Proton Pump Inhibitor Litigation
If you have used Prilosec, Nexium or other proton pump inhibitors and experienced kidney disease or other serious side effects, you could be entitled to compensation to cover your losses. Kidney disease and the other side effects related to these drugs can lower your quality of life and cause costly medical bills. Managing the fallout on your own won’t be easy, and some people go broke and lose everything in the process.
The good news, though, is that you don’t need to face the problem alone. You can enlist the support of a kind and caring legal team if you want to get justice and compensation. The attorneys you hire will stand by you at each step and do what it takes to give you the best possible outcome. In addition to explaining your case and the possible results, your legal team will even help you decide what course of action makes the most sense for your situation.
Chronic Kidney Disease Explained
Learning about chronic kidney disease and how it impacts you is a smart step when you want to discover how strong your case is. Filtering waste from your blood, the kidneys play a critical role in your overall health and well-being. Kidney disease caused by Nexium or Prilosec can cause your kidneys to shut down and stop working correctly, leading to renal injuries. Common symptoms include fatigue, high blood pressure and loss of appetite. In addition to those problems, you could also experience abnormal heart rhythm and a range of other serious complications. The symptoms can start slow and build up as the years pass, and some people have no signs of the condition when a doctor gives the diagnosis. Although doctors can treat it, they can’t cure chronic kidney disease, and you will need dialysis.
Other Serious Side Effects
Not only can proton pump inhibitors cause kidney issues, but they can even inflict a range of other problems of which you should be aware. Taking one of these drugs for 12 months or longer can weaken your bones and cause you to get fractures. The injuries related to weakened bones can force you to pay costly medical bills and harm your budget more than you might suspect.
Also, you might need to stay home from work while your bones recover, and this situation forces you to lose your source of income. Managing your daily and monthly financial obligations will be next to impossible unless you get compensation for your losses.
How Personal Injury Cases Work
Looking at personal injury cases and how they work provides you with a clear picture of what will likely happen once you set the legal process in motion. Having an idea of what to expect removes the stress and lets you act with peace of mind. Individuals and companies must avoid causing undue harm to others, and the legal system can hold them accountable if they fail to live up to that obligation. As far as pharmaceuticals are concerned, you need to prove that the side effects of the medicine have caused you to experience losses.
These losses can be financial or emotional, such as decreasing your enjoyment of life. Demonstrating that the drug company knew about the threat and refused to take proper steps to protect the public is another essential element in a personal injury case. Your attorney will guide you through the process and ensure that you don’t make any mistakes along the way. The lawyer you hire can work with the drug company to get a fair settlement without going to trial, but your lawyer will be glad to defend your rights and fight for you in court if you are not happy with the settlement terms.
Why You Should Seek Compensation
At this point, you might be wondering why you should seek compensation for your losses, which is an understandable question. First, paying the related medical bills out of your pocket can destroy your budget and drain your bank account. Seeking compensation gives you the funds you need to handle your doctor and hospital fees, but that is only one part of the puzzle.
Drug companies that promise to help people need to know they can’t conceal and ignore serious side effects to which their products expose the public. Each lawsuit reminds drug companies that the legal system won’t look the other way when they push dangerous medications onto patients. By seeking compensation, you are helping to protect other people from the medical complications with which you are dealing.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Having a lawyer on your side is one of the most important factors when your goal is to take legal action against a drug company. Once you hire a legal team, they will review the facts and look at your medical records to build a case. Next, they will let you know how strong your case is and tell you what will probably happen if you decide to move forward with the lawsuit.
This consultation helps you determine if pursuing legal compensation for your losses is the right thing to do, and you won’t have trouble selecting a path. Your lawyer will then get the ball rolling and defend your rights at each step of the way. Although no lawyer can promise a certain outcome, you will know that you are in the best possible hands.
Getting the Support You Need
If you have renal injuries as a result of proton pump inhibitors and require dialysis to maintain your health and well-being, you don’t need to face the problem alone.
During each phase, we will answer your questions and address your concerns so that you will never be in the dark about your case. Having a passion for helping people allows us to provide clients with impressive results, and we are excited to show you what we can do. If you are ready to seek the compensation to which you are entitled, we invite you to call us right away. 843-839-4111