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Protonix Class Action Lawsuit

Protonix Class Action Lawsuit

Protonix is an effective anti-heartburn medication, but it has recently been linked to a number of severe kidney side effects. The FDA has issued warnings about nephritis (kidney inflammation) and studies have found higher rates of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Protonix induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with kidney problems, 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 Protonix?

Protonix is the brand-name for pantoprazole, a medication called a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) that prevents acid reflux by decreasing the amount of stomach acid.

Protonix and Kidney Problems

Protonix was approved in 2000, but evidence linking PPIs and kidney problems has been growing since the early 1990s. After the FDA received dozens of case reports, the label on Protonix was updated in December 2013 to include acute interstitial nephritis — sudden kidney inflammation and swelling due to an allergic reaction.

Studies Linking PPIs and Kidney Disease

Protonix and other PPIs may triple the risk of nephritis, according to a study published in CMAJ Open in April 2015. Researchers also found a 2.5-fold increased risk of acute kidney injury based on data from 290,000 older adults in Ontario.

More recently, Dr. Morgan Grams of Johns Hopkins University published a study in JAMA Internal Medicine linking twice-daily doses of PPIs with a 46% increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

Kidney Disease Complications

The kidneys are two fist-sized organs that clean the blood, balance fluid levels, make hormones, and perform other essential functions. Kidney diseases can cause complications like anemia, weak bones, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, we are currently filing individual lawsuits rather than a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of Protonix. We are evaluating cases involving the following kidney problems:

About Class Actions

In general, class actions arise when a large number of people are harmed by the wrongful conduct of one corporation. Examples include discrimination, fraud, and selling defective products. It is very rare for consumer class actions to go to trial. In most class actions, everyone who joins the lawsuit shares the payout equally.

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

When pharmaceutical companies fail to warn about side effects and people are seriously injured, class actions can have disadvantages. They are designed for efficiency rather than maximizing compensation, and members may have to accept higher attorneys’ fees or “low-ball” settlements.

Instead of a class action, our lawyers file individual lawsuits. We help victims of defective drugs seek compensation for their injuries, lost income, medical expenses, permanent injuries, and more. We specialize in holding drug-makers accountable for putting corporate profits above public safety.

Do I have a Protonix Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Protonix induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with kidney problems, 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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