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Prevacid Class Action Lawsuit

Prevacid Class Action Lawsuit

The first reports of nephritis (kidney inflammation) were linked to Prevacid in 2004, but it took another decade for drug-makers to update the label. Now, researchers are also warning about higher rates of kidney disease.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Prevacid induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured, 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.

Prevacid and Kidney Disease

The active ingredient in Prevacid is lansoprazole, a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) that prevents heartburn and acid reflux by decreasing the amount of acid made by the stomach.

The label on Prevacid was updated to include acute interstitial nephritis in December 2014. Nephritis causes sudden inflammation and swelling in the kidneys due to a hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction to Prevacid.

The first cases of nephritis were linked to Prevacid in a study published in 2004. Of the two case reports, one victim was hospitalized after taking Prevacid for 45 days. She was diagnosed with nephritis after having a biopsy. She recovered after discontinuing Prevacid and taking corticosteroids.

In January 2016, researchers published a study linking the daily use of PPIs with a 20-50% increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The highest risk was associated with twice-daily doses. In many cases, people with kidney disease require dialysis to treat kidney failure.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our lawyers are not filing a Prevacid class action at this time. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits and only accepting cases involving severe injuries, such as:

About Class Actions

When a large group of people are seeking refunds or reimbursement, a class action is ideal. Members join together and collectively seek compensation. Any payout is divided equally among everyone in the lawsuit.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions are designed to maximize efficiency — not compensation for individual plaintiffs with the most severe injuries. Another problem is that members may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or massive attorneys’ fees.

Pharmaceutical companies that fail to warn about side effects can be held liable for their actions. Our lawyers help people who were injured by dangerous medications seek financial compensation and justice for their injury, medical expenses, and more.

Do I have a Prevacid Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Prevacid induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured, 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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