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Vimovo Class Action Lawsuit

Vimovo Class Action Lawsuit

Vimovo is an anti-arthritis drug that also contains an antacid. Unfortunately, the antacid has been linked to kidney inflammation (nephritis) and other renal diseases that can lead to kidney failure without treatment.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

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

Vimovo is a combination medication that is marketed for the treatment of arthritis. It contains naproxen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) that can cause stomach ulcers with long-term treatment. Vimovo also contains an antacid called esomeprazole (Nexium) to help prevent ulcers by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach.

Vimovo and Kidney Failure

Vimovo contains an antacid in the Proton-Pump Inhibitor (PPI) class. All drugs in this class are associated with acute interstitial nephritis, a type of sudden kidney inflammation and swelling that is caused by a hypersensitivity reaction. The FDA updated the label on Vimovo to include nephritis in December 2014.

Experts are not sure why PPIs are associated with kidney problems, but it may have something to do with low magnesium levels or repeated bouts of inflammation due to nephritis.

Over the last 20 years, PPIs have been linked to dozens of case reports of nephritis. Two large studies recently found evidence of kidney side effects that can lead to kidney failure:

  • Canadian researchers published a study linking PPIs with a tripled increased risk of nephritis and a 2.4-fold increased risk of kidney injury.
  • A study published by JAMA Internal Medicine in February 2016 found that daily users of PPIs were 20-50% more likely to develop Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our trial lawyers are not currently filing a class action lawsuit for people who were injured by Vimovo. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people with kidney problems, such as:

About Class Actions

Class actions are designed to help a lot of people resolve similar legal claims as efficiently as possible. Members join together and collectively seek compensation. It is very uncommon for class actions to go to trial. In most class actions, everyone divides the payout equally.

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

The problem with class actions is that they are not designed to maximize the payout for individual plaintiffs with the most severe injuries. Members of class actions may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or higher attorneys’ fees.

Our lawyers file individual lawsuits against drug-makers who fail to warn about side effects. We focus our efforts on helping victims of defective drugs seek compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, permanent injuries, and more.

Do I have a Vimovo Lawsuit?

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