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Prilosec Class Action Lawsuit

Prilosec Class Action Lawsuit

The FDA has updated the label on Prilosec to include stronger warnings about kidney inflammation (nephritis). Recent studies also suggest Prilosec could increase the risk of kidney disease, which is a risk-factor for kidney failure.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Prilosec 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.

Overview

Prilosec (omperazole) treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which acid from the stomach burns the esophagus. Many people take Prilosec every day to prevent heartburn, ulcers, and further damage to the esophagus.

Prilosec and Nephritis

Prilosec belongs to a class of medications called proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), which decrease the amount of acid made in the stomach. In December 2014, the FDA updated the label on Prilosec and other PPIs to include stronger warnings about acute interstitial nephritis. Nephritis occurs when sudden inflammation causes the kidneys to swell, often due to an allergic reaction to Prilosec. Nephritis decreases kidney function and about 50% of people develop symptoms of kidney failure.

Prilosec and Chronic Kidney Disease

In January 2016, researchers at Johns Hopkins University published a study in JAMA Internal Medicine linking the daily use of PPIs with a 20-50% increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This progressive kidney damage happens over many years and can lead to kidney failure. The kidneys lose their ability to clean the blood and many patients eventually require dialysis or a kidney transplant.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not currently filing a Prilosec class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits and only accepting cases involving severe kidney side effects, such as:

  • Kidney failure
  • Renal damage
  • Nephritis
  • Kidney inflammation
  • And more

About Class Actions

Class actions are the most popular way for large groups of consumers to seek refunds and reimbursement for purchasing defective products. They are useful when a lot of people have similar legal claims. Everyone collectively seeks compensation and shares any payout.

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

The problem with class actions is that they are designed for efficiency, rather than helping individual plaintiffs with the most severe injuries. Members may also have accept “low-ball” settlements attorneys’ fees that take a huge cut of the payout.

Instead of a class action, our lawyers focus on helping individuals with severe injuries maximize their financial compensation. We believe there is no excuse for drug-makers who fail to warn about severe side effects. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.

Do I have a Prilosec Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Prilosec 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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