Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit

Proton pump inhibitors

A proton pump inhibitor (PPI) are a group of drugs designed to reduce stomach acid production, more 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:

  • Prilosec
  • Nexium
  • Prevacid
  • AcipHex
  • Dexilant
  • Kapidex
  • Protonix
  • Zegerid

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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