Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits
Proton pump inhibitors are a class of heartburn drugs indicated for the short-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other stomach problems related to the excess production of gastric acid. Prescription medications in this class include:
- Prilosec (omeprazole)
- PrevAcid (lansoprazole)
- Dexilent, Kapidex (dexlansoprazole)
- Aciphex (rabeprazole)
- Protonix (pantoprazole)
- Vimovo (naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium)
- Zegerid (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate)
Nexium 24HR, Prilosec OTC, PrevAcid 24HR, and other over-the counter brands are also available.
According to the October 17th Motion for Transfer, all of the proton pump inhibitor lawsuits currently pending in federal courts claim that the drugs' manufacturers failed to adequately warn consumers that use of prescription and/or over-the-counter versions could cause irreparable harm to the kidneys. Plaintiffs assert that without centralization, there exists "the possibility of inconsistent pretrial rulings exists, especially with respect to the proper scope and extent of discovery, causation, and other factual and legal issues."
The Motion points out that one of the pending proton pump inhibitor lawsuits was filed in the Middle District of Louisiana, and notes that there are currently no other multidistrict litigations underway in the jurisdiction. As such, plaintiffs contend that the District possesses the "proper resources and time necessary to manage this complex litigation." They have also proposed the District of New Jersey, the Southern District of Illinois, the District of Kansas or the Western District of Louisiana as possible alternative venues for the centralized proceeding.
Proton pump inhibitor patients who were diagnosed with serious kidney complications may be able to take legal action of their own. To learn more, 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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