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Last Modified: May 2, 2023

Lawsuits for Dangerous Heartburn Medicine

Heartburn is a common health issue. Statistics say that 60% of American adults will experience heartburn at some point during 2017. While some heartburn comes and goes, many people struggle with it regularly. Heartburn medicines known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are popular choices for people trying to treat their symptoms. However, recent studies suggest that these medicines are dangerous and may be hurting those who use them. This research links PPIs with increased risk of stroke and chronic kidney failure, among other health problems.

Popular brands of PPIs include Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, and Zegerid. If you have taken any form of this dangerous heartburn medicine and experienced negative side effects, you may be eligible for compensation. The injury lawyers at Christensen & Hymas are dedicated to helping clients in these situations. We will defend your rights and get you what you deserve.

What are PPIs and Why are They Dangerous?

PPIs are the most popular heartburn medication in the United States. They aim to reduce heartburn by decreasing the amount of stomach acid produced in the body. Millions of people across the country use these medicines to reduce symptoms of heartburn, which include chest pains after eating and pains that get worse when they lie down or bend over.

Unfortunately, PPIs do not often do what they are designed to. In many cases, they impair heart function and blood flow, increasing takers’ risk for stroke and kidney disease. Many doctors have advised against these pills for years. They say that many cases of heartburn can be treated with lifestyle changes like healthier eating and abstaining from smoking and alcohol, instead of this dangerous heartburn medicine.

If you developed kidney disease or had a stroke after taking a PPI, you may have a case for compensation. At Christensen & Hymas, we know how to help our clients build the strongest possible injury case.

Contact Christensen & Hymas Today

If you are interested in learning more about potential lawsuits for dangerous heartburn medicine, please contact us today! We offer free initial consultations, during which we can discuss your case and help you understand your rights. In the meantime, you can learn more about personal injury cases by reading our helpful book, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Utah Accident Case. You can order an absolutely free copy of this book by clicking here.

You can contact our main Draper office by calling (801) 509-9734, or by filling out the free consultation form on the right side of this page. We also have offices in Orem and Bountiful, and can meet with you there if it is more convenient for you. Our motto is “service with integrity and compassion when you’ve been injured,” and we are dedicated to upholding that with every client!

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