Lawsuit in New Jersey alleges Prilosec caused woman’s death from kidney failure

by John Chapman

The family of a woman from New York who died from kidney failure after using the acid reducing medication Prilosec has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers of the drug, Procter & Gamble and AstraZeneca. Recent studies have linked the use of Prilosec and other acid reducers known as proton pump inhibitors to an increased risk of kidney damage and other complications.

According to the lawsuit filed by the family in New Jersey, Mary Manley was first prescribed Prilosec in 2006. Manley continued using the drug off-and-on until 2015 to treat heartburn symptoms. She was eventually diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, which developed into kidney failure. Manley died in 2015 of multiple organ failure and other causes, which her family attributes to her use of Prilosec.

In a lawsuit filed against Procter & Gamble and AstraZeneca, Manley’s family alleges that the drugmakers failed to properly warn patients about the health risks of using Prilosec and other PPIs despite hundreds of adverse health incidents linked to these drugs. The lawsuit alleges that, in addition to cases of kidney damage and other complications linked to PPIs, studies have also suggested that these drugs could increase a patient’s risk of developing acute interstitial nephritis, chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, and acute kidney injury.

The Manley family’s lawyers say that despite these studies and reports, Procter & Gamble and AstraZeneca continued to market and sell Prilosec to patients. The family’s lawsuit also alleges that Mary Manley would have never used Prilosec if she had been made aware of the serious health risks associated with the drug and other PPIs.

Nearly 200 lawsuits have been filed in federal court on behalf of patients who suffered kidney damage or other complications linked to PPIs such as Nexium, Prilosec, or Prevacid. In addition to the risk of kidney injuries linked to PPIs, studies have also shown that patients who use these medications may face an increased risk of heart attack or other cardiovascular complications.

Complications from PPIs? Our lawyers can help.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with kidney damage, cardiovascular complications, or other side effects linked to proton pump inhibitors, you may qualify to file a lawsuit. The first step in taking legal action is to speak with an attorney who can advise you regarding your legal rights and guide you through the first steps in filing a case.

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