump Inhibitor (PPI), which is used to reduce stomach acid. This treats conditions that are caused by over-production of stomach acid, such as acid reflux, heartburn, and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Nexium is also frequently prescribed to people who take NSAIDs to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers.

What’s the problem?

Nexium and other PPIs work by reducing the amount of hydrochloric acid in a patient’s stomach. Although this is very effective at preventing reflux and ulcers, stomach acid is necessary to dissolve calcium from food. Without stomach acid, the body may absorb less calcium, which could potentially increase the risk of osteoporosis and/or bone fractures.

Researchers have published six studies that found an increased risk of bone fractures among patients over 50 years old who used Nexium for at least a year. They found that women had a 34% increased risk of bone fractures.

Nexium Side Effects

Nexium has been linked to the following side effects:

  • Bone deterioration
  • Bone loss
  • Fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine
  • Increased risk of osteoporosis
  • And more

FDA Warning for Nexium Bone Fractures

In May 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Safety Communication in response to research linking Nexium to bone fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine. After further investigation, they updated the communication in March 2011 to announce that the label on over-the-counter Nexium would not be updated. Only people who took prescription-strength PPIs for at least one year were at risk of bone fractures.

Nexium Bone Fracture Lawsuits

Dozens of Nexium bone fracture lawsuits have been filed throughout the United States. In December 2012, these lawsuits were centralized into a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California before Judge Dale S. Fisher. The Nexium MDL will include nearly 40 individual and class action lawsuits.

Do I have a Nexium Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Nexium induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with kidney failure, renal disease, or nephritis, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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