Proton Pump Inhibitors and the Kidneys
Proton pump inhibitors are indicated for the short-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other stomach problems related to the excess production of gastric acid. In recent years, a number of studies have suggested that long-term use of these medications may increase a patient's risk for chronic kidney disease, renal failure and other dangerous kidney complications. In 2013, more than 15 million Americans used prescription proton pump inhibitors, at a cost of more than $10 billion. However, it has been estimated that between 25% and 70% of these prescriptions have no appropriate indication.
On October 17th, plaintiffs who experienced kidney complications allegedly related to the use of proton pump inhibitors filed a Motion with the JPML seeking the transfer of all such federal claims to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, for the purposes of coordinated pretrial proceedings. At the time, at least 15 proton pump inhibitor lawsuits were pending in federal courts around the U.S., but plaintiffs asserted that the litigation could eventually grow to include hundreds of additional cases. They maintained that without centralization, "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."
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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