Claims are being filed for those who suffered Acute Interstitial Nephritis, a life-threatening kidney injury, after taking heartburn medications called Proton Pump Inhibitors. These drugs are the most popular heartburn drugs available.
Proton Pump Inhibitors
- Nexium (esomeprazole)
- Prilosec (omeprazole)
- Prevacid (lansoprazole)
- Dexilent, Kapidex (dexlansoprazole)
- Aciphex (rabeprazole)
- Protonix (pantoprazole)
What Is Acute Interstitial Nephritis?
Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) is a kidney condition characterized by swelling in between the kidney tubules. If untreated, Acute Interstitial Nephritis can lead to permanent kidney failure or death.
Although there are other causes of Acute Interstitial Nephritis, the leading cause is a negative reaction to medications.
How do I get Compensated for my Nexuim, Prilosec, or Prevacid Injuries?
What Do the Studies Say About Kidney Problems and PPIs?
In recent years, a number of studies have raised concerns about the kidney side effects potentially associated with the use of Nexium, Prilosec, and others, especially when they are taken for extended periods of time. Recently, the labels for prescription proton pump inhibitors had to be changed to include information about acute interstitial nephritis; however, millions were exposed to this potential side effect for almost 20 years without warning.