Links between bone fractures and ingestion of the drug Nexium are the basis for numerous lawsuits emerging across the country. Nexium is a drug normally prescribed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as GERD.
The FDA issued a warning in March about the danger of bone fractures that could result from taking the class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs. Nexium is one of these medications.
Nexium and other PPIs have been linked to increased risk of bone fractures, particularly when used for a year or longer and at high doses.
Lawsuits are emerging across the country alleging that Nexium’s manufacturer AstraZeneca did not provide adequate warning about the possibility of bone fractures.
In Houston, a group of 35 women recently filed suit after suffering broken ribs, feet, and ankles after they took Nexium. They believe AstraZeneca was aware of the dangers associated with Nexium but did not tell the drug’s users about these risks. They claim the drug caused their bones to deteriorate, leaving them at high risk for breakage.
If you took Nexium and have suffered bone fractures, you may be eligible to file an individual or class action lawsuit against AstraZeneca. Contact our law firm today to have our experienced attorneys review your case and help you receive the compensation you deserve.