Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit: Hold Powerful Drug Companies Responsible for Your Gastric/Stomach Cancer
A proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is any medication designed to reduce the overproduction of acid in the stomach, most commonly known as heartburn medication. PPIs are commonly prescribed for acid-related conditions such as stomach and small intestine ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammation of the esophaguspeptic ulcer disease, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ¬induced gastropathy and the rare Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
These drugs work by blocking acid buildup in the stomach. However, they also inhibit the absorption of vital minerals, which may lead to the serious side effect of gastric/stomach cancer.
Common PPI brands include:
Sadly, as more doctors prescribe PPIs to help relieve an uncomfortable condition of heartburn and the other symptoms listed above, there are increasing reports of gastric/stomach cancer. In fact, studies have pointed to double the risk for stomach cancer in those taking PPI
If you or a loved one has taken a PPI and now has stomach cancer, it’s worth exploring your legal rights and potential for compensation. National personal injury lawsuits are underway. For more information, call us today.
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