Dexilant Injury Lawsuits
Dexilant is a popular heartburn medication, prescribed to more than 3 million Americans every year. While the drug does help to alleviate problems associated with excess stomach acid, it may ultimately cause more harm than good. Dexilant and other proton pump inhibitors (“PPIs”) are linked with several serious health problems, including chronic kidney disease.
It’s believed that Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the company behind the controversial drug, knew about these and other potential health risks. Now the company is facing proton pump inhibitor injury lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country. Patients are demanding compensation for injuries that could have been avoided if they had known about the dangers of taking Dexilant.
Have you developed acute or chronic kidney issues while taking Dexilant? If so contact Rosen injury lawyers for help. You may have the right to hold the Takeda pharmaceuticals responsible for your injuries. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you fight for the money you need and deserve.
Your first consultation is free, so call our law firm to learn about your legal rights and options now.
Lawsuits Allege Takeda Knowing Sold a Dangerous Drug
Takeda Pharmaceuticals has poured millions of dollars into marketing Dexilant. Advertisements are plastered on billboards, tucked into magazines, and Grace your TV screen. None of these ads, however, tell you about the well-established dangers associated with proton pump inhibitors. Takeda knows that taking Dexilant may be hazardous to your health, but it tries to sell you the drug anyway.
Now lawsuits are claiming that Takeda knowingly and willfully marketed a defective drug. Dexilant users claim that they’ve suffered injuries that could have been avoided if they’d had all of the facts. Instead, they’re now struggling with permanent and devastating injuries. These injuries are painful, expensive, and overwhelming.
Pharmaceutical Companies Are Settling PPI Injury Lawsuits
Dexilant is not the only proton pump inhibitor drug caught up in litigation. Thousands of lawsuits claim that other PPIs – including Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium – pose unreasonable health risks to users. Several of these lawsuits have already been resolved, many in favor of injured PPI users.
To date, pharmaceutical companies have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to settle PPI injury lawsuits. Other cases have gone to trial, where juries have issues million dollar verdicts for injured PPI patients.
These results bode well for injured Dexilant users. Takeda may be inclined to settle Dexilant lawsuits to avoid huge losses in court.
Can I File a Dexilant Injury Lawsuit?
Dexilant is prescribed to over 3 million Americans every year. Since the drug is also available over-the-counter (OTC), the number of people who use Dexilant every day is probably much higher. If you are one of the millions of people who take Dexilant to treat heartburn, GERD, or ulcers, you may have the right to file a proton pump inhibitor lawsuit.
Only an experienced attorney can tell you if you had a legitimate case. You might have a legitimate claim if you’ve:
- Taken Dexilant to treat heartburn or other health issues, and
- develop health issues, including acute and chronic kidney injuries while taking the drug.
You decided to take Dexilant to take control of your health. The medication should have helped you, not make things worse. Unfortunately, Takeda’s aggressive marketing of a dangerous drug may have changed your life forever. You shouldn’t have to shoulder the consequences on your own. The legal team at Rosen injury lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today to learn more.
What is Dexilant?
Dexilant, also known by the generic name dexlansoprazole, is a proton pump inhibitor. PPIs were designed to treat health conditions caused by excess stomach acid. Dexilant is primarily prescribed for the short-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive esophagitis.
Other conditions often treated with Dexilant include:
- Acid reflux, and
Some patients are also prescribed Dexilant and other medications, including NSAIDs, concurrently. It’s believed that the combined attributes of the medications can prevent h. pylori infections.
How Does Dexilant Work?
Dexilant inhibits the production of gastric acid in the stomach. This gives the body much needed time to heal. Patients often notice a marked improvement in their health shortly after starting a Dexilant regimen.
Proton pump inhibitors should only be used for a very short period of time. Stomach acid plays a critical role in the body. It’s now well known that limiting the amount of stomach acid in the body can cause severe health problems.
Dexilant Complications and Risks
Complications associated with Dexilant and Dexilant Solutab include:
- Acute and chronic kidney injuries
- Bone fractures
- Heart attack
- Liver damage
- Infection, and
It is essential to seek medical attention immediately if you’ve experienced any complications or unusual side effects while taking Dexilant. Early intervention can be critical in limiting the extent of your injuries.
Studies Reveal Link Between Dexilant and Kidney Injuries
Dexilant is only intended to be a short term treatment for acid reflux and heartburn. However, many Dexilant users take the medication for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, this practice can wreak havoc on your health. Specifically, long-term Dexilant used can do irreparable damage to your kidneys.
Studies have found that Dexilant users are:
- 3 times more likely to develop acute kidney interstitial nephritis, and
- 20 to 50 times more likely to suffer from chronic kidney disease.
Kidney injuries that go undetected can result in renal failure and death.
Rosen Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Dexilant Injury Lawsuit
Dexilant is one of the most popular heartburn medications in the country. Unfortunately, the drug has been heavily marketed without warnings about potential adverse health risks. As a result, you and other Dexilant users have been stripped of the right to make informed decisions about your health.
Kidney injuries can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. You expected that Dexilant would improve your health, not make it worse. Chiquita chose not to warn you about the risks, so they should be held responsible for your injuries and suffering.
Contact Rosen injury lawyers to learn about the benefits of filing a Dexilant injury lawsuit. Our experienced legal team is prepared to help you hold Takeda pharmaceuticals responsible for the harm they have caused. Your first consultation is free, so call for assistance today.