Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits
According to a Motion for Transfer filed with the JPML on October 17th, there were at least 15 proton pump inhibitor lawsuits pending in courts around the country. Since then, additional claims have been filed against the manufactures of PrevAcid, Prilosec and Nexium on behalf of plaintiffs who allegedly developed chronic kidney disease, acute interstitial nephritis, renal failure and other kidney complications due to their use of the popular heartburn medications. Plaintiffs who filed the Motion for Transfer asserted that hundreds of such claims could eventually be filed, and have proposed that the growing federal litigation be consolidated in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana.
The creation of a multidistrict litigation for federal proton pump inhibitor lawsuits would allow these claims, as well as any filed in the future, to undergo coordinated pretrial proceedings, including motion practice and discovery. As such, centralization of these cases would preserve the resources of the courts, parties and witness involved in the litigation.
Individuals who were diagnosed with serious kidney complications following treatment with Nexium or another proton pump inhibitor may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other injury-related damages they incurred. To learn more about filing a proton pump inhibitor lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.
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