Nexium is a type of drug that is used to treat conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (“GERD”), acid reflux, ulcers, and other conditions. It belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, which work by blocking gastric acid production.
Nexium has been associated with various injury risks and side effects. In particular, Nexium may be linked to cases of permanent kidney damage, and may result in long-term damage in some users.
Who can be Held Liable for Injuries Caused by Nexium?
Depending on the circumstances, different parties can be held liable for injuries caused by Nexium. In some cases, the manufacturer of Nexium may be held liable for injuries that are caused by a product defect. An example of this where the product fails to contain proper warnings regarding kidney damage or other side effects.
In other cases, a medical professional may be held liable for malpractice in connection with a pharmacy error. An example of this is where a pharmacist prescribes the wrong dose of Nexium to a patient, or prescribes Nexium to the wrong patient.
Are there any Legal Remedies for Nexium Injuries?
Nexium injuries can involve some complex legal issues and may require a lawsuit. In such cases, the legal remedy will typically involve a monetary damages award. The damages can often compensate the injured party for losses like hospital bills, medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses.
In cases where many consumers were endangered by a Nexium product, a recall of the product may be issued, and a class action lawsuits can also result as well.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a Nexium Lawsuit?
Nexium claims can be serious. It may be in your best interests to hire a defective products lawyer in your area if you need help with a lawsuit. Your attorney can provide you with representation and legal advice during the entire process.